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Wayne Yoshioka

Maui Water Rights Bill Coming Up for Full Senate Vote

The state legislature will have marathon floor sessions tomorrow to pass bills on final reading before adjournment May 5th. These bills include the executive budget and a few controversial measures. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
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Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Win Indiana Primaries

Donald Trump dealt Ted Cruz's campaign a fatal loss with his victory in the Indiana GOP primary. Later on Tuesday night, The Texas senator suspended his bid for the White House.In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton, but his victory still won't be enough to close the yawning gap between the two.Indiana proved decisive in the GOP contest. With his Indiana victory, Trump crossed the 1,000-delegate threshold. He's 84 percent of the way to getting the 1,237 delegates he needs...
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noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

   David Kuhn has spent over thirty years as a wildlife guide.  As part of his own process learning Hawai‘i’s forest birds, Kuhn began recording them in the mid ‘90’s.  His audio library now encompasses birds, bats, crickets, whales, waters, and, importantly, the mixed sounds of forest biophanies that are rapidly disappearing.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited him in Kōke‘e on Kaua‘i.

“If you close your eyes, would you really feel like you’re there?  That’s my goal.”

Wayne Yoshioka

The state legislature will have marathon floor sessions tomorrow to pass bills on final reading before adjournment May 5th.    These bills include the executive budget and a few controversial measures.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr
NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr

  

  

Marine scientists are using some biology basics to protect Hawai‘i’s coral. 

Corals release their offspring as swimming larvae that eventually attach themselves to reefs and begin to transform into the skeleton of a coral head.  Researchers with the Hawai‘i Institute for Marine Biology have identified the molecular toolkit used by coral to build their skeletons.

This week on Stargazer we hear what to look for in our dark island skies, plus we’re learning about a NASA probe that has run the course of its mission, and soon will face a fiery end, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The Hawai‘i state health department has named the first eight licensees who will grow and sell medical marijuana. The winning companies now face the challenge of cultivating the product in time for dispensaries to open as early as July 15.

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The Conversation: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Every Student Succeeds in Hawaii; Getting Hawai’i Girls into STEM; Neal Conan on Primaries and the Pacific; Making Kapa Governor’s Team, Every Student Succeeds Act: Darrel Galera For the better part of this century- states have been trying to make the 2002 federal law, No Child Left Behind work...until last December. That was when a bipartisan measure- the Every Student Succeeds Act became the latest reauthorization of the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In short, it gave...
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Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer

Sundays at 10 PM on HPR-2. A familiar "Aloha y'all" kicks things off each Sunday night, as Tim Vandeveer bridges cultural and musical divides with Americana tunes that are "contrary to ordinary." "At my family reunions we always sing 'Blessed be the tie that binds,' and more and more I realize that music is often the tie" says Vandeveer, who has hosted the show for ten years on HPR.
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