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Trump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences'

President Trump says he believes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, telling The New York Times that his judgment is based on intelligence reports "coming from every side." If Saudi Arabia is responsible, the consequences will be "very severe," he told the Times. Vice President Pence also used strong language on Thursday while speaking with reporters in Colorado. "If what has been alleged occurred, if an innocent person lost their life at the hands of violence, that's to be...

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Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Supreme heard oral arguments today on the Constitutional Amendment to support public education.

If you were a 15 year-old in the audience when Def Leppard last played in Hawaii, you'd be 50 now. After three and half decades, with multiple music trends and fads having come and gone, the venerable rockers are still going, and are returning to the same place they performed a pair of shows in September 1983.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council is also resurrecting legislation to address long-standing community issues.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

The Honolulu City Council Budget Committee approved Bill 6, which would ban the use of mobile kiosks in Waikiki.   The measure has been held in committee since April.  But, Jim Fulton, from the Waikiki Improvement Association, supports the measure because many operators don’t follow the rules,

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What do you get when you combine American football, rugby, soccer, and a few other sports into one? A little game called Australian Rules Football. It’s one of the most popular, and rough, sports from the Land Down Under.

But the game isn’t confined to its native land. The US Australian Football League held its national finals in Wisconsin this past week and a Hawaii resident was on the championship team. He’s part of a local club trying to bring Aussie Rules to Hawaii.

Ryan Finnerty / Hawaii Public Radio

Homeowners and members of Oahu’s construction industry rallied outside Honolulu Hale Thursday morning to highlight a growing backlog of building permits. The Building Industry Association says months-long delays in the permitting process are harming local businesses, and homeowners. The demonstration was meant as a show of support for City Council Bill 64, which would streamline the permitting process using lessons learned from other cities.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Ryan Finnerty

Monster Home Planning Commission; Shearwater Seabirds At Risk; Aussie Rules Football Comes to Hawaii; French Musician: Alain Robak of Baton Rouge

Casey Harlow

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk about how the Hawaiian language is finding more platforms to be shared around the world. He'll talk to the course curriculum developers about Duolingo, and how Hawaiian can now be learned there.

David Bruner

#MeToo Anniversary;  UH Flood Anniversary; Art, Activism & Social Responsibility; Gypsy Ukulele



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HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

HPR-1 Streaming Music Show Archive

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Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR-1 shows.  Currently we’re archiving our late night eclectic show “Bridging the Gap”, our Friday night salsa party “Latin Beat”, and our Atherton live showcase “Applause in a Small Room”.  In the future we hope to make more of these shows available.

Stream past episodes of Bridging the Gap with dj mr.nick HERE

I'm doing it!
I'm finally doing it!
Since most of our signal will be turned off this evening due to generator maintenance (and the listener numbers will be down), I'm putting together a show entirely of guilty pleasures and songs that I wouldn't usually have the courage to play on the radio.  Prepare to enter one of the darker, cheesier corners of my mind, and then listen to me try to rationalize them to you.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: October 19th

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Another popular place name that is often mispronounced is Maʻalaea, a bay, village, and small boat harbor on Maui. It is probably a contraction from maka ʻalaea which relates to the yellow, or red color of the Earth's beginning.

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