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Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

We did it! Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive is finished (7 hours early). The station exceeded its goal of $900,000...and many of those came in via Bridging the Gap. 

Thank You so much to everyone who pledged during the drive... and especially those who pledged for Bridging the Gap, and a special thanks my co-dj Jon Alan for sticking around with me for so many nights. 

I have a few weeks of catch up for the "bag-o-schwag" bonus gifts... but will be sending them out ASAP. 

 

It's Day 7 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and we're pushing on raising money for both Bridging the Gap as well as all the programing.  Tonight I'm joined on air by Joey Gonz, the General Manager of KTUH and host of "Unfun Radio".

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Chef Mavro
Chef Mavro

Here we go with Day 6 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive!  Tonight (I think) I'm going to slow it down a little with a little more World Music and Downtempo.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

It's Friday, and Day 3 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive... which means I'm following Latin Beat w/ Ray Cruz... which means it's a whole night of upbeat party jams.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Donna Blanchard
Donna Blanchard

Happy 4/20 and Day 2 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Here we go! Day 1 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Ahhh, the quiet calm before the storm. Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive starts bright and early tomorrow morning, and I have a feeling that many of the shows will be pretty upbeat, so I'm taking the opportunity to embrace the little calm before all of the madness.

If you want to pledge early visit: bit.ly/isupporthpr

Keeping it eclectic for tonight's Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap.  I think I'm just laying a little low before the upcoming Spring 2017 Pledge Drive which starts on Wednesday.

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

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.    

Afro Funky, meets Latin, meets classic Soul tonight on Bridging the Gap.

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Keeping it chilled like a a sophisticated cocktail lounge this evening on Bridging the Gap.

The spooky chandler is from the Honolulu Biennial.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be a collection of mellow songs, often filled with classical undertones.

Brandon Woelfel
Brandon Woelfel

Happy Friday to you! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be a fun eclectic mixture of  global beats.

Sound on Sound
Sound on Sound

Sounds from a couple of songs from Daptone recording artists, new music from Somi, and a few more tasty gems on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Guest DJ in the house tonight! DJ Mermaid from KTUH will be sitting in and mixing some of her favorites.

Lukas Nelson is one of Willie Nelson's sons and spent years growing up on Maui, where his legendary father has a home.

Kelly Nakagawa
Kelly Nakagawa

Tonight on Bridging the Gap... Jazz, Breaks, Bossa and other music from Japan.

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Positive County Health Report; Hawaii’s History of Changing Parties; Throwing Pottery While Feeding the Hungry

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Maintaining Pacific Fishing Restrictions; Access to Private Land for Invasive Species Control; Preserving Hawaiian History through Music

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

This week’s Stargazer includes details on the contentious debate regarding planets vs. dwarf planets in our ever expanding solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

Courtesy of Hawaii Opera Theatre
Courtesy of Hawaii Opera Theatre

Traditional grand opera is comically characterized by big violent scenes and jumping from great heights, but more recently especially, introspective, psychological operas are winning new audiences.  Hawai‘i Opera Theatre’s latest production, Three Decembers, could do just that.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the production will bring one of opera’s most beloved performers to four Hawaiian Islands.

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For decades, Bonnie Raitt has mixed her passion for music with philanthropy and activism. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend is continuing the tour for her 2016 release Dig In Deep with dates Friday at the MACC and Saturday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall before heading... deeper...

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

Master carver Kawika Eskaran has built canoes, he’s sailed and works with Polynesian navigators and directs special projects at BYU-Hawai‘i.  His sculpture at the corner of South and Ala Moana is designed to bring peace to an area with a troubled history.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, it is also a navigational reference, for those who understand.

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Steve Kimock and Friends play March 23 and 24 at the Blue Note Hawaii and March 25 at the Honoka'a People's Theatre. His resume is unusual, in that he's had the chance to perform or work with many of the heavy names associated with the Grateful Dead, including Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean and Keith Godchaux, Billy Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

Honolulu is having an art moment.  The Honolulu Biennial is raising awareness, new construction is providing opportunities, and established businesses are realizing art’s marketing potential.  Without the benefit of traditional galleries, an alternative infrastructure has been preparing artists for this moment.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa traces how choice pieces, many representing Hawai‘i’s  stories and culture, are appearing around town.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii, open 24 hours a day year-round as a temporary “home” for families that must come to Honolulu for specialized medical treatment for children. They celebrate their 30th anniversary in the islands this month, and HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with President Jerri Chong and Public Relations Manager Gene Davis of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawai‘i.

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Art Biennials are big business, as you can tell by the proliferation of bi and triennials around the globe over the last twenty years.  Cities launch these high profile art extravaganzas to attract tourists, sales, and cultural cache.  The Honolulu Biennial has just opened in nine venues around town, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on how to make the most of it.

For tonight's session of Bridging the Gap I'm trying something a little different and NOT going with any specific theme...instead we're simply going to just roll along and see what happens, and hopefully, it's good.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Flaming Goddess Cosplay
Flaming Goddess Cosplay

SPACE MUSIC tonight on Bridging the Gap! Or a collection of songs that are joined together by atmospheric sounds, or a space theme.  Listening to songs from Sun Ra, Geotic, Bruno Pernadas and More.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Future Tango, Gypsy Swing, and chilled electronic soul on tonights session of Bridging the Gap.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

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