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University of Hawaii and ESPN Radio 1420 AM Agree to Five-Year Extension of UH Sports Radio Contract

ESPN Radio 1420 AM and the University of Hawaii Athletics Department have agreed to a five-year extension of their radio broadcast agreement. The terms of the extension take effect July 1, 2014 and will run through June 30, 2019.

Under the agreement, ESPN Radio 1420 AM (call letters: KKEA) will have the exclusive radio rights to broadcast all of the UH-Manoa sporting events including home and away games for football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and select home softball games.  The station will also have the right to broadcast all postseason games for UH football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, baseball and softball.

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Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

On Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014, Bank of Hawaii Presents the Hawaii Book & Music Festival – the 9th edition of this annual celebration of story and song. The Festival takes place on the spacious Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with FREE admission and FREE parking in several nearby locations.

The two days will be packed with readings and presentations by local, national and internationally celebrated authors and illustrators; a robust offering of music and stage performances; stimulating panel discussions on a variety of topics; story-telling and poetry slams; as well as activities and entertainment for the kids. Attendees also will enjoy the popular Bank of Hawaii Book Swap, book-seller booths and a multi-ethnic food court.

Among the nationally published authors on the schedule are:

• Adam Johnson, whose novel The Orphan Master’s Son, earned the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble presents new take on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble presents new take on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

What if Much Ado About Nothing was written to appease an angry queen? And what if it was written not by William Shakespeare, but rather, as some have speculated, by Edward DeVere, the 17th Earl of Oxford? Diving into the Shakespeare authorship question, that’s the premise behind the not-so-conventional approach that Hawaii Theatre Center Education Director Eden Lee Murray takes in directing the 20-member Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble in this romantic comedy, complete with the undertone of intrigue that links Lord Oxford and Elizabeth as lovers.

The production, appropriate for audiences in grade 6 and older, opens at Hawaii Theatre on April 23 with student matinee performances; public performances will be on April 25 and 26.

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Broken hydrant repaired; town-bound lane on Pali Hwy. reopened

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Board of Water Supply crews closed the right lane in the town-bound direction on Pali Highway to repair a hydrant waterline Saturday morning. 

Crews closed the right lane between Ahi Place and Jack Lane around 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Liliha area. 
Officials reopened the lane shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. 
BWS advises motorists to exercise caution when driving through the work area and to use alternate routes where possible. 
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Two New Physician Specialists Join Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Specialists in Critical Care Medicine and General Surgery Join Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the addition of two new physicians at the Moanalua Medical Center.  Sreenandh Krishnagopalan, MD, a specialist in critical care medicine, and Lori Uyeno, MD, a specialist in general surgery join over 500 care providers within the state’s largest medical group, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), which provides comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 230,000-plus members in Hawaii.

Kaiser Permanente appoints Mary Ann Barnes to president of Hawaii region

Kaiser Permanente appoints Mary Ann Barnes to president of Hawaii region

Kaiser Permanente announced today that Janet Liang, president of the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region, has been promoted to chief operating officer of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region. In this new role, Liang will be responsible for advancing the strategy and leading the operations for the large, complex region, which has 3.4 million members and 21 medical centers.

Liang joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii in 2007 and has led a number of initiatives resulting in the organization’s growth including significant clinic and hospital upgrades, improving member service, strengthening the region’s financial success in a challenging economic and regulatory environment, and partnering with the medical group to achieve the highest quality rankings. Liang will begin her new role in June.