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Keiki Hula Competition Prepares Next Generation of Dancers

In the world of hula, Hilo has the Merrie Monarch Festival and Honolulu has the Keiki Hula Competition. For the past 42 years, Keiki Hula has cultivated the next generation of hula dancers – some as young as five years old. The group competition kicks off tonight with traditional hula. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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Helping Hand - Alzheimer's Association 2017

National and World Headlines

For New U.S. Mideast Peace Envoy, It Will Be A Long Road To 'Ultimate Deal'

Jason Greenblatt was the chief legal officer at the Trump Organization. Now President Trump has tapped him to help end the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's a job that has become even harder in the past several days, with a new eruption of violence: Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel fatally shooting Israeli police at an important holy site; three Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces; three Israelis stabbed to death in their home by a young Palestinian. There have...

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Donavon Frankenreiter returns to perform through Saturday night at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. When he was there in February, we recorded a fun All Things Considered interview/performance session in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence. Today we enjoy a flashback to that as a little Friday treat.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter ahead of five area walks to raise funds and awareness about one of the most frightening conditions for patients, and equally stressful for caregivers.

Kahu Kalani Wong

In the world of hula, Hilo has the Merrie Monarch Festival and Honolulu has the Keiki Hula Competition. For the past 42 years, Keiki Hula has cultivated the next generation of hula dancers – some as young as five years old. The group competition kicks off tonight with traditional hula. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

Sprinkler Retrofits: A Local Job?

Jul 21, 2017
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It’s now been a week since fire broke out at the Marco Polo condominium complex in Honolulu, killing three people.  This week, Honolulu’s mayor and the City Council are calling for older condominiums to be retrofitted with sprinklers. Pacific Business News took a look at whether such work could be done. PBN managing editor Janis Magin has more.

Wayne Yoshioka

A summer of resistance is the overarching theme to protest the Trump and Pence Administration in Hawai'i.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended a rally earlier this month and covered both sides of the story.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Assessing of the Asia Pivot; Maui Health System; Tsunami Warning Funding

Wayne Yoshioka

  In the wake of the 2017 Marco Polo condo fire, it has come to the public's attention that many of Honolulu's high rise residential buildings do not have sprinkler systems. Fire officials said that had there been a sprinkler system in place, the Marco Polo fire would have been doused in a matter of minutes. Today on Town Square we’ll look more closely at the fire code, the sales implications for condos without sprinklers and how high rise residences without sprinklers might get them.

 

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Aversion to the Homeless; Attorney-Client Privilege; Halting Invasive Algae

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and `ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Tune in every Sunday with host Derrick Malama from 1:00-4:00 PM Hawai`i Time on HPR-1.

Today, we remember Roland Cazimero, who passed away last Sunday. Throughout the show, you'll hear the music of the Brothers Cazimero in which Roland's vocals are prominently featured, along with the behind-the-scenes stories to a few of their songs.

Rejoice! As we've made it through another week... (and my fever sort of broke).  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap won't have any particular theme, but just be a tapestry of light positive tunes to usher in the weekend.

Latin Beat with Ray Cruz

Jul 21, 2017

Wednesdays at 8 PM on HPR-2. Latin Beat shares music and information regarding Afro Cuban Latin Jazz. Host Ray Cruz connects the dots for the listener as he tells the story via music so that the audience feels surprised, entertained and moved. "Latin Beat.....music to make your ears smile"

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Pīkake is our name for the fragrant jasmine flower, and it is also the Hawaiian word for peacock.

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