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Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Carving Space for Tokelauan Identity in Hawaiʻi

If you build it, they will come. A tight-knit community of local Tokelauans are building a traditional canoe. They’re doing it as they would in their ancestral homeland – a small set of islands half way between Hawaiʻi and New Zealand. They’re hoping the project will encourage younger generations to learn more about their language and culture. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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courtesy of Nik Lacchin of luckydesigns.org

Helping Hand - Alea Bridge 2018

National and World Headlines

Denied Asylum, But Terrified To Return Home

In May, Lourdes walked across the bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and requested asylum. The first step is an interview with an asylum officer. "I told him that I have the evidence on me," Lourdes said, through an interpreter. She told the asylum officer about the scar on her arm, and the four missing fingers on her left hand — all evidence, she says, of a brutal attack by a gang in her native Honduras. But the asylum officer rejected her claim. "I don't know what happened," Lourdes said...

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Entertainer Marlon Wayans is in the islands for a pair of dates tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note Hawaii at 10 p.m., before a Sunday 7:30 p.m. show at the MACC. He took time for some laughs and to explore his fascinating life with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

courtesy of Nik Lacchin of luckydesigns.org

Today on Helping Hand we wrap up three weeks of covering Hawaii’s homeless crisis, the most severe per capita in the US. You can hear our previous two segments archived online with IHS: the Institute for Human Services and Mental Health Kokua.

So Long and Mahalo, Chris

7 hours ago
Harrison Patino

Today was Chris Vandercook's last show as co-host of The Conversation.

In the words of our News Director Bill Dorman, "Chris has brought a lot to this program, including a perspective, a point of view, and a sense of context that is often sorely missing in coverage of news and public affairs. Toss in a sense of history, a sense of humor, and the fact that he reads books, and the result is that he will be missed—we say aloha and mahalo for all the work."

Singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff contributed to the Southern California Rock sound of the 1970s, along with Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles and Jackson Browne.  Although she's visited the islands many times, Bonoff will be performing here for the first time on July 22 and 23 (Sunday and Monday night) at Blue Note Hawai'i.

Ryan Finnerty

This week several members of the 25 nation coalition participated in a naval gunnery exercise off the coast of Oahu as part of the 2018 Rim of the Pacific. The Conversation’s Ryan Finnerty joined the crew of the USS Lake Erie as they went through live fire training.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

So Long and Mahalo, Chris

7 hours ago
Harrison Patino

Today was Chris Vandercook's last show as co-host of The Conversation.

In the words of our News Director Bill Dorman, "Chris has brought a lot to this program, including a perspective, a point of view, and a sense of context that is often sorely missing in coverage of news and public affairs. Toss in a sense of history, a sense of humor, and the fact that he reads books, and the result is that he will be missed—we say aloha and mahalo for all the work."

Ryan Finnerty

This week several members of the 25 nation coalition participated in a naval gunnery exercise off the coast of Oahu as part of the 2018 Rim of the Pacific. The Conversation’s Ryan Finnerty joined the crew of the USS Lake Erie as they went through live fire training.

Ryan Finnerty

Free Wifi, RIMPAC, Reality Check, Indie Film, Tunes with Boogie

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Keeping the light, upbeat and fun to close out this week. Expect a little latin-electronic fusion, ska, funk and more.

Latin Beat with Ray Cruz

5 hours ago

Fridays at 8 PM on HPR-2. Latin Beat shares music and information regarding the Latin Genre. Host Ray Cruz connects the dots for the listener as he tells the story via music so that the audience feels surprised, entertained and moved. "Latin Beat.....music to make your ears smile"

Listen to archived shows HERE

Evening Concert

7 hours ago

Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.

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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 20th

21 hours ago

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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