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Shooting Suspect Believed Dead In Fire Following Killing Of 2 Honolulu Officers

Updated 1/20/20, 12:20 p.m. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says it may take several days to process the Diamond Head area crime scene where two Honolulu police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning. After the shootings, a fire broke out, eventually engulfing seven homes in the area.

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Pro-Gun Rally By Thousands In Virginia Ends Peacefully

RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday, protesting plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation that have become a key flash point in the national debate over gun violence.

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For Stargazer this week, we hear about a new planet discovery in a system not too far from Earth as HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.


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The world's richest person spent several days last week in the world's largest democracy. But the trip of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos didn't turn out quite the way he expected.

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HAGATNA, Guam — Scientists in Guam are trying to determine how to remove a man-made underwater mountain built out of vehicle tires 50 years ago.

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HONOLULU — Tax collections in Hawaii were up by about 5% last year, a report said.

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This week on Helping Hand, After-School All-Stars Hawaii return. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Paula Fitzell, President and CEO, and Program Manager Maria Glidden.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Are over the counter creams and lotions acutally effective? Can you eliminate wrinkles for good? In an effort to look and feel our best, many of us want to find a quick fix for some of our signs of getting older. But the best products might be things you have never even heard about, until now. Dr.


Leadership tips from the Pelosi family; Frank Delima's Impeachment Song; Lawsuit filed against school after deaths at excursion; Keeping an eye on open government at the Legislature; New approach for homeless count

Public or private school? Today, we focus on the latter. As the Hawaii Association of Independent School marks its 50th anniversary, we talk past present future of private schools across the islands. We have seen several closures of schools struggling to stay afloat in the face of rising tuition and falling enrollments in the past decade. New licensing rules kick in this summer, so what’s the snapshot on the horizon as we begin 2020?

Our guests today are:

  • Dr. Philip Bossert, Executive Director of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii. He joined HAIS as a project manager in 2008 to manage the five-year HAIS Schools of the Future Initiative and from 2011 to 2017 served as Director of Programs. 

  • Dan White, Founding Head of School at Island Pacific Academy after serving as head of school at three other institutions in California and Hawaii. He served as an HAIS Board member for 12 years and was board President from 2008 to 2010, and was the co-founder of an M.Ed. at UH in Private School Leadership. Prior to coming to Hawaii, he served for six years on the accrediting commission for schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, representing the California Association of Independent Schools.

  • And Robert Witt, the founding Executive Director of the HAIS, where he served from 1989 to 2014. He has 45 years of service in the field of education as a teacher and school administrator. During his 25 years as the head of HAIS, he focused primarily upon designing and directing professional development programs for senior level business executives and community leaders.


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Broadcasting HPR-1 to West Maui, Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: January 20th

12 hours ago

Heʻe is the Hawaiian word for octopus. You've probably heard heʻe in names such as Waiheʻe, a former governor of Hawaiʻi, or in words like wahaheʻe, meaning to lie, literally, slippery mouth.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

  Celebrating Martin Luther King today with music of Black composers and performers, including an excerpt of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha. Music chosen from works by Scott Joplin, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Undine Smith Moor, Florence Price, Wynton Marsalis, Will Marion Cook, and more.

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

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Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR music shows.  

Stream past episodes of Bridging the Gap with dj mr.nick HERE

Stream past episodes of Kanikapila Sunday HERE


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Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and ‘ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Tune in TODAY with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai’i Time on HPR-1.

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