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Honolulu Rail Transit: Potential 16% Savings

The State Legislature is currently looking at ways to allow for the funding of the 8.2 billion dollar Honolulu Rail Transit System. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one study concludes there could be more than an 18 percent savings for rail construction.

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Trump Defends Charlottesville Comments At Phoenix Rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-iM9sDrAk Updated at 11:55 p.m. ET President Trump launched into a lengthy defense of his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and again derided the news media at an impassioned campaign rally in Phoenix. He reread a portion of his Saturday, Aug. 12, statement on the violence in Charlottesville, and mocked criticism that he didn't respond quickly enough. However, in his reading, Trump left out a few words in his statement that had drawn the most...

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Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature is currently looking at ways to allow for the funding of the 8.2 billion dollar Honolulu Rail Transit System.  But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one study concludes there could be more than an 18 percent savings for rail construction. 

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

In the 1960’s, internationally known artist Masami Teraoka made his reputation bridging cultures, blending classic Japanese Ukiyo-e subjects with golden arches, and other bits of Americana.  On the eve of a two part retrospective at Koa Gallery, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa explains how Teraoka’s fascination with American culture connected him to Russia’s anti-Putin feminists, Pussy Riot.

President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom are offering context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

Wayne Yoshioka

A Honolulu City Council Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow on a bill to retrofit older high rises with fire sprinkler systems.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, opponents say it targets seniors who live in older buildings.

Lynette Cruz

Cultural access to military training grounds in Mākua Valley began in a court battle between the military and the native Hawaiian community. Nearly two decades later, the cultural access program has begun to foster a transformation in mutual understanding and relationship building. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Bluefin Tuna; Local Sea Level Rise; Accessing Medical Cannabis

Keith DeMello
Keith DeMello

Tomorrow on Bytemarks Café, Governor David Ige and Chief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy will join us to talk state government tech. We’ll get an update on efforts to upgrade IT infrastructure and increase the pace of innovation inside the state government. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.


North Korea Policy Failure; Smoke-Free Cars; Coming Age of Automation

HPR-Produced Music Shows

So there's no theme for tonight's show... rather just stringing together some new music, and recient finds with current favorites. 

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

4 hours ago

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & 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.

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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.


Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 22nd

23 hours ago

Ask any fourth grader, “What is Hawaiʻi's state bird?” and you will hear nēnē. Nēnē, the endangered Hawaiian goose, still lives in the wild on Maui and on the Big Island.

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