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Yesterday was International Women's Day and dj mr.nick did it justice, but tonight is my take on it with a lot of soul, funk, R&B, and a touch of reggae and electronica here and there. 

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A bill that would require publicly traded corporations based in Hawaii to include women on their boards of directors has advanced in the state Senate, but it is facing resistance from business advocates.

Inspired by NPR's "Turning The Table: 8 Women Who Invented American Popular Music" piece, tonight's show honors the 8 women that the piece centers around (Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Marian Anderson, Rosetta Tharpe, Celia Cruz, and Mary Lou Williams) along with other female artists, old and new, whose music draws inspiration from them in one way or another.

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

The aviation industry faces a worldwide shortage of qualified pilots. Hawaiʻi has an even greater need, given our heavy dependence on air travel. To help close the gap, a summer flight school is targeting girls who have often been overlooked as future pilots -- and exposing them to a career that could take them anywhere.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is set to release a report tomorrow on the health of Native Hawaiian women. The launch of the report coincides with Women’s Health Month, which is May. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.

International Women’s Network Against Militarism
International Women’s Network Against Militarism

A delegation of Hawai‘i women is heading to Okinawa to link their efforts with other islanders impacted by U.S. military presence.   The International Women’s Network Against Militarism points to human and environmental costs of war and explores ways women can build more peaceful futures.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Women's March
Women's March

In November, a Facebook post from Maui ignited what is becoming the largest demonstration linked to President-elect Trump’s inauguration.  On January 21st, Mr. Trump’s first day in office, Women's March demonstrations are scheduled in every state and in thirty three countries around the world, with participation now nearing six hundred thousand people.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports sister marches are being organized on Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i island. 

The Conversation: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

May 3, 2016

Every Student Succeeds in Hawaii; Getting Hawai’i Girls into STEM; Neal Conan on Primaries and the Pacific; Making Kapa


Governor’s Team, Every Student Succeeds Act: Darrel Galera

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  The first habitations on Palau could date to ten thousand years ago, settled by sailors from Indonesia or the Philippines.  Like Hawai‘i, Palau’s period of Western contact began in the late 1700’s, with trade, missionaries and change to follow.  In a recent visit, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found that though Palau’s traditional matrilineal society is beginning to change, women wield a lot of power in the home and in government.


  In the United States, about 2/3 of women between the ages of 15 and 64 are in the workforce. That’s similar to the rates in many other industrialized countries. But one country in Southeast Asia is much lower, and is trying to make some changes.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

www.fotopedia.com via Creative Commons
www.fotopedia.com via Creative Commons

  The Prime Minister of Japan says he wants to boost the role of women in his country’s workforce. It’s a theme that Shinzo Abe spoke about in his campaign, and now he’s coming out with some policy specifics. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Hope Jahren
Hope Jahren

A University of Hawaii professor is taking what you might call a hands-on approach to science. She’s using social media, hundreds of contacts, and something called “Manicure Mondays.” HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

Check out some recent "Manicure Monday" posts on Twitter from the scientific community:

Town Square: Women , Men, and Money

Feb 20, 2014

Recent research shows the trend is up in better-educated breadwinning wives. Next on Town Square, Maui psychologist Brad Klontz and New York based author, Farnoosh Torabi give us a preview of their study and Torabi's forthcoming book. Oahu psychologist. Martin Johnson, head of the Hawaii Center for Psychology, is also on the women, men and money trail and we'll look at his research, too. 

noe tanigawa

This Sunday, men and women of all ages will gather to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women in Hawai’i.  This year, the “Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program” focuses on women of a pivotal period:  World War II.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Waimea, Book: Hawaiki Rising, Women Lead, Hiking

May 14, 2013

The Conversation: Tuesday, May 14th

It’s Tuesday, May 14– From HPR2, it’s The Conversation.  

Why Waimea is for families

  Namelehuapono is providing a new kind of support to victims of domestic violence.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on their process of reconnecting women with their culture and with their own inner resources.

Namelehuapono does not have its own website, but some information can be found here.