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Bishop Museum Exhibit Explores Its History With Scientific Racism

Anti-Asian hate has been in the news lately, and race relations have simmered in the news in the U.S. since they blew up last summer. A new exhibit at the Bishop Museum shows how early anthropological research here in Hawai‘i was related to racist beliefs that include Native Hawaiians.

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Democrats Tweak COVID-19 Relief Package In Hopes Of Speedy Senate Approval

Senate Democrats are moving ahead with an updated version of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes several tweaks intended to satisfy some moderates ahead of an expected final vote in the coming days. The Senate voted 51-50 along party lines to advance the bill on Thursday. Vice President Harris voted with all Democrats to break the tie and move ahead with the lengthy debate and amendment process. The new version of the bill includes more money for rural hospitals, more...

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Last summer, an appointee of former President Donald Trump was irate because he could not simply fire top executives who had warned him that some of his plans might be illegal.

Michael Pack, who was CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media that oversees Voice of America, in August suspended those top executives. He also immediately ordered up an investigation to determine what wrongdoing the executives might have committed.

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Hawaii's state legislature gets back into session today following a five-day recess. A different sort of legislative gathering starts today in China. These meetings take place each year, but this year is being watched closely both inside and outside the country.

Updated on Thursday at 12:50 p.m. ET

The House has once again passed a bill aimed at protecting and expanding voting rights and reforming campaign finance laws. The Wednesday-night vote was 220-210. But the measure is not expected to advance in the Senate, where Democrats hold a narrow majority, and Republicans on Capitol Hill argue the proposal is a political effort to federalize elections.

Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET

In her time as former President Donald Trump's transportation secretary, Elaine Chao repeatedly used her position and agency staff to help family members who run a shipping business with ties to China, in potential violation of federal ethics laws, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

Manu Minute: 'Elepaio, the Flycatcher

Mar 3, 2021
Ann Tanimoto-Johnson

Hawai'i 'elepaio are native species of Flycatcher - as their name suggests, they spend most of their time catching flies and other tasty insects "on the wing," or midflight.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Ann Perreira-Eustaquio answers questions about the backlog of unfulfilled unemployment claims; Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Stewart Yerton discusses potential Hawaiian Airlines' layoffs; the head of Local Five talks efforts to vaccinate hotel employees; and U.S. Postal Inspector Jeff Fitch dishes on recent postal scams and how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Update on the Marshallese community in Arkansas; The Long View with Neal Milner: Is it time for optimism?; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Info on Hawaii prisoner deaths hard to come by; ‘Ōleloflix brings Hawaiian language subtitles to streaming content; The Royal Room honors Native Hawaiian music and culture

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Daniel Ramirez via CC

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll talk to a couple of our legislative leaders to learn how they use technology. Weʻll learn how they re-thought the legislative process and took public testimony online to make it easy to testify during this pandemic.

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: March 4th

23 hours ago

Helu kuhi means zip code. Remember to use a helu kuhi, or zip code, when addressing your envelopes!

artist photo courtesy Jeff Katz

Today on Off the Road, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence concludes two weeks with The Doors, and drummer John Densmore. Subscribe to Off the Road on Apple and Spotify podcasts.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Tsutomu "Ben" Nishizawa

BBE Records recently released J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan. It's an excellent compilation featuring rare recordings from the height of Japan's jazz era, from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tonight, we will hear some tracks off this release, and from other well-respected Japanese jazz musicians... some from my personal record collection.

Evening Concert

9 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.


HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

10 hours ago

Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR music shows.  

Stream past episodes of Bridging the Gap HERE

Stream past episodes of Kanikapila Sunday HERE

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