‘Olelo to exclusively air October 6 mayoral debate
‘Olelo Community Media is the exclusive TV outlet for the at-large and Hawaii Island Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees Candidate Forums, as well as the Oct. 6 mayoral debate.
Honolulu Mayoral Debate, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon
Both former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano and former city Managing Director Kirk Caldwell will participate in this mayoral debate, held in the William S. Richardson School of Law classroom 2 at UH Manoa. The cablecast will be aired live on ‘Olelo Channel NATV 53 on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The debate is sponsored by The Hawaii Independent and KTUH radio.
OHA Candidate Forums
The forum featuring at-large OHA Board of Trustees candidates Keli‘i Akina, Haunani Apoliona, Cal Lee, Lancelot Haili Lincoln, Keali‘i J. Makekau and Walter Ritte will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. on ‘Olelo Channel FOCUS 49. The show will be repeated on ‘Olelo Channel O‘AHU 52 on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.
The forum with Hawaii Island trustee candidates Robert K. Lindsey, William Meyers and Edwin L.P. Miranda will premiere on Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. on ‘Olelo Channel FOCUS 49. The show will be re-telecast on ‘Olelo Channel O‘AHU 52 on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.; on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.; and on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.
Jalna Keala, chair of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AHCC) government relations committee, will serve as moderator for both forums. AHCC is the sponsor for the candidate forums.
‘Olelo is committed to airing programs of special community interest, whether live or taped. ‘Olelo is also dedicating hundreds of hours to election programming as part of its “Vote Informed” campaign on its four channels (FOCUS 49, O‘AHU 52, NATV 53 and VIEWS 54) through the November general election. Among this election programming is ‘Olelo’s own “Voter Viewpoint,” 10 one-hour in-depth discussions on significant issues affecting Hawai‘i that originally premiered in July and August; these are being re-broadcast throughout the month of October.
On-demand viewing of the OHA forums and the mayoral debate will be available through ‘Olelonet, the online archive at www.olelo.org.
About ‘Olelo Community Media
Established in 1989, ‘Olelo Community Media is a private, nonprofit provider of community access television services and resources on O‘ahu. It is committed to building, convening and strengthening communities and providing a voice for people to share their stories and ideas about issues of importance to foster community engagement and well-being.
‘Olelo’s mission is to strengthen our island voices and advance community engagement through innovative media. For more information, visit www.olelo.org.