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Wayne Yoshioka

Sexual Harassment Case Closed: Souki to Resign

The State Ethics Commission announced a settlement in the sexual harassment investigation of Hawai’i’s most senior lawmaker. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Trump Orders Stiff Tariffs On China, In Hopes Of Cutting Trade Gap By $50 Billion

Updated at 5:13 p.m. ET In a major escalation of the president's "America First" trade policy, the Trump administration is preparing to impose stiff tariffs on Chinese imports. The goal is to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China by $50 billion. President Trump is also calling for new limits on Chinese investment in U.S. technology, in an effort to protect what the administration calls America's "economic seed corn." The stock market dropped sharply in anticipation of possible fallout from...

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Wayne Yoshioka

The State Ethics Commission announced a settlement in the sexual harassment investigation of Hawai’i’s most senior lawmaker. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

State, Counties Weigh Options for Abandoned Vehicles

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Complaints about junked cars in neighborhoods across the state hit a crescendo last year. The eyesore threw light on a dilemma over automobiles left on the sides of roads. State lawmakers have been hearing measures to try and solve the complaints. One bill to require removal of cars within 10 days is getting push-back from the counties. The real issue is lack of space to store derelict and abandoned vehicles.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

For a few hours this week, inmates at Waiʻawa Correctional Facility stepped away from prison life. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi was there and has this story.

U.S. Navy

State lawmakers are considering legislation to direct the U.S. Navy to build safeguards at its Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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It was six months ago today that Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. Today, there are still communities on the islands that either have no power or only intermittent electricity. One question for the state of Hawai‘i: how would our islands fare if we faced a similar situation? HPR Contributing Reporter Sherry Bracken took that question to power company officials on the Big Island to learn more.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan get an update on the Creative Lab Hawaiʻi which include immersive programs, ideation workshops, and public programs.


House Speaker Souki, Abandoned Cars, Ewa Field Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Healthcare, Entangled Whales

Wayne Yoshioka

An Update with HPD's New Police Chief, Susan Ballard

HPR-Produced Music Shows

  In his brief life of 35 years, Mozart composed over 600 works, including 41 symphonies and 21 operas. Beethoven lived longer, but began going deaf in his 20s and continued writing more and more adventurous works even though he was almost totally deaf by 40. Today I'm playing early middle and late works by each composer, for a very small sample of the brilliant development of each composer's work. 

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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. 

One day late, after the spring equinox... but still a good excuse to theme a show around the seasons.  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be all about the sound of spring... laid back, pretty, and filled with life.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: March 22nd

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Peʻa means a cross, or to cross. That's just one meaning, and there are many. But think of it when you make an “x” on the paper in a game of tic-tac-toe – that's a peʻa.

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