My next guest on LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Feb. 12, 2012, 7:30 pm) travels the globe as an international attorney, known for his prowess in handling high-stakes corporate mergers and acquisitions. He lives in Notting Hill, London. Yet his heart remains in the plantation town in West Kauai where he was raised. Wayne Rapozo says the combination of his inclusive small Pakala community, and his grandfather's strength of character and ability to take tough stances, helped him develop practical skills in closing complex deals. Wayne gives back to Hawaii with a scholarship fund for under-served youth, and he works closely with a Kekaha charter school. When drama students from Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center went to the United Kingdom to perform at the prestigious Festival Fringe (as documented in our production, Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe), Wayne hosted them in London.
This program was shot, edited and will be broadcast in high-definition op PBS Hawaii and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 13, 2013, at 11:00 pm and Sun., Feb. 17, 2013, at 4:00 pm.