Before "buy local, eat local" became a rallying cry, Hilo's Derek Kurisu championed food sustainability in Hawaii. The executive vice president of KTA Super Stores on Hawaii Island is my guest on LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., July 24, 2012, 7:30 pm). He's a hard worker who loves to laugh and who enjoys bringing people together. A true believer in preserving the best traditions and values of the plantation culture of his youth, Kurisu fosters a sense of positive, productive community through store initiatives. He has a long-running cable TV show, Living in Paradise, which underscores his guiding philosophy that "everybody gotta work together."
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., July 25, 2012, at 11:00 pm and Sun., July 29, 2012, at 4:00 pm.
Six candidates running for the Congressional seat that represents the neighbor islands and Central, Windward, Leeward and the North Shore of Oahu will be on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII (Thurs., July 26, 2012, 8:00 pm). Host Dan Boylan moderates this discussion with the Election 2012: US Representative District 2 Democratic Candidates. Scheduled to appear are: attorney Rafael Del Castillo; Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard; former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann; former Office of Hawaiian Affairs chief advocate Esther Kia'aina; attorney Bob Marx; and Vietnam War veteran Miles Shiratori.
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Here are more highlights of the week starting Monday, July 23, 2012, on PBS Hawaii:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW (Mon., July 23, 2012, 8:00 pm) reappraises highlights from a 1997 visit to the Steel City to see whether items have gone up or down in value. Vintage Pittsburgh features a gold, silver and ruby bracelet whose value has almost doubled, while the worth of a Victorian sideboard has decreased.
Did you catch this brand-new show last week? It airs immediately after ANTIQUES ROADSHOW every week: MARKET WARRIORS (Mon., July 23, 2012, 9:00 pm, encore at 11:00 pm). In its second episode, the program sends pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin to the City of Brotherly Love for Antiquing in Philadelphia, PA. Notable picks found at the 60-vendor Philadelphia Flea Market include a jewelry set by French jewelry artist Marcel Boucher and a Japanese mixed-metal vase. The items are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
History and mystery can be a powerful combination. Coming up on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, we're presenting two new back-to-back episodes of HISTORY DETECTIVES:
--At 8:00 pm, independent appraiser Wes Cowan hunts for the identity of a man whose name is engraved on a set of Civil War-era pistols, while sociology professor and director of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Tukufu Zuberi tracks down the story behind an old 78 rpm, distributed by K.K.K. Records, containing songs such as "The Jolly Old Klansman." Arizona State University history and American Studies professor Eduardo Pagán tries to verify Motown bass player James Jamerson's ownership of a battered Ampeg B-15 amp for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame display.
--At 9:00 pm, art expert Elyse Luray sheds light on a turn-of-the-20th-century book of wanted posters owned by country music singer Clint Black. History professor Eduardo Pagán attempts to link a chunk of molten metal with the B-25 Bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945. And the story behind the original iconic Hollywood sign gets connected to a six-foot metal bar.
FRONTLINE (Tues., July 24, 2012, 10:00 pm) investigates the growing battle between the salmon and mining industries both panning for their version of Alaska Gold in Bristol Bay. This region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It's also home to enormous mineral deposits - copper, gold, molybdenum - estimated to be worth more than $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America's largest open-pit mines, the "Pebble Mine," at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
POV (Thurs., July 26, 2012, 10:00 pm) tells the story of two promising athletes in New Mexico torn between staying home on a Navajo reservation and the lure of a brighter future elsewhere. Up Heartbreak Hill profiles track stars Thomas and Tamara and their struggles to be both Native American and members of a modern generation.
PBS ARTS (Fri., July 27, 2012, 9:00 pm) captures the soul and energy of Afro-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists and the pulsing melodies of celebrated Cuban musicians in Havana, Havana! Hosted by actress/performer Anna Deavere Smith, this Arts Summer Festival episode features Raul Paz, Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa and David Torrens in concert. All of them left Cuba years ago; their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music.
Senior PBS NEWSHOUR correspondent Ray Suarez continues a short series on one of the key issues in Election 2012. HOMELAND: IMMIGRATION IN AMERICA (Fri., July 27, 2012, 10:00 pm). Enforcement explores how communities and the nation struggle to enforce immigration policies.
SIMPLY MING goes to Singapore, where Ming cooks fresh seafood with the chef of Barnacles restaurant. Samson Chan and Shellfish (Sat., July 28, 5:30 pm) features fresh seafood straight from the South China Sea via the Grand Atlantic Fishery, cooked with the shells still on!
Pedal America (Sat., July 28, 2012, 7:00 pm) finds the joy of cycling with the Women of Red Rock: Sedona, Arizona. Co-hosts Ira David Levy and Kati Lightholder pedal through the Bellrock Pathway and Mystic Trail to learn why women who visit Sedona choose never to leave. They also find gear and apparel unique to women who bike.
The world's most talented young violinists put themselves through a grueling 17-day competition to become the Gold Medalist at The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (Sat., July 28, 2012, 8:00 pm). The winner gets a Carnegie Hall main stage debut, the use of a 1683 Stradivarius violin and other coveted prizes.
Cheryl Haworth made history as the youngest weightlifter to win the Bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics. INDEPENDENT LENS (Sat., July 28, 2012, 10:00 pm) profiles the 5'8", 300+-pound athlete in Strong! as her lifetime weightlifting career inches toward its newest challenge.
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