The Honolulu Police Department headquarters
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ACLU Sues Honolulu Police Department Over Police Misconduct, Lack of Transparency

A federal lawsuit against the city and Honolulu Police Department alleges an officer arrested a 15-year-old at school after the boy was in a fight with the officer’s son. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says the case illustrates how some officers abuse their positions while the disciplinary actions taken by the police department are shrouded in secrecy.

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National and World Headlines

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast

Coronavirus cases are rising precipitously in the U.S., and have now surpassed the high levels logged in the summer when daily new cases hovered above 65,000 on average for nearly two weeks. After a dip in new cases in September, the country now is logging an average of nearly 70,000 new cases a day, and health experts worry this surge could last longer and grip more of the country than in the spring or summer. And the average daily case count has climbed 41% over the past two weeks,...

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The Four Seasons at Ko Olina apparently has a new owner. According to reports in several media outlets, developer Jeff Stone announced his firm The Resort Group has sold its interest in the property to a partner in the project, Hong Kong-based Hender Land Group.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips go over the recent historic mission to collect material from an asteroid hurtling through space.


NASA has confirmed the presence of water on the moon's sunlit surface, a breakthrough that suggests the chemical compound that is vital to life on Earth could be distributed across more parts of the lunar surface than the ice that has previously been found in dark and cold areas.

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Updated 10/26/20, 12:13 p.m.

BOISE, Idaho — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that "we're rounding the turn, we're doing great."

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Election Day is a week from tomorrow. While the presidential candidates are focusing on certain states, the entire campaign is getting a lot of attention in South Asia.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Geralt via Pixabay

Therapy for autism is increasingly difficult when schools are closed, and some providers are doing their treatments using video technology. What types of behavioral therapy is needed and how can this be adapted during Coronavirus? We’ll hear about how flexibility and creativity are the keys to success.

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Queen's CEO Jill Hoggard Green; Deploying COVID saliva tests at Mauna Lani resort; Feds probe United Public Workers union; Aloha Harvest on feeding the hungry during the pandemic

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Update on Honolulu's rail project; Maskne (acne caused by wearing masks) now a thing; COVID vaccine to go to health workers first under Hawaii plan; HPU President's memories with RBG

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: October 27th

6 hours ago

Kiʻi means “picture, a photo, a doll, statue, any image.” It also means “to fetch something” and both are common usage. Such as E kiʻi ʻoe ke kiʻi – fetch the picture.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Paying tribute to DJ José Padilla, who many consider the godfather of chillout music. He passed away last week at 64. He was the resident DJ of Café del Mar in Ibiza for 4 decades, and the music tonight is pulled from a few of their many compilations. We're also winding down our Fall 2020 Pledge Drive and if you want to (and can) support HPR...

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

22 hours ago

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

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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

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