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Through Saturday night, the Miles Electric Band is in town at the Blue Note in Waikiki, and last night HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spent time with three members, all veterans of working with Miles Davis, who shared stories with us: drummer and Miles’ nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., guitarist Blackbyrd McKni

Wayne Yoshioka

Hundreds of O’ahu high school students are spending the day being exposed to career opportunities in the state’s top industries:  hospitality and tourism.  The program is sponsored by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority in partnership with Climb High-Hawai’i.  Julie Morikawa is president and CEO of Climb-High.        

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creative commons

People around the nation and world are using development as a community organizing tool.  Change becomes a reason to work with others and improve their neighborhoods.  Now, the UH Mānoa Architecture School is convening designers, government leaders, and community members to inject fresh ideas into Honolulu’s development plans.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the Building Voices Symposium and Design Competition set for Earth Day, April 22nd .

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Two members of Hawai’i’s Congressional Delegation returned home for the April Recess to meet with constituents.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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This week’s Stargazer includes details on developments relating to the search for life on a moon in our solar system, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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A case of a harmful honey bee disease has popped up on the Big Island.

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Today on Helping Hand we’re learning how we can support the American Cancer Society Hope Gala Honolulu "Midnight in Honolulu" Saturday, May 6th 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Modern Honolulu Hotel. From providing items for the event auctions to volunteering to attending, there are many ways to support this fundraiser.

Legendary South African family chorus group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are in Honolulu through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii performing at 6:30 & 9 p.m. each night.

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HOT

One of the most popular operas in the entire repertory, Tales of Hoffmann, will close Hawai‘i Opera Theatre’s 2016-17 season.  Live projections and a roster of fine voices mark this all original production, the last with Artistic Director Henry Akina at the helm.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke to him about his tenure in Hawai‘i opera.

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Playing golf may have declined in popularity, but owning golf courses hasn’t. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Santana returns to the Aloha State for a pair of dates April 30 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu and May 2 at the MACC in Kahului.

Wayne Yoshioka

A statewide coalition has joined forces to help public school students prepare for high paying jobs in Hawai’i.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Taiji Terasaki

This year, the Contact Hawai‘i show at the Honolulu Museum of Art School asked artists to envision our islands a thousand years from now.  Some artists came up with post-apocalyptic scenarios, a giant white tiki carving is bound by ropes on the front lawn, while others explored tourism, climate change, relationships, and more.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on one artist’s vision of Hawai‘i as a bountiful Eden.

David Bromberg has returned to the Aloha State for shows tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note, before dates at the Honoka`a People's Theatre Friday and the MACC Saturday.

Wayne Yoshioka

The annual Science and Engineering Fair featuring students from schools statewide concluded today at the Convention Center.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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A community coalition is speaking out against Maui’s new alcohol law.

Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers advanced a measure today to provide more money for Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Chris Hong
Chris Hong

The UH Athletics Department is looking at ways to energize its area there in the quarry on the Mānoa campus.  They turned to the UH Architecture Department for ideas on how to create a vibrant community feel, stretching from upper campus through lower campus, into the community as a whole.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a very special project and the ideas it generated.

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Honolulu City Council members were briefed last week on plans to ease parking and delivery congestion in Waikiki.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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This week’s Stargazer includes details on a new pioneering discovery relating to the atmosphere of a particular exoplanet, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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Lionel Gouverneur / PhotoMarquises

The Hōkūleʻa was welcomed in Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas early last week. But the stop was only a short one, as the crew set sail for Tahiti – where they will meet up with the Hikianalia. We caught up with Bruce Blankenfeld on board last week – where the crew remained in good spirits and were keeping busy.

This week on HPR's All Things Considered, we start two weeks of guests relating to Santana, ahead of their pair of area dates April 30 in Honolulu and May 2 in Kahului. Thursday April 13 Carlos Santana will join us, and this week, it's Santana bassist and musical director Benny Rietveld, who has strong Hawaii connections, having grown up in Honolulu, graduating from McKinley High School.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Caregiver Foundation and their 6th annual fundraiser and silent auction at the Mandalay 1055 Alakea Street, Honolulu Saturday April 29th 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Devon Allman Band performs at the Blue Note tonight for 6:30 and 9 p.m. shows. One of the sons of Gregg Allman, he didn't meet his famous father until he was a teenager, and has himself become a formidable guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist.

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A new national ranking of the best-run airports has good news for Maui, bad news for Honolulu. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr

Comedian, television personality, Roseanne Barr has been living on Hawai‘i island for the last eight years.  She and her family recently opened a store, Honoka‘a Country Market, selling locally raised Andrade beef and soon, her own nuts, pineapples, and produce.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught up with Roseanne ahead of her stand up shows at the Blue Note, Saturday and Sunday.

Wayne Yoshioka

The House Finance Committee conducted a six-hour hearing Wednesday night on the General Excise Tax surcharge for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.  The meeting was not televised for the public.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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A new Aloha Stadium plan was unveiled today for the first time.  Planners say it’s conceptual only to begin the public discussion.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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noe tanigawa

People gravitate to Andrew Binkley’s “Stone Cloud” at Foster Garden.  Part of the Honolulu Biennial, it is big, and looks quite heavy, hovering over the heads of those who wander by.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught up with Binkley there in the Garden to find out what he had in mind.

Native Hawaiian Culture Overcomes Incarceration

Apr 5, 2017
Sonny Ganaden
Sonny Ganaden

About 1,400 Hawai‘i residents are in prison in Arizona. Most are Native Hawaiian. Late last year, an unusual event took place near a privately-run prison. It involved indigenous people and what organizers called an apology ceremony. Lawyer and journalist Sonny Ganaden went to Arizona for the ceremony, and came back with this story for Hawai‘i Public Radio.

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