HPR Commentators

Making Hawaii Shield Laws Permanent

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The Legislature in 2008 passed a law to protect news reporters and other journalists from being forced to disclose the identities of confidential sources or give up their unpublished notes. Blogger and HPR Commentator Ian Lind says the law has been a success and should be made permanent.

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Ideas For a New Sports Stadium On Oahu

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Yesterday's Super Bowl was played for the first time in the new multi-million dollar Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Some people have suggested that a new stadium be built on Oahu, and HPR Commentator Tony Oliver has a few thoughts about that.

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Public Disclosure of Hawaii Supreme Court Nominations

ShareThisLast week, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced his pick for a seat on the Hawaii Supreme Court. The governor’s office previously said he would not publicly disclose who else was on the short list of applicants he selected from. Blogger and HPR commentator Ian Lind says all this secrecy is a mistake. Anchor Tag: Ian Lind is a former Star Bulletin reporter who now blogs from his Kaaawa home.
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"In" Hot Spots to Visit

ShareThisCommentator Tony Oliver knows what it's like to live in a town that is suddenly an "in" place so he has a lot of sympathy for people in the same situation. Tony Oliver is a Librarian turned playwright. He lives in Kailua. Commentaries broadcast on this program reflect the views of the presenter, and are not necessarily the views of Hawaii Public Radio.
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The Former Queen

ShareThisOne of Waikiki’s long-gone landmarks was the Queen’s Surf, a restaurant-nightclub that operated from the end of WWII until its demolition in 1971. Blogger and HPR commentator, Ian Lind, looks at its history and romance. Ian Lind is a former Star Bulletin reporter who now blogs from his Kaaawa home.
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