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Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association's Top Priority: Ease Homelessness

Representatives from Hawai’i’s hospitality industry converged on the State Capitol today to brief lawmakers on their legislative priorities. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Updated 5:25 p.m. ET The Trump administration is releasing more on its plans to crack down on illegal immigration, enforcing the executive orders President Trump issued in late January. Those orders called for increased border security and stricter enforcement of immigration laws. The Department of Homeland Security issued the new rules on Tuesday , laid out in two documents signed by Secretary John Kelly. "Those people who are in this country and pose a threat to our public safety, or have...

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Wayne Yoshioka

Representatives from Hawai’i’s hospitality industry converged on the State Capitol today to brief lawmakers on their legislative priorities.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

creative commons
creative commons

No one person decided the rail system Honolulu is currently embarked on.  In 2008, 50.6% of voters decided to allow the construction of a steel on steel rail transit system.  There were expert panels, studies, reports, and key City Council decisions, which were shaped by input.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa talked with former Mayor Mufi Hannemann who was spearheading the rail project at the time.  It was pegged at 5.2 billion dollars.

Ricardo Ramirez
Ricardo Ramirez

A recent release of data and measurements of distant planets is marking a change for the astronomical community.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will likely be changed by the Republicans on Capitol Hill.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, Hawai’i’s Congresswoman from the 1st District conducted a roundtable discussion on that topic Saturday.  

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On Stargazer this week, we hear about a pair of planets visible in the evening sky and learn about a new project the public is invited to participate in to discover a potential planet on the edge of the solar system… HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.



HPR-Produced Talk Shows


Sanctuary Churches in Hawaii; Looking to the Past in Agriculture; Students Learn Studio Music Production

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Tourism and Economic Growth; Hawaii County Priorities; NPR’s New Jazz Curator

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nordique / Flickr

Medical Aid in dying. Does it make sense or could this lead to potential misuse here in the islands? On The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak hears from the national group Compassion With Choices, about how this could be legalized here in Hawaii.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Bridging the Gap with Nick Yee

19 hours ago

Saturdays from 6pm-8pm on HPR-2. Nick Yee’s live sets as dj mr.nick earned him a reputation for being able to start in one genre and seamlessly slide into another, moving across musical and cultural boundaries. 

Singing and Other Sins

20 hours ago

  Sundays at 7pm on HPR-1

Why “Singing and other Sins”? There are several reasons for the name change. When I began Great Songs in 1988, song meant something that was sung. Now, it can mean almost anything: an opera track, speaking or a movement from a symphony. Something that can be downloaded. So that’s why the word “song” wasn’t relevant any longer (when I began programming again in 2011) for a program featuring art song, which is indeed singing.

Brazilian Experience

21 hours ago

Saturdays at 4 PM on HPR-2. Hosting “The Brazilian Experience” has become a bright and joyous spot in Sandy’s incredibly full schedule. It is a vehicle through which she is able to tap into her ethnomusicology background, while sharing her own Brazilian experience with the community and beyond. In the two-hour program, she enjoys hosting guests from the local Brazilian community and other musically oriented friends who bring their favorite selections to the program. It is also exciting to receive new releases and to report on current events coming out of Brazil.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Here's a fun Hawaiian word of the Day, mū pākē. is how we say “checkers,” and pākē is the Hawaiian word for “Chinese.” So mū pākē is Chinese checkers.

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