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Researchers Analyzing eDNA In Water Samples Brought Back From Papahānaumokuākea

Scientists are using an established DNA technique to discover just what lives in the deep coral reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Think of it as a CSI for marine ecosystems.

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National and World Headlines

Tens Of Thousands Of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon, Where Deforestation Has Spiked

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest are proliferating at an alarming rate. That's the gist of an announcement this week by the country's National Institute for Space Research, or INPE. According to the agency, there have been 74,155 fires in Brazil so far this year — most of which erupted in the Amazon. That represents an astonishing leap of more than 80% over last year and by far the most that the agency has recorded since it began compiling this data in 2013. About half those fires, or...

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Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument / Public Domain / Flickr

Scientists are using an established DNA technique to discover just what lives in the deep coral reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Think of it as a CSI for marine ecosystems.

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Updated: Aug. 20, 4:31 p.m.

Hawaii police say a woman bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Kealakekua Bay is expected to be released from a hospital.

courtesy Shawn Laatsch

On Stargazer, thanks to the crash landing of an Israeli spacecraft, it’s a report about potential life on the moon as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips.


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AUWAHI, Hawaii — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said.

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

The Hawaii school board has voted to elevate the seriousness of high school bullying and harassment as disciplinary offenses, officials said.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows


Capitol Time Capsule; Alternatives to Statehood; Caldwell Weights Gubernatorial Run; Update on State’s Ocean Resources Management Plan

Mana Up Hawaii

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, Mana Up returns. It's a small business accelerator that helps take local Hawaii brands to the next level. Mana Up did a recent launch of their 4th cohort of companies, and a couple of them will join the show to discuss their game plan for success. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 21st

16 hours ago

Another very commonly used Hawaiian word is nani. Nani means beautiful. It is often used in names as in pua nani for “beautiful flower.” Nani nō ʻoe – you are beautiful – is a nice expression we hope you hear everyday.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Evening Concert

2 hours ago

Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.


I'm playing music of a different genre (or two) each day until September 1 to help you choose your three favorites genres. When you have decided, go to and click on the box in the upper right corner to begin voting. Results will be tallied, and the top ten choices will be played during the nest Membership Drive in September - alnost 100 votes have come in already! Today - concerti. I've chosen works for piano, violin, trumpet, flute, english horn, horn, cello and bassoon.   

DJ Mermaid comes back to us from a weekend spent in Waimea, on Hawaiʻi island, also known as the "Moku o Keawe" or the "Island of Keawe", for its famed chief.

For tonight's show she pays tribute to Hawaiʻi island in song, taking us all on a musical huakaʻi (journey) from Kona, to Hilo, with a nod to some of the famed ʻohana paniolo of Waimea.

An Update From HPR's President & GM

Highlights from the 2018/2019 fiscal year, and a glimpse of what's to come.

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