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Monday, May 20 2013

A team from Molokai represented the state of Hawaii at a national First Lego League robotics competition in California last week. Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch.

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Friday, May 17 2013

One of Apple’s main contractors in China has been making progress when it comes to improving working conditions, but there’s still a lot more to do. That’s the view of a labor monitor appointed by Apple. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, May 16 2013

Hawaii County will soon get a brand new beach park just south of Kona Airport. But before the county can accept it, there is important work going on. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Thursday, May 16 2013

Tensions are rising between two Asian allies of the United States. And U.S. officials say the escalation is a matter of concern. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wednesday, May 15 2013

It's that time of year, when Mayors submit their budgets to County Councils. In Hawaii County, the main headline from Mayor Billy Kenoi's budget is a proposal to raise property taxes. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Wednesday, May 15 2013

If you look out the window anywhere across the islands, the Arctic Circle may feel like a long way away. But at a meeting in Sweden this week, a number of Asian countries are trying to get a bit closer. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wednesday, May 15 2013

This Friday is Bike to Work Day in Hawaii. The annual event promotes bike safety and encourages more people to think about the possibility of commuting by bike. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, many in the cycling community worry the state isn’t doing enough to make Hawaii more bike-friendly.

(Credit Molly Solomon)

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Tuesday, May 14 2013

 

 

Award winning writer, storyteller, educator, Makia Malo, was diagnosed with Hansen’s disease at age 12, and exiled to Kalaupapa in 1947.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with Malo about experiences included in his new memoir.

News personality Pamela Young with award winning storyteller Makia Malo

Makia Malo will appear at this weekend’s Hawai’i Book and Music Festival for a talk story and reading from his new book, My Name is Makia: A Memoir of Kalaupapa.   Pamela Young & Jeff Gere, contributors to Makia Malo’s new book, will appear also, this Saturday, May 18th, 10am in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavillion.

 

The Hawai’i Book and Music Festival site:

http://hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com/

 

Find My Name is Makia: A Memoir of Kalaupapa and other books by Watermark Publishing:

http://blog.bookshawaii.net/2013/04/26/hbmf-2013/

 

Hawai’i Bookblog:

http://www.hawaiibookblog.com/articles/tag/makia-malo/

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Monday, May 13 2013

New farming techniques are popping up in places all over Hawaii. And some of them are in places not even close to traditional farmlands. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on a program at a local penitentiary that’s growing food behind prison walls.

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Monday, May 13 2013

Honolulu is not the only city with a debate about trains. In Vietnam, there’s been an ongoing discussion about improving the rail link between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Friday, May 10 2013

Voters across Pakistan will go to the polls tomorrow for national parliamentary elections. While the campaign has been marked by violence, the event will also produce some history. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Friday, May 10 2013

There are an estimated two thousand maker spaces around the world.  Also called hackerspaces or co-working spaces, these enclaves of equipment and creative people are part of a changing way of working.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Ross Mukai, wearing a lei because he just graduated from UH West O'ahu in computer sciences, at the Oahu Maker Space

 

Learn more about Maker Spaces in Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, and Maui.

 

Maui Makers is the grant manager for SpaceGAMBIT, a $500,000 2 year DARPA funded program to encourage makerspaces around the world to work on projects that promote humanity's long term survival and expansion into space.

In Box Jelly in Kaka'ako:

http://hicapacity.org/

On Hawai'i Island:

http://easthawaii.org/program-areas/hawaiitechworks/

Cyclovia Hawai’i/ Hele On Kaka’ako:

http://cycloviahawaii.org/

Make Magazine:

http://makezine.com/

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Thursday, May 9 2013

A troublesome visitor has landed on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii. The little fire ant has been on the Hilo side of Hawaii Island, on Maui, and Kaua'i, for years. And now, as of just a few months ago, it's appeared in Kona. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Thursday, May 9 2013

The president of South Korea spent a couple of days in Washington this week. She met with President Obama and told a joint session of Congress that it’s time to stop rewarding North Korea for bad behavior. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, May 9 2013

The City and County of Honolulu unveiled a plan for a two year demonstration project that could ease homelessness on Oahu starting next year. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Wednesday, May 8 2013

China is an important growth market for Hawaii’s tourism business. And that means developments concerning the country’s largest airline can be interesting to a wide audience. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute...

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Wednesday, May 8 2013

In celebration of National Nurse Week – we’re taking a look at a nursing program that’s working towards bringing diversity to the medical field. It’s lifting many Native Hawaiian students out of poverty…and onto a path toward nursing. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More information about Pathway out of Poverty is available online.

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Wednesday, May 8 2013

Since 2002, the Big Island Drug Court has provided a path for non violent criminals to become productive members of society. One of the requirements of the stringent process is for participants to help their community. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us about one such work project.

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Tuesday, May 7 2013

This is graduation time for everybody from kindergarten to college.  Hawaii Community College designs some of their end of year ceremonies for both East Hawaii and West Hawaii students to be uniquely Hawaiian.  HPR's Sherry Bracken was at the West Hawaii ceremony and tells us more.

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Tuesday, May 7 2013

Losing the popular vote but winning political power. It’s happened before in the U.S. presidential election, and now it’s happened in a different context in Malaysia. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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