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Meetings, Conventions Will Take Longer To Recover As State Sees Signs Of Tourism Returning

Visitors are slowly returning to the islands as restrictions begin to ease, and more people receive a vaccine. While leisure travel is making a comeback, conferences and meetings will take longer to recover.

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National and World Headlines

The U.S. Looks To Support The Afghan Military From 'Over The Horizon'

President Biden and his Pentagon chiefs say the U.S. will assist Afghanistan's military from afar after American troops pull out. They haven't announced the details, but they do have a common refrain: "over the horizon." "We will maintain an over-the-horizon capacity," Biden said in his recent address to a joint session of Congress. "We will continue to support (the Afghans) with over-the-horizon logistics," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at a recent new conference. "We have to sort out...

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Starting on July 4, the Ewa Beach and Makiki ambulances will expand their services from 12 hours to 24 hours a day, the city announced Monday.

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This week for Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the coming launch of a revolutionary space telescope.


Department of Land and Natural Resources

HILO, Hawaii — The state Board of Land and Natural Resources fined a man more than $600,000 on accusations of poisoning a stream, killing an estimated 6,250 Tahitian prawns.

Updated May 17, 2021 at 5:38 PM ET

President Biden on Monday announced his intention to ship surplus doses of the coronavirus vaccine to needy nations abroad, including millions of doses of the U.S.-authorized Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The majority of the planned shipments will be of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which does not yet have authorization for use in the United States.

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Wikipedia Commons

Authorities in Hawaii have reported about 200 drug-related deaths last year in Honolulu, a five-year high fueled by methamphetamine overdoses.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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James Ronin via Pixabay

Hawaiʻi has a meth problem, and according to our guest today, it is only getting worse. Dr. Mark Baker, emergency room physician at Pali Momi Medical Center shares his experience on the front lines of the meth epidemic here in the islands. It will take the community to work together to help solve this problem, and he has started the charge.

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The Honolulu rail, planned to stretch from Kapolei to Ala Moana, is projected to cost $12.4 billion--more than triple the 2008 projection of $4 billion. While the project faces funding shortfalls and numerous delays, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has been trying to reach the literal and figurative finish line.


"Original Internet Godfather" on cybercrime and fraud; Honolulu rail pause at Middle Street; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Emergency Medical Services Week; Climate change and food security documentary

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: May 18th

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Our Hawaiian word for today, hāpai, is one most people in Hawaiʻi already know and use, even in English conversation. It means to carry, and is most often used to describe a woman who is expecting a baby. It also means “to lift, raise, hoist, hold up, or support.”

artist photo courtesy Michael Wilson

Today for Off the Road, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence concludes two days with a musician, songwriter and producer who is associated with some of music’s biggest songs and artists: Steve CropperBrowse and listen to the entire series here.

HPR-Produced Music Shows


Exploring some new releases and a few other sesonal favorites to make this Tax Day a little more funky.

Evening Concert

11 hours ago

Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.


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 HERE

Stream past episodes of Kanikapila Sunday HERE

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