HPR Announces New Programming on HPR-1
HPR is bringing several new music and entertainment shows to HPR-1, its news, talk, and entertainment station.
Starting July 31, It’s Been A Minute will air on Saturdays from noon-1 pm. Each week, Sam Sanders interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation. The show replaces Ask Me Another, which NPR will sunset in the coming months.
Starting August 1, HPR will debut a new locally-produced music show. Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi dives into the history of Hawaiian music to explore artists, lyrics, and the stories behind them. The program will be hosted by Paige Okamura (DJ Mermaid), a keiki papa of Māeaea, Waialua, Oʻahu, whose expertise in Hawaiian music is based out of her love for her language and her culture. Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi will air Sundays from 6-7 pm. Okamura will also continue to host Bridging The Gap on Tuesday nights (8-10 pm on HPR-1).
Starting August 5, HPR will debut Living On Earth on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7pm. Living On Earth features news, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. The show replaces Says You!, which is retiring after a 25 year run.
Starting August 6, World Cafe will air Fridays from 8-10 pm. The live performance and interview show is the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music, serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. It features music and conversation from essential and emerging artists. Latin Beat, hosted by HPR's Ray Cruz, previously occupied the time slot; Cruz has decided to end the show after 30 years behind the microphone. More about Cruz’s announcement