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Monday, June 10 2013

We’ve got the first quarter moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn are visible, another meteor shower is happening, and lots of satellites are cruising by as Shawn Laatch at the Imiloa Astronomy Center speaks with HPR’s Dave Lawrence for this week’s Stargazer.

 

Stargazer with HPR's Dave Lawrence

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Monday, June 10 2013

Summer is already underway, which means many kids are gearing up for camp. And for families experiencing military deployment --- it can be the perfect distraction from the stresses they face at home. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

(Credit Molly Solomon)

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Friday, June 7 2013

A long-awaited highway construction project in West Hawaii may be closer to to finally getting underway. The State Department of Transportation has provided no official updates since September, 2012. So HPR's Sherry Bracken talked with Governor Neil Abercrombie about the status of Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway.

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Friday, June 7 2013

President Obama is meeting the president of China today in California. One of the topics on the agenda is North Korea—and there are some new developments to discuss. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, June 6 2013

Auto companies around the world are increasing their production of more environmentally friendly vehicles. And one country in southeast Asia is taking steps to become a center for factories producing “green” cars HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, June 6 2013

This week’s edition of the Honolulu Weekly contains a letter from the publisher announcing the end of the popular newspaper.  The Weekly’s editor and others, however, are banding together for a new venture.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

( Flickr / billjon )

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Wednesday, June 5 2013

Downbeat Diner and Lounge on Hotel Street attracts an eclectic crowd day and night, thanks to its blend of American diner and vegan food options.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found a great reason to check out Tuesdays there: all original singer/songwriter nights.

poster for truetone tuesdays in June

TrueTone Tuesdays continue next week at Downbeat Lounge with special guests, Mike Piranha and Ryan Bradley.  Check the HPR website for information.

For more information email James Mccarthy at tonenation27@gmail.com

http://downbeatdiner.com/index2.html

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Wednesday, June 5 2013

The U.S. trade deficit grew nearly 9% in April…thanks largely to an increase in imports from China. But buried in the statistics was another fact: the trade deficit with South Korea has now hit a record. HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a closer look in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wednesday, June 5 2013

For most Chamorro people living in Hawai`i, hearing the language of their ancestors is a rare thing. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, members in the Pacific Island community are working to revitalize the language and keep it alive for generations to come.

(Credit Molly Solomon)

Kenneth Gofigan Kuper (center) goes over Chamorro sentence structure with students Alex San Nicolas (left) and Francine Naputi (right).

 

The Chamorro language class meets weekly at Kaka'ako Kitchen, every Saturday at 10 am.

For more information on the class, contact Kenneth Gofigan Kuper at kennethkuper@gmail.com or the Marianas Club at marianas@hawaii.edu.

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Wednesday, June 5 2013

Nine UH Hilo students are in school courtesy of a scholarship program that covers not just their university education, but also some broader lessons. The students are starting on a summer adventure designed to further their learning. HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Tuesday, June 4 2013

There’s been another development this week in the relationship between western clothing companies and the southeast Asian factories that often produce their merchandise. This time the company is Nike, and the location is Cambodia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Tuesday, June 4 2013

Piece from Tony Oursler's series, AnomalousBodies, Resonant Dust, Worms

Multi media artist, Tony Oursler, has exhibited in major institutions and galleries around the world.  His unique creations layer handmade objects, with projected images and spoken fragments and conversations.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa talked with him about his current show at the Honolulu Museum.

“Little Worlds”, an exhibition of works by Tony Oursler, continues at the Honolulu Museum of Art through June 23rd. 

Extended interview with Tony Oursler:

http://www.noetanigawa.com/feature/2013/06/03/romping-through-tony-ourslers-little-worlds

http://tonyoursler.com/

Honolulu Museum of Art exhibition, “Little Worlds”

http://honolulumuseum.org/art/exhibitions/13466-little_worlds_video_sculptures_tony_oursler

Tony Oursler on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/channel/HC45f3rceTRtY

Oursler’s much talked about video for David Bowie’s first studio album in a decade.

Released January, 2013

http://vimeo.com/56864830

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Tuesday, June 4 2013

A recent study found the state of Hawaii needs hundreds of additional doctors to meet the needs of residents. The problem is particularly severe on the neighbor islands. But a group of military reservists is teaming up with local agencies to provide a dose of short-term relief for Maui and Hawaii County. From the Big Island, Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Monday, June 3 2013

Over a dozen Hawaii public schools are receiving state of the art lab equipment, thanks to a program out of UH Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

(Flickr / UHMed)

A Baldwin High School student on Maui uses a donated mortar and pestle to smash bananas and strawberries for DNA extraction.

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Monday, June 3 2013

An international group is moving closer to an agreement that would restrict world wide trade in sharks. But one country in Asia is resisting — and it’s not China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Monday, June 3 2013

As the state moves forward with its goals of reduced dependence on fossil fuels, Molokai is already on target with the lowest energy consumption in the state and an active discussion of the island’s energy needs and future. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

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Friday, May 31 2013

Heading to Kaua’i  anytime soon?  There’s a new restaurant guide out for Kaua’i, one that focuses on tasty food, made from scratch using local ingredients whenever possible.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Tasting Kaua’i:  Restaurants is available as a kindle download online.  You can download the kindle app and use it on any device.  Check it out on the website:

http://www.tastingkauai.com/

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Thursday, May 30 2013

A local entrepreneur who wants more kids to engage in science is putting his vision into practice. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Thursday, May 30 2013

Thailand has become the latest country in Asia to cut interest rates. Central banks in the region are concerned about falling exports and a slowing Chinese economy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, May 30 2013

This time of year brings a rainbow of events to Honolulu highlighting Hawai’i’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.  The Gay Pride parade runs through Waikiki this Saturday, and the Rainbow Film Festival begins at the Doris Duke tomorrow.  In addition, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a theatre production that opens a window into gay life in Hawai’i.  

“Yes, I am… Stories from Honolulu’s LGBT Community” opens Friday, tomorrow night, and runs through June 9th at Fresh Café in Kaka’ako.  Check these links to the play and other activities this weekend.

Yes, I am… Stories from Honolulu’s LGBT Community showtimes:

Friday, May 31 at 8pm
Saturday, June 1 at 8pm
Sunday, June 2 at 3pm
Friday, June 7 at 8pm
Saturday, June 8 at 8pm
Sunday, June 9 at 3pm

Fresh Café, 831 Queen Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Tickets are a suggested donation of $20 but  no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Playbuilders

http://www.playbuilders.org/

Honolulu Pride Festival Foundation

http://honolulupff.org/

Honolulu Pride/ Full Parade info

http://www.honolulupride.org/

http://honoluluprideparade.blogspot.com/

Honolulu Gay Men's Chorus presents "The Book of More MEN!"

Hawaii Convention Center
Saturday Jun 8, 2013 - 8PM to 10PM

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