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Hawaiʻi’s Department of Land and Natural Resources is involved in a new project to clear microplastics from the state’s beaches, helped by a machine built by Canadian university students.

Whether you're running for excercise, or running from your problems, Paige Okamura a.k.a. DJ Mermaid has curated two hours of (mostly indie rock) music to run to. She's got you covered tonight as you start out on a high, songs to give you that much need encouragement in the middle, and finally easing the tempo for a nice cool down.

Jeff Goldblum's acting credits are likely far better known to you than his musical background, but he's also an accomplished pianist and band leader. He spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about both aspects of his life, including his group, Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and their area shows later this month at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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Tonight and tomorrow at the MACC's McCoy Studio Theater, Valley Isle music fans get a chance to experience Doobie Brothers founder and Maui resident Patrick Simmons Sr. performing a pair of shows with his son, Patrick Simmons Jr., with a 7:30 p.m. start time each night.

Guitar pioneer Stanley Jordan has returned to Honolulu. He'll wrap up a two-night engagement at 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. this evening at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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While he spends a lot of time at his house on Kauai, musician Todd Rundgren is back in Honolulu for shows Saturday and Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii, his debut there, and first live shows in the city since playing here with Ringo Starr on Election Day 2016. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with him about the visit and some of the highlights of his long career. 

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Legendary musician Sergio Mendes returns to the Aloha State in November for shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. Ahead of his visit, he took time for a wide-ranging conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. This is a short excerpt of that interview, and listen for much more airing the week of his concerts.

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This week on Helping Hand, we get a return visit from Habitat For Humanity on Hawai‘i Island.

 

Guitar pioneer Pat Metheny is wrapping up his first dates in Hawaii since 1985 this evening at the Blue Note, with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence last night, and shared details of his incredible life of music.

Freddy Cole is the brother of late music legend Nat King Cole, and uncle of the late Natalie Cole.

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and ‘ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Tune in every Sunday with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai’i Time on HPR-1.

Today, please join me with HPR's Noe Tanigawa and special guests Danny Carvalho and Jeff Peterson for the Kanikapila Sunday Fund Drive Special.

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This week Helping Hand starts two weeks of featuring nonprofits in the Asia Pacific supporting two of the most vulnerable animals on Earth. First up, Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is joined by Rick Springfield. Back with a new album, The Snake King, he’s in town Saturday through Monday at the Blue Note.

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Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and `ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Tune in every Sunday with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai`i Time on HPR-1.

Today is our Fall Fund Drive edition of the show, with guests Noe Tanigawa, Danny Carvalho and Jeff Peterson.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about returning guest the Aloha Medical Mission, a secular, nonprofit volunteer organization based in Honolulu. They provide free health care to underserved people in the Pacific, Asia, and the Aloha State, and are looking for more volunteers now.

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Happy Monday to you all! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be nice and eclectic... but nice, mellow, and a sure cure for those Monday Blues.

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This week’s Stargazer includes a trip up to the Mauna Kea summit and details on an observatory there mapping hydrogen from a distant part of the universe -- HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Lukas Nelson is one of Willie Nelson's sons and spent years growing up on Maui, where his legendary father has a home.

The Conversation: Monday, March 27th, 2017

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Push to Allow Fishing in Protected Areas; State Eyes Sweetened Beverages; Science Meets Art at Honolulu Biennial

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For decades, Bonnie Raitt has mixed her passion for music with philanthropy and activism. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend is continuing the tour for her 2016 release Dig In Deep with dates Friday at the MACC and Saturday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall before heading... deeper...

The Conversation: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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Funding Conservation with Development; UH Administrator Cited in Travel ban Ruling; Eco-Art

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the American Red Cross, Pacific Islands Region as part of Red Cross Month. The organization is marking their centennial in the Aloha State and urging folks to give back in a number of ways, like taking a Red Cross class to learn lifesaving skills, volunteering in a variety of projects, or making a donation. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with CEO Coralie Matayoshi.

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On this week’s Stargazer, in addition for a few items to look for in our dark island skies, we learn about a Cosmic Census conducted by one of the observatories atop Mauna Kea as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

Learn more about the effort here on the Subaru Telescope's website.  

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Best Buddies Hawaii first-ever Maui Block Party tomorrow at Maui Mall 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and their Best Buddies Oahu Friendship Walk Saturday March 11th 9 a.m. to noon at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu.

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Hugh Romney, named Wavy Gravy by B.B. King, was one of the stage announcers at the three major Woodstock music festivals (1969, 1994 and 1999), as well as other related events over the years.

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For Stargazer this week, we have some planets in our early evening skies to try and spot, plus we get some context on the recent discovery of several planets about 40 light years from Earth as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week Helping Hand has returning guest Helping Hands Hawaii discussing the range of ways they assist the vulnerable in the Aloha State, and sharing details about their 13th annual fundraising dinner, Thursday March 2nd at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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On Stargazer this week, we hear about a pair of planets visible in the evening sky and learn about a new project the public is invited to participate in to discover a potential planet on the edge of the solar system… HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Donavon Frankenreiter wraps up a current island tour with dates through Sunday at the Blue Note in Waikiki. The musician has island ties: he lives on the Garden Island, and released his first album on Jack Johnson's label, Brushfire Records, who he'll open for on the mainland this summer, including at the Hollywood Bowl.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re privileged to welcome back the Hawai‘i Association of the Blind, state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. Their 50th anniversary HAB 2017 Annual State Convention is Saturday March 4th at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.

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