valentine's day

Samy Loewe
Samy Loewe

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours. This session of Bridging the Gap will close out our week of love songs, back to back with songs about loss and heartbreak.

Joan Cornella

It's almost Valentine's Day! So grab you and your partner a drink (or maybe jut pour yourself two), cozy up to the radio and enjoy some indie tracks about love, loss and everything in between.

Tony Futura
Tony Futura

Love songs, back to back with songs about loss and heartbreak fill this session of Bridging the Gap.. as we get closer to Valentine's Day.

Eva Ramos
Eva Ramos

It's Valentine's Day week... and the Bridging the Gap crew is putting together a whole week of love songs or break-up songs.  For tonight's show I'm going to be going back and forth between both... all beautiful and mostly deeply personal to me.

Eva Ramos
Eva Ramos

Paige Okamura pulls heart-strings with a post Valentine's Day selection of Bridging the Gap.

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Valentine’s Day is a western tradition. Certainly encouraged by greeting card companies, among other influences. But it’s also celebrated in many parts of Asia with a surprising twist in Hong Kong. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Tonight is a special Valentine's Day Edition of Bridging the Gap. So I'm breaking with the usual show flow and playing some of the most romantic music in my collection. 

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Valentine’s Day has come a long way from its roots.

The holiday traces its origins back to the Roman festival of Lupercalia. There, Women were whipped with the skins of sacrificed animals to gain fertility. On February 14th of two different years, Roman Emperor Claudius II executed two men both named Valentine.  Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church as the Celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. Eventually the church fused the day with Lupercalia in order to expel its pagan rituals.

HCC Students Craft Metal Roses for V-Day

Feb 13, 2014
Honolulu Community College
Honolulu Community College

If you haven’t nailed down a Valentine’s Day gift yet, students at Honolulu Community College are selling a most unusual bouquet -- made entirely out of metal. HPR’s Molly Solomon stopped by the class and has this report.

The roses will be available February 14 at HCC Building 17 from 9:30 am until they sell out. For more information, call 845-9237.