The Conversation

Weekdays at 11am on HPR-1

Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaii with a daily hour of locally-focused discussions of public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from around the block and around the world provide perspectives on life in the islands and issues that have not yet reached Hawaii. 

Have something to say? Send a comment, conversation suggestion or a Backyard Quiz to talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org. You can also reach us on our talkback line at 808-792-8217. Remember to tell us your name and where you're from. Share your comments about the show in a short 30-second message and then we'll play some of them in future shows.

The production team is Lillian Tsang, Ryan Finnerty, and Amber Khan-Gruspe.  

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*Audio and digital content will be posted daily by 2 pm.

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Ala Moana Park Plan, Underwater Archeology, Reality Check, The Long View, Hawaii/Paris Series

FEMA

Flood Relief Programs, Puna Real Estate, Reality Check, Hawaii/Paris Series, Local Musical Comedy

Wikipedia

The Future of Tourism in the Islands

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Baby Hammerhead Sharks, Sit and Lie Ban Extension, Reality Check, Disaster Preparation, Hawaii/Paris Series

Arizona State University

Special Guest: Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday

Ira Flatow, award-winning science correspondent and TV journalist, joins us today on The Conversation. His weekly informative discussions center on science, technology, health, space, and the environment. Ira is also founder and president of the Science Friday Initiative, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit company dedicated to creating radio, TV, and Internet projects that make science “user-friendly.”

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Black Lives Matter; Beach Erosion; Pain Management; Kids’ Film Festival

Stop Adani / Flickr

Sex Trafficking; Solar Desalination; Coral Resilience; Antarctica Exhibit

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Healthcare Center for Homeless; Chinatown Crime; Campaign Finance; Pacific Primate Sanctuary

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Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Unions; CBD Treatment for Seizures; Saving Maui’s Silverswords; Strategy 360

Chris Jordan

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban; Examining Hawaii Pesticide Ban; Helicopter Tour CEO Responds to Noise Complaints; Albatross Film

Brandee Menino

Temporary Housing for Displaced Big Island Residents; Rising Tensions over Noise Pollution; Uncertain Future of Internet in Hawaii; Ohina Short Film Festival

Ryan Finnerty

Robo-Calls; 5G Network Infrastructure; Boo Boo Zoo

Wikimedia Commons

TMT Supreme Court Hearing; Civil Asset Forfeiture; Teacher Resignations; Storytelling Show

USGS

Today’s program is a discussion of the impacts of the ongoing volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island. Catherine Cruz is off this week and I’m joined in the studio by Conversation producer Ryan Finnerty. Joining us by phone on today’s program are Will Okabe, Managing Director for the County of Hawai’i, and Jessica Ferracane of the National Park Service on the Big Island.

United States Navy

Caldwell vetoes surge pricing; Eroding Support for Democracy; Potential Sites for Missile Defense System; Edokko

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East Rift Zone Insurance; Lifeguard Shortage; Maui College Solar; Last Taxi Dance

Pixabay

$10-million DOE Settlement; Foreign Exchange Program on Maui; Condo Real Estate Law Change; Tuvan throat singers: Tyva Kyzy

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Rise in Suicide; Albizia Wood; Manoa Heritage Center; Taimane

Wikipedia

Promises were made, but will they be kept? Have we forged a new relationship with a potentially dangerous nuclear adversary? Or have we weakened our position in the Asia-Pacific by cancelling joint military exercises with South Korea?

Pixabay

Long-term Mental Health Concerns of Kilauea Eruptions; Kauai Flooding Update; Shade Institute; Project 1 Voice, Flyin’ West

Tina Mahina

Overtourism in Hawaii; Volcano Photographer Displaced by Flow; Examining Kamehameha’s Legacy; World Ocean’s Day

Pixabay

Ridesharing Companies face cap on Surge Pricing; Lava Flow threatens Big Island Agriculture; Late Entry into Hawaii Congressional Race; Counting the Cost of Newspapers in Decline; Celebrating Children’s Literature

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ACLU Battles for Reproductive Rights in Kauai; Solar Panels in the Wake of Volcanic Emissions; Restoring Maui’s Watersheds; Studying Tourism at UH’s East-West Center

U.S Department of Defense

Mandatory Evacuations in Lower Puna; State Cracks Down on Building Permits; HART Faces Audit; Tribute to Muddy Waters live at HPR

USGS

Kilauea Activity Claims Geothermal Wells; Tourism Misconceptions in Wake of Volcanic Eruptions; Freezing Credit to Stop Identity Theft; Racial Equality Through Fair Housing

US Geological Survey

Kilauea activity raises insurance coverage considerations for businesses; Lava Accident Survivor; National Security vs Civil Liberty

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