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Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Old Summer Palace in Nuʻuanu Home to Historic Celebration

July 31 is a national holiday in the Hawaiian Kingdom called Restoration Day. The first observance of this holiday was in 1843 at the Nuʻuanu summer palace of Hawaiʻi’s longest-reigning monarch.HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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Trump Press Conference With Putin Sparks Bipartisan Ire

Updated at 3:49 p.m. ET President Trump's effort to reset relations with Russia backfired at home, when he failed to side with U.S. intelligence over Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. The president's equivocation drew bipartisan condemnation, capping a week in which Trump alienated allies and cozied up to adversaries. Trump himself declared his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki a success, in what he called the "proud tradition of bold American...

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Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

July 31 is a national holiday in the Hawaiian Kingdom called Restoration Day. The first observance of this holiday was in 1843 at the Nuʻuanu summer palace of Hawaiʻi’s longest-reigning monarch.HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.


Entertainment legend Engelbert Humperdinck is returning to the Aloha State August 25 and now August 26, just on-sale today, at the Hawaii Theatre. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence  spoke with him about a career that's intersected with some of the biggest stars, including Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Cary Grant and numerous other critical figures.


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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence offers week two in a three-week series of related guests, all nonprofits on the frontlines of the worst homeless crisis in the United States, which is right here in the Aloha State.

Heather Lusk


Heather Lusk is the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center, created from a merger of the Life Foundation and the Community Health Outreach Work (CHOW) Project, that seeks to provide services and combat the stigma of HIV/AIDS in Hawai'i.




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Peter Merriman is one of the founding Hawaiʻi Regional Cuisine chefs. These days he’s busy with new projects — and new horizons.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Civil Air Patrol

Hawaiʻi has a unique challenge with volcano emissions, and something we call vog. This affects not only those with respiratory conditions, but a lot of other folks as well. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about ways to help deal with these temporary changes in our air quality. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

The Conversation: Friday, July 13th, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
Heather Lusk

Marco Polo Lawsuit, HHHRC, Reality Check, RIMPAC, Hawaii/Paris Series


Funding Local Journalism with University of Hawai'i, Honolulu Civil Beat, and Hawaii Public Radio

HPR-Produced Music Shows

  Today, a celebration of music for stringed instruments. I'll be playing concerti, string quartets, string orchestras, period instrument ensembles and other strings from around the world. It should be a lively and lovely afternoon. 

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Set List:

B-Sides and Beyond

18 hours ago

Sundays at 10 PM on HPR-2. We're really not sure what Jon is doing in the basement on Sunday nights. He has assured us not to worry.

(We're worried)

Brazilian Experience

21 hours ago

Sundays at 6pm to 8pm on HPR-1. 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

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 16th

10 hours ago

Waikīkī means “spouting water” and was reportedly named for the swamps later drained to from the Ala Wai canal.

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