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Hawaii Public Radio’s Summer 2017 Drive Comes to a Close

Hawaiʻi Public Radio concluded its spring 2017 fund drive today at 11:30 a.m., exceeding its goal of $900,000 ahead of schedule. The first $135,000 were raised before April 19; the remaining $785,450 donations were received during the subsequent nine and a half days of on-air fundraising on both of HPR’s newly re-formatted stations.

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Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

To legally justify its military actions against the Islamic State, the U.S. has relied on a piece of 2001 legislation, written years before the extremist group came into existence. Now 46 representatives from both parties say in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan that it's time for Congress to "immediately begin a serious debate" on authorization for the use military force against the Islamic State. "The U.S. has steadily escalated its role and military presence against the Islamic State forces in...

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This Sunday Ocean Aid is happening at the Waikīkī Shell from 4 to 10 p.m., a benefit for ocean preservation, with Ceelo Green, Fishbone, Bootsy Collins and the Ohio Players, among others, plus, it even offers free admission – check lovethesea.org for more details. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence got a chance to speak with longtime Ohio Players drummer Diamond Williams and legendary bassist 

Hawaiʻi Public Radio concluded its spring 2017 fund drive today at 11:30 a.m., exceeding its goal of $900,000 ahead of schedule. The first $135,000 were raised before April 19; the remaining $785,450 donations were received during the subsequent nine and a half days of on-air fundraising on both of HPR’s newly re-formatted stations.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

Painter, installation artist, Yayoi Kusama is having her moment in the U.S.  With sold out shows in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., her installation at the IBM Building is a hidden gem of the Honolulu Biennial.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes us there.

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NPR

Hawaii Public Radio is co-sponsoring a lecture with the East-West Center about rebuilding public trust in the media with NPR's Ombudsman/Public Editor, Elizabeth Jensen who is the East West Center’s George Chaplin Fellowship in Distinguished Journalism Address

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This week we get an update on a previous Stargazer report about strange shapes seen on a moon in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

      

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New Teacher Contract Guarantees Raises; Pioneering Musician June Millington; Hawaiian Language Opera

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika, UK/India Storyteller: Craig Jenkins

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika

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Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni, Comedian Ron Josol

Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni

 

Today we talk with Florence Nakakuni, Hawaii's first female U.S. Attorney for the district of Hawaii that was appointed by President Obama. We talk with her about the resignation of more than 40 U.S. attorneys and the White House administration. 

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Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

We did it! Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive is finished (7 hours early). The station exceeded its goal of $900,000...and many of those came in via Bridging the Gap. 

Thank You so much to everyone who pledged during the drive... and especially those who pledged for Bridging the Gap, and a special thanks my co-dj Jon Alan for sticking around with me for so many nights. 

I have a few weeks of catch up for the "bag-o-schwag" bonus gifts... but will be sending them out ASAP. 

 

Latin Beat with Ray Cruz

18 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is kāhea meaning to call out, cry out, invoke, greet, or name. You may not use the word, but you hear its application often when you watch a hula performance and hear one or more of the dancers call out the first lines of a stanza as a cue to the chanter. Put stress on the first vowel.

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