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The Conversation: Mayor Blangiardi on Honolulu rail benefits; Adaptive reuse can revitalize downtownMayor Blangiardi explains the Honolulu rail project; Architect Dean Sakamoto defines adaptive reuse; Pearl Harbor Shipyard Apprentice Program accepts applications
Rebroadcast of call-in show with guests U.S. Rep. Ed Case, former Hawaiʻi DLNR director William Aila Jr., and Pacific Rim Conservation's Lindsay Young discussing Kaʻena Point's designation as a National Heritage Area and stewarding the environment.
An infectious disease specialist reflects on the third anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; HPR's Ku'uwehi Hiraishi takes a closer look at the nominee for DHHL head; the YWCA of Oʻahu details its Dress for Success program; and the author of a book on sugar cane plantation life shares its origins
The Conversation: Planning and Permitting Department on thin ice; 'Defining Courage' honors 442nd soldiersPossible solutions to ongoing planning and permitting problems; Microbes hitchhiking across the Atlantic to the Pacific threaten Hawaiʻi corals; A new multimedia production honors the courageous soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
The Conversation: Update on removing 10,000 utility poles; Court rules on Maui special permits, vacation rentalsTen-year plan to remove 10,000 utility poles; Hawaiʻi Supreme Court rules on Maui vacation rental permits; HPR's Sabrina Bodon reports on homeless cancer patients; Talkback perspectives on Maui hate crime; history of 18th century Native Hawaiian woman explorer
The Conversation: Hawaiʻi joins 46 states against TikTok over health crisis; Legislature considers family tax reliefState Attorney General details why Hawaii joined 46 states to demand TikTok comply with an investigation on deceptive practices; Hawaiʻi Tax Foundation gives insight on proposed family tax relief bills; Local music duo Keahiwai talks reuniting for an upcoming show and how the industry has changed in their 20 years apart
The Department of Health details what consumers should know about its recent data breach and provides an update on the status of the new State Hospital; Local ranchers share their challenges in the face of dwindling pastureland; and a Hawaiʻi filmmaking nonprofit discusses the importance of film in advancing gender equity