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This week on Stargazer in addition to some things to look for in our Aloha State skies, we hear about developments relating to apparatus that keeps astronauts safe in space,  as HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

The Conversation: Monday, May 9th, 2016

May 9, 2016
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Using Mediation Instead of Litigation; Poetry Slam Artist Battles Bullying; How GPS is Changing Our World and Our Brains; Breakout Singer/Songwriter Lily Meola

Mediation Instead of Litigation: Maryann Sasaki

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources is no longer planning to pursue a mooring project in Kona’s Keauhou Bay.

DLNR officials were considering replacing nine existing moorings with sixteen pillars.  But there was community opposition, for reasons ranging from safety and congestion to cultural practices.  DLNR Chair Suzanne Case says that made them change their plans.

The Division of Boating and Recreation plans to file the “no-action” option outlined in the draft this week.

Tribal Chiefs Welcome Hokulea in Yorktown

May 9, 2016
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

As Hōkūle‘a sails around the world, outreach efforts on shore have provided the crew with opportunities to meet different communities.  Recenly, while docked in Yorktown, Virginia, the canoe’s navigators visited Native American tribes from one of the oldest Indian reservations in the nation. As part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a Voyage of Aloha, crew member Starr Johnson has this report.

Hōkūle‘a is back on the water, heading towards Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay.

Follow the two voyaging canoes on Google Maps:

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  Facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech, and time- that's the meaning behind FAST, the pneumonic to remember the signs of someone having a stroke. Learn more with Dr. Matt Koenig.

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Geography is not always a strong subject for Americans.  The National Assessment of Educational Progress consistently finds US students’ score poorly on geography tests, and other studies find many parents don’t do much better. But if you have any dealings with a map of India, you’ll want to pay closer attention.  HPR’s Bill Dorman explains why in today’s Asia Minute. 

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about The Caregiver Foundation and the unique services they offer to the disabled, elderly and those caring for them. Saturday May 7th they have a fundraising event, A Lei of Care, at 3660 On The Rise on Wai‘alae Avenue in Honolulu 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Gary Powell, their founder and Executive Director.

The Conversation: Friday, May 6th, 2016

May 6, 2016
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The Cost of Building Renewable Electricity; Parade of Farms; New Recommendation for Treating Youth ADHD; A Discovery at the Edge of the Solar System

What a Difference a Rate Makes, UHERO blog: Michael Roberts

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Nicki Dugan Pogue / Flickr

This Sunday is Mother’s Day… A holiday where we show our appreciation through cards and brunches.  But the day has a slightly sad origin.

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NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr

  

A group called Expand Papahānaumokuākea wants President Obama to do one more good deed for Hawai‘i before leaving office.  Last month they sent a request urging the president to support the expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.  The request would extend the sanctuary to the full 200 nautical-mile limit of the Hawaiian Islands’ exclusive economic zone.

Castle & Cooke
Castle & Cooke

Castle & Cooke has permission to build is Koa Ridge development, but the delays from legal challenges will impact home buyers.  Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Koa Ridge was first proposed more than 15 years ago.  Now that its developer, Castle & Cooke, has the all-clear from the state Supreme Court to move forward, construction is expected to begin early next year.

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic — and Relaxing

May 6, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Retention of new teachers continues to be a problem for Hawai‘i. The state Department of Education recently said it anticipates hiring as many as 1,600 vacancies for next school year. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, educators are looking at creative solutions to keep those positions filled.

On a recent evening, teachers swapped their textbooks for yoga mats. That’s right -- it’s stress-relief night at the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association.

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Gage Skidmore / Flickr

  Now that Donald Trump appears to be headed for the Republican nomination, international attention is shifting to what that might mean beyond America’s borders. Trump’s very presence in the November election means certain assumptions about U.S. foreign policy may come under question—including in the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Tonight at the Hawai‘i Theatre and Saturday at the Marriott Waikoloa, Cheech & Chong continue their tour o

The Conversation: Thursday, May 5th, 2016

May 5, 2016
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Large-Scale Composting in Hawai‘i County; The Outlook for Hawaiian Monk Seals; Transgender Students in Hawai‘i Schools; Turning Wartime Trauma into Art

Hawaii County Bill 197, RE: Composting Facility: Councilmember Karen Eoff

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In the United States, political attention is shifting from the primaries to this fall’s general election.  In the Philippines, this coming Monday is Election Day—with more than the presidency at stake.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

The front-runner in the presidential election in the Philippines remains a right-wing mayor campaigning on an anti-crime message….including the return of public executions. 

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AK Rockefeller / Flickr

Reports from West Papua say that nearly all of the 1,700 protesters arrested earlier this week have been released.  There were rallies in all the major cities in support of the United Liberation Movement, which has been pushing for a referendum on independence from Indonesia...we have more from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Transgender advocates are calling on the Hawai‘i State Department of Education to move more quickly on creating specific guidelines for transgender students. An online petition supporting those plans has already received more than 5,600 signatures over the past two weeks.

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Yesterday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull set national elections for July second.  The budget and the economy are expected to be the big issues, but immigration policy will be important too, especially after two asylum seekers set themselves on fire as a protest.  We have more on that, from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

The Conversation: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

May 4, 2016
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The Long View; 2016 NASA Space App Challenge; Standardized Testing in Hawaii; Oiwi Film Festival

Long View: Neal Milner

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  We’ll learn about a coral nursery program at the Ānuenue Fisheries Research Center. This Division of Aquatics Resources center is experimenting with new ways to quickly grow corals for out planting in damaged reefs. 

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Youtube Via CC Search

Thousands of residents in southern Japan remain homeless—nearly three weeks after the region was struck by a series of powerful earthquakes. Local authorities are still working on improving refugee shelters, amid concerns that many families will be living there for some time. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

The Conversation: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

May 3, 2016
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Every Student Succeeds in Hawaii; Getting Hawai’i Girls into STEM; Neal Conan on Primaries and the Pacific; Making Kapa

    

Governor’s Team, Every Student Succeeds Act: Darrel Galera

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   David Kuhn has spent over thirty years as a wildlife guide.  As part of his own process learning Hawai‘i’s forest birds, Kuhn began recording them in the mid ‘90’s.  His audio library now encompasses birds, bats, crickets, whales, waters, and, importantly, the mixed sounds of forest biophanies that are rapidly disappearing.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited him in Kōke‘e on Kaua‘i.

“If you close your eyes, would you really feel like you’re there?  That’s my goal.”

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Everybody knows that tuna is big business, especially in the Pacific, but, until this week, nobody knew exactly how big.  Now a report commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trust puts the annual estimate at more than 42 billion dollars.  We have details from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

This week on Stargazer we hear what to look for in our dark island skies, plus we’re learning about a NASA probe that has run the course of its mission, and soon will face a fiery end, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

The Conversation: Monday, May 2nd, 2016

May 2, 2016
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Crowd-funding Open Government; Past and Future Conservation in Hawai‘i; HART Chair Colleen Hanabusa; New Discoveries About Coral Growth

Hui for Good Government Crowd-funding: Keiko Bonk

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Several organizations are trying to increase the number of business start-ups in Hawai‘i. From seed funding to business incubators, more resources are slowly becoming available. Across the Pacific, governments are floating some other ideas to achieve the same goals. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

If you’re a technology entrepreneur with an idea that can create jobs, the government of New Zealand would love to hear from you.  And there might be a visa in it for you.

Hawaii Picks Eight Licenses For Medical Marijuana

Apr 30, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The Hawai‘i state health department has named the first eight licensees who will grow and sell medical marijuana. The winning companies now face the challenge of cultivating the product in time for dispensaries to open as early as July 15.

Musical group Hiroshima is back in the islands for a string of dates ending Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i. Longtime band leader Dan Kuramoto took time for a conversation about their spiritual approach to music, use of traditional Japanese instrument the Koto and connections to the Aloha State during a conversation on All Things Considered with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence

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