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Funkify! The Afrofuture Is Now

February is African American History Month, and the folks at the Honolulu Museum of Art will be celebrating with a specially themed ARTafterDARK this Friday. Get ready for a night of Afrofuturist films, music, and activities including what’s billed as Hawai‘i’s first large-scale public silent disco. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports. ARTafterDARK’s Afrofuturist party runs 6-9 at the Honolulu Museum of Art this Friday, February 26th. Afrofuturism is a term coined in the early 90’s to examine work...
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Obama Says Guantanamo Prison Doesn't Help U.S. Security, 'It Undermines It'

U.S. operation of the Guantanamo Bay military detention center in Cuba is "contrary to our values" and is seen as "a stain on our broader record" of upholding the highest rules of law, President Obama said Tuesday as he announced plans to close the facility.The administration's proposal is "not expected to go very far," as the Two-Way reported earlier today. Devised by the Pentagon, the plan outlines how a shutdown might work — something that was requested by Congress. But it comes months...
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  February is African American History Month, and the folks at the Honolulu Museum of Art will be celebrating with a specially themed ARTafterDARK this Friday.  Get ready for a night of Afrofuturist films, music, and activities including what’s billed as Hawai‘i’s first large-scale public silent disco.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers are considering a bill to plug the insurance gaps for drivers who use personal vehicles to haul paying riders.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

In this week’s Stargazer, we have several planets in our morning skies and we learn more about an international telescope project abroad where authorities have taken a very different approach to its construction than the way local officials have handled the Thirty Meter Telescope as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.     

Flickr / Robin Wendler
Flickr / Robin Wendler

Researchers say the endangered Hawaiian monk seal population is on the rise. But so is the threat of a fatal virus that could wipe out the native species if it reaches Hawai‘i. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on new efforts to prevent a future outbreak.

In case you’ve ever wondered how to vaccinate a wild Hawaiian monk seal, the first thing you’ll need is one of these. “This is a pole-syringe,” said Michelle Barbieri, holding up a 4-foot long spring loaded pole. She’s a veterinarian for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hawaiian monk seal program.

courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week Helping Hand has returning guest After-School All-Stars Hawaii with President & CEO Dawn Dunbar and Program Director David Asato speaking about their afterschool programs that offer a safe environment for children to learn, as well as opportunities to integrate general education kids with those from special education and who are facing disabilities of all kinds.

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91.7 FM KAHU Pahala is off the air due to an outage of the internet service that provides programming to the transmitter. We don't know when programming will be restored. All other transmitters are operating normally.
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