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“A visit with Raiatea Helm and Fencing in Hawaii….”

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The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter
July 23 – July 29, 2023
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Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…
Home is Here
UH Esports, Mālama Learning Center and Salle Honolulu Fencing Club
Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
Hands-on learning takes three very different forms in this month’s episode of Home is Here: UH Esports, Mālama Learning Center and Salle Honolulu Fencing Club (Wed., July 26 at 7:30 pm) At the University of Hawai‘i’s Mānoa campus, we enter the world of esports. In West O‘ahu, art, science, conservation and culture come together at Mālama Learning Center.  Finally, en garde! We take you into the world of fencing with the Salle Honolulu Fencing Club.
Does it seem like our roads and highways are constantly in need of repair? Why do road upgrades seem to take so long? Join us live on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: The State of Our Highways and Roads where we ask these questions and more. (Thu., July 27 at 7:30 pm)
Professional esports athlete and college student Manalu Nakanishi explains the bursting popularity of competitive gaming, and how the UH-Mānoa esports team is attracting national attention. Listen to What School You Went?: ESports (Wed., July 26)
Check out our past episodes and new episodes of What School You Went? every Wednesday on or anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS, Ka Hana Kapa (Thur., July 27, 8:30 pm) documents the history of kapa in Hawai‘i and follows the complex process of Hawaiian kapa making from start to finish.
FAMILY INGREDIENTS Kauaʻi: Paʻakai (Sat., July 29, 7:00 pm) follows singer Raiatea Helm to the island of Kauaʻi, where her maternal roots are deeply connected to the paʻakai (salt) ponds of Hanapēpē. Host Ed Kenney visits Helm and learns about her genealogy, of which each piece reveals a part of Hawaiʻi’s history.
Steve Jobs and Japan (Sat., July 29, 8:00 pm) tells how the mastermind of the iMac and iPhone had a deep love of Japanese culture. From woodblock prints to ceramics to the workings of electronics giant Sony, Japanese aesthetics informed Jobs’ creations. His friends, colleagues and design experts shed light on how this came to be.

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.
Want more food and documentaries? Find them on PBS Hawaiʻi Passport. For more information, click HERE.
Final Thought…
Chances are you’ve been jolted out of your seat after unexpectedly encountering a tire-eating crater. Potholes are created when water seeps underneath the asphalt causing it to expand, bend or crack. Weight from vehicles driving over the weakened surface breaks down the asphalt further and eventually, you have a pothole.
According to an April 2023 report by Teletrac Navman, Orlando, Florida is home to the best-maintained roads in America. On the opposite end, the city with the worst-maintained roads in America is San Francisco, where 71% of the roads were rated poor, meaning roadways are extremely deteriorated and may require driving at low speeds, as well as “ones with large potholes and other signs of distress that cover between 50-75% of the roadway.”
San Jose was next on the list at 64%, followed by Los Angeles at 57%. Honolulu and Milwaukee were tied for third with 54% of their roads in poor condition and only 9% in good condition.
Many O‘ahu drivers also feel the pain from potholes in their wallets. The average cost of vehicle maintenance and repair due to bad road conditions in Honolulu was $851. Ouch!
What is Orlando doing that we aren’t? Is there a solution? Join the discussion on Thursday’s INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I. Your car’s alignment may thank you.

Mahalo nui,
Ron Mizutani
President and CEO
PBS Hawaiʻi
315 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295
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