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Wayne Yoshioka

Festival of Resistance for Trump-Pence: Both Sides of the Story

A summer of resistance is the overarching theme to protest the Trump and Pence Administration in Hawai'i. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended a rally earlier this month and covered both sides of the story.

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Conservative Political Blogger Confirmed For Seat On Federal Appeals Court

On a party-line vote, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to confirm President Trump's most controversial judicial nominee to date. He is John Bush, a Kentucky lawyer and political blogger whose posts disparaged gay rights and compared the Supreme Court's abortion decision in Roe v. Wade to its pro-slavery 1857 Dred Scott decision. And he is now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Blogging under a fake name, Bush posted more than 400 items, often citing alt-right media...

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Wayne Yoshioka

A summer of resistance is the overarching theme to protest the Trump and Pence Administration in Hawai'i.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended a rally earlier this month and covered both sides of the story.

Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR).
Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR).

On the Diamond Head end of Waikīkī, crowds of up to a hundred people have been reported along the boundaries set up on Kaimana beach to protect a monk seal and her pup.  The pup, born between June 27 and 28, is growing and getting stronger, prompting new and broader warnings from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

More than 13-hundred people are taking part in the 3-day Hawai'i Conservation Conference in Honolulu this week.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended one of the sessions and filed this report.  

Hawaii State Parks

An experiment in community-based fishery management is underway on Kauaʻi’s north shore. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story from Hāʻena, Kauaʻi.

Wayne Yoshioka

City Lawmakers will be considering a bill next month that could require the installation of fire sprinkler systems in older residential condominiums.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Wayne Yoshioka

  In the wake of the 2017 Marco Polo condo fire, it has come to the public's attention that many of Honolulu's high rise residential buildings do not have sprinkler systems. Fire officials said that had there been a sprinkler system in place, the Marco Polo fire would have been doused in a matter of minutes. Today on Town Square we’ll look more closely at the fire code, the sales implications for condos without sprinklers and how high rise residences without sprinklers might get them.

 

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Aversion to the Homeless; Attorney-Client Privilege; Halting Invasive Algae

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll find out how drones are being used by botany researchers to find new native plant communities. We'll learn how these unmanned aerial systems with high resolution cameras are able to identify the rarest plants in very remote areas.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Thursday, July 20th,  2017 on HPR 2. I’m your host, John Zak.  

Today, we start off with music of Porgy and Bess. You can’t go wrong with Gershwin! We’ll also hear an energetic piece by Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes of Carl Maria Von Weber.  We also have two gorgeous works by Wilhelm Stenhammar, performed by the Royal National Scottish Orchestra. In the third hour, the musical cornucopia overflows with Symphony Number 5 by Jean Sibelius.

Morning Cafe/Morning Concert with Gene Schiller

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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. 

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a lush exploration of chilled beats pulled from an imaginary trip through the electric forest.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is another frequently mispronounced Hawaiian place name: Keʻeaumoku. That well-driven street was probably named for a governor of Maui who bore the same name as his father, and ally, and father-in-law of Kamehameha the First.

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