Youth Capitol Commentary

YOUTH CAPITOL COMMENTARY is held at the State Capitol on opening day of the legislature where student video crews interview lawmakers and community members. Those interviews are then aired on our cable channels and Internet platforms.  Teachers and students who are interested in participating in Youth Capitol Commentary are encouraged to email us or contact a nearby Media Service Center.

Below you will find the 2019 Youth Capitol Commentary program information.  All programs will air on ‘Ōlelo channel 49.  Click on the names of the locations below to view each program On Demand.

KĀNEʻOHE + Maui
Legislators:
Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Senator Gil Riviere, Representative Scot Matayoshi, Representative Cynthia Thielen, Representative Lynn DeCoite, Representative Lisa Kitagawa, Senator Laura Thielen
Community Members:
Mufi Hannemann, Daniel Goya, Micky Huihui, Elyssa Elliott, Laurie Field, Renee Ing, Robert Barrett, Rachel LaDrig, K.D. Segura, Darrell Kim

 

WAHIAWĀ + Kauaʻi and Maui
Legislators:
Representative Amy Perruso, Representative Val Okimoto, Representative Dee Morikawa, Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Representative Lauren Matsumoto, Representative Troy Hashimoto, Senator Ronald Kouchi, Representative Sean Quinlan

 

KAIMUKĪ
Legislators:
Representative Gene Ward, Representative Calvin Say, Representative Scott Nishimoto, Representative Mark Hashem, Representative Bertrand Kobayashi, Senator Brian Taniguchi, Representative Tom Brower, Representative Della Au Belatti, Senator Les Ihara, Representative Dale Kobayashi, Representative Scott Saiki
Community Members:
Lindsey Allred, Andria Tupola, Pulani Kahokuloa, Tai Chen G.

 

NĀNĀKULI + Maui
Legislators:
Senator J. Kalani English , Senator Maile Shimabukuro, Representative Tina Wildberger , Representative Justin Woodson, Representative Angus McKelvey, Senator Rosalyn Baker, Representative Stacelynn Eli, Representative Cedric Gates, Representative Sharon Har
Community Members:
Sparky Rodrigues (Malama Makua), Kahoku Lindsey-Asing (Punana Leo o Manoa), Koohan (Extinction Rebellion), Chaz Young (Saint Louis School), Kaipo Leopoldino (Saint Louis School), Hi’iaka Aipia (Halau Ku Mana)

 

MĀPUNAPUNA
Legislators:
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, Representative John Mizuno, Representative Sam Kong, Senator Glenn Wakai, Representative Romy Cachola, Representative Daniel Holt, Representative Linda Ichiyama
Community Members:
Virginia Beck (Public Access Room), Ren A’iA’ Bello, Moses Kaoiwi (Hawaii National Guard), Rachel and Demont Conner, James McDonough and Mishka Sulva (Democratic Socialists of Hawaii), Makana Gomes and Ansen Ursua, Destiny Shanon (Young Progressives Demanding Action), Will Caron (Young Progressives Demanding Action), Mark White (Convention of States), Keva Lei Cadena (HHHRC), William Souza, Jeri DiPietro (Hawaii SEED), Sharon Kershner, Jim Cobb

 

WAIPAHU
Legislators:
Representative Roy Takumi, Representative Bob McDermott, Senator Michelle Kidani, Representative Gregg Takayama, Representative Rida Cabanilla, Senator Mike Gabbard, Representative Ty Cullen, Senator Kurt Fevella, Senator Clarence Nishihara, Representative Ryan Yamane, Senator Breene Harimoto
Community Members:
Hercules Huihui (Weed and Seed)

 

HAWAIʻI ISLAND
Legislators:
Representative Chris Todd, Representative Joy San Buenaventura, Representative David Tarnas, Representative Russell Ruderman, Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele, Representative Richard Creagan, Representative Mark Nakashima, Representative Richard Onishi

 

You can view all of our photos taken at the 2019 opening of the State Legislature here.