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PRI's The World

Conservationists are working to create more national parks at sea

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Here’s some positive environmental news. In fact, it's a positive environmental trend: nations across the world are protecting huge swaths of ocean waters. And the trend may just be getting started.

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The Takeaway

Hawaii Braces for First Hurricane in 22 Years

Friday, August 08, 2014

Mother Nature is throwing a one two punch Hawaii's way this week with two major storms. Hurricane Iselle was downgraded to a tropical storm just before making landfall last night, but it still hit the islands with high winds and major rainfall. And now the island is preparing for a second storm, Hurricane Julio. This would be the first hurricane to hit the islands in 22 years.

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Hawai'i: The Legacy of Sugar

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

For many Americans, Hawai'i is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist façade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Battle Over GMOs in Hawaii

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Adam Skolnick, author of the Salon article GMOs are Tearing a Tropical Paradise Apart, will talk about the legislative battles being waged over GMO seeds in Hawaii. With its fertile volcanic soil, Hawaii has become a hub for the development of genetically engineered crops like corn, and has more experimental GMO field trials than any other US state. While some claim that GMO seeds have saved local crops like papayas, and that the GMO industry is essential to Hawaii’s economy, others claim that the new crops are a health risk, exposing Hawaiians to dust and pesticides. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ethical Parenting; The Collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf; Kevin Barry's Dark Lies the Island; GMOs in Hawaii; Endangered Cultural Heritage Sites

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lisa Miller talks about whether it’s possible to be an ethical parent and what kids learn by watching us navigate the world. New Yorker writer James B. Stewart discusses the significance of the 2012 collapse of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. Kevin Barry talks about his latest collection of stories, Dark Lies the IslandWe’ll find out why Hawaii has become a battleground for the debate over genetically modified crops. Plus, a look at the sites that have made the World Monument Fund’s annual watch list of endangered cultural heritage sites.


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James Michener Speculates on Soviet Satellites, the U.S., and 'The Bridge at Andau'

Monday, November 19, 2012

WNYC

Hungary's abortive 1956 revolution provides the subject for this talk given by the journalist and novelist James Michener at a 1957 New York Herald Tribune Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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Spinning on Air

The Hawaiian War Chant Extravaganza 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Hawaiian War Chant appears on nearly every album of Hawaiian and exotic music recorded in the 1950s and '60s. It's an up-tempo number, and so a lot of eccentric, excited arrangements of the tune were recorded. David Garland offers version after version of this ditty, which was actually inspired by an old love song.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Lost Kingdom of Hawaii

Monday, January 23, 2012

Julia Flynn Siler tells of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s rise and fall, and about the clashes between the Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. In Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, The Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure, she describes royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sarah Vowell on Unfamiliar Fishes

Friday, July 01, 2011

Sarah Vowell tells the history of the fiftieth state—Hawaii. Her latest book, Unfamiliar Fishes, gives an account of the transformation of the islands by New England missionaries who arrived in 1820, an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband, and also looks at sugar barons, lepers, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen: a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded Barack Obama, the first president from Hawaii, during his inaugural parade.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sarah Vowell tells the history of the fiftieth state—Hawaii. Her latest book, Unfamiliar Fishes, gives an account of the transformation of the islands by New England missionaries who arrived in 1820, an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband, and also looks at sugar barons, lepers, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen: a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded Barack Obama, the first president from Hawaii, during his inaugural parade.

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WNYC News

Hundreds Killed in Tsunami After 8.9 Quake Hits Japan

Friday, March 11, 2011

A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. Japan's police said between 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal area.

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Studio 360

Hula

Friday, April 14, 2006

Hula teacher Roselle Keli'ihonipua Bailey explains why the hula isn't just a tourist cliche. For native Hawaiians, the dance speaks for itself. Produced by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens for Outer Voices.

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Studio 360

Ukulele

Saturday, December 31, 2005

You've probably never heard the tiny Hawaiian guitar like this before. Herb Ohta and Lyle Ritz talk about working together on their album, A Night of Ukelele Jazz: Live at McCabe's. Produced by Steve Nelson.

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