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Powering Up on Kaua‘i

Kauaʻi’s electrical utility has a different history from the rest of the islands and different opportunities. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more on what that has meant for its customer-owners.

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National and World Headlines

More Than 100 Migrants Feared Dead After Raft Sinks In Rough, Icy Mediterranean Sea

The new year has barely begun but it's already been deadly for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. On Friday, a raft reportedly carrying 120 migrants, many from West Africa, sank in the rough, wintry sea. The Italian Navy spotted bodies floating near three survivors, two Sudanese and a Gambian, who are being treated for severe hypothermia and trauma at a hospital on the Italian island of Lampedusa. On Saturday, the three men told staff from the International Organization...

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This week on Helping Hand, it's a return visit from Hawaii Fido Service Dogs. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Executive Director Jim Kennedy, puppy raiser and member of their board, and Freedom, a white lab they’re training.

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Al Jardine, a founding original member of The Beach Boys and longtime member of Brian Wilson’s band, is performing Saturday and Sunday in Waikiki at the Blue Note Hawaii. The legendary musician took time to share stories with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Kauaʻi’s electrical utility has a different history from the rest of the islands and different opportunities. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more on what that has meant for its customer-owners.

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The usual museum-going crowd on O‘ahu is joined by countless kids and families who remember Honolulu Biennial 2017 very fondly.  If the goal was to highlight local artists, bring in exciting international artists, and engage the community, it worked!  Thanks to the efforts of scores of local volunteers.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, this year’s Honolulu Biennial, HB19, will run March 8 to May 5th.

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The Hawai’i Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on the District IV general election challenge in which Councilmember Trevor Ozawa had a 22-vote margin of victory over challenger Tommy Waters.  Attorney Thomas Otake, who represents 39 East O’ahu voters and Tommy Waters, an attorney who represented himself, argued that late votes were counted and mistakes were made.  Here’s an excerpt with Attorney Otake followed by Attorney Waters.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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It's the start of a new year, and everyone wants to put their best foot forward. What should you do if that foot is painful, and it hurts to walk? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a podiatrist about what to do when you have issues with your feet, and the best way to find your perfect pair of shoes. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Next week across our country volunteers will be out trying to get good numbers on our homeless population.

The Point in Time Count takes place Tuesday, January 22nd.

Every state is marshaling forces to visit homeless encampments to understand what the trends are as we try to find solutions to what has reached crisis proportions in many cities.

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Public Corruption Probe; Cat Scratch Disease; Shutdown Affects Air Travel; Craft Brewing

HPR-Produced Music Shows

B-Sides and Beyond

4 hours ago

Sundays at 10 PM on HPR-1. We're really not sure what Jon is doing in the basement on Sunday nights. He has assured us not to worry.

(We're worried)

Brazilian Experience

8 hours ago

Sundays at 6pm to 8pm on HPR-1. Hosting “The Brazilian Experience” has become a bright and joyous spot in Sandy’s incredibly full schedule. It is a vehicle through which she is able to tap into her ethnomusicology background, while sharing her own Brazilian experience with the community and beyond. In the two-hour program, she enjoys hosting guests from the local Brazilian community and other musically oriented friends who bring their favorite selections to the program. It is also exciting to receive new releases and to report on current events coming out of Brazil.

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Sundays at 4pm on HPR-1, Applause in a Small Room celebrates live performers, live performances as well as the magic that happens when performers and audiences meet. Hosted by Jason Taglianetti.

Listen to past shows on the Mixcloud archive HERE

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: January 18th

Jan 18, 2019

Koʻolau means windward. A very appropriate name for a mountain range that runs up the windward side of the island of Oʻahu. It can be used as an adjective too, to describe something that is on the windward side.

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