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Reports from HPR's General Assignment reporter, Molly Solomon
A string of drownings across all Hawaii islands have put a new focus on ocean safety, especially targeted at tourists. As many as 19 people have drowned so far this year… 11 on the island of Kaua‘i. HPR’s Molly Solomon takes a closer look at what the state is doing to promote awareness.
67 years ago, the Hilo coast of Hawaii Island was devastated by a tsunami. It killed 159 people—and changed the nature of Hilo’s waterfront. The anniversary also carries a significance that remains important today. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.
In our latest installment of HPR’s series, “Feeding Ourselves: Hawai’i’s Food Future”, we take a look at an emerging technology --- that could change the way we grow our food. It’s a method of growing crops and fish at the same time --- and it uses less than 5% of the water that traditional farming does.
This week, Hawaii Public Radio is taking a closer look at food in the islands. We call it “Feeding Ourselves, Hawaii’s Food Future.” All week, we’ll report on a number of issues relating to food. Today, we start with people. The future of locally-grown food not only depends on land, water and crops—it also depends on farmers. The average age of a farmer in Hawaii is now sixty.
At this time of the year, most students’ minds are focused on spring break. But for one Hawaii school, the month of March only means one thing: Song Contest. HPR’s Molly Solomon has this report.