Ryan Finnerty
Ryan Finnerty

Governor: Despite Recent Crimes, Hawaii Still Safe

Despite a recent high-profile shooting that left two police officers dead and a series of violent robberies, some targeting elderly victims, Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he still believes Hawaii is a safe place to live.

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National and World Headlines

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GOP Lacks Votes To Block Trial Witnesses, McConnell Concedes

Updated 1/28/20 4:00 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded late Tuesday, a potentially major hurdle for Trump's hopes to end the trial with a quick acquittal. Earlier, Trump's lawyers concluded his defense with a plea to move on.

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NEW YORK — Bob Shane, the last surviving original member of the popular folk group the Kingston Trio who was from Hawaii and the lead singer on its million-selling ballad “Tom Dooley” and many other hits, has died.

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WAILUKU — Fewer sea turtles were found stranded on Maui last year than in 2018, although officials say most cases continue to be caused by fishing gear, officials said.

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Reaction is still pouring in from around the world about the death of former basketball star Kobe Bryant. And that includes some special attention from the Asia Pacific.


Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan is back in the islands, with shows tonight at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Blue Note, called "Stanley Jordan plays Jimi Hendrix" and he spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.


Hear the complete new interview:

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For Stargazer, it’s a return to a nearby planet, with fresh data thanks to area telescope facilities with HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.



HPR-Produced Talk Shows


 Managing Storm water; Keauhou Shelter; Bizarre Space Objects; Canada Consul General

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Learn how data centers and other key infrastructure help make the Internet work. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion about how facilities that house servers, routers and fiber optic cabling help to deliver teh content and applications we love to our devices. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Copays, deductibles, coinsurance — it's the alphabet soup of insurance terms. Pomaikai Gomes and Doreen Nakamura from UHA Health Insurance join the show to explain what these terms mean, and how each of us can get to know more about our own health insurance coverage, and be better prepared for any unexpected changes before they happen.

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Broadcasting HPR-1 to West Maui, Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: January 29th

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Since the legislature is in session, ʻaha ʻōlelo seems to be a good Hawaiian word for today. Whether you like what they do or not, call that body an ʻaha ʻōlelo.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

More great performances from the HPR library on Classical Pacific today. 

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Louise King Lanzilotti from a Pacific perspective. The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

Playlists below 

Weekdays 8:00 AM - Noon on HPR-2

Studio Line: (808) 792-8245

About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

Starting here, and flowing with it til we get there. That's how tonight's show is gonna go.

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