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San Joaquin Sheriff's Office

State Hospital Staff Cleared of Wrongdoing in Randall Saito 2017 Escape

The State announced today the conclusion of an administrative investigation into Randall Saito’s escape from the State Hospital two years ago.

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National and World Headlines

Nancy Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democratic Rebels To Ensure Return To Speakership

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has very likely sewn up the support she needs to become speaker of the House next year when the new Congress is sworn in. In a deal struck with a group of House Democrats who had vowed to vote against the longtime Democratic leader in next month's House speaker election, the California lawmaker agreed to term limits that would see her hold the post through 2022 at the latest. The agreement ensures Pelosi will easily have the 218 votes she needs to win the...

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San Joaquin Sheriff's Office

The State announced today the conclusion of an administrative investigation into Randall Saito’s escape from the State Hospital two years ago.

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Hawaii has the highest rate of rentership in the nation, with 43% of residents renting the property in which they live. Last year around 1,700 of those renters were evicted by their landlord. According to a new report from non-profit group Lawyers for Equal Justice, 95% of eviction cases in Hawaii resulted in the tenant being evicted. 


Hawaii is already spending tens of millions of dollars per year dealing with the effects of invasive species and without coordinated action that number will balloon in the coming decades. That was the message from a panel of Hawaii-based experts earlier this week.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i Teens are in crisis. That, according to mental health advocates locally and nationally.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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In December of 2018, officials from 22 states met in Hawaii for a meeting of the Western Governor’s Association. Hawaii Governor David Ige hosted the gathering in Kona which was focused on the impacts of invasive species. Invasions from ecologically alien plants and animals are contributing to environmental and economic degredation around the world. In many ways Hawaii is ground zero for the fight against invasive species. This series explores the problem and what can be done to limit the damage.


Military EIS Extension; Peter Carlisle on Prosecutors Probe; Economics Impacts of Invasive Species; Eviction Stats


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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out about an interactive exhibit sponsored by Raytheon called MathAlive. The exhibit is housed at the Pacific Aviation Museum and brings to life the "real math behind what kids love to do most - video games, sports, music, space and robotics."

HPR-Produced Music Shows

HPR-1 Streaming Music Show Archive

47 minutes ago

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

No theme or direction for this show. Just pulling records on the fly, and mixing some new songs into some old favorites. Pure DJing...it's better this way.

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

7 hours ago

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-1. The latest in instrumental and vocal releases is the focus of Evening Jazz. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands.

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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: December 12th

23 hours ago

Need a very generic Hawaiian word for a toll or apparatus that you might call a do-hickey in English? Try hāmea, a new Hawaiian word, and a great new word for that little thing you use, but can't remember what to call it.

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