Molly Solomon

Reports from HPR's General Assignment reporter, Molly Solomon

Officials Hope to Curb Drownings with Ocean Safety Videos

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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.

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Hawaii's Tsunami Awareness Month Begins

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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.

 

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Hooked on 'Ponics

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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.

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Growing a New Crop of Young Farmers

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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.

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Kamehameha Students Gear Up For Song Contest

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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.

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