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A collection of island-inspired summer beach vibes. An ecclectic mix of reggae, ska, indie-electro, and rock. Perfect for a hot, summer day, lying on the beach. Some of the local tracks are songs that DJ Mermaid grew up with, including the Hawaiian Style Band, who's hosting our upcoming Talk Story event with members of the original Hawaiian Style Band.

logoline11 / Pixabay
logoline11 / Pixabay

It’s been several years since smoking was banned on beaches across Hawai‘i. Now, a popular tourist destination in Asia is trying a similar approach on a number of beaches—but with very different penalties. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

500,000 Gallon Sewage Spill Closes Waikiki Beach

Aug 25, 2015
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

A massive sewage spill has shut down miles of beaches along Waikīkī and Ala Moana. Flooding from heavy rains caused more than 500,000 gallons of sewage to overflow from manholes near Ala Moana Center. HPR’s Molly Solomon was there and has this report.

Half a million gallons of wastewater spilled onto Honolulu streets and quickly flowed into public parks and waterways. That prompted city officials to shut down Ala Moana Beach Park and close shorelines along Waikīkī.

Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Smoking at State Parks

Apr 29, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i lawmakers passed a measure this week to ban the use of tobacco products at all state parks.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.