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Eileen Chao
Eileen Chao

The End of the Molokai Ferry? Operator Seeks to Shut Down Service

A ferry service on Moloka‘i is struggling to stay afloat and may have to shut down. The company that has been operating the service for nearly 30 years says low ridership and competing air fares are to blame.
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National and World News

Who Got What They Wanted From The First Clinton-Trump Debate?

You could see the contrast in the eyes of the respective candidates' spokespersons, surrogates and family members after the first presidential debate of 2016 had wrapped.As always, earnest efforts were made on both sides to claim victory — even insist on it — after the nationally televised clash between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump."Trump was especially strong on the issues in the first 45 minutes," said former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski...
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News

HTA Poster/Slide

The 5-day Tourism Conference was launched today at the Hawai’i Convention Center.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this year’s gathering focuses on shaping the future of the state’s visitor industry.

Ward Villages
Ward Villages

There’s a lot of new development coming to The Ward Village in Kaka‘ako.

Earth Wind & Fire are back in the islands. With a local history dating to 1975, original member and bassist Verdine White followed up his recent phone interview on Hawaii Public Radio with a conversation last night here in town, and among topics, spoke about his philanthropic side with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

Earth Wind and Fire perform at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu tonight. The concert is sold out.

Eileen Chao
Eileen Chao

A ferry service on Moloka‘i is struggling to stay afloat and may have to shut down. The company that has been operating the service for nearly 30 years says low ridership and competing air fares are to blame. 

Oiwi TV / Sam Koipu
Oiwi TV / Sam Koipu

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is sailing back down the East Coast and is currently docked in a small town in upstate New York. Students from the Westport school system paid a visit to learn about voyaging traditions and Hawaiian culture. We checked in with Hōkūle‘a crew member Haunani Kāne as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Follow the two voyaging canoes on Google Maps:

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

HawaiianKingdom.org

The Conversation: Monday, September 26th, 2016

Realities of Human Trafficking; Legal framework for a Hawaiian Government; Early Childhood Education Narrows Gaps; "Partying With An Infant"
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Kulani Cone Updates

East Hawaii Update as of September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Photo Credit: Don Mussell

With this week’s fair weather, engineers have resumed work on the antenna installation and related microwave transmitters. Steel reinforcements and other maintenance work are also in progress. Next steps: testing and having the signal “settle in” and a final round of FCC approvals. We’re ever closer, watch this space for updates.   

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Although kamaliʻi literally translates to mean “little child,” it is always used in the plural form to mean more than one little child.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

Mondays, Tuesdays & 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. Find his playlists HERE|
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