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Floating Lanterns Light Up Hawaii Waters

On this Memorial Day, thousands of paper lanterns will illuminate the waters off Ala Moana Beach Park. 50,000 people are expected to attend tonight’s annual Floating Lantern Hawaii festival. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.
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WATCH: Obama Lays Wreath At Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Acknowledging the American service members who have lost their lives in war, President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday."The Americans who rest here and their families ... ask of us today only one thing in return: that we remember them," Obama said.Via the White House, here video of the ceremony: Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.
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On this Memorial Day, thousands of paper lanterns will illuminate the waters off Ala Moana Beach Park. 50,000 people are expected to attend tonight’s annual Floating Lantern Hawaii festival. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

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We hear about climate change on another planet in our Solar System this week on Stargazer as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

Al Jourgensen of the innovative rock group Ministry is back with another new project, Surgical Meth Machine. The legendary artist took time to discuss that and much more in a new interview with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

    

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As the Aloha State continues to be the epicenter of homelessness in the United States, with the single worst homeless epidemic per capita anywhere in the country, Helping Hand welcomes back Family Promise of Hawaii, a program to help families with minor children escape homelessness. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Mary Saunders.

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Steve Snodgrass / Flickr

New federal rules about overtime pay go in effect this December. And that could mean big changes for many island businesses. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

On December 1st, the U.S. Department of Labor will raise the threshold for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476.  Most people associate overtime pay with hourly workers, not salaried employees, who earn a flat annual amount regardless of how many hours worked.  But this rule is aimed right at those salaried employees.  

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Podcast: Hawaii's New Ice Age: Crystal Meth in the Islands

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Wikipedia Commons

The Body Show: Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain are some of the most common reasons people see their doctor, but when is it serious enough to require surgery, and why is that often considered the last resort?
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Morning Cafe/Morning Concert with Gene Schiller

Weekdays 8:30 AM - Noon on HPR-1 Studio Line: (808) 792-8245 About the show:HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. The program also includes the daily "Writers Almanac," interesting features, and frequently live interviews with visiting guest artists. After the 10am NPR news break, Morning Concert kicks in with longer classical works.About the host:Gene Schiller...
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