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Less Than 10 Minutes: A First Hand Look At The State's Pre-Travel Test Program

Hawaii reopened to visitors who want to avoid quarantine about a month ago. The state allows travelers to skip the 14-day quarantine if they take a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before departing to the islands. What is it like to go through the Safe Travels program ?

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National and World Headlines

Facing Pressure, Trump Relents On Starting Biden Transition

President Trump is still not conceding that he lost the election, but he's getting closer. Trump on Monday tweeted that he had directed the General Services Administration to begin the process of transferring the government to President-elect Joe Biden. Until Monday, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy had declined to take the formal step to allow the Biden team to begin working with federal agencies to prepare for governing. But Trump and Murphy faced increasing pressure to kickstart the...

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The next potential point of conflict for protestors and government security forces in Thailand may be coming tomorrow. Activists have scheduled a demonstration near the headquarters of the organization that manages property belonging to the country’s monarchy. And police are already issuing warnings.


Kauai reported its first on-island fatality from COVID-19 yesterday. The elderly male was a Kauai resident with no history of travel. Earlier in July, another Kauai resident died of the virus while on the U.S. mainland.

Former Jeopardy! champion, author and know-it-all kind of guy, Ken Jennings, will be the first guest host of the long-running trivia game show, officials said Monday.

The announcement, two weeks after much-loved host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, explained that "a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family" will take over the show, which Trebek hosted from 1984 until earlier this year.

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips continue the long goodbye for a legendary astronomy facility in Puerto Rico.    

Millions of Americans are ignoring the advice of public health experts and traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Transportation Security Administration reported that more than 1.04 million people went through airport security checkpoints Sunday, the most since mid-March, and about 1 million more went through TSA checkpoints each day on Friday and Saturday.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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November is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, so we’ll be talking about how this condition effects someone over their lifetime today on The Body Show. 

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Kauai Mayor calls for tighter travel restrictions; What the state should be doing with tourism; Despite working from home, no office exodus in Honolulu; Captioned telephones help hearing impaired

Gov. Ige on tweaked travel requirements; Homelessness conference charts gains and needs; Honolulu weighs options to avoid layoffs; KCC farmers market reopens; Fresh milled rice in Kakaako

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: November 24th

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Our Hawaiian word for today is a famous Kauaʻi place name, Waiʻaleʻale. It means “rippling, or overflowing water.” Waiʻaleʻale is the highest mountain on Kauaʻi, and boasts an annual rainfall of more than 475 inches a year.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

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

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Weekdays 8:00 AM - Noon on HPR-2

Studio Line: (808) 792-8245

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. 

Holiday Programming 2020

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Holiday programming 2020
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Weʻve got a full lineup of holiday programming to get you in a festive mood.
Ways to listen.

Holiday programming is sponsored by Corcoran Pacific Properties.

Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day


10 a.m. The Splendid Table Turkey Confidential (2 hours)

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