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Road to the Globe (Episode #403)

KQED World: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 6:00 AM

In 2010, the home of Shakespeare - The Globe Theatre in London, England - issued a proclamation outlining the world's biggest Shakespearean festival: 36 countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36 languages. New Zealand actor Rawiri Paratene answered the call and was given the honor to open the festival. Spanning the twelve-week period before Opening Night, this program follows Rawiri as he forms his own company, Ngakau Toa, consisting of New Zealand's best Maori actors, and their journey as they prepare to take their Maori adaption of William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida to The Globe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero of the The Brothers Cazimero perform an enchanting array of original compositions and island standards. Also featured are reflections from the brothers and their friends on their childhood, their illustrious careers, and their perspectives on Hawaiian music from the past to the present.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Waiting for John (Episode #503H)

KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

If you had never heard of an airplane or a refrigerator, would you think it was a miracle when one arrived? When the American military landed on a remote island in the South Pacific during World War II, the islanders were amazed by America's fantastic cargo. The John Frum Movement was born: a unique religion now considered the last surviving "Cargo Cult". The program explores the history and last vestiges of this extraordinary religion, and in the process asks, where do our prophets come from? And what makes people believe?

Na Loea: The Masters (Episode #304)

KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

This program beautifully depicts the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. It includes two stories: Ancestral Ink features Keone Nunes, a kumu hula (teacher of hula) and master of traditional k?kau (tattooing); The Great Heart of Waiok?ne features Ed Wendt, a pioneer in the taro restoration movement who has helped to re-establish the water rights for all traditional farmers in east Maui.

Splinters (Episode #505H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

In the 1980's an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it's also a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the hopes and dreams of the surfers, and how surfing has led to societal changes in a male dominated culture.

Na Loea: The Masters (Episode #304)

KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 6:00 AM

This program beautifully depicts the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. It includes two stories: Ancestral Ink features Keone Nunes, a kumu hula (teacher of hula) and master of traditional k?kau (tattooing); The Great Heart of Waiok?ne features Ed Wendt, a pioneer in the taro restoration movement who has helped to re-establish the water rights for all traditional farmers in east Maui.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

The Illness & The Odyssey (Episode #302)

KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 8:00 AM

A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

Hula: The Language of the Heart (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," is a four day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling that this ancient art form beholds. This program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, will present an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present, and future of Hawai'i's people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

The Illness & The Odyssey (Episode #302)

KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

Waiting for John (Episode #503H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

If you had never heard of an airplane or a refrigerator, would you think it was a miracle when one arrived? When the American military landed on a remote island in the South Pacific during World War II, the islanders were amazed by America's fantastic cargo. The John Frum Movement was born: a unique religion now considered the last surviving "Cargo Cult". The program explores the history and last vestiges of this extraordinary religion, and in the process asks, where do our prophets come from? And what makes people believe?

The Illness & The Odyssey (Episode #302)

KQED World: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 6:00 AM

A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

In this intimate backyard performance, master slack key musician Cyril Pahinui (featured in last season's "Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar") jams with some of the most talented musicians in Hawaii. The Oscar-winning film The Descendantsprominently featured the music of Cyril's father, Gabby "Pop" Pahinui, considered the "Godfather" of Hawaiian slack key guitar.

Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe (Episode #504)

KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 4:00 AM

In 2011, students and alumni from the Nanakuli Performing Arts Center on O'ahu, Hawai'i traveled to Scotland to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Learn how this group, who hailed from what was once considered the "worst" school in Hawai'i, came to proudly represent the United States in the largest art festival in the world. When a lack of funds threatened to keep students from going to Scotland, the Hawai'i community rallied behind them. The resulting journey proved to be emotional and life-changing for everyone involved.

Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

In this intimate backyard performance, master slack key musician Cyril Pahinui (featured in last season's "Waimea 'Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar") jams with some of the most talented musicians in Hawaii. The Oscar-winning film The Descendantsprominently featured the music of Cyril's father, Gabby "Pop" Pahinui, considered the "Godfather" of Hawaiian slack key guitar.

Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe (Episode #504)

KQED Life: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 10:00 PM

In 2011, students and alumni from the Nanakuli Performing Arts Center on O'ahu, Hawai'i traveled to Scotland to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Learn how this group, who hailed from what was once considered the "worst" school in Hawai'i, came to proudly represent the United States in the largest art festival in the world. When a lack of funds threatened to keep students from going to Scotland, the Hawai'i community rallied behind them. The resulting journey proved to be emotional and life-changing for everyone involved.

Splinters (Episode #505H)

KQED World: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 6:00 AM

In the 1980's an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it's also a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the hopes and dreams of the surfers, and how surfing has led to societal changes in a male dominated culture.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 12:00 PM

Na Lani 'Eha From 'Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

This historic production brings together some of Hawai'i's most beloved musicians to perform songs composed by the last members of Hawai'i's ruling monarchy. 'Iolani Palace's executive director and curator provide a historical background of the royal palace - the only one of its kind in the United States - and the musicians explain the cultural significance of the royal repertoire.

Sons of Halawa (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 4:00 AM

Pilipo Solatorio lives on the island of Molokai. He is the last to hold the cultural traditions, music, and stories of a sacred Hawaiian valley that has been home to his family for hundreds of years. This program is an intimate portrait of his search for a successor to keep the cultural traditions alive. Great sacrifices will need to be made, but if a successor does not step up, generations of knowledge will be lost forever.

Na Lani 'Eha From 'Iolani Palace: The Music of Hawaiian Royalty (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

This historic production brings together some of Hawai'i's most beloved musicians to perform songs composed by the last members of Hawai'i's ruling monarchy. 'Iolani Palace's executive director and curator provide a historical background of the royal palace - the only one of its kind in the United States - and the musicians explain the cultural significance of the royal repertoire.

Sons of Halawa (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 10:00 PM

Pilipo Solatorio lives on the island of Molokai. He is the last to hold the cultural traditions, music, and stories of a sacred Hawaiian valley that has been home to his family for hundreds of years. This program is an intimate portrait of his search for a successor to keep the cultural traditions alive. Great sacrifices will need to be made, but if a successor does not step up, generations of knowledge will be lost forever.

Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe (Episode #504)

KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

In 2011, students and alumni from the Nanakuli Performing Arts Center on O'ahu, Hawai'i traveled to Scotland to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Learn how this group, who hailed from what was once considered the "worst" school in Hawai'i, came to proudly represent the United States in the largest art festival in the world. When a lack of funds threatened to keep students from going to Scotland, the Hawai'i community rallied behind them. The resulting journey proved to be emotional and life-changing for everyone involved.

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