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.

Public Domain Pictures

Bill 48, Commercial Parking in Residential, Service Animals, Reality Check, What Exactly Does the Lieutenant Governor Do?, Eat Less Plastic Voyage

Bill 48, Commercial Parking in Residential Areas

The Honolulu City Council says parking is the number one complaint across the island in all the districts. That is why councilmember Carol Fukunaga has cracked down with a bill that regulates commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

National Energy Renewable Lab

Lime Bikes/Scooters, Microgrids, Reality Check, Conservation Conference, Reporter Debrief

So Long and Mahalo, Chris

Jul 20, 2018
Harrison Patino

Today was Chris Vandercook's last show as co-host of The Conversation.

In the words of our News Director Bill Dorman, "Chris has brought a lot to this program, including a perspective, a point of view, and a sense of context that is often sorely missing in coverage of news and public affairs. Toss in a sense of history, a sense of humor, and the fact that he reads books, and the result is that he will be missed—we say aloha and mahalo for all the work."

Ryan Finnerty

Free Wifi, RIMPAC, Reality Check, Indie Film, Tunes with Boogie

Sumaira Abdulali

Sand Mining, Big Island Agriculture, Reality Check, Maile Documentary, Eli Trio

Sgt. Keith Anderson

Vacation Rentals, Running for Grace, Reality Check, Big Island Agriculture, Hawaii Theater

National Park Service

Lava Bomb, Affordable Housing, Hui Car Share, Reality Check, Hawaii/France

Eric Tessmer

The Future of Tourism in the Hawaiian Islands

The Conversation: Friday, July 13th, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
Heather Lusk

Marco Polo Lawsuit, HHHRC, Reality Check, RIMPAC, Hawaii/Paris Series

Flickr

Funding Local Journalism with University of Hawai'i, Honolulu Civil Beat, and Hawaii Public Radio

Wikimedia Commons

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

Wikimedia Commons

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.”

Wikimedia Commons

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

Stop Adani / Flickr

Sex Trafficking; Solar Desalination; Coral Resilience; Antarctica Exhibit

Boaski / Flickr

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

Wikimedia

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

Wikimedia Commons

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

flickr

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?

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