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Musician Peter Rowan is back in the Aloha State, with dates tonight at the Doris Duke Theatre in Honolulu and Saturday at the MACC . His history goes back to the late 50's Boston club scene, to working with bluegrass icon Bill Monroe , to experiences with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead , and his latest My Aloha recordings. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with him ahead of his shows. Hear the complete new interview: MORE PETER: Hear Peter's 2015 interview with Dave.
Maui Director of Water Supply Dave Taylor has been placed on paid administrative leave while Mayor Alan Arakawa seeks his removal as head of the department.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawai‘i-02) voted against HR1, the Republicans’ version of the tax reform bill, which passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 227-205 and now moves to the Senate for consideration. This disastrous tax bill would provide permanent massive tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, providing minor temporary relief and eventually raising taxes for millions of hardworking low-income and middle class families, Rep. Gabbard’s press releases stated. While adding over $1.4 trillion to our nation’s already-reckless deficit, the bill eliminates numerous individual deductions that serve our most vulnerable populations, including our students, teachers, elderly, veterans and more, the press release said. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said: “There’s no question our tax code needs serious reform, but the tax bill passed by the House today is not the way to achieve it. I voted against this legislation that increases our national deficit by ov..
This week Helping Hand welcomes back Claire Cutler, one of the hosts of the Homeward Bound Thanksgiving 5k to end homelessness in Hawaii . It benefits area homeless service provider IHS, the Institute for Human Services . Hawaii is home to the worst homeless crisis anywhere in the United States per capita. Open to individuals and families of runners, joggers and walkers, it happens in Honolulu Thanksgiving morning at 7 a.m. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with event co-host, Punahou School student Claire Cutler. Helping Hand is a weekly feature airing statewide on HPR1 stations as part of our afternoon drive broadcast of All Things Considered, and then appearing online here, where all of our Helping Hand segments are archived . Every week, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization, topic or event that offers assistance to the disabled and others among the most vulnerable. Contact Homeward Bound 2017: Website: homewardboundhawaii.org Email: homewardbound
View looking southeast along the long axis of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea’s summit. The lava lake is about 260 m (285 yd) long and 200 m (220 yd) wide. HVO/USGS image, March 31, 2017. This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 102 to 157 feet below the vent rim. On the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the coastal plain. The 61g flows do not pose an immediate threat to nearby communities. Mauna Loa is not erupting. A few small-magnitude earthquakes occurred beneath the summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone, mostly at depths less than three miles, with a few more on the volcano’s west flank at depths of three to eight miles. GPS measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone. No significant changes in volcanic gas emissions were measured. ..
The 14th annual Keaʻau Christmas Lighted Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. This year’s theme is A Paniolo Christmas. The night will commence with pre-parade Christmas caroling through the village beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m., followed by the parade at 5:45 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of music, bright lights and fun for all. Parade space is still available. For more information, contact Monica at (808) 895-6288 or email monmac@hawaii.rr.com.
To earn a credit on your 2017 tax return, the Internal Revenue Service reminds low and moderate-income workers, plan now. A special tax break can help those with modest incomes save for retirement. It’s called the “Saver’s Credit” and it could mean up to a 50% credit for the first $2,000 a taxpayer contributes to a retirement plan. PC: AARP Foundation. Also known as the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, the Saver’s Credit helps offset part of the amount workers voluntarily contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA, a 401(k) or 403 (b) plan and similar workplace retirement programs. Taxpayers with an IRA have until Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to contribute to the plan and still have it qualify for 2017. However, contributions (elective deferrals) to an employer-sponsored plan must be made by the end of the year to qualify for the credit. Employees who are unable to set aside money for this year may want to schedule their 2018 contributions soon so their employer can begin withhol..
The following public libraries will present cultural and musical programs throughout November. The Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is sponsoring these free programs along with the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System. Additional funding and support are provided by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the University of Hawaiʻi. Hilo Public Library, Saturday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.: A Tribute to Slack Key Slack key guitarist John Keawe will share the history of slack key and perform some of his compositions both instrumentally and vocally. Find more information here. Naʻalehu Public Library, Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m.: The Art of Taiko Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his Taiko Center of the Pacific ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Find more information here.
​Hālau​ ​Kaʻeaikahelelani will​ ​present​ ​Christmas​ ​Under​ ​the​ ​Stars​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Sheraton​ ​Kona​ ​Resort ​on​ ​Friday,​ ​Dec. ​15​, 2017.​​ ​This​ ​performance​ ​will​ ​include​ ​all members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hālau​, keiki​ ​through​ ​adult​ ​classes ​and​ ​feature​ ​five​-time​ ​Nā​ ​Hōkū​ ​Hanohano​ ​Award-winner​ ​Kuana​ ​Torres​ ​Kahele.​ ​​ Photo courtesy Mountain Apple Kahele​ ​is​ ​a​ ​native​ ​of​ ​Hilo​ ​and​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Hawaiian​ ​musician,​ ​vocalist,​ ​songwriter, record​ ​producer,​ ​dancer​ ​and​ ​educator.​ ​​ ​ In​ ​addition,​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​special​ ​guest​ ​appearance​ ​by​ ​Lorna Lim.​ ​​ ​Born​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​the​ ​North​ ​Kohala​ ​district​ ​on​ ​Hawai‘i,​ ​Lim​ ​began​ ​playing​ ​music​ ​at​ ​an​ ​early​ ​age​ ​with her​ ​award-winning​ ​family​ ​known​ ​simply​ ​as​ ​the​ ​The​ ​Lim​ ​Family. ​Both​ ​are​ ​among​ ​Hawaiʻi’s​ ​living​ ​treasures and​ ​are​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​an​ ​unforgettable​ ​experience​ ​for​ ​all​ ​who​ ​attend. Afte..
A lively hip hop family event at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library will be presented by award-winning hip hop musician and educator Mr. Kneel, aka, Neil McIntyre. Mr. Kneel courtesy photo The engaging and creative Mr. Kneel is a beatboxer, freestyle rapper and self-described “professional goofball” who records with his lifelong musical heroes, including Kurtis Blow and Kool Rock Ski of The Fat Boys. He has performed at more than 500 schools and venues in 43 states and seven provinces abroad, sharing his powerful message of self-respect with students and families. His events have been described as “family hip hop at its finest.” The event will be on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. The event is free and open to the public. The Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Wednesdays the library is open from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (808) 887-6067.
Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, successfully secured provisions that will strengthen Hawaiʻi’s security and economy in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate today. Sen. Hirono also served as a member of the NDAA Conference Committee, which reconciled the different versions of the bill passed by the House and Senate. The NDAA is a bill that lays out the resource levels and defense policy for the year. “This year’s NDAA reflects the central role Hawai‘i plays in supporting and advancing our country’s strategic interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region,” said Sen. Hirono. “From establishing the Asia Pacific Security Initiative, to fighting back against headquarters cuts at Pacific Command, and enhancing our nation’s missile defense capabilities, this legislation strengthens our national security and benefits those who serve in Hawaiʻi and across the country.” After passing the Senate..
Two nene fly above Pu‘uhuluhulu, a forested Mauna Kea cinder cone surrounded by younger Mauna Loa lava flows (foreground), in the Humu‘ula Saddle on the Island of Hawaiʻi. This cone is just one of the outstanding volcanic features that can be seen along Route 200, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway. USGS photo by J. Kauahikaua. Route 200, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, crosses Humu‘ula Saddle, which separates Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the two largest volcanoes on the Island of Hawaiʻi. This Saddle showcases outstanding volcanic geology and is easy to reach for “roadside geologists.” For the first 19 miles, Highway 200 ascends almost a mile above sea level through mostly young native forest. The road crosses lava flows and patches of ashy soil ranging in age from 150 to 4,000 years old. Rainfall is so abundant here—up to nearly 300 inches per year—that vegetation covers most outcrops. Around Milepost 19, Highway 200 emerges onto young-looking, lightly-vegetated ‘a‘ā lava from the 1855–1856 M..
Do you know how important the right speech and hearing can be to those who either have lost their ability or haven't yet developed it? The next time on The Body Show , a talk with a speech and language pathologist to learn what's the best way to speak and hear even more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.
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The head of Puerto Rico's power authority stepped down Friday amid controversy over his handling of a system that still can't deliver electricity to that island two months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the power grid. Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, resigned as he was unable to shake off questions about a $300 million contract that he had awarded to Whitefish, a small Montana-based energy firm, that was supposed to restore power on the island. In prepared testimony at a Senate hearing this week, Ramos said he chose Whitefish because "my priority was securing the immediate assistance that we needed to begin restoring power as quickly as possible to our most critical customer." But reports of price markups and other problems about the firm's ability to do the job continued to dog Ramos. As NPR's Greg Allen reports: "Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello last month ordered the head of Puerto Rico's ..
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One of America's most coveted dining experiences is a 40-seat restaurant in a converted grist-mill in the rural village of Freedom, Maine. Chef Erin French, who is self-taught, opened the Lost Kitchen in her hometown of Freedom without much of a plan. She loved the space, and at first thought she would make English muffins and offer brunch, not convinced that the village of just over 700 people could become a dinner destination. "When I first decided that I wanted to do this, everyone thought I was completely crazy," French says. "Why would anyone come all this way to have dinner?" Well, come they have — in droves. French's food, with its focus on local, fresh, unpretentious cooking, has created a legion of fans. Each year, the restaurant opens reservations on April 1. But this year, things got out of control. "The phones rang to a point where our security system went down and we had over 10,000 phone calls stream in in the matter of a few hours, French says. "The entire rest..
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