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Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The Hawai‘i state health department has named the first eight licensees who will grow and sell medical marijuana. The winning companies now face the challenge of cultivating the product in time for dispensaries to open as early as July 15.

Musical group Hiroshima is back in the islands for a string of dates ending Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i. Longtime band leader Dan Kuramoto took time for a conversation about their spiritual approach to music, use of traditional Japanese instrument the Koto and connections to the Aloha State during a conversation on All Things Considered with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence

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courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week on Helping Hand it’s returning guest Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i. This non-profit tries to address several key issues affecting women in the Aloha State, and they have a benefit fundraising Tea & Champagne Event May 16th in Honolulu. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence spoke with Executive Director, Leela Bilmes Goldstein.

Brett Neilson / Flickr
Brett Neilson / Flickr

The President and CEO of Bishop Museum has resigned from his position.  Blair Collis announced his resignation today, ending a five year run in the museum’s top seat.

A news release did not say why he is resigning, but it quoted Collis as saying he is pursuing new opportunities.  The museum’s board of directors has appointed Honolulu attorney Linda Lee Kuuleilani “Cissy” Farm as interim president and CEO, and the board will launch a national search for a permanent replacement.

NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr
NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr

Understanding the DNA of life in Hawai‘i’s coral reefs may hold the key to protecting diversity through changing conditions.

Thomas Angermann / Flickr
Thomas Angermann / Flickr

The number of small businesses in Hawai‘i has declined in recent years, but the number of people employed by small businesses has increased. Here’s Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier to explain.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature took up the issue of Homelessness as its top priority at the beginning of this year’s session.   And they have completed their budget recommendations for final approval by the full House and Senate.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Ginny / Flickr
Ginny / Flickr

The 11th annual Honolulu Book and Music Festival takes place this weekend on the grounds of Honolulu Hale. The two day event mixes books, storytelling and music to promote literacy and culture.

More than fifty authors, poets, and storytellers will discuss their recent work on a variety of panels.  On the main stage… Hawaiian musicians and hula hālaus will entertain festival goers. New this year is a wellness discussion with leaders from the Buddhist community.  Dave Deluca is the board chair of the Honolulu Book and Music Festival.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

So far this year, there have been eight pedestrians killed on O‘ahu’s roads. Advocates say one solution includes revamping streets to make them safer for all users, whether on bike, car or foot.

Jared Christenot meets me on a busy Kalihi street, outside Kaewai Elementary. He works at Kōkua Kalihi Valley, a nonprofit community health center. That busy street we’re on, Kamehameha IV Road, connects Likelike highway with North School Street. Big semis and trucks whizz by the largely residential neighborhood. Next door is a middle school and a district park.

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

Governor David Ige says the biggest outbreak of dengue fever ever recorded in Hawai‘i appears to be over.

Ige says state officials still need to be vigilant about controlling mosquitoes….but he thanked lawmakers for restoring funding for positions to battle the outbreak.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority CEO George Szigeti said the today’s announcement is a vote of confidence for visitors to the state and to Hawai‘i Island.

The outbreak of dengue fever started in September….and sickened a total of 264 people. The last case was reported on March 17th.

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Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The Hawai‘i state health department has named the first eight licensees who will grow and sell medical marijuana. The winning companies now face the challenge of cultivating the product in time for dispensaries to open as early as July 15.

Musical group Hiroshima is back in the islands for a string of dates ending Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i. Longtime band leader Dan Kuramoto took time for a conversation about their spiritual approach to music, use of traditional Japanese instrument the Koto and connections to the Aloha State during a conversation on All Things Considered with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence

MORE:

courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week on Helping Hand it’s returning guest Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i. This non-profit tries to address several key issues affecting women in the Aloha State, and they have a benefit fundraising Tea & Champagne Event May 16th in Honolulu. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence spoke with Executive Director, Leela Bilmes Goldstein.

Brett Neilson / Flickr
Brett Neilson / Flickr

The President and CEO of Bishop Museum has resigned from his position.  Blair Collis announced his resignation today, ending a five year run in the museum’s top seat.

A news release did not say why he is resigning, but it quoted Collis as saying he is pursuing new opportunities.  The museum’s board of directors has appointed Honolulu attorney Linda Lee Kuuleilani “Cissy” Farm as interim president and CEO, and the board will launch a national search for a permanent replacement.

NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr
NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr

Understanding the DNA of life in Hawai‘i’s coral reefs may hold the key to protecting diversity through changing conditions.

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