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, Harrison Patino, and Jason Ubay.  

Click the photos for individual stories and their audio!

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

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US-China Tariffs; TMT Debrief; Military Housing in Flux; Malama Mentors; AARP Phone Smarts

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Pro TMT Rally; Drunk Driving Bill/Maui Traffic Deaths; Deadline on Vacation Rentals; Olelo Hawaii at Conservation Conference; Kalihi Valley Kokua Bike

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

Hawaii's Energy Future; New Digital PET/CT Scanner; Maui Bird Recovery

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Agriculture Conference; Kauai Water Study; Coral Ko`a Card; Arts Roundup

Catherine Cruz

TMT's Scientific Community; Healing Kawaiaha`o Church; Waylaying Kauai Tourists; Canoe Regatta

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City Ethics Commission, Kealoha Follow-Up; Lessons from the Great Recession; Overtourism; Sexist Views and 2020 Presidential Candidates; PISCES Science Camp

Ryan Finnerty

Day 3 of TMT Protests; Disaster Preparedness: Hawaii Gas; Evaluating Tourism's Tipping Point; Sale of Spalding House; Celestial Visitor Not Alien Made

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Protesters Hunker Down on Mauna Kea; Sit down with U.S. Representative Ed Case; Disaster Preparedness-Hurricane Insurance; Record-Breaking Free Diver; 

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TMT Construction Begins; Sit Down with U.S. Representative Ed Case; Coral Reef Damage from Kauai Flooding; Turtle Bay Garden Lottery

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Construction to Start on Thirty Meter Telescope; Hawaii on the Hill; Reality Check; Hawaii Harmonica Society 22nd Annual Concert

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TMT Update; US Unveils New Strategy for Conflict Resolution; Questions Raised by Kealoha Conviction; Training the Orchestras of Tomorrow; Kids First Film Festival

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Civil Asset Forfeiture; Lt. Gov. Josh Green on Homeless Outreach; Tourism’s Tipping Point; Conservation Canine Program; A Timeless Princess

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Expect to pay more for your running water here on Oahu going forward. Higher water rates kicked in this month, and they will continue to climb over the next five years.

The rate increases will help pay for an upgrade to our aging water system. There are miles of old trasmission water lines and pumps that need to be replaced.

Today we sit down with Ernie Lau, the Board of Water Supply's Chief Engineer, to talk about what lies ahead.

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LFA on Oahu; Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Infests City Property; Reality Check; Common Cause on Gerrymandering; Local Food Gurus

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Chair of Police Commission to Address Kealoha Aftermath in Next Meeting; Short Term Vacation Rental Policies on Kauai; Reality Check; The Longview with Neal Milner; Community Choice Electricity

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U.S. Conference of Mayors; Aftermath of the Kealoha Verdict; Reality Check; First Day of Medical Residency

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Climate Mayors Summit; The Logistics of Business and Tariffs; Kealohas Found Guilty; Future of eSports in Hawaii; Hawaii's Underground Swing Bands

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  Future of Haiku Stairs; Lawmakers Exploring Housing Solutions in Singapore; Spotlight on Sand Island Treatment Center; Homelessness on the Big Island

Kerry Gershaneck

Governor Releases Intent to Veto; Seawater Air Conditioning with Eric Matsutomi; Reality Check; Caly Plantcam

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Ryan Finnerty

Vacation Rental Follow Up; 69th Anniversery of Korean War; TMT Construction Gets Green Light; Indecent opens at Mark's Garage

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  Possible Tax on Empty Residences; Economic Factors in the Democratic Race; Voices of Kaka'ako's Homeless; Executive Director of Ocean Voyages Institute Talks Plastic Cleanup

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Hawaii Counties Respond to Overtourism; Kuhio Highway Repoening Spurs Local Protest; Maui Water Rights Struggle Continues in Litigation; Celebrating Isabella Kauakea Abbott; Hula on Broadway with Patrick Makuakane

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Today we’re bringing you the highlights from a recent town hall gathering. The forum was brought to you by Zocalo Public Square, the Daniel K. Inouye Institute and Hawaii Public Radio. The starting point for our discussion was the question: “Will Pidgin Survive the 21st Century?

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