For the first time, the Hawai‘i Tourism Conference featured a session on LGBT travel. The islands have long been a destination for gay visitors, but state tourism officials have been slow to advertise it. As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, many believe it’s an opportunity Hawai‘i can’t afford to pass up. When it comes to attracting visitors, Hawai‘i’s a pretty easy sell. Its sandy beaches and lush mountains provide a picture perfect vacation getaway. But for LGBT travelers, that may not be...
National and World News
The Senate voted Wednesday to give families of 9/11 victims the right to sue the Saudi Arabian government, overriding President Obama's veto for the first time.The vote was lopsided, with 97 Senators voting in favor of the override, well above the two-thirds majority needed to overcome the president's objection. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid cast the lone "no" vote. Senators Tim Kaine, D-Va. and Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. did not vote.The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)...
HPR-Produced Talk Shows
Today on Bytemarks Café, at the first Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, the State asked the tech community to help make government better. We’ll talk to some of the prize-winning teams about their projects and how their applications help citizens better interact with government. This afternoon at 5 on HPR-2.
HPR-Produced Music Shows
Mondays, Tuesdays & 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. Find his playlists HERE|