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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten "relocation" camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of them were American citizens.

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Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits

The Trump administration wants to allow insurance companies to offer more policies that have limited health benefits and that can reject customers if they have pre-existing medical conditions. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the plans , which don't meet the legal requirements for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, will allow consumers who can't afford insurance now to find cheaper plans. "It's one step in the direction of providing Americans with health...

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Order 9066 Podcast Series

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten "relocation" camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of them were American citizens.

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We head to South America for news on a new telescope effort as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.

    

Wayne Yoshioka

The state department with the largest operating budget is asking lawmakers to help make it more efficient. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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This week Helping Hand starts two weeks of featuring nonprofits in the Asia Pacific supporting two of the most vulnerable animals on Earth. First up, Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

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Tomorrow is World Pangolin Day. Every third Saturday in February is devoted to this most critically endangered animal. The pangolin is a scaly anteater, a mammal, about the size of a cat, covered in small scales, with no teeth and a very long tongue. They primarily eat ants and other insects, and are notoriously difficult to keep in captivity. There are eight species in Africa and Asia. But not for long.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Hawaii Technology Development Corp.

Tomorrow on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan invited Robbie Melton, Executive Director of HTDC back to the show to talk about the future of the Mānoa Innovation Center.

They'll find out how the relationship between the Hawaiʻi Technology Development Corporation and the University of Hawaiʻi is affecting the operating budget of the center. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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It has been just over a month since the State of Hawaii erroneously issued an incoming missile alert. A report from Deputy Adjutant General Kenneth Hara about how to move forward is forthcoming. So today we assembled a panel of experts to address Hawaii’s disaster readiness. What did the January 13 missile alert teach us? What changes need to be made?

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SNAP Under Threat; Epigenetics and Health; Girls in STEM; Guitarist Andy Kimbel

HPR-Produced Music Shows

HPR receives new releases and other CDs regularly. I recently played some new arrivals, and I've found some more in the ever-bulging CD mountain in the basement of HPR. Today I'll share music of Ravel, Mendelssohn, Britten, Beethoven, Vanhal, Boccherini, Mozart, Jobim and D'Rivera. In the first hour, I'll also be remembering the amazing Beebe Freitas, who passed away this month.  When my children were small, their school had a weekly chapel service, and Beebe was their accompanist.

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Weekdays 8:30 AM - Noon on HPR-1

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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. 

Putting together a mixed bag of sound for this President's Day show... and will try not to make it too political.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: February 20th

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Did you ever sit on a stool without a back and wonder what to call it in Hawaiian? Well, you might say noho kū.

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