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Affordable Housing Tax Break in Trouble?

Since 1986, a federal tax break has helped to finance affordable housing in Hawaii and throughout the country. Now it’s on the chopping block. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

On Friday evening, congressional Republicans released the final version of their tax overhaul plan. The new bill looks a lot like earlier versions from the House and Senate , with minor modifications — for example, it lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent, as opposed to the 20 percent in both the House and Senate bills. In other cases, it finds the middle ground between the two chambers' previous bills — it limits taxpayers to deducting the interest on new mortgages up to $750...

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This week Helping Hand welcomes Goodwill Hawaii, an autonomous, dues-paying member of Goodwill Industries International. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Kelley Cho, Director of Public Relations and Communications, and Chief Operating Officer Katy Chen, of Goodwill Hawaii.

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Since 1986, a federal tax break has helped to finance affordable housing in Hawaii and throughout the country. Now it’s on the chopping block. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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noe tanigawa

Some people are noting changes in the traditional Christmas season.  The advent of online shopping especially has lessened people’s exposure to the trappings of Christmas, including decorations and loops of holiday music.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa returned to Anapau Street, site of the famous Waikele Lights neighborhood light display, to see how people are keeping their Christmas spirit alive.

Herb Alpert has returned to the Aloha State, with shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. Following up several previous appearances, Herb also returns to All Things Considered, with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence, discussing his new The Christmas Wish album and much more.    


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Congress has yet to renew funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides healthcare to kids in low-income families.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Same-Sex Parental Obligations; Health Disparities in Ethnic Groups; Planned Parenthood Looks Ahead; Ukulele Artist Taimane

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Homeless Youth; CHIP in Hawaii; Recovering MIA Americans; Tin Type Photography

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Waikiki Natatorium; Release of Intergalactic Map; The Captured Economy; Hawaii Non-Profits

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and `ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Tune in every Sunday with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai`i Time on HPR-1.

On today's show, we'll have more songs for the holiday season from The Brothers Cazimero, The Makaha Sons, Raiatea Helm, Jeff Rasmussen & Robi Kahakalau, Eddie Kamae & the Sons of Hawai'i, Amy Hanaiali'i, Willie K and Henry Kapono.

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John Kricfalusi

Keeping the vibe upbeat, fun, and super random for this Friday evening session of Bridging the Gap.   

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: December 18th

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Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is the passive form of hānau, meaning to give birth. We often hear it used incorrectly, and should say hānau ʻia if we are talking about the person born, rather than the one giving birth.

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