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Lanai Stay-At-Home Order Expected Starting On Tuesday

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino expects Lanai residents and visitors will be under a mandatory stay-at-home order beginning Tuesday. The order is subject to approval by Gov. David Ige, who Victorino said should be signing off on it this weekend.

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National and World Headlines

Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests

Universal mask wearing in public could greatly reduce the number of Americans who die by COVID-19 by February, a study published Friday in the journal Nature Medicine projects. Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation made estimates based on some assumptions under different scenarios. In what they describe as the worst-case scenario, they project that COVID-19 deaths could exceed a million between September 2020 and February 2021 if what they...

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A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect a sample of rock and dust from an asteroid has nabbed so much that it's created an unexpected problem.

Rocks are jammed in the device in a way that's keeping a Mylar flap open, creating a gap that's letting some of the collected pebbles and dust drift out into space.

Remember the "murder hornets"? You know, the terrifyingly large Asian giant hornets that are threatening to wipe out the North American bee population?

Entomologists with the Washington State Department of Agriculture have now located a nest of them – the first to be found in the U.S., the agency says.

Updated at 9:20 p.m. ET

In front of television cameras on Friday, President Trump chatted with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over speaker phone, lauding a new agreement between Israel and Sudan to normalize relations. Two hours later in Wilmington, Del., Democratic nominee Joe Biden outlined his plans to combat the coronavirus pandemic, a graphic of the country's spiking daily case counts flanking the stage.

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Hawaii is approaching its first weekend of the pre-travel testing program, and the state has already seen a bump in arriving passengers. But elsewhere in the world, there are some further complications when it comes to air travel — including Australia.

In late May, employees at a bank in Kannapolis, N.C., called the local police to report an abandoned white Ford van in the bank's parking lot.

When officers arrived, they looked into the van's windows and saw an array of items: an AR-15 rifle, the box for a handgun, a canister of explosive material, and a box of ammunition, according to a court document. Police say they towed and searched the van, finding more than $500,000 in cash, drawings of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings, books on survival and bomb-making, and a half-dozen firearms.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Update on Honolulu's rail project; Maskne (acne caused by wearing masks) now a thing; COVID vaccine to go to health workers first under Hawaii plan; HPU President's memories with RBG

It was 30 years ago today that history was made on the Hawaiian Island of Kaho’olawe.

 That's when live fire exercises and target practice on the island officially ended. Here’s what led up to that. 

The day after Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, the U.S. Military used Kahoʻolawe for target practice: live-fire military exercises -ship to shore shelling, amphibious landings, gunnery practice, torpedo blasting, and bombing.

During this special pledge drive edition, we have Christine Sakuda, Executive Director at Transform Hawaii Government and Caroline Julian-Freitas Public Information Officer at Enterprise Technology Services, on the show to tell us about the 5th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: October 23rd

Oct 23, 2020

ʻAnakē is another term we borrowed from English, and it means aunty. We have so many aunties in Hawaiʻi, ʻanakē should come in handy.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller

1 hour ago

Sundays at 9am on HPR-1

Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaiʻi Public Radio.

To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet," call in on Sunday (808) 792-8245 or email your requests (use subject line: Sunday Brunch).

Playlist: 

Blues From the Basement

10 hours ago

Saturdays at 10 PM on HPR-1. Blues from the Basement is a traditional blues show. whether it's Mississippi, Chicago, delta, or Piedmont blues, we cover it and try to remain true for the purists. And for those folks who may either have misconceptions about the blues or have never really delved into the blues... We do our best at trying to give our listeners a musical education on the great American art form simply known as the blues.

The Real Deal with Seth Markow

12 hours ago

Saturday and Sunday at 8 PM on HPR-1. Join host Seth Markow from 8 to 10 p.m. as he presents the entire historical and stylistic spectrum of jazz in a lucid, entertaining and informative manner. The birthdays of great jazz artists are often celebrated with musical biographies. New jazz releases are frequently played, as are classic live recordings. Listeners' requests are welcome

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