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So tonight I'm going to attempt a second Hip-Hop show, weaving in and out of radio friendly, and thought provoking songs with different...often jazzy cuts and reinterpretations . Follow Me on Facebook Shoot Me an Email Listen To Mixes on Soundcloud or Mixcloud Support Hawaii Public Radio Online Grab tickets to the HPR Halloween Show that I'm DJing! Tickets for the Atherton can be found at hprtickets.org Set List:
An estimated 62,500 gallons of wastewater overflowed off of Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku this morning.
A wastewater overflow of approximately 62,500 gallons occurred on Wednesday off of Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku. The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reports that the overflow was caused by an electrical failure. The overflow was reported at 10:20 a.m. and was stopped by 10:45 a.m. The wastewater flowed over a dirt access road and into … The post Spills Sends 62,500 Gallons of Wastewater into Ocean appeared first on MAUIWatch.
This week, I was inspired by a sign on the First Baptist Church on Pensacola Street here in Honolulu. Their sign read, “CH _ _ C H – what’s missing? U R !” If you take away “U R” from “CHURCH,” you are left with “CHCH,” which isn’t even a word. Apparently, the point there … The post Legislature with ‘U R’ Missing appeared first on MAUIWatch.
It was Day Two of the Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu and time to focus on Hawai’i’s number one international market. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. One-point-five million Japanese Tourists visit Hawai’i and spend more than 2 billion dollars. This year, airline seats from Japan have increased 9 percent but the Hawai’i Tourism Authority is focusing on visitor spending. Eric Takahata is the managing director of Hawai’i Tourism Japan. “Look at what the airlines are doing. Hawaiian Airlines, JAL, ANA, all the legacy carriers. They’re cutting down on their economy class seats. So we’re seeing a shift now to affluent, super wealthy travelers. And we should be concerned about spending. Not so much about how many heads and beds we get; how many people are here. We are concerned very much more on raising spending.” Takahata says more than 62 percent of Japanese tourists are return visitors and they’re looking for new culturally-based, rich experiences. The Japanese government is also
An artist’s rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope at sunset. TMT photo. The Hawai‘i State Board of Land and Natural Resources began hearing oral arguments in the Contested Case Hearing for the Conservation District Use Application (CDUA) for the Thirty Meter Telescope at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Crown Room of the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo. During the hearing, Dexter Kaiama, council for KAHEA-The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance, asked the BLNR to reject the CDUA for the TMT project and asked for the recusal of two board members—Sam Gon and Stanley Rorick Attorney Kaiama called for the recusal of Gon based on what he called a “predisposition” due to the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Mauna Kea Anaina Hou vs BLNR. The Supreme Court sided with Mauna Kea Anaina Hou, ruling the permit invalid and remanding it back for a contested case. Attorney Kaiama explained this was initially brought up by a Supreme Court justice..
Governor David Ige attended Climate Week NYC 2017 this week, where he joined fellow state governors to meet with national and international government and business leaders for discussions on climate change and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Hawai‘i is among 14 states and Puerto Rico who are members of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bi-partisan … The post Hawai`i Among States on Track to Meet Paris Climate Targets appeared first on MAUIWatch.
A Special Session of the Hawai‘i State Senate is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25 and 26, 2017, to consider two judicial appointments for the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit – Hawai‘i Island. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, the Senate received two letters of appointment from Gov. David Ige naming current District Family Court Judge of the Third Circuit Henry T. Nakamoto to the Third Circuit Court (Hilo) and Attorney Robert D. S. Kim to the Third Circuit Court (Kona). Both appointees were chosen by Gov. Ige from a list of candidates selected by the Judicial Selection Committee. Pursuant to Article VI, Section 3 of the Hawai‘i State Constitution, the Senate has 30 days from the date of the appointment to advise and consent on the two appointees. Therefore, the Senate will convene a two-day Special Session at 10 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2017 to consider both appointments.
Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about the formation of a new organization called the Computer Science Teachers Association. We’ll hear from the organizers about the importance of computer science and the role it plays in the future of our students.
Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about the formation of a new organization called the Computer Science Teachers Association. We’ll hear from the organizers about the importance of computer science and the role it plays in the future of our students. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.
Participants at the high school counselors workshop. More than 13,000 applications for enrollment at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa were submitted this year, the most received in a quarter century, thanks to continuous recruitment efforts by the Office of Admissions. Among the many recruitment initiatives is the annual high school counselors workshop held at Campus Center. This year, more than 150 counselors, including 34 from the neighbor islands attended the all-day workshop to learn about what UH Mānoa has to offer so they can guide students on how to make the most of their Mānoa experience. Associate Director of Admissions Ryan Yamaguchi also unveiled the new Counselors Resource webpage on the Admissions website, which can assist counsellors as they speak with students at every stage of the college decision making process. The workshop is an opportunity for counselors to be on campus while the semester was in session to experience all that UH Mānoa has to offer first hand...
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David John Erlenbach. HPD photo. Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 19-year-old Hilo man wanted for questioning in a kidnapping investigation involving an adult female. David John Erlenbach is described as 5-feet-11-inches tall, 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has been known to wear prescription-type eyeglasses. He has a Japanese symbol tattoo on his left shoulder and his date of birth tattooed in Roman numerals on his chest. Erlenbach resides in the Hilo area. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at (808) 961-2278 or via email at fetuutuunai.Amuimuia@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep th..
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The free health screening event provides Hawaii residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information like: Blood glucose, Blood pressure. Body mass index. Low-cost immunizations and in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings. PC: Walmart Nearly everyone in America will have access to free health screenings, education, services and products as Walmart stores nationwide host Walmart Wellness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. All 10 stores in Hawaiʻi will be participating. Walmart announced it has again teamed up with the American Diabetes Association for the in-store event at 4,700 Walmart locations across the country. According to the ADA, nearly 600,000 in Hawaiʻi are living with prediabetes or diabetes, affecting one in three individuals. The ADA estimates nearly 8 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed in the US. Last June the retailer teamed up with the ADA for a health screening event and as a result, tens of..
When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants , his parents were told that their son's condition was curable. The problem was that no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had a pediatric surgery team capable of performing the operation on his stomach. To make Isaac well, Oscar and Irma Sanchez would need to take their infant son to Driscoll Children's Hospital, in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was just a couple of hours up the highway, but for them it was a world away. The Sanchezes, who are undocumented, would need to pass a Border Patrol checkpoint. "The nurse told us we had to go there," Oscar says in Spanish. "We said we couldn't go." While they pondered their predicament in a Harlingen, Texas, hospital, a Border Patrol agent showed up in the waiting room — Oscar Sanchez suspects a nurse turned them in — and said he could arrange for officers to escort the parents..
When the fourth-graders in Mrs. Marlem Diaz-Brown's class returned to school on Monday, they were tasked with writing their first essay of the year. The topic was familiar: Hurricane Irma. By the time I visited, they had worked out their introduction and evidence paragraphs and were brainstorming their personal experiences. To help them remember, Mrs. D-B had them draw out a timeline — starting Friday before the storm. Then, based on their drawings, they could start to talk about — and eventually, write about — what they experienced. The essays all started off this way: The name Irma will always strike fear, disappointment, and dismay in our city. Here's what else they had on their minds: Antonio Santamaria, 9 "I felt like Dorothy and her dog in the Wizard of Oz, the winds were howling around my house, the rain came on and off, lights flickering on and off in the kitchen. Irma, she devastated the internet and the cable, so we played board games. We had a really good family ti..
(CNN) -- At least 14 people are dead after Hurricane Maria barreled through the Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, Charles Jong, a spokesman for the nation's Prime Minister, tells CNN.