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'Talk Story with House Majority' to Debut on ʻŌlelo April 22

House Majority Leader Della Au Belatti to host news and information program on ‘Ōlelo TV

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – In order to open another line of communication between State Representatives and the public during the coronavirus pandemic, House Majority Leader Della Au Belatti will debut a weekly news and information program at noon April 22 on ‘Ōlelo Community Media channel 49.

The 30-minute program, titled “Talk Story with House Majority,” will feature live interviews with state officials and community leaders, video segments spotlighting community organizations doing critical work in the community, and live interviews with Hawai‘i House Democrats.

“It is critically important to provide accurate, first-hand information directly from public officials to people who feel isolated during this pandemic,” said Representative Belatti. “My hope is that this weekly program will answer questions people have about what is being done to protect them during this pandemic and what government is doing to lay the foundations for an economic recovery that builds upon the resiliency and strength of Hawaii’s people.”

The first show will be a special hour-long episode and feature an interview with Hawai‘i Army National Guard Brigadier General Moses Kaoiwi; a community spotlight segment showing how the Hawai‘i National Guard provides support at Hawaii’s airports; a community spotlight on Domestic Violence Action Center; followed by interviews with Representative Gregg Takayama and Stacelynn Eli.

The “Talk Story with House Majority” program will air live every Wednesday at noon on ‘Ōlelo channel 49. The live broadcast will also be available to Neighbor Island viewers through their public-access stations. The first episode will be re-broadcast on channel 49 as follows:

April 22 at 6 p.m.

April 27 at 9 a.m.

April 28 at 4 p.m.

April 29 at 11 a.m.

“As we are all striving to overcome these unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Ōlelo is proud to bring to the public an extraordinary program that will inform, engage, and hopefully inspire all of us. Together, we can be our best selves during these worst of times,” said Sanford Inouye, president and CEO of ‘Ōlelo. “We are honored to work with Majority Leader Au Belatti and other legislative leaders on this most timely and relevant program.”

The shows may also be viewed on the ‘Ōlelo Facebook page (www.facebook.com/olelocommunity), at ‘ŌleloNet at Olelo.org/49 and through the new ‘Ōlelo mobile app. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions via Facebook. In addition, the shows will be made available for subsequent viewing on ‘Ōlelo Video On-Demand Spectrum Channel 183 and channel 1960 HD, as well as at olelo.org/olelonet.

‘Ōlelo Community Media is a private, nonprofit provider of community-access television services and resources on O‘ahu. In 2020, the organization will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

‘Ōlelo airs programs of special community interest on six community cable channels on Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom: 49, 53, 54 and 55, as well as HD channels 1049 and 1053 on Hawaiian Telcom. On-demand programming is also available on Spectrum 183 and 1960 (State Government) and Channel 184 and 1961 (public).

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