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Ahead of National Radio Day, August 20, we're sharing some clips with a touch of Hawai‘i that have recently aired nationally on NPR. 
Maunakea on Morning Edition
Leila Fadel and A Martínez discuss the prospect of a new telescope on Maunakea and changes with the new state law that will transfer jurisdiction to the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority. Hear from Doug Simons from UH's Institute for Astronomy and Dr. M. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, a cultural practitioner and native rights activist who leads a Native Hawaiian group that has major reservations about the new telescope.
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A false alarm on This American Life:
This prologue takes us back to the 2018 false missile alert. O‘ahu resident Mike McFarland tells Ira Glass about trying to get a message to someone under the most critical deadline imaginable—emphasis on “imagine.” 


Hawai‘i ties on NPR’s Book of the Day, as heard on It’s Been A Minute
Set in the months leading up to the false nuclear missile alert in 2018, author Joseph Han’s debut novel "Nuclear Family" follows a Korean American family and their span across Hawai‘i and the Korean Peninsula. Han talks about his motivations for writing the novel, and the long effects of U.S. imperialism and military presence in the two places his family calls home.
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A small bite shared on Weekend Edition:Weekend Edition asked for submissions of odd gnoshes to beat the heat. A Honolulu resident shared her tip for Tajín seasoning, which host Scott Simon took to the test kitchen. 
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At HPR, we celebrate radio every day, but we’re thrilled there’s a special day set aside to honor a vital tried-and-true medium. Stay connected with national shows like
The World and All Things Considered; and local talk programs The Conversation, The Body Show, and Bytemarks Café. Need to unwind from current events? Enjoy music programming on HPR-1 and HPR-2.

With thanks to supporters like you, HPR is dedicated to producing and broadcasting essential and entertaining programming to all of Hawaiʻi. 

No matter how you listen, celebrate National Radio Day!

About Hawaii Public Radio
HPR is a private, non-profit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawaii Public Radio. In 2013, Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, awarded HPR its second consecutive highest, four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

HPR's mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawai‘i with two excellent program streams. HPR-1, the news magazine and fine arts stream, can currently be heard on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i (KHPR 88.1 FM and 88.5 FM); Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, and West Hawai‘i (KKUA 90.7 FM); and East Hawai‘i (KANO 91.1 FM (Hilo) and 94.7 FM (Waimea)). HPR-2, the news, local talk, and music stream, is found on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KIPH 88.3 FM (Hana)); West Hawai‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KHPH 88.7 FM); O‘ahu and Kaua‘i (KIPO 89.3 FM; KIPL 89.9 FM).

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