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Chinese Visitors Numbers Continue To Decline. Why Geopolitics, Free Market May Be To Blame

Fewer Chinese visitors are coming to Hawaii , according to the latest figures from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. That matches a broader trend for the United States.

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WATCH: Impeachment Witnesses To Shed Light On Giuliani's Role In Ukraine

Updated at 6:40 p.m ET Two witnesses called by Republicans in the House impeachment inquiry testified Tuesday, indicating they had reservations over the content of President Trump's July 25th phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his desire to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Capping a long day of testimony, the House Intelligence committee heard from Kurt Volker, the former U.S. Special representative for Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council aide...

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There’s been another dramatic turn of events in Hong Kong this week — where about a hundred protestors remain surrounded by police on a university campus. Some have been arrested, while local media report dozens were able to escape from police. But there are other developments beyond the violence.

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This year, the 2019 Honolulu Biennial set roots in this community with thoughtful installations, and exuberant music, video, and conversations. According to the Biennial Foundation, forty five thousand visitors came from out of state for the events, and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority estimates direct visitor expenditures around the Biennial reached $82 million dollars. All this, on a public investment of $35 thousand dollars. Now, the HB is ready for its next step, a permanent center for creative exploration.

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HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about the SpaceX Starlink project and it's implications for observatories.


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Electric scooters made a brief but memorable appearance in Honolulu about a year and a half ago — lasting for all of one week. The vehicles remain a point of controversy in many cities around the world, and over the last couple of weeks have been making news in the Asia Pacific.

Flash Flood Watch Continues Throughout Hawaii

Nov 18, 2019
National Weather Service

Updated: Nov. 19, 6:30 a.m.

A flash flood watch for all islands has been extended by the National Weather Service through Tuesday afternoon.


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Have you heard about the Ornish Lifestyle program? Can it really be the key to reversing heart disease? Can people incorporate the changes before they have a heart attack? And does it work? On this edition of The Body Show, a dive into the main components of the Ornish Lifestyle program, and how this can help you, or someone you love, with heart health.

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Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: November 19th

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Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is wailele or waterfall. Literally, wailele means leaping water. And although it is a generic term, it is also is used in many place names and songs. Such as the popular wailele o ʻakaka.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

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.


I will be away from the station until December 5. Sharene Taba is sitting at the controls, sharing her unique take on Classical Music.

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Louise King Lanzilotti from a Pacific perspective. The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

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Weekdays 8:30 AM - Noon on HPR-2

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About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

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