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Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association's Top Priority: Ease Homelessness

Representatives from Hawai’i’s hospitality industry converged on the State Capitol today to brief lawmakers on their legislative priorities. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use

The Trump administration is rescinding guidance issued by its predecessor on the rights of transgender students to use bathrooms based on the gender with which they identify. The move reverses guidance the Obama administration publicized in May 2016, which said a federal law known as Title IX protects that right. The Justice and Education departments said Wednesday the Obama documents do not "contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the position is consistent with the express language...

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State lawmakers were briefed on the current status of a disease that is worrying East Hawai’i Island residents.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Representatives from Hawai’i’s hospitality industry converged on the State Capitol today to brief lawmakers on their legislative priorities.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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No one person decided the rail system Honolulu is currently embarked on.  In 2008, 50.6% of voters decided to allow the construction of a steel on steel rail transit system.  There were expert panels, studies, reports, and key City Council decisions, which were shaped by input.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa talked with former Mayor Mufi Hannemann who was spearheading the rail project at the time.  It was pegged at 5.2 billion dollars.

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Ricardo Ramirez

A recent release of data and measurements of distant planets is marking a change for the astronomical community.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will likely be changed by the Republicans on Capitol Hill.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, Hawai’i’s Congresswoman from the 1st District conducted a roundtable discussion on that topic Saturday.  


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Reality of the Federal Hiring Freeze; Monetizing University Discoveries; Salem Witch Trials as a Modern Metaphor

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  We’ll catch up with the latest batch of Mars explorers in Hi-SEAS, or the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation. With a new crew spending 8 months on Mauna Loa, we’ll find out what new experiments are on their manifest during this long-duration mission.


Sanctuary Churches in Hawaii; Looking to the Past in Agriculture; Students Learn Studio Music Production

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Howard's Day Off

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The Real Deal with Seth Markow

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Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. Join host Seth Markow, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. as he presents the entire historical and stylistic spectrum of jazz in a lucid, entertaining and informative manner. The birthdays of great jazz artists are often celebrated with musical biographies. New jazz releases are frequently played, as are classic live recordings. Listeners' requests are welcome

The Early Muse with Ian Capps

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Hawaiian Word of the Day

If you've ever walked the beach looking for a glass ball, you'll enjoy today's word of the day: pōpō aniani which means glass ball.  Pōpō means “ball,” and aniani means “glass.”

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