The Conversation: Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Sep 21, 2017

HI-SEAS; Big island Tourism; Hana Flights

HI-SEAS 5 explores lava tube caves
Credit Brian Ramos

HI-SEAS: Brian Ramos

Suits in the analog habitat airlock
Credit Brian Ramos

Brian Ramos is an electrical and biomedical engineer who has just emerged from an eight-month mission inside a simulated Martian habitat on Hawaii Islands, as part of the HI-SEAS, Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation program.

Intro Music: Ziggy Stardust (Instrumental) covered by Karl Golden

Outro Music: Martian by The Moxies

HPR Reporter Check-in : Sherry Bracken Big island Tourism

Credit Sherry Bracken

Hawaii Island probably takes the prize for sheer variety in what it offers the visitor. HPR’s Sherry Bracken is a longtime observer of Big Island tourism, and she’s on hand to review its attractions and its challenges.  

Intro Music: Lust for Life by Iggy Pop

Outro Music: Beach Party by Air France

Civil Beat Reality Check

Credit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The latest sparks flew in a Honolulu Police Commission meeting yesterday, with Kealoha’s attorney accusing a Commission member of bias. At issue is Kealoha’s effort to get taxpayer funding for his legal defense against a lawsuit

Hana Flights: Colleen Uechi

Credit Forest & Kim Starr

The Hana Highway is a storied piece of Hawaii beauty. The winding ride from Kahului generally takes a couple of hours on a scenic drive. A quicker travel option is a flight of about 20 minutes. But there may be some complications with that route.

Intro Music: Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band

Outro Music: Dry The Rain by The Beta Band

HPR Reporter Tourism: Ku`uwehi Hiraishi

Credit Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority

Hawaii’s visitor industry is becoming more Hawaiian, offering tourists more in the way of authentic cultural exposure, and, even more importantly, investing in cultural tourism.

Intro Music: You're No One 'Til Someone Lets You Down by John Mayer

Outro Music: I'm Doing What I Do (Instrumental) by DJ Trapaholic