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Ige's Mauna Kea Plan Prompts Reaction From Telescope Backers, Critics

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced his support of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope and believes the project may proceed with construction. He also laid out his plan for future development on Mauna Kea, calling on the University of Hawai‘i to be better stewards of the land. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on reaction to the Governor’s remarks. Governor Ige's prepared comments on Mauna Kea: Gov. Ige's Remarks on Mauna Kea
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Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp.
Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corp.

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced his support of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope and believes the project may proceed with construction. He also laid out his plan for future development on Mauna Kea, calling on the University of Hawai‘i to be better stewards of the land. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on reaction to the Governor’s remarks.

Governor Ige's prepared comments on Mauna Kea:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr

Meteorologists with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center are predicting a busy storm season. In their pre season press conference officials predicted 5 to 8 tropical cyclones could form in the central pacific basin this year.  The busiest months for hurricanes are July thorough October, and models point to a 70% chance for an above normal season because of El Nino conditions. Tom Evans is the acting director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.  He says it only takes one storm to produce devastating results.  

Wayne Yoshioka

The Governor announced major changes in the stewardship of Mauna Kea on Hawai’i island today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the news conference and filed this report.

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  Maui-born Andy Graydon has shown internationally in the emerging field of sound art.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports Graydon is among a growing number of artists linking imagination and sound.

Andy Graydon’s installation, “Figure 1 (these things we know)” remains on view at the Honolulu Museum through May 31st.

Find out more on the Honolulu Museum of Art exhibit, “Figure 1 (these things we know)”

There are several planets to try and spot and we also learn about a new discovery at the Mauna Kea summit relating to quasars as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

Eileen Chao
Eileen Chao

Sea Link of Hawaii, which runs the ferry between Maui and Molokai, has been struggling to stay on top of its finances. With increasing airline competition, hopes to sustain boat operations is rapidly sinking. Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.

Polynesian Voyaging Society
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a  has arrived in Sydney, Australia. They were welcomed into Sydney Harbor after nearly two weeks at sea, sailing from New Zealand. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with crew member Kawika Crivello, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a, Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a continues its journey around the world and is currently sailing to Brisbane, Australia.

Follow the two voyaging canoes on Google Maps: 

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR. Friday afternoons, it tries to put the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re learning about the Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i with our guest, Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i Executive Director, Leela Bilmes Goldstein.

Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission Facebook
Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission Facebook

The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission is asking the public for donations to continue restoration efforts on Kaho'olawe. They’ve started a GoFundMe account to make up some of the money lost in the last legislative session. The organization needs $100,000 by June 15th to maintain regular access to the island.

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Tattoos remain extremely popular in Hawai‘i, but across the Pacific they can create some complications. In South Korea, that’s led to a boom in the business of tattoo removal. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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