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The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter
December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022
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Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…


Friday, December 31 at 8:00 pm
Celebrate the new year with Met stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani performing arias, duets and ensembles and more, from the Parktheater in Augsburg, Germany.
PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: Tokyo Hula (Thurs., Dec. 30, 7:30 pm) explores the phenomenal popularity of hula in Japan from both Native Hawaiian and Japanese perspectives, and poses important questions about what happens to culture when it is exported.
On Wednesday’s episode of WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT?, Entrepreneur Dustin Shindo talks about his journey from hauling Pepsi bottles at his family business, Hilo Soda Works, to launching two public companies and ringing the bell on Wall Street.
Listen on or anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
POV: Unapologetic (Mon., Dec. 27, 9:00 pm) introduces you to Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism, and offers an inside look into the movement and ongoing work that transformed Chicago.
Join host Chita Rivera for UNITED IN SONG: Celebrating the American Dream (Fri., Dec. 31, 9:30 pm). Ring in the new year with performances from Delbert Anderson, Jencarlos Canela, Judy Collins, Midori, Sandi Patty, Lea Salonga, Paulo Szot, the Washington Ballet, the American Pops Orchestra and more.
Learn more about these shows, and all of our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
PBS Hawaiʻi is now livestreaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Click HERE to watch now.
We offer many more programs on-demand through our Passport feature. For more information, click HERE.
Final thought… Hawaiʻi is the birthplace of hula, but when it comes to mind-blowing numbers, there is nowhere in the world where you will find more hula dancers than Japan. According to a survey by Hawaii Tourism Japan, an estimated two million people dance hula in Japan. That’s about half a million more people than the entire population of Hawaiʻi. It is a multi-million dollar business that continues to grow.

Please join us for PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: Tokyo Hula (Thurs., Dec. 30, 7:30 pm) and see why Japan loves to uwehe, ʻami and slide…

Mahalo nui,

Ron Mizutani
President and CEO
PBS Hawaiʻi
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Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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