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Tuesday, May 7 2013

Oil painting by John Koga at the Honolulu Museum

John Tanji Koga has received the Honolulu Museum’s Catharine E.B. Cox Award for Excellence in Visual Arts. Best known as a sculptor and general promoter for art projects throughout the community, Koga’s current show features paintings that relate directly to Hawai’i’s legacy of visual art. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

sculpture and oil painting by John Koga at the Honolulu Museum

Undulation: rise and fall, recent work by John Tanji Koga, is on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art through this Sunday, May 12th. Find links and an extended interview with Koga including a marketing suggestion for artists.

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Tuesday, May 7 2013

Envision Hawai’i hosts a monthly First Tuesday get-together to enable its members to connect and share ideas to bring about positive change. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the social entrepreneurs received a message about the importance of living your values.

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Monday, May 6 2013

Jupiter and Saturn are visible, we’ll hear about a partial solar eclipse happening this week and the X-37B secret space plane makes a pass as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatch at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer.

Stargazer with HPR's Dave Lawrence

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Monday, May 6 2013

For most people who live in Hawaii, dealing with vog is just another part of daily life. But for those with breathing difficulties, volcanic smog can complicate health issues. HPR's Molly Solomon reports.

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For more information, check out current air conditions and vog forecasts.

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Monday, May 6 2013

The first State interns who participated in the information technology transformation initiative were recognized at the State Capitol today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

         

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Monday, May 6 2013

The week in Asia begins with a tale of two contrasting economies. Ratings agencies weighed in on the Philippines and Indonesia last week, and came to two different conclusions. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Friday, May 3 2013

Melbourne, Australia’s Mojo Jacket is today’s 5:30 interview feature on All Things Considered. They recently opened for Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band across Australia. The group is based around brothers Rick and Ben Fumi, and also includes drummer Benny Stivala. In speaking with HPR's Dave Lawrence, the brothers shared their unique family connection to music, as Ben explains.

 

Mojo Jacket

 

Find out more about the band and hear more of their music at their official website or Facebook page. Hear the title track to their album featured in our radio piece below, plus both the complete conversation and All Things Considered Extended Interview feature. Also, see a live concert video.

 

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Friday, May 3 2013

Summer is just around the corner and thousands of parents across the state have been making plans to keep their children busy.  UH manoa is offering new programs for high schoolers and the state and counties are continuing their popular options.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

 

For more on any of their programs:

UH  http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summer/

DOE e-school   http://165.248.30.40/hvln/session_detail_public.jsp?docid=40

Maui County  http://www.mauicounty.gov/index.aspx?NID=589

KauaiCountyhttp://www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments/ParksRecreation/SummerPrograms/tabid/184/Default.aspx

Hawai’I County

http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Honolulu County  

www1.honolulu.gov/parks/programs

 

http://familyprogramshawaii.org/resources/dept-of-parks-rec-summer-fun/

 

Boys and Girls Clubs in Hawai’i

http://www.bgch.com/index.html

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Friday, May 3 2013

On this Aloha Friday, if you have plans to golf this weekend you’re not alone. But you may not have realized the youth movement that’s sweeping the golf world in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, May 2 2013

Part of Hawaii’s energy future may include natural gas. The idea is still under debate, and the outcome is far from clear. Meanwhile, natural gas deposits off the coast of Africa are drawing interest—and investment—from several Asian countries. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thursday, May 2 2013

The State Legislature adjourned its 60-day session today, following passage of a state budget and less than 10 percent of the bills that were originally introduced. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Wednesday, May 1 2013

Air pollution in China has become an increasingly common topic, both for those who live there and for those who occasionally visit. And in recent months, it’s led a growing number of foreigners to reconsider assignments to China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wednesday, May 1 2013

According to the EPA, food waste is now the biggest contributor to our country’s landfills. Every year, as much as 40% of our food ends up in the trash. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, a local project is taking steps to ensure that excess produce gets to the people who need it the most.

(Credit / Give It Fresh Today)

Interested in volunteering with Give It Fresh Today? For more information on how to donate food or get involved, send an email to Vivian Best at giveitfreshtoday@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, April 30 2013

Hawaii Island has three major acute care hospitals.  Those are facilities that can take care of patients suffering a severe injury, illness, or trauma.  Kona Community Hospital serves patients from the Ka'u District through North Kona, and has been improving its services.  HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.

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Tuesday, April 30 2013

The International Monetary Fund is positive about the economy in a key market for Hawaii’s visitors. The IMF says the Asia Pacific region will grow by nearly six-percent this year, but there are also some cautions. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Tuesday, April 30 2013

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is underway in Honolulu this week, and one thing they will be looking at is the connection between disabilities and prison incarceration.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with experts in the field of using culture and creativity to turn lives around.

“Healing our People, Healing Our Streets”, a dialog about alternatives to incarceration, is scheduled for the Church of the Crossroads, tomorrow, Wednesday evening, at 6pm. 

http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2013/specialevents/healingourpeople/

Charmaine Crockett:  808-956-7539

cccrocke@hawaii.edu

Extended version of the conversation with Manulani Aluli Meyer, Shane Edwards, Nane Alejandrez, and Felipe Hernandez:

http://www.noetanigawa.com/feature/2013/04/30/education-not-incarceratio...

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Tuesday, April 30 2013

The State Legislature unanimously approved the Executive Operating and Construction Budgets today, which will drive spending for 2014 and 2015. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Monday, April 29 2013

We’ve got several planets to see, a meteor shower to look for and we learn about a discovery relating to Saturn’s rings… 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, April 29 2013

A number of Native Hawaiian families on Molokai will be moving into their own homes over the next couple of years. And they’ll be doing it thanks to a grant received by Molokai Habitat for Humanity. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch. 

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Monday, April 29 2013

Any time a land developer in Hawaii digs below the surface, it’s necessary to complete a full archaeological inventory survey. The law insures protection and preservation of cultural and historical sites. But a bill making its way through the legislature could change the way future construction projects move forward. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

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