National and World News

FAA Expects 600,000 Commercial Drones In The Air Within A Year

We are in "one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of transportation," says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.He was talking about all of it: the self-driving cars, the smart-city movement, the maritime innovations. But the staggering prediction of the day goes to the drone industry:The Federal Aviation Administration expects some 600,000 drones to be used commercially within a year.For context, the FAA says that 20,000 drones are currently registered for commercial use....
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Wayne Yoshioka

President Barak Obama is headed to Honolulu where he’s expected to address members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – the I-U-C-N.    In the meantime, preparations for his visit are at a fevered pitch in a number of places on O’ahu.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

For today’s Stargazer, we hear about a Mauna Kea summit discovery relating to dark matter, and a galaxy thought to be almost entirely made up of it, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.


National Weather Service
National Weather Service

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Hawai‘i Island as Madeline moves closer.

Nick Yee
Nick Yee

A local artist is mixing the blues of Jimi Hendrix with the soul of Bill Withers.

Ron Artis II and his band “The Truth” are introducing a debut EP called “Little People” before starting a series of concerts across the islands.

Artis grew up alongside his 10 brothers and sisters performing for tourists who wandered into his family’s whimsically decorated home on O‘ahu’s north shore. Their father, Ron was best known for more than 900 murals around Hawaii.

Nick Yee
Nick Yee

When you think of the business boom in China, philanthropy may be one of the last things that comes to mind.  But the China Global Philanthropy Institute is working to change that with the help of UH’s East-West Center.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

The Body Show: The Mind, Body, Food Connection to Losing Weight

You work on your diet, exercise when you can... yet you can’t lose those extra pounds. Could stress be the culprit? Talking about the mind, body, food connection and how to fix it when things go awry. Today on The Body Show, 5 PM on HPR-2.
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Hawaiian Word of the Day

means to cry, weep, lament, or to mourn. You might hear a mother say, “Mai ʻue” – don't cry – or you might use it to discuss the reactions of the Hawaiians to the loss of their Queen: ʻue nakanaka – the people weep.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Morning Cafe/Morning Concert with Gene Schiller

Weekdays 8:30 AM - Noon on HPR-1 Studio Line: (808) 792-8245 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. The program also includes the daily "Writers Almanac," interesting features, and frequently live interviews with visiting guest artists. After the 10am NPR news break, Morning Concert kicks in with longer classical works.

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