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Kauai's Power Company Says Largest Generating Unit Inoperable

An islandwide outage on Kauai'i 's has knocked out the power cooperative's largest generating unit and rolling blackouts could be implemented, the utility said Sunday.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Says He Will Not Seek Reelection In 2020

Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection in 2020. The announcement follows days of protests across the island sparked by leaked messages between Rosselló and his staff. The messages were widely condemned as homophobic and misogynistic. Facing calls for his resignation, Rosselló went on Facebook Live on Sunday evening and said that while he will not seek reelection next year, he does intend to finish his term as governor....

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige held an unusual news conference at the Hilo airport Friday afternoon, saying that he does not want to “escalate the situation” on Mauna Kea, and is not calling in additional troops from the National Guard.  

He says he has no plans to go to Mauna Kea, but remains concerned about safety conditions there. He is also not backing off plans to move construction equipment up the mountain.

“We have been very patient with all of those on Mauna Kea, but we will continue to enforce the law,” he said.

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Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence follows up with the Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network - the HLFARN - a Facebook group that formed last year during the Kilauea eruption to help those needing assistance with pets and animals.

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HONOLULU — Honolulu police were seeking a gunman after a victim was injured in what may have been a road rage attack along a highway, officials said.

Latest Developments In Week-Long TMT Protest

Jul 19, 2019
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Updated: July 19, 6:03 p.m.

At least two cultural practitioners have filed for temporary restraining orders against local officials in connection with the protest on Mauna Kea. In one, E. Kalani Flores is challenging use of Honolulu and Maui police in law enforcement activities on the mountain, stating they exceeded their territorial jursidiction in exercising their police powers along with Hawai'i Island police. The suit names the chiefs of police from the three counties.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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What's the latest medical research happening here in Hawaii? On this edition of The Body Show, the first part of a discussion with Hawaii Pacific Health Summer Research students about how their projects are changing healthcare in the islands. In areas ranging from orthopedics, pediatrics, end of life care, concussions and more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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City Ethics Commission, Kealoha Follow-Up; Lessons from the Great Recession; Overtourism; Sexist Views and 2020 Presidential Candidates; PISCES Science Camp

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 19th

Jul 19, 2019

If youʻve ever walked the beach looking for a glass ball, youʻll enjoy todayʻs word of the day: pōpō aniani which means glass ball.  Pōpō means “ball,” and aniani means “glass.”

HPR-Produced Music Shows

B-Sides and Beyond

6 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

8 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.

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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

HPR Station Updates

This week we are extending a special invitation to become a new member of this station.

Member-supported HPR receives 94% of its operating funds from the community - and only 6% from the federal government, by way of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The costs of doing business are high: in addition to facilities, infrastructure, and power, we also have to pay for the shows we air on HPR-1 and HPR-2. Morning Edition and All Things Considered alone cost the station about $1,000 per day! 

HPR's Generation Listen, the initiative aimed at engaging younger listeners with the station, has been accepted into Matson Inc.'s Ka Ipu 'Aina program. Ka Ipu 'Aina translates into "container for the land" and is an environmental community partnership that aims to improve Hawaiʻi's inland and coastal areas. As part of the partnership, Gen Listen will organize and implement a cleanup project this summer; Matson will donate all container equipment and underwrite trucking expenses.

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Ryan Finnerty won first place for best feature story in the Radio II division in the 2019 Associated Press Television and Radio Association honors, announced on Thursday, May 16.

The winning story, "Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Hospitality Industry" was described by judges as “a creative look at the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the hospitality industry.”

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