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Wayne Yoshioka

The State and City of Honolulu are implementing separate plans to address homelessness and affordable rental housing.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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   Summertime puts a different focus on food, with holidays, picnics, and family gatherings.  In time for all-American July 4th parties, the James Beard Foundation has a new book of recipes from favorite local restaurants across the U.S.  While it’s fun to acknowledge regional tastes, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa discovered, Hawai’i’s “local food” may be ripe for redefinition.

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  The Pu‘uhonua Society’s annual CONTACT exhibition opens tonight at the Honolulu Museum School.  This year, artists across the state were encouraged to dig for personal reflections on the theme of “Foreign and Familiar.”  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa stopped by after the selection process to get the jurors’ thoughts on the show.

Hawaii Craftsmen
hawaii craftsmen

    The annual Hawai‘i Craftsmen Exhibition is known for its superb workmanship and commitment to statewide representation.  This year, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports an esteemed juror spurred a wider range of submissions, breathing fresh life into this annual exhibition of excellence in Hawai‘i craftsmanship.

The 48th Annual Hawai‘i Craftsmen Juried Exhibition runs through November 20th at the Honolulu Museum School Main Gallery.  

Oct. 27 - Nov. 20, 2015
Free for public viewing

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  Nonviolent action has resulted in political change in recent history:  in the American South, in Gandhi’s India, and in South Africa, just a few examples.  Now the self-described “protectors” of Mauna Kea and Haleakalā are rallying around a call for “Kapu Aloha”, a nonviolent mode of conduct that organizers say guides their movement.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

“Active resistance through love, the consistency of that has been proven in many world conflicts. Here is another one.”

Town Square: Charitable Giving in 2014

Jul 16, 2015
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contemplativechristian / Flickr

  Last month, the Giving USA report touted American charitable giving at an estimated $358.38 billion in 2014 - the highest total annual amount in the report's 60-year history.Tonight, a comparison of national and Hawaii giving, pre-recession to now. In studio: Kelvin Taketa, President and CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation and Lisa Maruyama,President and CEO of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.

Voter Turnout Lowest Since Statehood

Nov 5, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

Voter turnout for the 2014 General Election was the lowest since Statehood in 1959, when nearly 94 percent of Hawai’i voters cast ballots.   But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, that was when the population was half the size it is today and a time when life was different.    

Congressional District One Race in Final Push

Oct 27, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s Congressional District One race is too close to call, according to the latest polls.   And the two front-runners are in full campaign swing with the General Election one week away.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.    

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   The recent Scottish independence vote, with all its color and emotion, came after over 400 years in the British commonwealth.  Many Hawaiians followed the Scottish vote with interest, knowing that Department of the Interior hearings here indicate emotions do still run high over US actions in Hawai‘i just over 100 years ago.  In HPR’s continuing exploration of voices on Hawaiian sovereignty, Noe Tanigawa spoke with Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa, the Director of the Center for Hawaiian Studies. 

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University of Hawaii

    

  

 

   The U.S. Department of the Interior’s recent hearings in Hawai‘i revealed a number of those testifying believe the U.S. government does not have jurisdiction over these islands.  As part of  ongoing coverage of sovereignty issues, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa took up the idea with Dr. Keanu Sai, who has been studying the Hawai‘i-U.S. relationship for over 3 decades.   Dr. Sai's research has had broad influence on the sovereignty debate, and this interview attempts to present his view.

Town Square: The Value of Hawaii 2

Jun 26, 2014

Four years ago, a collection of essays took Hawaii by storm. The Value of Hawaii quickly fueled conversations and went on to be taught in university classrooms. Now the Value of Hawaii 2 is out. Tonight we’ll get an overview of the this new group of essays, written by authors all under 40…as are the new editors Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear Ka’opua. We’ll talk with them tonight on Town Square as we start our series about the Value of Hawaii 2.

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   The Maoli Arts Alliance is sponsoring a show on the theme of “Contact”, inviting audiences to reach outside their usual boundaries to connect with new ideas, people, and projects.  The exhibition at the Honolulu Museum School includes daily dialogs with artists and other community members who are working for positive change.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

CONTACT is on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery through Monday, April 21.  

Artwork Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

Helping Hand is a new weekly feature on HPR with local All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence. Each Friday afternoon, Helping Hand will put the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the handicapped, disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re learning about PACTHawai`i – Parents and Children Together Hawai`i Family Service Agency. 

Artwork Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

Helping Hand is a new weekly feature on HPR. Each Friday afternoon, Helping Hand will put the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the handicapped, disabled and other folks in need with All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence. Today we’re covering MS in Hawai`i, and presenting information for those in need of support or with someone in their life who could use help.

Tourism 2014

Jan 3, 2014
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Flickr Commons

  While the final figures aren’t in yet, 2013 already looks like a record year for tourism in Hawaii. But both visitor arrivals and spending have been falling for the past three months. What about this year? HPR’s Bill Dorman looks ahead at some of the travel trends for 2014.

Artwork Courtesy of Nik Lacchin


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Roselle Bailey’s hula school, Ka ‘Imi Na’auao O Hawai’i Nei, has students in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Samoa, and California, as well as on Oahu, Maui and Kaua’i.  Sixty of them will be gathering in Honolulu this week to present a capsulized version of Hawaiian history in theatre, song, hula and chant.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found the program has been well received in Europe.

“Recalling Hawai’i” will be performed on Saturday, November 9th, 7:00 pm at the Hawai’i Theatre

Flickr / The U.S. Army
Flickr / The U.S. Army

This week, HPR news is airing a series we’re calling “Neighbors: An Island Story.”
Members of the military have been neighbors in the islands since long before Hawaii was a state. And today, they continue their presence around the islands. HPR’s Bill Dorman has some details.

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Flickr / st3v3l33

All this week, HPR news is taking a closer look at who lives here in Hawaii. It’s part of a series we’re calling “Neighbors: An Island Story.” Hawaii is by far the most ethnically diverse state in the nation.—and if you had any questions about specifics, the U-S Census Bureau has some answers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details.

Flickr / Oliver Beattie
Flickr / Oliver Beattie

All week, HPR News is taking a closer look at who lives here in Hawaii. It’s part of a series we’re calling “Neighbors, An Island Story.” Part of that story can be found in various census numbers that we’ll be sharing during the week. Today, HPR’s Bill Dorman has some figures about Hawaii’s population compared with national averages. 

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Georgia O’Keeffe is renowned for her paintings of skulls and flowers in northern New Mexico. Ansel Adams is best known for his majestic photographs of Yosemite. Both artists were commissioned for projects in Hawai’i, and they created visual time capsules of their visits here. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the O’Keeffe/Adams exhibit on now at the Honolulu Museum.

The Circus is Coming!

Aug 19, 2013
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Flickr / Joe Shlabotnik

The circus is coming to town -- and it's making Molokai its first stop next month on a Hawaii tour. Catherine Cluett from The Molokai Dispatch reports.

Each day, more information is coming out about Edward Snowden, the man who leaked details of certain operations of the National Security Agency after working here in Hawaii. As HPR’s Bill Dorman reports, this case is the latest reminder that Hawaii has a long history of playing a role in both intelligence and defense.  

Oahu Gears Up For More Bike Lanes

May 15, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

This Friday is Bike to Work Day in Hawaii. The annual event promotes bike safety and encourages more people to think about the possibility of commuting by bike. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, many in the cycling community worry the state isn’t doing enough to make Hawaii more bike-friendly. 

Campaign Recipe Books: Cooking Up Voter Support

Oct 31, 2012

Barbeque spare ribs. Oxtail Soup. Onolicious chicken? Not exactly what comes to mind when you think politics. Unless you reside in Hawai'i, where politicians have been passing out free recipe pamphlets for years. Local political analyst Dan Boylan stresses the link between food and politics in Hawai'i. Boylan notes that in recent years he’s seen fewer cookbooks.  But occasionally one will pop up in his mailbox.  A candidate who still uses the recipe book approach is Lei Ahu Isa, who served in the Hawai'i House of Representatives from 1996 – 2002.

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