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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about new theories relating to the history of the Earth’s moon.

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Tomorrow is a Hawaiian national holiday honoring the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1843. Restoration Day festivitieswere held across the islands over the weekend.  Statewide celebrations continue to raise awareness about Hawaiʻi’s history….and for some educators, it also raises questions. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter for a conversation about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and their upcoming fundraising and awareness raising walks: Kauai August 11,

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Values are a frequent theme this political season, and on Maui, a community group is working to ensure that the values and can-do attitude of previous generations are a part of everyone’s life today.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes us on a visit to the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Go For Broke Place.

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John Komeiji, the new president and general manager of Hawaiian Telcom, has had an unusual career. It’s one that started in the courtroom and has now ended up in the C-suite.

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The Hawai’i Conservation Alliance hosted a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on the Environment today. 

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The eruption at Kilauea has been disrupting life in Puna for almost 3 months. At present, over 700 homes have been destroyed. Many more have been abandoned due to unsafe conditions and lack of access.

Some residents have been receiving payouts from their homeowners insurance to cover the damage. But others are not so lucky. One Big Island couple is suing their insurer over the company's lack of response.

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For the past year, all eyes have been on a rare plant high up in the Waianae mountains; its growth has been live-streamed 24/7.

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Six months after the infamous false missile alert, Francine Wai of the Disability and Communication Access board joins us to discuss the efforts to improve communications with members of the disabled community during disasters.

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Hawaiʻi students and teachers will be heading back to school in less than two weeks. And this Big Island charter school has quite a lot to do before opening its doors for the coming school year.  The school lost its campus to the ongoing lava flow in Puna. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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The Honolulu City Council is advancing a bill to prevent large commercial vehicles from clogging narrow residential streets.

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Our housing crisis weighs heavy across the state. This morning, Eric Gill, leader of the Hotel workers, joined us to talk about how Marriott Hotel may be warming to the idea of helping its employees through a housing trust fund.

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The beauty of Hawaiʻi draws visitors from around the world. But caring for the state’s natural resources is a constant challenge for many. Some of those who are caretakers are coming together to help each other—and help the land as well. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi reports. 

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  Hawaii’s primary elections are less than 3 weeks away. Yesterday, we highlighted the race for Congressional District 1 as part of an HPR electrion forum. Today we’re putting the spotlight on another contentious race: Lieutenant Governor.

 

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An on-site children’s facility was blessed today at a plantation-style affordable housing village near Sand Island.

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 The growing problem of people bringing their pets into clinics and dentist offices, grocery stores restaurants, shopping malls and even movie theaters has struck a nerve. Enough so that a new law will kick in that carries fines for trying to pass their pets as legitimate service animals.

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The Honolulu City Council says parking is the number one complaint across the island in all the districts. That is why councilmember Carol Fukunaga has cracked down with a bill that regulates commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

 

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An unknown disease is killing wild horses in Waipiʻo Valley on Hawaiʻi Island.

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The lava flow on Hawai'i Island continues to touch residents around the island. In the lower Puna District, many concerns center on air quality and property damage. But there's another area that's seeing an impact: real estate prices.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i Public Radio hosted a Congressional District One Candidate Forum Sunday Night and asked a political analyst to evaluate the race.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about the NASA Juno mission.

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Go Electric

We talked to Lisa Laughner, CEO and co-founder of Go Electric, a company that provides microgrid systems to commercial, industrial, and military customers in Hawaii and on the mainland.

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell discusses Lime Bike’s entrance into the market and the city’s response. Since the city issued its cease and desist order, Lime has hired Glenna Wong’s Public Relations company to help navigate further negotiations.

 

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About a hundred varieties of Hawaiian seaweed or limu exist. Limu played an important part in the ancient Hawaiian diet – third only to fish and poi as a staple of sustenance. Limu is still enjoyed today but has become increasingly difficult to find. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

Entertainer Marlon Wayans is in the islands for a pair of dates tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note Hawaii at 10 p.m., before a Sunday 7:30 p.m. show at the MACC. He took time for some laughs and to explore his fascinating life with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Today on Helping Hand we wrap up three weeks of covering Hawaii’s homeless crisis, the most severe per capita in the US. You can hear our previous two segments archived online with IHS: the Institute for Human Services and Mental Health Kokua.

So Long and Mahalo, Chris

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Today was Chris Vandercook's last show as co-host of The Conversation.

In the words of our News Director Bill Dorman, "Chris has brought a lot to this program, including a perspective, a point of view, and a sense of context that is often sorely missing in coverage of news and public affairs. Toss in a sense of history, a sense of humor, and the fact that he reads books, and the result is that he will be missed—we say aloha and mahalo for all the work."

Singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff contributed to the Southern California Rock sound of the 1970s, along with Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles and Jackson Browne.  Although she's visited the islands many times, Bonoff will be performing here for the first time on July 22 and 23 (Sunday and Monday night) at Blue Note Hawai'i.

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This week several members of the 25 nation coalition participated in a naval gunnery exercise off the coast of Oahu as part of the 2018 Rim of the Pacific. The Conversation’s Ryan Finnerty joined the crew of the USS Lake Erie as they went through live fire training.

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If you build it, they will come. A tight-knit community of local Tokelauans are building a traditional canoe. They’re doing it as they would in their ancestral homeland – a small set of islands half way between Hawaiʻi and New Zealand. They’re hoping the project will encourage younger generations to learn more about their language and culture. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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