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Wayne Yoshioka

Nov. 6th Constitutional Amendment Question: Investment Property Surcharge for Education?

The State Legislature is expected to submit a Constitutional Amendment question next week for placement on the General Election ballot.

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Vermont Democrats Make History By Nominating Transgender Woman For Governor

Updated at 10:30 p.m. ET Vermont voters made history on Tuesday as Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, won the Democratic primary for governor. Hallquist, who will now face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott in the general election, becomes the first openly transgender person to ever win a major party's nomination for governor in U.S. history. If she wins in November, she'd be the nation's first transgender governor. Hallquist, a former energy company executive, defeated three other...

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about funding approval to fix an international telescope facility with a connection to Hawaii.

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Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature is expected to submit a Constitutional Amendment question next week for placement on the General Election ballot.

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The Department of Planning and Permitting has just kicked off a weeks’ worth of pop up outreach events and plans more over the next year. And there’s also an online survey. We sat down with Kathy Sokugawa acting Director of the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting to understand what’s at stake.

Ryan Finnerty / Hawaii Public Radio

If you’ve ever ordered anything online, you know that shipping to Hawaii can take a while. That is because the vast majority of goods in Hawaii came here on a ship. But the share delivered by air has been growing steadily for almost 30 years.

In fact, Hawaiian Airlines is the nation’s oldest air cargo carrier. It was issued the first-ever certificate for air freight back during World War Two. This week the company debuted a new fleet of inter-island cargo planes

Lianne Rozzelle
Lianne Rozzelle

The way people work is changing these days as companies outsource, and the gig economy advances.  Co-working hubs, that is, places for people to work alone or together, are proliferating around the globe. Honolulu is in the happy space of having several unique neighborhood hubs.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visits a few of them this week.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Ryan Finnerty

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Air Cargo Service, FBI recruitment for Linguistics, DPP Urban Oahu Development plan, FBI recruitment for Linguistics, HTY’s Filipino Folktales & Fables

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Tomorrow on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will get an early preview into the world of small cell technology, and the next generation of wireless service. With 5G wireless right around the corner, what new applications will this new technology usher in? 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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2018 Primary Election Debrief; Primary Election Recap, Presidential Authority to Use Military Force; Harmany App

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

44 minutes ago

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. 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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Evening Concert

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Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.


Continuing the theme of the last few days, I am featuring one artist or ensemble per hour. Today, violinist Hilary Hahn, pianist Murray Perahia and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, performing works by Vaughan-Williams, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Mozart, Berg, Bach, Melchior, Hindemith, Enesco, and Marsalis. 

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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 14th

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Our Hawaiian Word for today is a beautiful Oʻahu place name, Kawaiahaʻo. And it means the water used by Haʻo. Some say Haʻo was a chief. As most of you know, it is a name for the most famous church on the island, often called the Westminster of the Pacific.

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