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HPR's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Spring 2017 fundraiser is on. We have just 10 days to raise $900K and we can only do that with your help. To donate call:
HPR-1: 944-8800
HPR-2: 941-3689

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Trump Administration Proposes 'Massive' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

Updated at 4:12 p.m. ET The Trump administration Wednesday put forth a proposal that it labeled a "massive" tax overhaul, which would give big tax cuts to individuals and corporations and reduce the number of tax brackets and deductions. Outlined at a White House press briefing by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Gary Cohn, director of the president's National Economic Council, it would reduce the number of individual tax brackets to three, as well as eliminate most tax deductions other...

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Painter, installation artist, Yayoi Kusama is having her moment in the U.S.  With sold out shows in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., her installation at the IBM Building is a hidden gem of the Honolulu Biennial.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes us there.


Hawaii Public Radio is co-sponsoring a lecture with the East-West Center about rebuilding public trust in the media with NPR's Ombudsman/Public Editor, Elizabeth Jensen who is the East West Center’s George Chaplin Fellowship in Distinguished Journalism Address

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

This week we get an update on a previous Stargazer report about strange shapes seen on a moon in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.


Hawaiʻi Public Radio is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning journalist Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi as its new general assignment reporter. Hiraishi joined HPR’s seven-person news team on April 10, 2017.

HPR's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive

Apr 21, 2017

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Spring 2017 fundraiser is on.  We have just 10 days to raise $900K and we can only do that with your help. 

To donate call:
HPR-1: 944-8800
HPR-2: 941-3689


HPR-Produced Talk Shows


Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni, Comedian Ron Josol

Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni



Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige, Ballroom Dancing: Faith Agbayani, Ke Kai Ola: Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital: Deb Wickham 

Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika, UK/India Storyteller: Craig Jenkins

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika

HPR-Produced Music Shows

It's Day 8 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and the momentum is starting to pick up... we just need your help to keep it going.  So if you can, please give us a call and give whatever.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr

Classical Pacific

3 hours ago

The finest of the world’s classical music to ease your afternoon drive. Featured on this newest of HPRʻs classical music programs will be the great orchestras, artists, and opera companies of the Pacific region, including Hawai‘i’s own.  Every other Friday, a special segment called “The Big Ears Club” will introduce young listeners to the joys of classical music.

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

3 hours ago

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.

Email Charles

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Almost everyone knows that hula means, but did you know that hulahula means ballroom dancing with partners? Hulahula also means American dancing, ball, or even masked hula dancing. Don't confuse it with hula for the Hawaiian dance. Hulahula also has other meanings, such as the twitching of an eyelid, or the ceremonial killing of a pig and offering it to the gods during ceremonies dedicating a temple.

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