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The Conversation: Monday, October 8th, 2018


NextGen Philanthropy; Tropical Fruit; Ham Radio, HPR Reporter debrief Ku`uwehi Hiraishi


NextGen Philanthropy


Credit Sharna Goldseker

Sharna Goldseker is a co-author of Generation Impact-- a book that looks a GenX and Millennial Philanthropists. She took part in a forum last week as part of the Hawaii Alliance of Non-Profit Organizations 2018 Conference.

Intro Music: Prelude by Foals

Outro Music: My Type by Saint Model


Sharna Goldseker

Tropical Fruit

Credit Ken Love

  Did you know Kona farmers made it into the Guinness Book of World Record for largest  Mango, Avocado, and Jackfruit?

That’s the “rock star” status of some of some of our crops--tropical fruit expert, Ken Love, talked to us following a conference and series of meetings across the state with local fruit growers.

Intro Music: Gone to Fortingall/Wired to the Moon by Jerry Douglas and Michael McGoldrick

Outro Music: 1979 by Antoine Dufour


Ken Love

Reality Check

Credit Yokata Air Base- Air Force

  Our online news partners over at Honolulu Civil Beatjoined us today with Chad Blair on a story about the Constitutional Amendment.

Outro Music: Situation by Yaz






Reality Check


Ham Radio

Credit Clem Jung

The recent close calls with hurricanes and tropical storms have renewed the focus on vulnerabilities of our emergency response system.

The spotlight will be on ham operators and new training that is available this month. We sat down with Clem Jung who is trying to spread the word about an exercise for amateur operatorsthat takes place this Saturday.

Outro Music: Ham Radios by Mr. C


Clem Jung

HPR Reporter debrief Ku`uwehi Hiraishi


Credit Kuuwehi Hiraishi

  Lots of questions, lots of fear…that could sum up the climate for immigrants in our country. This weekend a new legal clinic hosted a workshop for those looking for help to navigate rough waters

Intro Music: False Prophet by Brother Oliver

Outro Music: Electric Feel by MGMT

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi


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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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