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Centennial Commemoration of Lili‘uokalani

Hawai‘i’s last Queen, Lili‘uokalani, was born September 2, 1838, and died November 11, 1917. The centennial commemoration of her death is beginning this weekend at ‘Iolani Palace with a free celebration of her music, and an exhibit of revealing artifacts is also underway at UH Hamilton Library. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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'We've Never Gone Through This': Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Puerto Rico's Electricity

Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET Puerto Rico is trying to start the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria — and it's doing so after the powerful storm blew homes apart, filled roads with water and tore at its infrastructure. Flash floods are persisting, and the island has no electricity service. "We are without power, the whole island is without power," Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner — its representative in Congress — told Morning Edition on Thursday. González-Colón...

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Tor Johnson / Hawai'i Tourism Authority

Culture and commerce are often seen as forces in conflict. But here in Hawaiʻi, the culture is one of the driving forces of the state’s largest commercial sector – tourism. This week, HPR takes a closer look at tourism as part of our series - Travelling Money: Managing Hawai’i’s Tourism Future.  HPR reporter Ku’uwehi Hiraishi looks at the role of Hawaiian culture in the future of tourism.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

Hawai‘i’s last Queen, Lili‘uokalani, was born September 2, 1838, and died November 11, 1917.  The centennial commemoration of her death is beginning this weekend at ‘Iolani Palace with a free celebration of her music, and an exhibit of revealing artifacts is also underway at UH Hamilton Library.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

It was Day Two of the Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu and time to focus on Hawai’i’s number one international market.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Governor David Y. Ige / Flickr
Governor David Y. Ige / Flickr

This week, we’ve been looking at the tourism industry throughout the state, in our series “Traveling Money: Managing Hawai‘i’s Tourism Future.”  Today we get an update about Hawai'i Island, where tourism is the best it’s been in a decade. HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken has more from Kona. 

David Yee

Final oral arguments in the contested case hearing for the Thirty-Meter Telescope land use permit will be heard today in Hilo. Parties to the contested case will make their case before the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi tells us what we can expect.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about the formation of a new organization called the Computer Science Teachers Association. We’ll hear from the organizers about the importance of computer science and the role it plays in the future of our students.

Par Hawaii

Myanmar Unwound; Oil Refining in Hawaii; Sustainable Tourism


Global Food Production; Sustainable Tourism; Big Wave Surfing for Women

HPR-Produced Music Shows

John C. Zak
John C. Zak

Welcome to Classical Pacific for Thursday, September 21,  2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today we’ll hear “Fairy Tale” by  Josef Suk. We’ll also hear “Summer Evening” by Zoltan Kodaly as well as music by Mozart, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms.
Classical Pacific airs at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2 - your home for classical music.

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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. 

So tonight I'm going to attempt a second Hip-Hop show, weaving in and out of radio friendly, and thought provoking songs with different...often jazzy cuts and reinterpretations.  

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: September 21st

11 hours ago

Ahiahi, the Hawaiian word for “evening,” is one that calls for a glide in your pronunciation. Ahiahi is that beautiful time of  day, the late afternoon.

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