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HPR's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Spring 2017 fundraiser is on. We have just 10 days to raise $900K and we can only do that with your help. To donate call:
HPR-1: 944-8800
HPR-2: 941-3689

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'Unmasking' 101: The Next Chapter In The Trump-Russia Imbroglio

When U.S. intelligence agencies spy on Americans, they're supposed to get a warrant. But what happens when they're spying on a foreigner and an American calls up? The way intelligence agencies handle what they call this "incidental" collection of information — and what political leaders eventually do with it — will be a big part of the next phase in Congress' investigations about the Russian interference in last year's presidential election. The House Intelligence Committee announced Friday...

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HPR's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive

Apr 21, 2017

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Spring 2017 fundraiser is on.  We have just 10 days to raise $900K and we can only do that with your help. 

To donate call:
HPR-1: 944-8800
HPR-2: 941-3689

Through Saturday night, the Miles Electric Band is in town at the Blue Note in Waikiki, and last night HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spent time with three members, all veterans of working with Miles Davis, who shared stories with us: drummer and Miles’ nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., guitarist Blackbyrd McKni

Wayne Yoshioka

Hundreds of O’ahu high school students are spending the day being exposed to career opportunities in the state’s top industries:  hospitality and tourism.  The program is sponsored by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority in partnership with Climb High-Hawai’i.  Julie Morikawa is president and CEO of Climb-High.        

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People around the nation and world are using development as a community organizing tool.  Change becomes a reason to work with others and improve their neighborhoods.  Now, the UH Mānoa Architecture School is convening designers, government leaders, and community members to inject fresh ideas into Honolulu’s development plans.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the Building Voices Symposium and Design Competition set for Earth Day, April 22nd .

Wayne Yoshioka

Two members of Hawai’i’s Congressional Delegation returned home for the April Recess to meet with constituents.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 


HPR-Produced Talk Shows


Should Aloha Stadium Be Replaced? Japanese Satire On Stage; Raku Hoolaulea

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Dire Funding Challenges for Wahiawa General; Housing Affordability Nationwide; Miles Electric Band

Christopher Cole / Honolulu Museum of Art

March for Science; Clean Transportation Benchmark; Photographing South Asia

HPR-Produced Music Shows

It's Friday, and Day 3 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive... which means I'm following Latin Beat w/ Ray Cruz... which means it's a whole night of upbeat party jams.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr

Latin Beat with Ray Cruz

Apr 21, 2017

Wednesdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. Latin Beat shares music and information regarding Afro Cuban Latin Jazz. Host Ray Cruz connects the dots for the listener as he tells the story via music so that the audience feels surprised, entertained and moved. "Latin Beat.....music to make your ears smile"

Classical Pacific

Apr 21, 2017

The finest of the world’s classical music to ease your afternoon drive. Featured on this newest of HPRʻs classical music programs will be the great orchestras, artists, and opera companies of the Pacific region, including Hawai‘i’s own.  Every other Friday, a special segment called “The Big Ears Club” will introduce young listeners to the joys of classical music.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hoʻopulapula means to rehabilitate. That's why we use it to describe homestead lands. They're called ʻāina hoʻopulapula, lands for the rehabilitation of Hawaiians/Homestead lands.

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