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Andre Perez

Who Speaks for Native Hawaiians?

Last week’s arrest of members of a Hawaiian sovereignty group brought up an often asked question in the Hawaiian community, “Who exactly speaks for native Hawaiians?”As HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports, the answer may be more complex than imagined.

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Powering Up on Kaua‘i

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National and World Headlines

Martin Luther King Jr. National Park Reopens For Holiday, Thanks To A Private Grant

Atlanta's Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park has reopened for the first time since the partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22, thanks to a grant from Delta Air Lines. The deal allows the park to avoid the awkward possibility that it would be closed on the federal holiday honoring King. "Without the assistance provided by The Delta Air Lines Foundation, it would have remained closed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend," a National Park Service spokesman told...

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This week for Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about some of the experiments China has claimed they are conducting on their lunar mission.


Andre Perez

Last week’s arrest of members of a Hawaiian sovereignty group brought up an often asked question in the Hawaiian community, “Who exactly speaks for native Hawaiians?”As HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports, the answer may be more complex than imagined.

courtesy of Nik Lacchin of luckydesigns.org

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.


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.


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.



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

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

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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

Celebrating this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with timeline of songs. Starting with the civil war, moving through the horror of lynching and slavery, then moving into songs taken from, or inspired by the civil rights movement.

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

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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: January 21st

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You've heard us talk so often about vowels, you've probably wondered if there is a Hawaiian word for vowel. Yes, though it is a borrowed one, woela means “vowel.” The woela in Hawaiian are a, e, i, o, and u.

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