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It’s Wednesday, June 13 – From HPR2, it’s The
The Pied Piper of Platelets looks for some true blood.
Al Whitney is often called
the “Pied Piper of Platelets,” for his unflagging mission to take his campaign
for blood on the road. He's a retired factory worker from Ohio and founded
“Platelets Across America,” an initiative to raise awareness about blood
donation. The importance of donating blood and blood platelets. Al is 74, and
at a time in his life when many of his contemporaries are reminscing about
adventures, he's having another one by donating platelets in every state.
Hawaii is the 48th stop.
hands of chance plays classical piano.
Sara Davis Buechner will perform solo piano
works Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. in HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. The
performance will include the world premiere of Yukiko Nishimura's Ten Etudes.
Researchers make a beeline to new varroa findings.
Dr. Ethel Villalobos is a researcher in the Insect Ecology and
Integrated Pest Management Lab at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She and
researchers from the UK published findings about the changes in honeybees
Myths her mama told her make it to the bookshelf.
Christine Thomas is the editor of Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New,
published by Watermark Press. It’s a collection of the work of 17 local authors.
Plus a quick journey to the top floor in the
historical backyard, today’s reality check and the BBC world report… next the
news… from NPR.