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Here's a story to take you back to high school biology class.

You may recall that the "Y" chromosome is present in all males.  While a lot remains unknown about that gene, a recent study shows that it can be mimicked or replaced. The application of that knowledge could lead to advances in fertility treatments.

A team from the Institute for Biogenesis Research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine spent the last 2 years researching replacements for the Y chromosome.

Regarded as one of the finest guitar players performing today, Earl Klugh has a career stretching back decades. Just a teenager when first getting the chance to work with Yusef Lateef and George Benson, the jazz great has gone on to become a fixture of the genre himself, noted for his acoustic guitar playing, original compositions and interpretations of covers. Handpicked is his latest album.


Singapore will soon become the latest Asian nation to require all international visitors to scan their fingerprints. That’s been a requirement for international visitors coming to the United States for years. But Singapore’s move signals increasing concerns about terrorism in Southeast Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

If you’ve traveled to Japan, Korea or Taiwan in the last nine years, you know the drill.

The stop at passport control at the airport includes an electronic scan of your fingerprints.

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bluewaikiki.com / Flickr

Some change is in the works at Honolulu’s largest art museum.

Stephan Jost is stepping down as the director of the Honolulu Museum to lead Canada's largest art gallery the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Over the last five years he oversaw the rebranding of the museum’s different locations including the Spalding House on Tantalus and the historic Doris Duke estate on the slopes of Diamond Head.

Jost is credited with balancing the museum’s budget as well as increasing the museum’s attendance, programs and membership.

Christopher Michel / Flickr
Christopher Michel / Flickr

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will remain in its current form.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had proposed broadening the sanctuary to include a larger area and the protection of other species.

But after a lengthy process including public hearings and discussions with the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, NOAA has decided to withdraw its proposal.

Allen Tom is the Regional Director of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch


We again have several morning planets to try and spot, plus we get more details on the exciting discovery of another potential planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

The band Chicago have been playing in the islands for decades.

Entertainer Jeff Bridges is part of the Maui Celebrity Series at the Sheraton this Saturday, at an event that offers partial proceeds to Mental Health Kokua in their effort to help the homeless and those with mental illness in the Aloha State. He took time for this conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Jim Messina has a long musical history, including quite a bit of experience in Hawai'i. He returns Thursday on Kaua'i before playing Maui Friday and Hawai'i Island Saturday. From Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and Poco, Messina has a lot to draw from when taking time for a conversation.  Hear his appearance on HPR's All Things Considered with ATC Local Host Dave Lawrence.