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Coworking spaces are now well-established on O‘ahu. And they’re no longer just an emerging trend — they’re an office space revolution.

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Community advocates and sex workers in Hawai’i are mobilizing to be heard at the State Legislature next session.

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Little Fire Ants have been found in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

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The Honolulu City Council today approved a conceptual plan for the tallest high-rise project in the urban core.


A traveling show designed to capture the imagination of youngsters aims to get them into the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. John Patterson who of the defense contractor Raytheon is behind the traveling show called Math Alive!

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A de facto dog beach Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam is right up against a coastal marsh that is home to endangered native Hawaiian birds. But canines and fowl don’t mix. Talks between the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Navy ended the practice of allowing dogs to roam in the area and then came the work of restoring the natural habitat in this area known as ahua reef.

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Funding for public education will be a key issue again for legislators next year.  But first, the debate should focus on how the public school system can do a better job with the money they currently receive. 

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  The announcement that Hagadone Commercial Printing will layoff 92 workersand close its Hawaii printing operations is still rippling through the community. Clint Schroeder is president and chief operating officer explains how a 25% tariff hike, technological changes led to the erosion of its core business of publishing.


The State Department of Health is holding a public hearing in Hilo on Wednesday regarding the future of a new power plant. The Hu Honua Bioenergy facility on the Hamakua Coast would burn eucalyptus trees to generate electricity. Some say that its clean, renewable energy, but other community members have serious environmental concerns.


Hawai‘i’s history with cattle started in 1793, when Captain George Vancouver gave King Kamehameha six cows and a bull.  With a kapu protecting them, wild cattle became a nuisance by 1850, so the kapu was lifted and Spanish vaqueros were brought in to manage the animals.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports a new Honolulu Theatre for Youth play explores the story of Hawaiian cowboys.

Are you ready to HOLO? We’ve been hearing about it and now it's here -- the Holo Card is ready to go and the City and HART are looking for a thousand people to test it out. The city and HART are looking for bus riders willing to test out the new smart transportation card-- the HOLO card. The pilot program will roll out officially on December first but officials need testers to help them with feedback on the new system.

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Coffee farmers on the Kona Coast are seeing harvests with as much as a 40% reduction in crop yields. It's been a year filled with natural disasters and many farmers are just now learning the effect that all of the hurricanes, floods, and volcanic activity had on their crops. Many cite the heavy emissions of sulfur dioxide and ash from Kilauea volcano as the main culprit for the lackluster growing season.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Supreme Court invalidated the Constitutional Amendment question for public education funding on the Nov 6th General Election ballot.  But, 85 percent of voters made choices, anyway. 

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On last week's episode, we heard about the loss of the Kepler Space Telescope, and this week on Stargazer,  HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new piece of astronomy hardware.  

Find other features and interviews from Dave Lawrence.

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Hawai'i Island has had housing shortages for years.  When hundreds of homes were destroyed in the lava flow this spring and summer, that problem got worse. The county government has been taking steps to help — including a housing fair later this month.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back one of the all-time greatest guitarists, John McLaughlin, who our guest from last week, Pat Metheny, calls one of the greatest guitar players alive.

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This week on Helping Hand, with November being Epilepsy Awareness Month, we’re learning about the 2018 Community Conference from the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.

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Leitis in Waiting

Audiences accustomed to stories about rising sea levels in the Pacific, are introduced to another sort of rising tide in the Kingdom of Tonga.  Leitis in Waiting presents the high spirits of a transsexual beauty pageant alongside religious fundamentalism that condemns both the pageant and the lifestyles it represents.

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On Election Day 2018, Americans exercise a right of citizenship that has been evolving over the last 200 years.  When the Founding Fathers invoked ideals of liberty and justice, democracy was still under consideration as a means to get there, and, it remains a work in progress.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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One of the biggest recent deals between utilities in Hawaiʻi simplifies ownership of a ubiquitous feature in the landscape. 

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By AshLin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Museums have traditionally been repositories of knowledge, places where objects and facts would be found and preserved.  On closer examination, museums can also be seen as trophy cases for conquerors, a place where colonizers exhibit their spoils.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, a symposium in Honolulu is looking at issues and ideas for museums in the 21st century.

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“No True Hawaiian Will Evade It.” That was the headline of a two-page newspaper ad penned by Queen Lili’uokalani and Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole in 1917. They were encouraging residents of territorial Hawaii to donate to the Red Cross following America’s entry into World War I. 

Wayne Yoshioka

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i hosted a Transportation Summit today focusing on fossil fuel consumption for ground transportation.

Today on HPR's All Things Considered, Host Dave Lawrence remembers a jazz icon who passed away a few days ago, and was a memorable guest on the show. During all the election news coverage, the passing of jazz trumpet icon Roy Hargrove didn’t get a lot of exposure.


HPR’s All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence sat down recently with the author of the play, ‘Shipment Day,’ Lorenzo Destefano. The interview includes a dramatic reading from the play. But the playwright begins by describing the sense of fear that surrounded a diagnosis of leprosy in 1934 Honolulu—and not only for the patient.

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Power poles. A thorn in your side? Had double and triple poles in your neighborhood for years? Tired of staring at them? We sat down with Hawaiian Electric to understand what’s involved in a recent agreement with Hawaiian Tel.

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Artificial Intelligence has been used for everything from teaching computers to play chess to helping speed ride-sharing services on thei rway. And now one government agency is using it to track humpback whales in the Pacific.

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New research has emerged in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, in their Biological Sciences department, which suggests an animal brought to the edge of extinction by Asia Pacific consumers may be easier to save than previously thought.

Wayne Yoshioka

The 2018 General Election delivered huge wins for Democrats on the top of the party ticket.

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On Monday, power was temporarily knocked out across the island of Kaua‘i. The Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative is still investigating. But meanwhile the cooperative is also continuing to push for the use of more renewable energy. And there’s a new program to make clean energy more accessible to individuals and groups who have faced challenges in getting access to it in the past.