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Wednesday, May 29 2013

After more than two decades of planning, a permanent college campus near Kona Airport has broken ground. The school brings the promise of more educational opportunities to students living on the West side of Hawaii Island. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.

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Wednesday, May 29 2013

For the first time in nearly thirty years, a New Zealand navy ship will be docking at a U.S. naval facility. The event is scheduled to take place later this week in the Pacific, and marks a continuing evolution in military relations between the two countries. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wednesday, May 29 2013

We all know that kids these days live their lives on the phone or the computer. But if you’re homeless…it’s something much deeper. Having access to technology can mean a safety net that wasn’t there in the past. HPR’s Molly Solomon takes a look at how our digital world has changed what it means to be a homeless youth today.

(Photo credit Molly Solomon)

Computer room at the Youth Outreach (YO) house in Waikiki

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Tuesday, May 28 2013

This Saturday is the first day of the official hurricane season. While forecasters expect a relatively mild season this year, several state agencies are involving the community in preparedness exercises. And as HPR's Sherry Bracken reports, that includes on Hawaii Island.

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Tuesday, May 28 2013

Relations with North Korea and much of the rest of the world remain strained. While there haven’t been any new developments since the country’s recent test launch of short range missiles, there are reports North Korea may try a new kind of international outreach. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Tuesday, May 28 2013

Environmental ethics and indigenous perspectives are finding common ground and creating alliances around the world.  This weekend’s Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival celebrates communities from around the world, coming together.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

poster for the Wld and Scenic Film Festival

See fourteen films at the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, this Saturday, June 1st, at the Doris Duke Theatre on Beretania Street.  Enjoy live music,  ‘ono local food, and an art and book sale.   Doors open at 4pm on Kina'u Street, the Festival films begin at 5.  Your ticket to the screening includes two books by the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i :  The Hawai'i Wildlife Viewing Guide and Facing Hawai'i's Future.  

<http://honolulumuseum.org/events/films/13717-wild_scenic_film_festival>
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http://www.conservehi.org/

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Monday, May 27 2013

This may be Memorial Day in the United States…but in Japan it’s the beginning of melon season. And it kicked off last week with an eye-popping auction. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Monday, May 27 2013

Next month, the Hōkūle‘a and its sister canoe, the Hikianalia , will set sail on a 46,000 mile trip across the globe. And joining the crew will be a team of Hawaii teachers and researchers, who will play a key role in bringing the Worldwide Voyage back into the classroom. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

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Friday, May 24 2013

Japan’s Prime Minister is in Myanmar today. The visit comes at the end of a historic week for the southeast Asian nation. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Friday, May 24 2013

Composer, pianist, arranger, Bill Cunliffe is hailed as versatile, probing, and lyrical.  His work spans Grammy winning orchestral arrangements to intimate solo piano pieces.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with him before his concert in Honolulu, Saturday, May 25th, 2013.

Bill Cunliffe performs with vocalist, Denise Donatelli and bassist Bruce Hamada Saturday night, May 25th, 7:30 at Studio 909 on Kapiolani Boulevard. You can find more information about the Honolulu concert online.

(Credit www.billcunliffe.com)


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Thursday, May 23 2013

Many businesses and governments are focused on the economic rise of the Asia Pacific region. So when a company announces it’s scaling back a regional presence, it’s a surprise. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, May 23 2013

The Native Hawaiian arts community is growing in strength and diversity, as exemplified in Maoli Arts month celebrations over the last several years.  Now, in its eight year, Maoli arts month, or MAMo, is looking to the future.

Maile Andrade's "Ka Huli", wall installation with lauhala baskets

Maile Andrade’s show, 'Ike Loloa: A Long Insightful Journey, continues through October 7, 2013

The Native Hawaiian Arts Market takes place under festive tents on the Museum’s Great Lawn.  Thirty to forty artists from Hawai’i island, Kaua’i, O’ahu, and perhaps even Ni’ihau, will be there with their creations.  Enjoy food, fashion, music, and hands on activities.

Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, 2013, Bishop Museum Native Hawaiian Arts Market at the Bishop Museum, 9 am-5 pm.

April Drexel's "For the Record", multi media installation, detail

This year’s exhibit at the ARTS at Marks Garage is entitled “A” Mini Retort, and features: Maile Andrade, Kaili Chun, Kauka de Silva, April Drexel, Noelle Kahanu, Imaikalani Kalahele, Kapulani Landgraf, Abigail Romanchak, Maika’i Tubbs, and Kunane Wooton.  The exhibition runs through June 1.

For more information on the ARTS at Marks Garage exhibit, please call the ARTS at Marks Garage at (808) 521-2903.

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Wednesday, May 22 2013

One of the most dangerous roadways in the state is getting close to being completely revamped. That was a goal of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye. One part of the reconstruction will be done in three months...and then there's only one section to go. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.

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Wednesday, May 22 2013

President Obama will hold his first summit meeting with China’s president next month in California. The meeting comes with a broad agenda for both sides. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Tuesday, May 21 2013

One of the most important duties of those who care for Hawaii's highest peak is conserving the natural resources. That includes both keeping invasive species out, and replanting endangered species. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Tuesday, May 21 2013

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said earlier this spring that he does not believe Oahu needs another landfill. The mayor hopes technological advances, including a new H-POWER plant will eliminate the need to add anything beyond the Waimanalo Gulch landfill. But in Hong Kong, waste is a very different story. And Bill Dorman has it in today’s Asia Minute.

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Tuesday, May 21 2013

From Hawai'i Island to Kaua'i, most school students, parents, teachers and staff are into the final week of the academic year.  Graduations are in full swing, and there is a lot of celebratory music going on.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this sampling from the Kamehameha Jazz Ensemble, the Honoka'a Jazz Band, the 'Iolani Orchestra, the Maui Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Moanalua Symphony Orchestra, and the Moanalua Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

The Hawai'i Youth Symphony is a statewide organization that offers membership by audition to youth from all islands.

Hawai’i Youth Symphony

http://hiyouthsymphony.org/

 

Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra:

http://mauiyouthphilharmonic.org/

 

Moanalua High School Music Department:

http://mohsmusic.com/tuba/

 

Honoka’a High and Intermediate Jazz Band:

http://honokaa-web.sharepoint.com/Activities/Jazz_Band/SitePages/Home.aspx

 

‘Iolani School Performing Arts

http://www.iolani.org/arts/performing-arts

 

Kamehameha Schools Performing Arts Department, Kapalama

http://kapalama.ksbe.edu/high/home/departments/index.php?id=9

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Monday, May 20 2013

A local contest is making it easier to kickstart a career in agriculture. An open call for land proposals on some of the state’s prime ag lands could result in a five year land lease…for free! HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

(Credit Mahi‘ai Matchup)

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Monday, May 20 2013

A musician who had a big impact on the music world has passed away on Hawaii Island, but left a legacy of familiar sound behind.  From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Monday, May 20 2013

The number of Chinese tourists coming to Hawaii is continuing to grow. But China’s government has some advice for citizens traveling anywhere overseas. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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