Local Headlines

Wayne Yoshioka

House Transportation Committee Extends GET Surcharge for Rail Transit for an Unspecified Period

State funding for the Honolulu Rail Transit project cleared a critical hurdle in the House today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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National and World Headlines

Police Identify Suspect In Deadly London Attack Near U.K. Parliament

Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET The man who is believed to have carried out a deadly attack near the U.K. Parliament has been identified by Britain's Metropolitan Police as Khalid Masood, 52. Police believe the man acted alone. He was shot and killed after carrying out an attack that killed a police officer and three civilians and wounded several others around 2:40 p.m. local time Wednesday. (Two of the civilian victims died on Wednesday; the third was hospitalized after the attack and died Thursday....

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Wayne Yoshioka

State Representative Beth Fukumoto announced today she is resigning from the Republican Party following two months of input from her Mililani constituents.   She says her troubles with the Hawai’i GOP started a while ago but came to a head when Donald Trump won the Presidency.

Wayne Yoshioka

State funding for the Honolulu Rail Transit project cleared a critical hurdle in the House today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

Making Art Happen

Mar 22, 2017
noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

Great art does not just happen.  It has to be nurtured to become a rich conversation about this place and time—that’s how it becomes valuable to generations hence.    HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues a series of reports on how  people and businesses investing in local art are building the way our time will be remembered.

Wayne Yoshioka

An estimated 43 percent of private sector workers in Hawai’i lack paid sick leave.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, state lawmakers are attempting to address this issue.

Wayne Yoshioka

City lawmakers will be voting Wednesday to advance a bill that could ban the use of mobile electronic devices in certain instances for safety reasons.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows


  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn how Purple Maiʻa has taken the concept of the Hackathon and given it a new twist. We’ll find out how Hawaiian culture plays a key role in the hackathon process and guides teams toward the Purple Prize.

Laurie Sumiye

Funding Conservation with Development; UH Administrator Cited in Travel ban Ruling; Eco-Art

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and if you're over 50, and have not done this essential test, then it's time to learn about all of your options to prevent this potentially treatable disease. From home kits to colonoscopies and more, we'll talk about the best way to screen and detect early-stage colon cancer which might just save a life.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Kanikapila Sunday

2 hours ago

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.

Sinatra, The Man and the Music

3 hours ago

Sundays at 5 PM on HPR-2. The life and times of one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers - Frank Sinatra. Hosted by HPR's Guy Steele, the program features recordings, radio and television appearances, and live performances. Also included are excerpts from interviews with Sinatra himself, as well as commentary from arrangers, musicians, songwriters and other who worked with him during his long career.

Blues From the Basement

4 hours ago

  Saturdays at 10 PM on HPR-2. Blues from the Basement is a traditional blues show. whether it's Mississippi, Chicago, delta, or Piedmont blues, we cover it and try to remain true for the purists. And for those folks who may either have misconceptions about the blues or have never really delved into the blues... We do our best at trying to give our listeners a musical education on the great American art form simply known as the blues.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

For the caller who wanted to know what puana meant, as in the line so commonly used in the last verse of a song. In that case, puana means the attack or beginning of a song. Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana just means to start to tell the summary, refrain of the song.

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