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Overnight Explosion Sends Ash into the Air

A total of 22 fissures have appeared since May 3rd in Leilani Estates. The eruption has destroyed at least 25 homes, and lava has covered more than 115 acres of land. As of Friday, officials say the activity at the fissures have paused for now, but they are still releasing hazardous gases.

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Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

In a case involving the rights of tens of millions of private-sector employees, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, delivered a major blow to workers, ruling for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws. Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch said that the 1925 Federal Arbitration Act trumps the National Labor Relations Act and that employees who sign employment agreements to arbitrate claims must do so on an individual basis —...

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Dave Corrigan / Big Island Video News

Hawai'i County personnel are being stretched thin by the demands of the current lava eruption. Hawai'i County Police Department has 450 sworn officers. Those serving in the Puna district are working overtime to handle the demands of both the lava flow and regular duties. HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken talked with the police chief to find out how they are coping.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory of USGS / Wikimedia Commons

A total of 22 fissures have appeared since May 3rd in Leilani Estates. The eruption has destroyed at least 25 homes, and lava has covered more than 115 acres of land. As of Friday, officials say the activity at the fissures have paused for now, but they are still releasing hazardous gases.

A New Look in Kailua

May 18, 2018
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By late 2018, the former Macy’s in Kailua will reopen as Lau Hala Shops. And the design pays tribute to the building’s lengthy history. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

When you head to Kuhio Beach in the center of Waikiki, you expect to be able to rent a surfboard, maybe get lessons, or even try one of those famous outrigger canoe rides.  You can do this through two for-profit city concessions, which go up to bid every five years.  This time, new regulations will likely mean the end of an era.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Catherine Cruz

If you have an emergency, one of the first things to do is call 9-1-1. What are some of the common reasons people call for help? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with Emergency Medical Services Chief Dean Nakano, and Dr. Michael Hayashi from Queen's Medical Center, about what you need to know about emergency treatment here in the islands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

Ryan Finnerty

City Responds to Dockless Scooters; Eruption Increases Uncertainty for Farmers; EPA Examines Cesspool Challenges; Miss Aligned 2 Anthology

US Geological Survey

East Rift Zone Update; Changes at the Airport; Charter School Evacuation; Mayor Wright Housing Redevelopment

HPR-Produced Music Shows

  Today, music inspired by myth and literature. I'll be playing music by Debussy, Berlioz Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Hovhannes, Gluck, Bonfa, Offenbach, Rameau, Mouquet, Barber, Respighi, and Britten. Some wrote work related to Shakespeare's The Tempest, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet. The rest of the work I'm sharing is based on Greek mythology - tales of Pan, Castor and Pollux, Aphrodite (Venus), Apollo, Oedipus, Medea and Orpheus. Join me for an inspired music telling of myths and Sheakespearean literature.

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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. 

Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts

­­­Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and ‘ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Tune in every Sunday with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai’i Time on HPR-1.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: May 21st

10 hours ago

Today's Hawaiian Word of the Day is kāmaʻa; for shoe, sandal, slipper, boot, ti leaf, or tapa sandal, shoes.

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