Ryan Finnerty

Reporter/Producer

Ryan Finnerty is a producer on Hawaiʻi Public Radio's local public affairs talk show The Conversation where he reports on local and state politics, business, economics, the military, science, and the environment. His work has been featured nationwide on American Public Media's Marketplace and C-SPAN Radio's View from the States project. Before coming to Hawaiʻi Public Radio, Ryan was an officer in the U.S. Army stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oʻahu. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in economics.   

Skiing Hawaiʻi’s Pineapple Powder

Jan 30, 2018

Hawaii probably isn’t first in mind when picking a destination for a ski trip. But with some careful preparation and a little bit of luck you can ride the pineapple powder. The Conversation's Producer Ryan Finnerty takes us there.

Bracing for Flu Season; Peace Corps Prep; HI-EMA Review; Pineapple Powder; Fights & Delights  

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis says diplomacy must take the lead in the effort to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Economics of Home Solar Batteries: Affordable For Now

Jan 22, 2018
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It is currently very difficult to hook up a home solar system to the electrical grid in Hawaii. One way to get approval is to install a battery system, but their cost can be a major barrier. A federal tax credit helps to take some of the sting out of that cost, but it won't last forever.

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2018 State of the State; Affordability of Solar Batteries; Revival of Canceled Solar Projects; Hound of the Baskervilles

The Conversation: Monday, December 18th, 2017

Dec 18, 2017
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Deedy Case Headed for a Third Trial; Waikiki Natatorium; Improving School Bus Efficiency; Global Teacher Prize

Yasmine Muhammad / U.S. Navy

Congress has yet to renew funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides healthcare to kids in low-income families.

The Conversation: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
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Homeless Youth; CHIP in Hawaii; Recovering MIA Americans; Tin Type Photography

The Conversation: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
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Waikiki Natatorium; Release of Intergalactic Map; The Captured Economy; Hawaii Non-Profits

The Conversation: Friday, December 8th, 2017

Dec 8, 2017
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Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as New Capital of Israel; Tax Plan Raises Concerns Among Grad Students; Suicide PreventionFederal Grant for Small Business

The Conversation: Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Dec 7, 2017
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Pearl Harbor Memories; Waikiki Erosion; Wartime Hawaii in Fiction; Farm Equipment Theft

The Conversation: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
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Republican Tax Plan Advances; Johnson Amendment Repeal; Prosecuting Agricultural Theft on Hawaii Island; Habitat Zone for False Killer Whales

The Conversation: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
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Power Dynamics of Sexual Harassment; Kona Coast Coffee Theft; Habilitat Drug Rehab Program; Extraordinary Stories from an Ordinary 'Ohana

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Agriculture theft has been a problem on Hawaii Island for decades.  From a South Kona farmer whose coffee beans have repeatedly been stolen off her trees to the recently created position of County Agriculture Crimes Investigator, this series explores the people impacted by agriculture theft across Hawaii Island. 

The Conversation: Monday, November 27th, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
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Big Island Coffee Bean Theft; Increase in Waikiki Violence; Public Sector UnionsMy Mother Said, Watch Out for Those French Girls

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Tax Reform Poses Challenge to Universities; Immigrant Labor in Longline Fishing; New School for Kapolei

The Conversation: Friday, November 10th, 2017

Nov 10, 2017
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DLNR Aquatic Resources Division; HIFF film: Corridor Four; Gender Identity

The Conversation: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Nov 7, 2017
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Aquarium Fish Permits; North Kona Water; Micronesian Veterans of U.S. Military

The Conversation: Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Nov 3, 2017
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Micro Unit Affordable Rental Project; Salvinia Invasion on Kauai; Pilot André Borschberg; Antonio Carlos Jobim Tribute Concert

The Conversation: Monday, October 30th, 2017

Oct 30, 2017
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Helicopter Tour Operator Response; Public Healthcare Option Proposal; National Park Fee Increases, Record Visitors; Taiko Drums: Kenny Endo and Betsy Fisher

The Conversation: Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Oct 23, 2017
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Regenerative Medicine; Avoiding Identity Theft; Zen and Cancer

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