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Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Bill Before Honolulu City Council Committee

A Honolulu City Council Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow on a bill to retrofit older high rises with fire sprinkler systems. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, opponents say it targets seniors who live in older buildings.

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'We Are Not Nation-Building Again,' Trump Says While Unveiling Afghanistan Strategy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EiUjcu_Dw0 Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET President Trump declared that a hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan "would create a vacuum" and that America is "not nation-building again; we are killing terrorists." In a nationally broadcast address from Fort Myer in Virginia, Trump said he shares the American people's "frustration" with the long-running war in Afghanistan and that his "original instinct was to pull out." But he said the security threats the U...

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President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom are offering context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

Wayne Yoshioka

A Honolulu City Council Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow on a bill to retrofit older high rises with fire sprinkler systems.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, opponents say it targets seniors who live in older buildings.

Lynette Cruz

Cultural access to military training grounds in Mākua Valley began in a court battle between the military and the native Hawaiian community. Nearly two decades later, the cultural access program has begun to foster a transformation in mutual understanding and relationship building. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

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This week on Stargazer, details on eclipses – past, present and future -- as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

      

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Russell Knightley

Mauna Kea telescopes were once again instrumental in the observation of a never before seen space event.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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North Korea Policy Failure; Smoke-Free Cars; Coming Age of Automation

The Body Show: COPD

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COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a quarter of the people who get this are not smokers.  Today on The Body Show we'll talk with an expert about the signs and symptoms of this serious disease and why it's important to get the correct diagnosis the first time.

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Rail Finances; Internet Freedom; Honolulu Complete Streets

HPR-Produced Music Shows

It's good to be home... so that's what's tonight's playlist for Bridgin the gap will be about... Home, and music inspired by traving back home. 

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.

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Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

7 hours ago

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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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 22nd

2 hours ago

Ask any fourth grader, “What is Hawaiʻi's state bird?” and you will hear nēnē. Nēnē, the endangered Hawaiian goose, still lives in the wild on Maui and on the Big Island.

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