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Casey Harlow

Forecasters Predict Busier Than Normal Central Pacific Hurricane Season

Hawaiʻi and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year's hurricane season.

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National and World Headlines

Arizona Prisons Urged To Reverse Ban On 'Chokehold' Book

State corrections officials in Arizona are facing calls to reverse a ban on a book that that explores the impact of the criminal justice system on black men. Prison officials say the book contains "unauthorized content," while civil rights advocates claim that placing the book on a blacklist amounts to censorship. The book in question, Chokehold: Policing Black Men , by Georgetown University Professor Paul Butler, argues for a radical rethinking of prison policy, even pondering abolishing...

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Casey Harlow

  Hawaiʻi and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year's hurricane season.

Tsunami Warning Center Investigating False Alert

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is investigating a false tsunami alert that went out Tuesday.

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  KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaiʻi county has closed a bay to prevent disruption of coral spawning that scientists predicted would occur over two days.

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A former Honolulu police chief, his ex-prosecutor wife and current and former police officers abused their positions by "planning and scheming" to frame her uncle for a crime he did not commit, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in a trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaiʻi history.

Casey Harlow

A measure to promote the building of affordable rental units in Honolulu is now a law.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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We take time out to talk about how best to protect your family treasures. Earlier this month we focused on paper and photos and all things digital. This time we talk textiles, wood, metal and more.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, a discussion with the student team at ʻIolani who developed something called the Ala Wai CAT. CAT is short for catamaran, and we'll find out how it's been modified to become a sensor delivery vessel to measure water conditions in the Ala Wai. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Disaster Recovery and Spending; Diversifying Hawaii Island’s Economy; Governor Ige Mulls Bills for Signature

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Morning Cafe/Morning Concert with Gene Schiller

19 minutes ago

Playlists below 

Weekdays 8:30 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. 

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

4 hours ago

Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR-1 shows.  

Stream past episodes of Bridging the Gap with dj mr.nick HERE

Stream past episodes of Kanikapila Sunday HERE


So I've been itching to do another mixed show just focused on downtempo... primarily around a sub-focus called Mushroom Jazz... mostly instrumental Hip-Hop breaks with a jazzy influence pioneered by Mark Farina or a series of mixtapes. It's something to put on, chillout, sip your martini and nod your head to the beat.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: May 23rd

2 hours ago

Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is a place name, Hālawa. It is a well known place on Hawaiʻi, Molokaʻi and on Oʻahu.

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