Town Square: Media Coverage During Elections

Sep 22, 2016
Flickr / League of Women Voters of California LWVC
Flickr / League of Women Voters of California LWVC

  This week on Town Square, looking at how the media and reporters in particular cover political campaigns. Does local and National media coverage generally enlighten or confuse voters? Do reporters focus on things that help us make informed choices or do they just look for scandal and controversy? We’ll take up these questions with award-winning investigative reporter and columnist Ian Lind, long time Hawaii journalist Denby Fawcett, and Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nick Grube.

Flickr - Tony Webster

Lethal Force in Policing; Hawaiians Stand for Indigenous Rights; The Privilege of Voting

Flickr - Jayel Aheram

A New Way of Thinking About Violence; Living History in Hawaii; Cost of Balancing Hawaii’s Budget


What happens when Grandma doesn't remember things so well anymore? If Grandpa is having problems with his medication, could he be having problems paying the bills and handling finances too? Going over medical and legal definition of capacity and what to do if somebody doesn't seem to have it. 

The Conversation: Friday, September 16th, 2016

Sep 16, 2016
Maunui Marine Resource Council

Maui Seawall Controversy; Burlesque Empowering Women; Positive Signs from Hawaii's Doctor Shortage

The Conversation: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Sep 14, 2016

Seed Industry in Hawaii; Sergio Mendes; Prison Reform; Ethics of Eating; Funding Nonprofits

The Conversation: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Biosecurity Plan for Hawaii; Payphones in Hawaii; Honolulu Chamber Music; Local Glassblowing Mentor; World Events with Neal Conan

The Conversation: Monday, September 12th, 2016

Sep 12, 2016

Slave Labor in Fishing; 48th Season of Manoa Valley Theatre; Managing Papahanaumokuakea Hawaiian; Legends for Keiki

The Conversation: Friday, September 9th, 2016

Sep 9, 2016
Good Free Photos

Ocean Outlook; Pu’ukohola Heiau; Taking Action After World Conservation Congress

The Conversation: Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Sep 8, 2016
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Highlighting Sacred Ground; Superb Seniors; How Should a Fish Vote This Year? New Discovery in Papahanaumokuakea

The Conversation: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Elder Perspective on Conservation; Using Drones to See Through Water; G20 & TPP; IUCN Red List

The Conversation: Monday, September 5th, 2016

Sep 5, 2016

Judges and Nature; Thinking About Hawaiian Identity; Sustainable Tourism; Music of Island Breeze; #NatureForAll

The Conversation: Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Sep 2, 2016
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Climate Change; Tahitian Dance; Economics of Ocean Conservation; Gene Drives; IUCN Update

The Conversation: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
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Back to The Conversation Home

External Homelessness Update; Ohina Short Film Showcase; The Future of Monetary Policy; 1776: The Musical

The Rise Of The Pacific Region: Neal Conan

Aug 31, 2016
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The Rise of the Pacific Region: Neal Conan

The Conversation: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Aug 30, 2016
U.S. Navy

Reforming Teacher Credentials; Foster Care Settlement; Somos Ohana Nicaragua; The Rise of the Pacific; Pacific Youth Talk Conservation

The Conversation: Monday, August 29th, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

East-West Sustainability Summit; Middle Schoolers Tackle Graduate Level Work; Hawaii Hurricane Brief; Dîner en Blanc; Interactive Atherton Performance


  You work on your diet, exercise when you can... yet you can’t lose those extra pounds. Could stress be the culprit? Talking about the mind, body, food connection and how to fix it when things go awry.

The Conversation: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
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USGS Study of Black Band Coral Disease; Production of "The Best Man"; New Rules for Interacting with Spinner Dolphins; Community Gardening


The Conversation: Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Aug 22, 2016

Returning to Business After Hep-A; New Hawaii Crime Thriller; Extension of the Emergency Homelessness Proclamation; Talking Hula on Maui

Bouncing Back to Profitability After Hep-A: Gregg Fraser

The Conversation: Friday, August 19th, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

Interim HART Leadership; Team India Polo; Succulent Kokedama Design                          .

HART Leadership Reorganization: Mike Formby 


The Conversation: Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

Renting to Homeless; French Film Festival in Honolulu; Tackling Ocean Debris; Celebrating Juneteenth

Finding Land Lords for the Homeless: Kimo Carvahlo

Town Square: Views on the 2016 Presidential Election

Jun 16, 2016
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Flickr / kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop)

  If you've been voting for a while, you know this campaign season is like no other. What was divisive to begin with is now further complicated by the responses to the Orlando shooting. And while Hawaii won't make or break the presidential election, who does (or doesn't) support the presumptive nominees may show up in future state races. We'll talk with the Hawaii Democratic and GOP state party chairs, Tim Vandeveer and Frtiz Rohlfing.

Flickr / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Flickr / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll explore the potential for Hawaii to develop an aerospace industry to include rocket launches and Martian simulations. We'll find out what needs to happen to bring this dream to reality. How much will it cost and what is the return on investment?



Researchers with the University of Hawai‘i are measuring the impact of millions of tons of munitions dumped at sea over several decades.  In 1970, an international treaty better known as “The London Convention” stopped the Department of Defense from disposing of chemical weapons in the ocean.

Youtube Via CC Search
Youtube Via CC Search

  We’ll talk to investors in the Hawaii startup scene to get the pulse of our Startup Paradise. We’ll find out what investor dollars are being spent on, the amount of deal flow and what tech companies to watch. 

The Conversation: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

May 31, 2016

Future of the Democratic Party in Hawaii; Mānoa Valley Walking Tour; From the Farm with Neal Conan; UH Kids First! Film Festival

Future of the Democratic Party: Tim Vandeveer

The Conversation: Monday, May 30th, 2016

May 30, 2016
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Off Shore Wind Farm Proposal; Revisiting the Battle of Midway; Building Smart Housing on Oahu; Preserving Historic Pearl Harbor Site

Proposed Wind Farms in Kahuku and off shore: Henry Curtis

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

We’re just past the peak season for commencement ceremonies at Hawai‘i’s high schools and universities. While higher education may be part of the plan for some graduates, education of a different kind is getting some attention in South Korea.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Al Jourgensen of the innovative rock group Ministry is back with another new project, Surgical Meth Machine. The legendary artist took time to discuss that and much more in a new interview with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.