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4 to 7 Cyclones Predicted for 2016 Hurricane Season

Weather officials say Hawai‘i will see normal to above normal activity this hurricane season, predicting between four and seven tropical cyclones. The 2016 outlook comes on the heels of last season’s record-setting El Niño year. That’s when 15 named storms entered the Central Pacific, the highest in recorded history. “Our record so-called ‘Godzilla El Niño’ of 2015 is rapidly undergoing a shift towards the opposite of El Niño, which is La Niña. La Niña brings colder waters along the equator,"...
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Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination

Donald Trump now has the support of 1,238 delegates — just a hair above the 1,237 threshold needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, according to The Associated Press.Trump was able to reach that number Thursday after 29 unbound Republican delegates told the AP that they would support him at the party's July convention. Fifteen of those unbound delegates came from North Dakota, seven from Pennsylvania, two each from West Virginia and Nevada and one each from Colorado, New...
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Andy McKee has made a name for himself due to his impressive finger-style guitar playing, Youtube videos that have been viewed by millions and ongoing tributes to the late Michael Hedges, a guitarist whose name and innovative techniques McKee keeps alive.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s Chinese Business Community hosted officials from Honolulu’s sister-city today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Weather officials say Hawai‘i will see normal to above normal activity this hurricane season, predicting between four and seven tropical cyclones. 

The 2016 outlook comes on the heels of last season’s record-setting El Niño year. That’s when 15 named storms entered the Central Pacific, the highest in recorded history. 

Flickr / Klaus Stiefel
Flickr / Klaus Stiefel

Crystal meth first came to Hawai‘i in the 1980s. Over the next several weeks, Hawaii Public Radio and Honolulu Civil Beat are doing a series of podcasts and radio reports called Hawai‘i’s New Ice Age: Crystal Meth in the Islands. Today, HPR’s Molly Solomon looks at how the drug first arrived in the islands.

Listen to the full episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes.

Wayne Yoshioka

The project oversight committee for Honolulu’s Rail transit project conducted a public hearing Tuesday night on plans to relocate utilities in the City’s urban core.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Podcast: Hawaii's New Ice Age: Crystal Meth in the Islands

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Town Square: GPS Technology

You probably have it on your phone maybe in your car, but how much do you think about the technology of GPS? And do you rely on it too much? You might according to Greg Milner, author of "Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds."
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HPR-Produced Music Shows

Latin Beat with Ray Cruz

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"
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