Weekend Programming on HPR2

Weekend Programming on HPR2

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This week on Helping Hand we have a returning guest: the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hawai’i Chapter. We’ll learn about their mission to work toward curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases, and about the services they offer in the areas of health care, advocacy and education. We’ll also hear about some important fundraisers coming up as we welcome our guest, Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hawai’i Chapter, Adrianna O’Donnell.

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billsoPHOTO / Flickr

Alexander & Baldwin, one of Hawaii’s oldest companies, will have a new CEO come January first. Pacific Business News’s editor in chief, A. Kam Napier, has more.


Chris Benjamin is Alexander & Baldwin’s current President and Chief Operating Officer.  When CEO Stanley Kuriyama retires at the end of the year, Benjamin will move into the top spot.  

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

 

   How would you make a bowl out of wood?  You can imagine a lot of chipping and gouging to achieve the simple shape, but there is a quicker, more elegant way.  It’s called wood turning where the wood chunk spins as you skim away any excess.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on fine examples of this ancient art on view now at Nohea Gallery.

Today pioneering band Black Sabbath announced a farewell tour kicking off January 20th, which will include several west coast mainland cities in February, as well as a return to the Asia Pacific, with dates in Australia and New Zealand in April.

Wayne Yoshioka

Elected officials representing all of the islands want to look at other options instead of a merger of the state’s major electrical provider.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council overturned the Mayor’s veto today on a ban on sitting and lying in downtown malls.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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billsoPHOTO / Flickr

Today is the 177th birthday of Queen Lili'uokalani.  She was Hawaii’s last monarch, and witness to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.  

NOAA
NOAA

We’re halfway through Hawai‘i’s hurricane season and we’ve already seen nine tropical cyclones. State officials worry not only about the rest of the season - but also about fatigue and a dangerous complacency. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve seen a lot of storm coverage this year. “We’re getting anecdotal stories of people [asking] when is this going to end?” says Doug Mayne, the administrator of Emergency Management for the State of Hawai‘i.

Wayne Yoshioka

The countdown to clear the Kaka’ako homeless camp started today. People camped out on the sidewalks were given notice to vacate the area in 7 days.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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be808 / Flickr

A Hawaii congressman has a new idea to help a couple of major roadways on Oahu. The financial impact of light rail construction has slowed repairs to Kamehameha and Farrington Highways.  The two corridors serve as vital links between Aiea and Waipahu for residents, and require improvements brought on by the rail.

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The Real Deal with Seth Markow

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
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Host Ray Cruz connects the dots for the listener as he tells the story via music so that the audience feels surprised, entertained and moved
Sandy taps into her ethnomusicology background, while sharing her own Brazilian experience with the community and beyond
Nick Yee moves across musical and cultural boundaries. Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Downtempo, Neo-Soul, and Rare-Groove
Join host Seth Markow as he presents the entire historical and stylistic spectrum of jazz in an entertaining and informative manner.

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