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An animal whose photograph has been featured on the wall in HPR’s pledge central all week, as seen in the photo of that poster above, has had a terrible last seven days in the news.

U.S. Department of Agriculture


Freddy Cole is the brother of late music legend Nat King Cole, and uncle of the late Natalie Cole.

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This week Helping Hand starts two weeks of featuring nonprofits in the Asia Pacific supporting two of the most vulnerable animals on Earth. First up, Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is joined by Rick Springfield. Back with a new album, The Snake King, he’s in town Saturday through Monday at the Blue Note.

The Conversation: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Aug 17, 2016
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

Cleaning Up the Ala Wai; Combining Literature and Cocktails; First State of The Environment Report ; The Science of Neurofeedback

Cleaning up trash in the Ala Wai: Kahi Pacarro

The Conversation: Monday, July 25th, 2016

Jul 25, 2016

Hawai‘i Republicans take Stock; Collegiate Theatre Festival; Tight Primary Races on Maui; Storytelling for Children on Maui

Hawaii Republicans Take Stock After RNC

The Conversation: Monday, July 19th, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
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Red Flags in the Housing Market; Archeology Discovery on Kauai; Neal Conan; What a Kaua‘i Author Learned Living on an Island

Warning Signs in the Housing Market– Daren Blomquist

The Conversation: Monday, June 27th, 2016

Jun 27, 2016

How Will BREXIT Affect Tourism; Entertainer Little Albert; A Lawsuit for Special Ed Studetns; Basketball and Lysistrata

Brexit Impact On Hawaii Tourism: Dr. Eugene Tian

The Conversation: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

Teaching Grit; Contortion Workshop; RIMPAC Returns to Hawai‘i; A Photo History of  Kaua’i

Long View: Neal Milner

The Conversation: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Jun 21, 2016
Hawaii Polo Club

Honolulu Ethics Commission; Polo in Hawaii; A Hawai‘i Expat’s Take on BREXIT; Wahine Week

Shed Light State of Ethics in HI: Colin Moore

The Conversation: Monday, June 20th, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
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Faith and Conservation in Conjunction; A New Young Adult Novel from a Moloka‘i Writer; Easter Seals Hawaii; HOT School Residency Program

Coral Reef Symposium, A Researcher’s Take on the Connection Between Conservation and Religion: Elizabeth (Lizzie) McLeod

The Conversation: Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

Renting to Homeless; French Film Festival in Honolulu; Tackling Ocean Debris; Celebrating Juneteenth

Finding Land Lords for the Homeless: Kimo Carvahlo

The Conversation: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Jun 15, 2016
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Hawai‘i–India Law Symposium; Action at Honolulu Hale; “Bring It Home” Dance Theater

2016 India-Hawai’i Law Symposium: Dean C. Raj Kumar

The Conversation: Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Jun 14, 2016

Contrarian Approach to Rehab; STEM Internships for Hawai‘i Students; Neal Conan; A New Hawai‘i Murder Mystery Novel

Contrarian Approach to Rehab: Habilitat’s Jay Dodson

The Conversation: Monday, June 13th, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

Native Hawaiians In Support of TMT; Aloha International Piano Festival; Chair of the Hawai‘i LGBT Caucus on Orlando Shooting; Cabaret on Kauai

Native Hawaiians Support TMT: PUEO Keahi Warfield

The Conversation: Friday, June 10th, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
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Environmental Issues on Maui; Benny Rietveld and Alicyn Yaffee; Remodeling Maui Wrap Up; Bridge of Peace Festival

Environmental issues on Maui: Albert Perez

The Conversation: Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Jun 9, 2016
Flickr - Ron Cogswell

Outlook for Tourism on Maui; Combining Jazz and Reggae with Monty Alexander; Land Use on the Valley Isle; Magician-Storyteller Yasu Ishida

Maui’s Tourism Industry: Terryl Vencl

The Conversation: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Jun 7, 2016

Maui Job Market; Kaua‘i Voices Concert; Neal Conan; The Rat and The Octopus come to the MAAC

Maui’s Jobs Market: Linda Chu Takayama

The Conversation: Monday, June 6th, 2016

Jun 6, 2016

Mayor or Manager for Maui?; Streetlight Cadence; Maui's Changing Demographics; An Original Play on Vivaldi

Maui Mayor or Maui Manager? Mike White

The Conversation: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

Hawaii on the Hill; Celebrating Hemp; Take A Staycation in Honolulu; Making It As A Playwright

Hawaii on the Hill: Sherry Menor-McNamara

The Conversation: Monday, May 30th, 2016

May 30, 2016
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Off Shore Wind Farm Proposal; Revisiting the Battle of Midway; Building Smart Housing on Oahu; Preserving Historic Pearl Harbor Site

Proposed Wind Farms in Kahuku and off shore: Henry Curtis


Preventing Food Waste at UH Manoa; Similarities Between Ancient Fabrics and Modern Athletic Wear; Business of Organic Farming; Okinawan Heritage Festival

Food Waste at UH: Heather Fucini, UH Food Recovery Network President

Hannah Springer

US Congress Debates School Lunches; Pianist Thomas Rosenkranz; Business of Organic Farming; Okinawan Heritage Festival

Debate in US Congress over cutting funding for school lunch programs; Dexter Kishida

Carl Meyer

Proposed Moratorium on Fishing in North Kona; Na Hōkū Nominee Joni Llamedo; Shark Behavior in Maui; Competitive High School Equestrian

Proposed Ka’upulehu Marine Reserve: Aunty Hannah Springer

Flickr - Edmund Garman

Startup Culture in Hawaii; Il Trovatore at HOT; DOE Strategic Plan; Composting with Worms

State of the Startup Investment Industry in Hawaii: Meli James


Economic Outlook for Hawaii; #iambadatthis; 11th East-West Philosophers' Conference; Honolulu Jazz Quartet

UHERO County Economic Forecast: Dr. Carl Bonham

The Conversation: Friday, May 20th, 2016

May 20, 2016
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The History of Political Correctness; "Finding the 9th" Art Exhibit; Mindfulness and Joy in Troubled Times; West African Dance in Hawaii

The Downside to Political Correctness? Father Walter Brownridge

The Conversation: Thursday, May 19th, 2016

May 19, 2016

Defective Airbag Lawsuit; 3D Printing Solving Maintenance Challenges; Hawai‘i Energy Campaign; Sustainable Building Design

State of HI Lawsuit Against Takata & Honda: Stephen Levins

The Conversation: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

May 18, 2016

Human Behavior in Elections; 1 Minute Play Festival; Tsunami Threat to Hawai‘i; “Beyond The Woman”


Long View: Neal Milner