RPCVs Richard and Ann Port: Ghana, 1961-62
From 2002-2010 Bring the World Home was a weekly 30 minute program airing on Community Access TV Time Warner Channel 53 to residents on Oahu, Hawaii. Shows were also featured on OleloNet for several months, and also on YouTube. Bring the World Home was a production of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai'i.
Past episodes are available on the RPCVHI YouTube Channel.
2009 - 10th Annual `Olelo Video Excellence Award Culture & Ethnic Program, Producer Linda Chock
2007 - 8th Annual `Olelo Video Award Culture & Ethnic Program, Producer Linda Chock
2004 - The Loret Miller Ruppe Award for Outstanding Community Service, National Peace Corps Association
40 Country Episodes: Albania, Armenia, Belize, Bolivia (2), Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Ecuador (2), Gabon (3), Ghana (2), Guatemala (2), Honduras (2), Jamaica (2), Kazakhstan (2), Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho (4), Liberia (2), Malawi, Malaysia (2), Mali (2), Mariana Is. (2), Micronesia ( Yap ), Morocco (3), Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama (2), Paraguay, Philippines (5), Poland, Russia, Samoa (4), Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands (3), Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Thailand (3), . Tonga (2), Vanuatu, and Venezuela
Bring the World Home is designed to fulfill the third goal of the Peace Corps, to educate Americans about the other countries in which volunteers have served. Volunteers are interviewed about their service abroad, describing the people, culture, life overseas, working conditions, the work accomplished and how these experiences have changed them. Each show requires assistance from up to 10 volunteers who comprise the production team, approximately 80 hours of volunteer time are required per taping. The project is in its 8th year of production, since its conception in 2002 more than 77 episodes (37 hours) have aired involving the dedication of more than 1000 volunteer hours. Each program airs a minimum of 4 times, and as many as 8 if used to fill alternative time slots.
Production tapings are generally at the Mapunapuna Station of
'Olelo Community Television.
If you would like to participate as a crew or invited guest, contact Linda Chock.
Hosts: Chip Uehara-Tilton, Kimberly Biggs, Jim Carr, Rosemary Casey, Linda Chock, Doug Long, Rich Pezzulo, Mary Roblee, Joe Zuiker, Deborah Ball, Betty Compton
Producers: Doug Long (2002-2003), Mary Roblee (2003-2005), Linda Chock (2005-2010)
Directors: Bonnie Murakami, Doug Long
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection: Oral History Interviews
An Inventory of Interviews at the John F. Kennedy Library National Archives and Records Administration