Non profit organizations across the islands share at least one major challenge: raising money. That includes student organizations at colleges. And at U-H Hilo, there’s a group that’s putting a new twist on an old tradition. Stephanie Salazar has that story from Hilo.
It's not at the top of the list of the problems of humanity, but dogs that won't stop barking can be annoying. Since the start of this year, Hawaii County Police have responded to 90 calls involving nuisance, barking, or aggressive dogs. And it's enough of a problem in Waikoloa that Waikoloa Neighborhood Watch has reached out for help. As HPR's Sherry Bracken explains, they've called in a dog psychologist.
Before I read Adelle Waldman's brilliant debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., I had about as much interest in reading about the hip, young literary types who've colonized Brooklyn as I do in watching Duck Dynasty, that reality show about a family of bearded Luddites who live in the Louisiana swamps. Both clans are ingrown and smug, each, in their own way, disdainful of the American mainstream.