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Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hawaii Urged Not To Ignore LGBT Tourism

For the first time, the Hawai‘i Tourism Conference featured a session on LGBT travel. The islands have long been a destination for gay visitors, but state tourism officials have been slow to advertise it. As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, many believe it’s an opportunity Hawai‘i can’t afford to pass up. When it comes to attracting visitors, Hawai‘i’s a pretty easy sell. Its sandy beaches and lush mountains provide a picture perfect vacation getaway. But for LGBT travelers, that may not be...
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Senate Votes To Override Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

The Senate voted Wednesday to give families of 9/11 victims the right to sue the Saudi Arabian government, overriding President Obama's veto for the first time.The vote was lopsided, with 97 Senators voting in favor of the override, well above the two-thirds majority needed to overcome the president's objection. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid cast the lone "no" vote. Senators Tim Kaine, D-Va. and Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. did not vote.The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)...
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Japanese art and crafts have a reputation for quality and centuries of what seem like unbroken tradition behind them.  A new exhibition coming to Honolulu will feature experts in traditional metalwork, ceramics, painting, and fabric dye who use impeccable technique to tell contemporary stories.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on Imayo: Japan’s New Traditionists.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

For the first time, the Hawai‘i Tourism Conference featured a session on LGBT travel. The islands have long been a destination for gay visitors, but state tourism officials have been slow to advertise it. As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, many believe it’s an opportunity Hawai‘i can’t afford to pass up.

When it comes to attracting visitors, Hawai‘i’s a pretty easy sell. Its sandy beaches and lush mountains provide a picture perfect vacation getaway. But for LGBT travelers, that may not be enough.

HTA Poster/Slide

The 5-day Tourism Conference was launched today at the Hawai’i Convention Center.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this year’s gathering focuses on shaping the future of the state’s visitor industry.

Ward Villages
Ward Villages

There’s a lot of new development coming to The Ward Village in Kaka‘ako.

Earth Wind & Fire are back in the islands. With a local history dating to 1975, original member and bassist Verdine White followed up his recent phone interview on Hawaii Public Radio with a conversation last night here in town, and among topics, spoke about his philanthropic side with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

Earth Wind and Fire perform at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu tonight. The concert is sold out.

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Christiaan Colen / Flickr
Christiaan Colen / Flickr

Today on Bytemarks Café: The 1st Annual Hawaii Code Challenge

Today on Bytemarks Café, at the first Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, the State asked the tech community to help make government better. We’ll talk to some of the prize-winning teams about their projects and how their applications help citizens better interact with government. This afternoon at 5 on HPR-2.
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Kulani Cone Updates

East Hawaii Update as of September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Photo Credit: Don Mussell

With this week’s fair weather, engineers have resumed work on the antenna installation and related microwave transmitters. Steel reinforcements and other maintenance work are also in progress. Next steps: testing and having the signal “settle in” and a final round of FCC approvals. We’re ever closer, watch this space for updates.   

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Piʻi mele, two words that used together mean “musical scale.” Just as we sometimes call the scale do-re-mi in English, in Hawaiian we sometimes call the piʻi mele by the first three notes: pā-kō-lī.

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Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. The latest in instrumental and vocal releases is the focus of Evening Jazz. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands. Find his playlists HERE|
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