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OIWI TV / JUSTYN AH CHONG

Hōkūle‘a Returns to the Pacific, Ready for the Galapagos

The Hōkūle‘a is back in Pacific waters after crossing the Panama Canal. The ship is taking on a new crew in Panama City before setting out on her next leg to the Galapagos Islands. We caught up with Media Specialist Bryson Hoe as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha. Hoe says “We transited through the Panama Canal a few days ago, and our crew flew in a few days ago to take over for the previous crew and we’re just provisioning now, putting water on board, putting food onboard,...

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Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

Prosecutors in South Korea have requested an arrest warrant for the de facto head of the nation's biggest conglomerate , Samsung, on charges of bribery and embezzlement in connection with a swirling scandal that led to the president's impeachment. Investigators say Jay Y. Lee, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the scion of the one of the largest companies in the world, helped improperly direct company money to the confidant of President Park Geun-hye in order to curry favor with...

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OIWI TV / JUSTYN AH CHONG
OIWI TV / JUSTYN AH CHONG

The Hōkūle‘a is back in Pacific waters after crossing the Panama Canal.  The ship is taking on a new crew in Panama City before setting out on her next leg to the Galapagos Islands.  We caught up with Media Specialist Bryson Hoe as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Kyle Eastwood is in town for performances with his band in Honolulu. Son of longtime jazz fan Clint Eastwood, the bassist has had a string of successful jazz albums and had his music in a number of his father's films.

courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week on Helping Hand, with stories relating to homelessness and the housing crisis in the Aloha State making news, we’re digging into the topic of the housing crisis and welcoming back EAH Housing, a nonprofit corporation that develops and manages low-income housing, playing a leadership role in housing advocacy efforts. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with EAH Housing Vice President Hawai‘i Kevin Carney.

The Friends of the Library are holding its 8th annual Music and Book Sale this weekend in the Washington Middle School Cafeteria.  This year’s sale will feature more than 20,000 vinyl records, 10,000 CDs, and 15,000 books.

The event started as Hawaii Public Radio’s annual music sale, but has expanded to include books as well.  Friends of the Library Executive Director Nainoa Mau says all proceeds from the sale go to support the state library system.

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With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration a week away, Pacific Business News took the temperature of local industries on their expectations of the new administration. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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The Conversation: Friday, January 13th, 2017

Alternatives to Obamacare; Outlook for Maui’s Sugar Workers; Mandating Tax Return Disclosure for Presidential Candidates

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Be the first to hear details of the station's program realignment coming February 14th.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Many Hawaiian words make so much sense that you can put them together yourself to make other words. Hale means “house,” and lio means “horse.” So how would you say stable? Hale lio. A stable.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

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 |
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