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Bamboo Ridge: Not Pau Yet

1978 was a significant year in Hawai‘i history—we held a statewide constitutional convention, and Eddie Aikau was lost at sea in the first sailing of the Hōkūle‘a. That same year, Hawai‘i’s literary history reached a crossroads as well, as part of an assertion of local confidence and identity. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports a celebration is in store this Saturday.

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U.S. To End Cold War-Era Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia, Trump Says

President Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from a decades-old treaty with Russia that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons after he accused Russia of violating the treaty. "We're the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we've honored the agreement, but Russia has not unfortunately honored the agreement," Trump told reporters in Nevada, "so we're going to terminate the agreement, we're going to pull out." Signed by President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the...

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This week HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is welcoming a pair of guests from the band Def Leppard, who have returned to play in the Aloha State for the first time since 1983.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s Special Olympics Hawaii and their Over the Edge fundraiser October 27th. Participants rappel off the side of the 40-story Waikiki Hyatt Regency to raise funds and awareness for their support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Every 10 years Hawaii voters are required to decide whether or not to call for a convention to amend the state constitution. A Constitutional Convention, or ConCon, hasn’t happened in Hawaii since 1978. In November voters will have to decide whether Hawaii’s constitution needs changing. Issues like term limits, Native Hawaiian affairs, and ballot referendums could all be up for debate.

Bamboo Ridge
Bamboo Ridge

1978 was a significant year in Hawai‘i history—we held a statewide constitutional convention, and Eddie Aikau was lost at sea in the first sailing of the Hōkūle‘a.   That same year, Hawai‘i’s literary history reached a crossroads as well, as part of an assertion of local confidence and identity.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports a celebration is in store this Saturday.

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An increasing number of luxury homes and apartments in Hawai‘i are selling for millions of dollars. And they’re attracting a new level of buyer to the state — what realtors describe as “ultra high net worth.”

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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How will the next generation of doctors laern the practice of medicine? Can we all be a part of their training? What might you want them to know? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with a local physician-professor who is teaching the future medical doctors we need in the islands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

B-Sides and Beyond

5 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

10 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.

photo Dave Tonnes, Panaviz

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: October 19th

Oct 19, 2018

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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