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Another Hawaiian Endangered Species: Paniolo

Hawai‘i’s history with cattle started in 1793, when Captain George Vancouver gave King Kamehameha six cows and a bull. With a kapu protecting them, wild cattle became a nuisance by 1850, so the kapu was lifted and Spanish vaqueros were brought in to manage the animals. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports a new Honolulu Theatre for Youth play explores the story of Hawaiian cowboys.

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Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

The number of children being stricken by a mysterious paralyzing condition continues to increase, federal officials say. At least 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so far this year from 27 states, including 90 that have been confirmed through Nov. 9, the CDC reported Tuesday. Most of the cases have occurred among children between the ages of 2 and 8. The illness usually starts as a fever and seemingly routine...

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Hawai‘i’s history with cattle started in 1793, when Captain George Vancouver gave King Kamehameha six cows and a bull.  With a kapu protecting them, wild cattle became a nuisance by 1850, so the kapu was lifted and Spanish vaqueros were brought in to manage the animals.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports a new Honolulu Theatre for Youth play explores the story of Hawaiian cowboys.

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Are you ready to HOLO? We’ve been hearing about it and now it's here -- the Holo Card is ready to go and the City and HART are looking for a thousand people to test it out. The city and HART are looking for bus riders willing to test out the new smart transportation card-- the HOLO card. The pilot program will roll out officially on December first but officials need testers to help them with feedback on the new system.

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Coffee farmers on the Kona Coast are seeing harvests with as much as a 40% reduction in crop yields. It's been a year filled with natural disasters and many farmers are just now learning the effect that all of the hurricanes, floods, and volcanic activity had on their crops. Many cite the heavy emissions of sulfur dioxide and ash from Kilauea volcano as the main culprit for the lackluster growing season.

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The Hawai’i Supreme Court invalidated the Constitutional Amendment question for public education funding on the Nov 6th General Election ballot.  But, 85 percent of voters made choices, anyway. 

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On last week's episode, we heard about the loss of the Kepler Space Telescope, and this week on Stargazer,  HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new piece of astronomy hardware.  

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Shaw Air Force Base

Veterans Day; Armistice Day; Natatorium EIS;  Union/Strike update: Big Island Coffee Farmers;  HOLO Card

 

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Is it possible to combine the best of Eastern and Western medical traditions to improve overall health? How might that change our current focus on the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk to a physician who has developed a plan to do just that, right here in the islands.

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HPR-Produced Music Shows

Today - wings, fins and paws - music inspired by animals of air, water and land. I'll be playing selections from music by Haydn, Vaughan Williams, Copland, Beethoven, Joplin, Telemann, Schubert, Handel, Ravel Vivaldi and Respighi. Also, Takuma Itoh and Laura Margulies will be in the studio discussing their project, Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds, which will be performed by the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13th) at the Blaisdell at 7 pm, in a family friendly concert. 

Today, I'm celebrating veterans and those who have experienced war first hand. Composers will include Butterworth, Janáček, Holst, Boulanger, Stravinsky, Vaughan WIlliams, Bax, Dutilleux, and Saariaho. I will balance the program with a few unrelated works. 

Questions? Comments" Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

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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 TODAY with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai’i Time on HPR-1.

In Hour One on this Veterans Day, hear a track from Mark Yamanaka's brand new release, 'Lei Lehua,' plus songs by Keali'i Reichel, Raiatea Helm, The Brothers Cazimero, John Keawe, Waipuna, Kuana Torres Kahele, Kupaoa, and The Mākaha Sons.

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: November 13th

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It's so often mispronounced that the incorrect version has become an accepted pidgin word. But our word for today is mea ʻono puaʻa, or “delicious pig thing.” It is a popular and tasty steamed or baked Chinese bun with pork inside.

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