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Evelina Galang
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Lolas’ House: Comfort Women #MeToo

Award winning writer and educator, M. Evelina Galang , runs into a lot of people who don’t realize that Koreans were not the only WWII “comfort women.” “Comfort women” is the euphemism for girls and women abducted and raped by Japanese soldiers across the so-called co-prosperity sphere, including Korea through China and the Philippines. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on Galang’s new book, Lolas' House, which opens a window onto the Filipina experience.

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Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

Republicans have been selling their tax overhaul plan as a major booster for the U.S. economy. In fact, they have argued that it would grow the economy so much that cuts would largely pay for themselves. But on both counts, top economists are doubtful. In a new poll from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, 38 economists from schools including Yale, MIT and the University of California-Berkeley weighed in on contentious points about the GOP tax plans. On one question, the...

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As people around the country enjoy their Thanksgiving meals, the holiday season has officially arrived. By the end of the season, there will be a significant development involving celebration, change, and one of the best known corporate names in the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Evelina Galang
Evelina Galang

Award winning writer and educator, M. Evelina Galang, runs into a lot of people who don’t realize that Koreans were not the only WWII “comfort women.”  “Comfort women” is the euphemism for girls and women abducted and raped by Japanese soldiers across the so-called co-prosperity sphere, including Korea through China and the Philippines.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on Galang’s new book, Lolas' House, which opens a window onto the Filipina experience.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

We are less than a day away from Thanksgiving, and if you’re a conscious consumer, you’re preparing that mindful holiday meal. Is it all locally-sourced? Did you meticulously calculate portions to eliminate waste? Perhaps you went vegan? In Hawai‘i, an increased awareness of our food choices is also giving way to a raised consciousness about this American holiday and what it means. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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Hawai’i’s first public-private rental housing project for homeless families should be completed in 2 months.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, a number of social service providers support the project.

Wayne Yoshioka

The first phase of a permanent rental housing project for homeless families on O’ahu is less than 2 months from completion. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited the site and has this update.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll talk to a couple winners of the Purple Maiʻa Purple Prize which integrates the concept of the Hackathon with Mālama ʻĀina. We’ll find out from the winning teams in the startup category how they’ve leveraged technology as diverse as machine learning and audio podcasting to reconnect with the land.

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Net Neutrality Rules; Declining News Coverage; Probiotics for Plants; Hawaii’s Gig Economy

U.S. Air Force

DEA Authority to Restrict Opioids; Fake Service Animals; Priced Out of Oahu; Remembering Queen Liliuokalani

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Happy Thanksgiving to you! For tonight's show I'm going to fill tonight's show with music from the Hawaii Public Radio dinner mix that was released yesterday.  You can listen to it below too.  Expect tasty tunes to set the mood, inspire conversation, fade into the background, or fill an akward bit of silence.

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

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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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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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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: November 23rd

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Often we hear Hawaiians speak of their ʻaumakua, their family or personal god – deified ancestors who might assume the shape of sharks, owls, hawks, mud hens, octopuses, eels, mice, rats, even clouds or plants.

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