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More than 8 and a half million passengers flew into Hawai‘i last year—a record number. Most of them were well-behaved, but every airline faces a challenge in dealing with those who are not. And in China, a new program is starting to deal with rowdy passengers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

DENISE DE GUZMAN
DENISE DE GUZMAN

    

 

 2005 may have been the height of Hawai‘i’s ice “epidemic.”  That year, Hawai‘i police arrested  719 people on meth charges.  Though we haven’t heard a whole lot about it since, crystal methamphetamine hasn’t gone away, and some fear it has just become part of our social fabric.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a new production at Kumu Kahua that makes you wonder how prevalent this drug still is.

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In the current Stargazer, the morning time planet line-up continues plus we learn about a new NASA effort to protect the planet as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

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Government Bills; Starting OverHPV Vaccine and SB2316; Hula Hoike Kaua`i

Government Bills: Brian Black

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  Reversing heart disease with a diet? Well yes, you can. We'll talk about the proven success of Dr. Dean Ornish's dietary program - who might benefit and how it’s based on the sound nutrition principles we might all want to follow.

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cwlee80 / Flickr

If you’re a football fan, you’re now less than a week away from the Superbowl.  If you prefer basketball, the NBA all-star game is in a couple of weeks and we’re a month away from March Madness.  But in the Philippines, part of the basketball season is down to the wire. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

It’s been more than a month since voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a left Cape Town, South Africa. Crew members on board say they’re just days away from reaching the coast of Brazil. We got an update from navigator Kaleo Wong as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Follow the two voyaging canoes on Google Maps:

Las Cafeteras
Las Cafeteras

Tonight's show will feature some new jazz and soul in the 1st hour, and then we'll hear a quick interview from Hector Flores of Las Cafeteras in the 2nd hour. 

Listen to the full Interview: 

Listen to NPR's coverage of Jon Benjamin-Jazz Daredevil 

University of Hawaii
University of Hawaii

Scientists say a disease killing hundreds of thousands of ‘ōhi‘a trees on Hawaii's Big Island is spreading. Recent aerial surveys show the acreage of infected trees has more than doubled in the past two years. State, county and federal agencies collaborated to conduct the surveys by helicopter last month. The fungal disease, called Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death, was found in 34,000 acres of ‘ōhi‘a forest. Rob Hauff is the Forest Health Coordinator with the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Blues artist Marica Ball is touring the state right now.

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