Casey Harlow

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Casey Harlow was born on a beautiful fall day in 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not much else is known about his youth other than he had a love for radio at a young age.  He came to HPR from the college radio station KWVA in Eugene, OR, in 2012. He started out as a board operator and, having worked in practically all of the departments at HPR, is currently the station’s Jack-of-all-trades.  In his off-time, he’s a Soul/R&B DJ and host of a Sunday morning show on KTUH.

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The Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia departed Tahiti last week for Honolulu – beginning the final leg of their worldwide journey. We caught up with Nāʻālehu Anthony the day after the Hōkūleʻa set sail for home.

[Photo Credit: ʻŌiwi TV / Nāʻālehu Anthony]

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Neighbor island schools have an opportunity to win a little money.

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The Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument is under review by the Department of the Interior…and the public will be able submit comments.

The crew for the next part of the voyage of the Hōkūleʻa left Honolulu on Saturday afternoon for Tahiti. Both the canoes and crews are preparing for the final leg of the worldwide journey. We talked with Hōkūleʻa’s navigator– Kaʻiulani Murphy – before the crew left Honolulu.

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Scientists are saying not to trust a popular method to treat Portuguese Man o’ War stings.

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Experts are saying it’s too late to eradicate an invasive plant on the Big Island.

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The state Department of Health is advising caution for Oahu residents who have recently eaten poke or ahi from a series of local stores and restaurants.

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ʻŌiwi TV / Kaipo Kīʻaha

A lot has happened since our last update from the Hōkūleʻa. The crew made it safely to Tahiti where it met up with the Hikianalia - ending the worldwide voyage that started in 2014.

Now both canoes are sailing through French Polynesia before heading back home. We caught up with Nāʻālehu Anthony on board the Hikianalia.

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Hawaiʻi’s first ever small business conference is being held on Maui this week.

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

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

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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.

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Lisy_ / Pixabay

North Korea fired another ballistic missile yesterday and there are reports of preparations for another nuclear weapons test that could be timed for the U.S.-China summit later this week. With President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping set for their first meeting Thursday and Friday in Florida, two other East Asian powers took a step to repair relations…we have details from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

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People in North Western Australia are worried about how to protect a rich collection of dinosaur tracks that was made public earlier this month. Thieves and tourists could damage or even destroy what’s been called Australia’s own Jurassic Park. We have more from Neal Conan in today’s Pacific News Minute.

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ʻĀina Paikai / ʻŌiwi TV

Last week, Hikianalia departed Honolulu to meet up with the Hōkūleʻa on the last legs of the worldwide journey.  Meanwhile, the Hōkūleʻa is still making its way to French Polynesia. We caught up with Captain Russell Amimoto just as they were arriving in Pitcairn Island.

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Nāʻālehu Anthony / ʻŌiwi TV

The Hōkūleʻa has embarked on the 29th leg of its worldwide journey – that will take them to French Polynesia.  The crew spent the past couple weeks on Rapa Nui to rest, take in the sights and prepare for the next part of the voyage.  We caught up with navigator Kaleo Wong before the crew left Rapa Nui.

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An assessment of Hawaii’s reef fish populations shows that 11 species are possibly overfished.

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USFWS - Pacific Region / Flickr

Conservationists are trying to establish a Black-footed albatross colony on Oahu’s North Shore.

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Nāʻālehu Anthony / ʻŌiwi TV

It’s been 2 weeks since the Hōkūleʻa left the Galapagos Islands for Rapa Nui – or Easter Island. This is one of the toughest legs on the worldwide journey due to the size of the island. But we caught up with Nāʻālehu Anthony who says the conditions, crew and fishing are all good.

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Ricardo Ramirez

A recent release of data and measurements of distant planets is marking a change for the astronomical community.

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North Korea’s latest missile launch has sparked condemnations from the United States and its allies in the Asia Pacific. It also led to an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council. But events coming elsewhere on the Korean peninsula in less than a month are likely to draw a different kind of reaction. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Nāʻālehu Anthony / Oiwi TV

The Hōkūleʻa is on its way to the island of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island.

It’s one of the more difficult journeys of the entire voyage. The crew has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming trip that will take roughly two weeks. We caught up with Nāʻālehu Anthony before they left the Galapagos.

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Wayne Yoshioka

Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Trump has been postponed.

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Oiwi TV / Bryson Hoe

The Hōkūle‘a is in the Galapagos Islands for the next week. Crewmembers are exploring the islands and studying the balance the islands have for tourism and natural preservation. We caught up with crewmember Bryson Hoe as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Christopher Martin / Cal Tech

A new, state-of-the-art astronomy instrument is being installed atop Mauna Kea.

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Rennett Stowe / Flickr

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a complaint filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii regarding the current state of Hawaii’s prison system.

The document says the state’s prisons and jails don’t meet minimum standards and violate the constitutional rights of prisoners.

They say that 7 out of 9 state prisons are severely overcrowded and underfunded.

Adding that facilities lack proper health services, food safety, and sanitary conditions. 

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A local conservation group is pushing for legislation to study and control wild parakeets on Kauai.

The Rose-ringed parakeet is believed to have been introduced to the island during the 1960s.

In recent decades, its population has grown exponentially raising health, agriculture and conservation concerns.

It's believed the parakeets pose a threat to Kauai's agricultural future by eating crops. And it's believed they will also strip the seeds of endangered native plants.

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National Tropical Botanical Garden

An organization on Kauai is keeping a critically endangered plant from going extinct.

There are only 40 ‘ohe ‘ohe trees left in the wild, but the National Tropical Botanical Garden has multiplied the population in a matter of days.

This is part of the organization’s latest project to save the native plant.

Tessa McSwain is the group’s Marketing Director.

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Maui County might purchase a portion of the Wailuku Water Company.

The administration of Mayor Alan Arakawa has sent a budget amendment to the County Council seeking funding approval to appraise the water company’s property and infrastructure.

If approved, it could clear the way for the county to purchase more than 8,500 acres of land in the West Maui watershed.

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As we approach tomorrow’s 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, we are listening to memories and recollections of those who experienced that day in Hawaii.

Honolulu resident Louise Lanzilotti recently read from the recollections of her father, Judge Samuel King. On December 7th, 1941 he was a relatively new attorney, who learned of the attack from neighbors in Mānoa—who told him to turn on the radio.

We’ll have more “Pearl Harbor Voices” all this week on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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