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Wayne Yoshioka

A Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversay Story

The December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago resulted in 54 civilian casualties on O’ahu mostly caused by friendly fire. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
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National and World News

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Will Become First Japanese Leader To Visit Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor later this month, becoming the first Japanese head of state to ever visit the site of the surprise attack.President Obama will accompany Abe on the visit, which is scheduled for Dec. 27. The 75th anniversary of the attack is this Wednesday.Earlier this year, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where he laid a wreath at a monument to those killed when the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on...
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Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kiaha
Oiwi TV / Kaipo Kiaha

Hōkūle‘a is back in warmer waters. The voyaging canoe arrived in Miami over the weekend. We caught up with crew member Shantell De Silva as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

On Florida's warmer weather:

Wayne Yoshioka

The December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago resulted in 54 civilian casualties on O’ahu mostly caused by friendly fire.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

courtesy Herb Alpert, photo by Dewey Hicks

Legendary musician, artist and co-founder of A & M Records, Herb Alpert, returns with his wife and musical partner Lani Hall for a weekend of dates at the Blue Note in Waikiki December 15 - 18.  "Human Nature" is his latest album in a successful career that has spanned decades for the part-time resident of the Aloha State.

courtesy of Nik Lacchin

    

U.S. National Archives
U.S. National Archives

The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a turning point for Hawai‘i, but it was also the culmination of decades of militarization on O‘ahu.  At the same time, ethnic Japanese constituted forty percent of Hawai‘i’s population, a fact not lost on Washington, as Japanese armies spread across China and the Pacific.

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Transmitter Status: East O`ahu

East O`ahu listeners of HPR-1 on 88.5 FM will experience signal outages during daylight hours through December 1. This is due to power line work being done by HECO.
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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Today on The Body Show: Brain Food

Can what you eat actually affect how your brain functions? What are the best foods if you've been diagnosed with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or multiple sclerosis?
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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Our Hawaiian word for today is aniani, something we all see, or see through every day. A common meaning for aniani is “glass.” We modify it for special meanings, such as aniani nānā for mirror, or aniani awe for fiber glass. It can be the modifier such as pukaaniani for window.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Morning Cafe/Morning Concert with Gene Schiller

Weekdays 8:30 AM - Noon on HPR-1 Studio Line: (808) 792-8245 About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme.
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