HPR Produced Talk Shows

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2018 Primary Election Debrief; Primary Election Recap, Presidential Authority to Use Military Force; Harmany App

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Ever wonder if research is being done in the islands that impacts the health of all of us? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will hear about some exciting new projects from emergency room visits, gouge, concussions, allergies - all of these things being studied right now.


Campaign Signs; ADUs; Billfish Restrictions; Gubernatorial Race Update

Craig Smith

Home Care with DOH, BIA Hawaii, Sea Mining

Noe Tanigawa

Community Mental Health Needs; Hawaii’s Republican Party; Creating a Smart City; Honolulu’s Ka Iwi Coast

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan are celebrating 10 years at Hawaiʻi Public Radio! They will have a special lineup in store. The guys will also look at some key moments in the program's histroy and predict what's in store for the future.

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Primary elections for Hawaii’s 2018 races are just four days away. In several contentious races, political action committees, or Super PACs, have been pouring thousands of dollars behind certain candidates. Millions of dollars are being spent statewide. The path for that type of political spending was cleared by the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case. Today, we explore how Super PACs operate in Hawaii and where their money is being spent. 

U.S. Department of State / Flickr

Copyright Controversy, Hiroshima Peace Ceremony, Plastics & Greenhouse Gases, Portfolio Project

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Oxygen. It's somethign we all need to breathe. But how can pressurized pure oxygen help cure non-healing wounds? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the latest in hyperbaric medicine, and how it can help even the owrst wounds improve.

Anthony Quintano / Flickr

JANUS Decision, Super PAC Spending, Monk Seal Pup, Wave Glider Drone

MC2 Aiyana Paschal / Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Remains Repatriation; Lava Boat Injury Development; Endangered Snail Conservation; Xeriscape Garden

Governor David Y. Ige / Flickr

Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will have Governor David Ige in studio to talk about his plans for diversifying the economy. How do we lay the foundation to not only create the 21st century workforce, but make available those jobs that will employ that workforce here in Hawaiʻi.

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Ala Wai Management Plan

Today our eyes are on at the Ala Wai Canal. It was built in 1920 ’s to drain the wetlands of what is Kapiolani Park and to create what is now Waikiki. The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to modify the canal by building a 4-foot wall on one or both of the sides to protect life and property in Waikiki and surrounding neighborhoods.

USMC Lance Cpl Adam Montera / DVIDS

Vacation Rental Reaction, RIMPAC Amphibious Assault, Arboretum Centennial, Hawaiian Oli

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The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently released results of a resident survey; with our record visitor numbers, resident satisfaction is slipping. Jennifer Chun, head of HTA’s Research Division, walks us through the numbers.


HTA Resident Survey, Hawaiian Observance, Reality Check, Common Cause/Power Ballots, Supermassive Black Hole

Master Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn / U.S. Air Force

Sun safety for your skin in the summertime. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about how to protect yourself when enjoying the outdoors, and what you can see on your skin that might need to be checked out.

The Conversation: Friday, July 27th, 2018

Jul 27, 2018
Ryan Finnerty

Chair Keali'i Lopez of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and Chair Shirlene Ostrov of the Republican Party of Hawaii join us to talk politics and the challenges of leading their respective parties. Neal Milner is also at the table to add insight on how we can strengthen our political system.


FEMA Missile Alert, Housing Solutions in Maui, Reality Check, Lloyds of London Lawsuit, Plant Cam


Local 5 Mortgage Trust Fund, Housing Solutions in Maui, Reality Check, The Long View, New Resolution on Fire Safety

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt have invited gubernatorial candidate Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa to join the show. They will talk to her about her plans, if she was elected governor, for moving the needle on economic diversity and the technology agenda.

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

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Diabetes doesn't just happen in adults - both Type 1 and Type 2 happen in kids as well. Many of the basics of treatment are similar, but not everything we do for adults can be done for kids. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert to explain the difference. 

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

Department of Education

Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will hear about the Farm to School project, and how local food production is ramping up to service the Department of Education. They will learn what innovations are improving the supply and demand issues surrounding the purchasing of local food for our state school cafeterias.

National Park Service

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