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Moana’s Local Ties Resonate on Oscar Night

The Academy Awards are this Sunday and Disney’s animated movie Moana is up for two Oscars—including Best Original Song for “ How Far I’ll Go .” Hawai‘i’s own Auli ‘ i Cravalho stars in Moana and will sing that song at the Oscars this Sunday night. You may know about the movie and its other local ties—but if not, or if you need a refresher course—here’s a reminder from HPR Contributing Reporter Heidi Chang.

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This week Helping Hand has returning guest Helping Hands Hawaii discussing the range of ways they assist the vulnerable in the Aloha State, and sharing details about their 13th annual fundraising dinner, Thursday March 2nd at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Moana’s Local Ties Resonate on Oscar Night

Feb 24, 2017
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© Disney

  The Academy Awards are this Sunday and Disney’s animated movie Moana is up for two Oscars—including Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go.” Hawai‘i’s own Auli‘i Cravalho stars in Moana and will sing that song at the Oscars this Sunday night.

 

You may know about the movie and its other local ties—but if not, or if you need a refresher course—here’s a reminder from HPR Contributing Reporter Heidi Chang.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature created a task force last session to provide recommendations to improve Hawai’i’s Correctional System.  They briefed lawmakers on an interim report today.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

Amidst the flurry of Executive Orders issued recently by President Trump, a seventy five year old Order is being re-examined.  Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt in 1942, banned “any or all persons” from “military areas” as determined by the Secretary of War and military commanders.  Though this order and the Japanese internment it caused have been discredited in the courts, political figures have used it recently to support new rules around immigration.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on what is at stake.

Kay Howe

State lawmakers were briefed on the current status of a disease that is worrying East Hawai’i Island residents.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Kanikapila Sunday

Feb 24, 2017

NOTE: As of February 14th, Kanikapila Sunday will be heard Sundays at 1pm on HPR-1

Sundays at 1 PM on HPR-2. In Hawaiian, "kani ka pila" means "play music," and Hawaii Public Radio's Derrick Malama plays the latest in Hawaiian music, plus classic songs from Hawai`i's past. The show also features interviews with guest artists and in-studio performances.

Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller

Feb 24, 2017

  Sundays at 9am on HPR-1

Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaiʻi Public Radio.

To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet," call in on Sunday-of or email your requests (use subject line: Sunday Brunch).

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