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Why Hawaiian Flags, Parking Tickets, Arrests Are Raising Free Speech Questions

There’s been a noticeable spike in Hawaiian flags seen on roads and highways. Many of the drivers are showing support for the protest on Mauna Kea and other land disputes. But authorities' crackdown on the flags on vehicles, along with parking tickets on the mountain and arrests in Kahuku are raising the question: where is the line between the law and free speech?

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WATCH LIVE: Impeachment Hearings Resume With White House, State Department Witnesses

Updated at 10:47 a.m ET House Democrats have begun Week 2 of their open impeachment hearings on Tuesday with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 — a key moment in the Ukraine affair. The hearing on Tuesday began with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army foreign area officer who serves on the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service officer detailed to the staff of Vice President Pence. Vindman...

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Fewer Chinese visitors are coming to Hawaii, according to the latest figures from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. That matches a broader trend for the United States.

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HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about the SpaceX Starlink project and it's implications for observatories.

  

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Electric scooters made a brief but memorable appearance in Honolulu about a year and a half ago — lasting for all of one week. The vehicles remain a point of controversy in many cities around the world, and over the last couple of weeks have been making news in the Asia Pacific.

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew the charter of the Import-Export Bank, largely along party lines, but approval from the Senate is unlikely.

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State researchers are enjoying a rare opportunity to observe the formation of new life on Hawaii Island's Pohoiki shoreline.

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Have you heard about the Ornish Lifestyle program? Can it really be the key to reversing heart disease? Can people incorporate the changes before they have a heart attack? And does it work? On this edition of The Body Show, a dive into the main components of the Ornish Lifestyle program, and how this can help you, or someone you love, with heart health.

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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: November 19th

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Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is wailele or waterfall. Literally, wailele means leaping water. And although it is a generic term, it is also is used in many place names and songs. Such as the popular wailele o ʻakaka.

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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

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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

 

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On episode 2 of my HPR + HIFF collab idea, our guest selections come from local Kanaka Maoli filmmaker, ʻĀina Paikai.

ʻĀina's portfolio includes several award winning nationally televised documentaries during his long career with ʻŌiwiTV such as Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe, which HPR recently presented on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and Hawaiʻi Island. 

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