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Why Hawaiian Flags, Parking Tickets, Arrests Are Raising Free Speech Questions

There’s been a noticeable spike in Hawaiian flags seen on roads and highways. Many of the drivers are showing support for the protest on Mauna Kea and other land disputes. But authorities' crackdown on the flags on vehicles, along with parking tickets on the mountain and arrests in Kahuku are raising the question: where is the line between the law and free speech?

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Pelosi On Trump: 'I Will Make Sure He Does Not Intimidate The Whistleblower'

Updated Monday at 9:35 a.m. ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a stern warning for President Trump on Sunday: Do not try to retaliate against the intelligence community official whose anonymous complaint helped spur the impeachment inquiry. "I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower," Pelosi said in an interview on CBS' Face the Nation . "I told the president, you're in my wheelhouse when you come after the whistleblower." Pelosi's comments follow Trump's repeated calls for...

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew the charter of the Import-Export Bank, largely along party lines, but approval from the Senate is unlikely.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation about some of the most vulnerable Hawaii Island residents – the animals – with return guests Hawaii Island Humane Society. Administrative Liaison Patrick Thompson speaks about their mission to prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals.

Tower of Power is back in the Aloha State, with dates through Sunday at the Blue Note, and back on All Things Considered with HPR's Dave Lawrence. The band have a long history here, and the late concert promoter and radio personality Tom Moffatt often called them "one of Hawaii's favorite bands".

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Police have made more arrests during protests against a wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore.

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Restaurant Week starts today, so if you’re on O‘ahu, you can dine out for a cause until November 24th.  Over 75 diverse restaurants around Honolulu have prepared special menus or are running deals, and donating proceeds to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. Travel and food videos have raised expectations for the next generation of chefs.

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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. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Coral Satellite Imaging; Voices of Science Podcast: Coral Bleaching in the Pacific; Misconduct in Kealoha Plea; The Legend of Ko'olau Play; Ethnic Diversity in Local Dining

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaiian Word of the Day: November 18th

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Puʻuwai is Hawaiian for heart. And while it is often used as a center of emotions, that is probably a Western concept. The earliest reference to the heart in that context was in 1853.

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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. 

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

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Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR-1 shows.  

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

Stream past episodes of Kanikapila Sunday HERE

 

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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.

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