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A global conference with thousands of dignitaries and attendees will be hosted by the state in less than 60 days.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the City and County unveiled its general plans today.

Jamison Mitri
Jamison Mitri

Summer is a time when rigid schedules loosen up, making room for new experiences.  Honolulu’s theater community has some tempting offerings for all ages, comedies, musicals and life enriching dramas.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited two of Honolulu’s smallest venues for this report.

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For today’s Stargazer, we get the details on the historic mission to Jupiter set to arrive today as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong

As residents celebrate today’s Fourth of July here at home -- across the country Hōkūle‘a crew members are celebrating another leg in their journey around the world. We caught up with watch captain Kaleo Wong as part of our ongoing coverage Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a’s next stop is Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The voyaging canoe will continue up the East Coast to Maine and eventually on to Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Today on All Things Considered during the statewide afternoon drive broadcast on HPR1, we offer a tribute to a music legend. A week ago today, the world lost one of the architects of funk, keyboardist/songwriter/arranger Bernie Worrell.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re welcoming back Aloha Harvest. The non-profit organization has a unique way of both tackling food waste and supporting those in need of food, plsu there is an event this evening that benefits them. Executive Director Ku'ulei Williams speaks with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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The 9th annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival kicks off Saturday at the Doris Duke Theater inside the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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Nick Yee

Although there haven’t been any recent outbreaks of dengue fever … the threat of the Zika virus is still making the news. 

So the Hawai‘i State Department of Health is re-launching its “Fight the Bite” educational campaign about preventing mosquito borne disease.  The department is putting up educational posters in airports, in busses, and will soon be running a series of ads on TV and radio.

Officials are urging the public to take the same precautions that were taken for dengue fever.  Anna Koethe is the Public Health Information Coordinator with the DOH.

Kumu Kahua
Kumu Kahua

  Kumu Kahua Theatre’s mission, since its founding in 1971, is to help develop theater by, for, and about Hawai‘i’s people.  In 2010, this unique local organization nearly closed for lack of funding, but in the years since, it has sprung back with wider outreach and more business partners.  In the past four and a half years, managing director Donna Blanchard has managed to expand Kumu Kahua's marketing budget while putting in a much needed new floor and beginning other repairs.

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A major real estate deal in Windward Oahu could have ramifications for Downtown Honolulu. We get more on that story from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

This week PBN learned that Castle Medical Center will acquire the Hawaii Loa campus of Hawaii Pacific University.  Financial terms have not been disclosed and the deal is not entirely complete.  Both parties now enter months of additional due diligence.  But it could mean big changes for both institutions in the not too distant future.

Legendary musician David Crosby is about to tour the islands, starting Saturday at the Blue Note in Waikiki, before more dates around the state.  He spoke to HPR ATC host Dave Lawrence about it.

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Wayne Yoshioka

The generation born after 1980, the Millennials, will comprise more than half of the work force by 2019.   That, according to the Pew Research Center.   A local survey was completed earlier this month for business managers.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Flickr / U.S. Pacific Fleet

Starting today, the largest international maritime exercise begins in Hawai‘i. The Rim of the Pacific, also known as RIMPAC, is in its 25th year since the military training exercise begin in 1971. Parts of it involve explosives and underwater sonar -- a point of concern for environmental groups. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The results of this year’s statewide Homeless Point in Time Count were released today.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there for the announcement.

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as_tue / Flickr

   

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is responding to vandalism at one of O‘ahu’s oldest structures.  Last week crosses were carved in multiple places on the ruins of King Kamehameha the third’s summer palace, Kaniakapupu

DLNR officials say social media, and online hiking sights have popularized hiking to the ruins--which are actually off limits to the public. Baron Ching, Vice President of Aha Hui Malama O Kaniakapupu was interviewed in a video released by the DLNR.

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Flickr / Starr Environmental

A national environmental group is worried that bright lights at a Kaua‘i military base are harming the island’s native seabirds. The Center for Biological Diversity is seeking legal action after more than 120 endangered shearwaters and petrels were harmed or killed by artificial light at Kōke‘e Air Force Base over a two-week period last year. 

The Newell’s shearwater spends most of the day burrowed in the mountains of Kaua‘i. It’s not until the sun goes down that the endangered seabirds take flight. Shrouded in darkness, it’s hard to see them. But you can definitely hear them.

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A favorable settlement has been reached for Volkswagen owners in 43 states including Hawai’i.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Nick Yee
Nick Yee

Hawaiian language students at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are working with millions of historical documents that were previously lost in translation.

Sun, Surf, Rock Stars

Jun 28, 2016

 

 Hawai‘i is a paradise for photographers and the range and quality of photographs available here is very high.  Now there’s a perhaps unexpected genre joining the offerings on Maui: limited edition, signed prints of famous musicians. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the quality of the images sets them apart. 

Wayne Yoshioka

The Governor today released the list of bills he intends to veto or needs more time to look over.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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This week we learn about another potential ocean hidden beneath a planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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XL Catlin Global Reef Record

A week-long symposium on coral reefs wrapped up with a call to action. A letter sent to the Australian Prime Minister on Saturday urged the government to take steps toward curbing fossil fuel consumption. It was signed by the 2,500 attendees of the International Coral Reef Symposium…held in Honolulu. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter Brad Whitford took time for HPR's All Things Considered to discuss his new side-project release Whitford / St. Holmes Reunion and share some classic Aerosmith memories with local HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

    

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Aloha Medical Mission, who assist those in need in the islands with their free dental clinic, and go out into the Asia Pacific with expanded medical services to assist those in crisis. Executive Director Toni Muranaka speaks with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

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Image: Viewer Via Hawaii News Now

One of Honolulu’s new rail cars has been hit with graffiti.

Gifted vocalist Lisa Fischer took time for a conversation while in town for a run of dates through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i. She spoke about her childhood, work with the late Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones and more during a conversation with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

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Cuddleparty.com

Honolulu is getting its first “cuddle party”. Yes…a cuddle party.

It’s a social event for adults to meet, chat… and with consent… cuddle up together.  But for participants, it’s a lot more about learning to communicate than just snuggling.  

The events were started in 2004 by a pair of relationship coaches as a way to explore communication, boundaries, and affection without sex, drugs or alcohol. It’s also growing in popularity and there are now classes springing up across the country.

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Columbia Artist Management, Inc

 

  Quinn Kelsey left Hawai‘i thirteen years ago to tackle a winding and often treacherous road to success in the rarified world of international opera.  Last year, the New York Times called Kelsey a “superb young baritone” in the run up to his astonishing Beverly Sills Award commendation from the Metropolitan Opera.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, he’s home to share the fruits of his progression.

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Håkan Dahlström / Flickr

Hawai‘i has become the first state in nation to enroll gun owners into a centralized information system.

Startup Hiccup

Jun 23, 2016
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What happens when the state agency tasked with fostering a high-tech start-up industry in Hawaii goes underfunded? Hawaii is about to find out. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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