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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National Park Service

Coral Satellite Imaging; Voices of Science Podcast: Coral Bleaching in the Pacific; Misconduct in Kealoha Plea; The Legend of Ko'olau Play; Ethnic Diversity in Local Dining

Flickr

Update on the Waikiki Natatorium; Legislator talks special funds; White nationalists claim aloha for radio show; Artist talks about his experimental homemade film; Gardeners on at Turtle Bay Community Gardens

Wikipedia

Managing Mauna Kea; New book collects stories from Kilauea eruption; Aloha for Iran; Seabury Hall plays Catch Me If You Can

Yoshi Canopus / CC BY-SA 4.0 / Wikimedia Commons

Contextualizing history and demise of Kapu System; NEH Chairman gets firsthand look at reach of federal dollars; Support for $3-Million Playground; Will you take “The Coral Pledge?”; Centuries old Torah survives Holocaust  

Wikimedia

Reactions to state subpoena of Airbnb host records; Maui Water Case Goes to the Supreme Court; Improving the relationship between police and the community; Local performer Loretta Ables Sayre

Courtesy of the Golden Rule Crew

The Golden Rule Sails Again; Music of Richard Cheese; Uncertain Future for Hawaii Gas; Hawaii’s Arbor Day History

Wikimedia

Vacation Rentals on Big Island Face Neighbor Complaints; Digitized Hawaiian Newspapers Opens Up New Opportunities for Researchers; Trying to Teach Hawaii Kids How to Swim; Archaeologists Researches Connection Between Heiau and the Stars

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New Federal Regulations on Hemp; Night Marchers Movie Reboot; Easy Access to e-cigs; Honolulu Funding the Arts; Halloween Storyteller

iStock

Call in show discussing solar energy in Hawaii. Guests include:

  • Melissa Miyashiro, managing director of strategy and policy at Blue Planet Foundation and who serves on the state’s Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force. 
  • William Giese, executive director of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association. Giese’s work focuses on policy analysis, creation, and advocacy of clean energy policies.
  • Peter Rosegg, senior spokesman for Hawaiian Electric Companies.
  • Marco Mangelsdorf, president of ProVision Solar in Hilo. He has been in the solar energy and renewable energy field since 1978. 

flickr

Political prisoners in Hawaii; Hanapepe Massacre; Kahuku Wind Farm Violation; State Capitol Tapestry

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Servco Pacific, Inc.

Servco's CEO shares his insight on how we'll be getting around town; Pacific Islanders in Communications tell us about an upcoming summit and feel good pitch session; Power struggle over Maui's wastewater fight; New York mixologist returns home for Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Hong Kong Check-in; Loyalty in Voting; Unusual Solution for Public Park Use; Japan Tourism; Agriculture Program in High Schools

Flickr

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii on protests effects on business and development; Hawaii International Film Festival to highlight European cinema; Crickets for lunch; Pacific Islanders face roadblocks to get immigration documents

Stephanie Castillo

DHHL Foreclosures; Hanapepe Massacre Documentary; Breaking Development in Kealoha Case; Honolulu Climathon 2019; Local Product Home for UH-Air Force Game

Joi Ito / CC by 2.0 / Flickr

Marine Technology Society; Business of Recycling; HART Staffer Legal Woes; ANA Music Festival

Flickr

Immigration & Kona Coffee Workers; UH Computer Glitch; Push-back on Wind and Solar; Hawaii Woodworking

Catherine Cruz

45th annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow focuses on missing and murdered indigneous women; New book captures signage of Hawaii's mid-century architecture; Report says billions of dollars needed to fix state's aging infrastructure; Having a laugh with the Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival

Pixabay

Marine Debris Research; DHHL Acting Director: William Aila, Wake Island Money Pit, National Archives Month

Flickr

DHHL: William Aila; New Hike in Harbor Fees; EIS Rules; Heart Transplant Athlete

Tim Tricas

University of Hawaii biologist Tim Tricas has been listening and recording the fantastic sounds of Hawaii's coral reef inhabitants; Kuleana filmmaker Brian Kohne tells us about the challenges of marketing an independent film; an interview with Fred Barberia, KTUH's first GM, on the station's 50th anniversary; the latest on the adoption scheme targeting vulnerable Micronesian mothers.

Wikimedia Commons

Hong Kong-Mainland China Conflict; Ala Wai Flood Control Project; How Can Fish Poop Save Our Beaches?; Myles Fukunaga Trial Book

Flickr

Local startup gets funding from NASA, Air Force; Hawaii Energy helps nonprofits go green; Hawaii's GOP stands by Trump; Ag Conference wants to grow students

UH Master Lease on Mauna Kea; Lawmaker Rundown on Mauna Kea; Marathon Runner and Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me Host Peter Sagal; Kidney Transplant Legacy

German Benevolent Society of Honolulu

German group seeks to restore historic gate; HI Arts Lab's modern take on Dichterliebe; Winding down the Damon Estate; Relocating Maui's endangered birds

Wikimedia Commons

Menehune Mystery; Mission Houses Living History; Tourism "Green Fee"; New Zealand Ohia

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