RICK: Aloha. With me is Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii. Aloha, Leslie.
LESLIE: Aloha, Rick, nice to be here!
RICK: I see that PBS Hawaii's future home on Nimitz Highway is going up fast. And looking good! How close are you to completing the building?
LESLIE: We're excited to be in the homestretch--just a few months away from moving into a modern media facility that encourages collaboration and community. As you know, our mission is education, through the power of storytelling that profoundly touches lives.
RICK: That's something the people of Hawaii appreciate. It's all about lifelong learning.
LESLIE: Yes, thank you, Rick, and we're very grateful to every one of our fellow Islanders who've gotten us this far. We're at just over 90% of our fundraising goal of 30 million dollars.
RICK: I want you to know that Hawaii News Now is a staunch supporter of PBS Hawaii and I urge everyone who is watching to CONTRIBUTE. Get Hawaii's public television station across the finish line!
With your $500 contribution, PBS Hawaii will thank you by placing your name...or you can honor your loved one...on the second-floor donor wall.
Or give a thousand dollars, in a tax-deductible donation, and your name will be at the main entrance! Or you can choose to honor a loved one at the main entrance!
It's a gift that will keep giving for generations.
LESLIE: Thank you, Rick. You can reserve your spot at pbshawaii.org. We hope that you'll decide what our student news teams believe: HIKI NO! Can do. Mahalo.