Some of the youngest storytellers in PBS Hawaii's statewide student news network are hosting the upcoming episode of HIKI NŌ (Thurs., June 28, 2012, 7:30 pm). They're from Kainalu Elementary in Windward Oahu. In this newscast, you'll hear from Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama about a digital-archive project to honor the schools' retiring president and headmaster, Dr. Michael Chun.
Also in this edition, students at Kealakehe High School (Hawaii Island) introduce us to a clean-energy advocate who spreads her message through her superhero alter ego. Other reports are from Waiakea High School (Hawaii Island); Maui Waena Intermediate School (Maui); Kapaa High School and Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha on Kauai; Castle High School and Halau Lokahi on Oahu.
This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 12:30 pm and Sunday, July 1,2012, at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino
The state's redistricting plan has created a new district on Hawaii Island and it has redrawn a district on Oahu's North Shore. The next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII (Thurs., June 28, 2012, 8:00 pm) looks at each of these district's challenges with the candidates in contention for those seats. In this edition of Election 2012, host Dan Boylan discusses the issues facing the communities near Puna and Kau with Senate District 2 Democratic Primary candidates: Rep. Bob Herkes, veteran lawmaker; Wendell Kaehuaea, farmer and videographer; Russell Ruderman, business owner; and Gary Safarik, former Hawaii County Council member. The next discussion focuses on House District 47 Republican Primary, with incumbent Gil Riviere and challenger Richard Fale vying for representation of an area that includes a portion of Waialua, North Shore and the northern half of Windward Oahu. The Chair of the Hawaii GOP, David Chang, will join the discussion.
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Local short films and trailers are featured in a new PBS HAWAII PRESENTS Filmmakers' Forum: The Ohina Film Festival (Thurs., June 28, 2012, 9:00 pm). Hosted by local film producer George Russell, the program will air the films Mute and Not I in their entirety, as well as trailers of films showcased at last year's film festival. There also will be a discussion with Ohina executive director and filmmaker Gerard Elmore, actors Nick Galvin and Herman Stern, and filmmaker Misa Tupou.
Here are more highlights of the upcoming week on PBS Hawaii:
What's the secret of a camel's hump? INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS (Wed., June 27, 2012, 10:00 pm) dispatches host Mark Evans and anatomist Joy Reidenberg into the desert to dissect a Camel. They give us the inside story of the camel's hump, and investigate how its legs, lips and pedestal (that's the bump on its chest) enable the camel to thrive in a desert environment.
POV (Thurs., June 28, 2012, 10:00 pm) presents a program about how powerful storytelling became a granito - a tiny grain of sand - and spawned a human-rights movement that tipped the scales of justice. Granito: How To Nail a Dictator shows how Pamela Yates' 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing an indictment against former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Rios Montt for his acts of genocide against the country's Mayan people in the 1980s.
We're bringing the world to you this summer with a seven-part series of international music, dance and performances presented in the PBS Arts Summer Festival. Television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith hosts the festival airing every Friday through August 10, 2012. We begin with PBS ARTS Mariachi High (Fri., June 29, 2012, 9:00 pm), which tracks a year in the life of teenagers who are members of the champion mariachi ensemble of Zapata High School on the Rio Grande in South Texas.
SIMPLY MING shares a sauté cooking technique in The Pallotta Sisters and Infusing Flavor into Pasta (Sat., June 30, 2012, 5:30 pm). Ming and Chefs Carla and Christine Pallotta from Boston's North End neighborhood create a cioppino, a stir fry of wonton noodles with scallops and bacon along with an arugula, radicchio and pine nut salad.
Continuing a seven-part series on the joys of cycling, Pedal America (Sat., June 30, 2012,7:00 pm) looks at mountain biking in this episode, In Search of the Raystown Ray: Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. Host Ira David Levy rides along The Allegrippis Trail System at Raystown Lake, hoping to catch a glimpse of this town's version of the Loch Ness Monster.
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET (Sat., June 30, 2012, 8:00 pm) presents soprano Renee Fleming in the title role of Handel's opera, Rodelinda, with countertenor Andreas Scholl as Bertarido and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as Eduige. Harry Bicket conducts.
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