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.
This year, all of our interviews were conducted virtually by student reporters from Moanalua High School, Hawai’i Tech Academy, Campbell High School, Nānākuli High and Intermediate, Castle High School, King Intermediate, and Aliamanu Middle School.
View the two-part series below.
Episode 1 features Representative Patrick Branco, Representative Lisa Kitagawa, Representative Adrian Tam, Representative Ryan Yamane, Representative Jeanne Kapela, Representative Donovan Dela Cruz, Representative Ty Cullen, Representative Stanley Chang, Representative Lisa Marten, Representative Troy Hashimoto, Representative Della Au Belatti, Representative Amy Perruso
Episode 2 features Senator Chris Lee, Representative Sonny Ganaden, Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Senator Mike Gabbard, Representative Scot Matayoshi, Representative Cedric Gates, Representative Karl Rhoads