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Hawai'i Business Leadership Conference: Lessons for All

The Hawai’i Business Leadership Conference attracted more than 600 attendees at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there were many lessons for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.

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Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET The Republican's seven year quest to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act descended into chaos Thursday night as the Senate prepared for an unwieldy, all-night session. The contentious debate has left Republicans in an uncomfortable position where the only legislation they can pass is a bill most senators oppose. Several said they would only vote for the so-called skinny repeal on the condition that the House never take it up and it never becomes law. Democrats,...

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The Rippingtons are in town through Friday at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. During their Honolulu run of dates, the Grammy-nominated band took time for a very special afternoon with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. They provided music throughout the show today, plus told compelling stories of their background.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Business Leadership Conference attracted more than 600 attendees at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there were many lessons for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.   

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More than 20 years have passed since the first charter school was authorized here in Hawai’i. Since then, public charter schools have fueled educational innovation to offer students and parents school choice. Next month, two more charter schools will open their doors. As HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi reports, getting these schools up and running is quite a task.

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Seoul is known as the "leading digital city" on earth, and Korea is the world’s number one producer of mobile phones, displays, semiconductors, and other technological hardware.  Digital giants like Samsung and LG continually test new products on South Korean consumers, and the UH Center for Korean Studies is sponsoring a conference that could give us a glimpse into our technological future.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with a human-computer interface expert about what’s ahead.

Next week area music fans have an unusual chance at a brush with greatness: Regina Belle is looking for a singing partner to join her onstage August 3 - 5 at Blue Note Hawaii shows.


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  Americans are focusing more on politics now than before the last presidential election. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center shows 52% of Americans are paying more attention to politics since the election of President Trump. That statement is especially true if you’re an American woman: 58% of women say they are more attentive to politics compared to 46% of men. Today on Town Square we’re looking at the Pew study through a local lens.


Ethical Questions Surround Marshallese Adoptions; Future of the Handivan; New Charter School in Ewa Beach

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out about a new program called AERo or Aeronautical Engineering and Robotics. Starting in high schools this STEM program is a new take on robotics with a focus on unmanned aerial systems or drones.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

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Random International

Tonight I'm going to try and keep to the traditional nature of AAAS radio programming... keeping the songs and styles coming out randomly, as opposed to trying to find a natural flow to get one to another.

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. The latest in instrumental and vocal releases is the focus of Evening Jazz. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands.

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Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.


Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 27th

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Inoa means name. Koʻo inoa means “my name,” kō inoa means “your name.” So the next time you hear someone ask, “O wai kō inoa?” Just tell them what your name is.

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