The Conversation

Weekdays at 11am am 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 on 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 on Fridays we'll play some of them on the air.

Lillian Tsang is the producer and Ryan Finnerty is the Production Assistant.

Click the photos for individual stories and their audio!

Flickr - Alan Light

Tourism and Economic Growth; Hawaii County Priorities; NPR’s New Jazz Curator

Wikimedia Commons

History of Presidential Executive Orders; Challenges to Women in STEM; Fostering Creativity with Ron Artis II

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Opposition to Polystyrene Ban; Tax Revenues a Top Concern on Maui; Lessons on Money, Race and Religion from the Stage

Flickr - USDAgov

Diverting Food Waste in Schools; Local Issues on Kauai; The Art of the Jam Band

Public Domain Pictures

Broken Public University System; Murder at the Coco Palms Hotel; Modern Dance

Pixabay

Future of Black Lives Matter; Life as a Hermit in Rural China; Hawaii Film Challenge

Flickr

Lowering Blood Quantum for Hawaiian Homelands; Social Media Parenting; Plantation Village On Stage


Pixabay

Education and Social Mobility; Prescription Authority for Psychologists; Exploring Inequality and Protectionism with Kids


Wikimedia Commons

Domestic Violence and Future Crime; Pearl Harbor Shipyard Hiring Challenges; Science Fun for Kids and Adults

Pixabay

Over Cleaning Our Kids; Elder Care Program; Protest Music


Wikimedia Commons

Political Future for Fukumoto; Secrets of a Talented Teacher; Music from Karrin Allyson


The Conversation: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Feb 2, 2017
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Retaining Quality Teachers; Importance of Sleep Quality; Makahiki Season on Kauai


Flickr - jdnx

Treating Homelessness as a Medical Condition; Immigration Changes’ Impact on Hawaii; The Search for the Golden Fleece


American Art

Being Indigenous in the Modern World; Possible Tax Increase on Tobacco; Policy Priorities for Keiki Caucus


Wikimedia Commons

Good News for Hawaiian Monk Seals; Does Honolulu Need a Toll Road? Mental Health Advocacy


Flickr - belindah

Neighbor Island Homeless Count; Women’s Issues in the Legislature; Whale Watching on Maui


Facebook - Onward, Etc

Changes to national Education Policy; Engaging Younger Voters; Live Music from Onward, Etc.

Katherine Hitt

Will 2017 Be the Year of Decriminalization? Measuring Economic Value of Conservation; Buffalo Soldiers On Stage; Balancing Culture and New Discovery


Pixabay

Kuleana Land Rights; Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace; Retirement Woes in Hawaii


Wikimedia Commons

A Second Chance for Bioenergy; Keeping the East-West Center Relevant; Inside the Mind of a Modern Inventor


Open Source Photos

Tax Increases Likely Ahead; Unity Concert in Waikiki; Hawaii Actor Makes it Big


© 2014, Linny Morris, courtesy of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Learning to Identify Fake News; Implementing Harm Reduction in Hawaii; Art and Music from Around the World


Flickr

Colleen Hanabusa’s Thoughts on 115th Congress; Life On Mars; Hope for Maui’s Coral Reefs


Wikipedia

Contrarian View on Drug Use; Fostering Innovation in Education; How to Be a Hollywood Stuntman


Flickr - Averain

Alternatives to Obamacare; Outlook for Maui’s Sugar Workers; Mandating Tax Return Disclosure for Presidential Candidates


Flickr - Mrs. Gemstone

Outlook for Good Governance; Healthcare Reform in Hawaii; Jazz of Lenore Raphael


Flickr - shankar s.

Shining A Light on Abortion; Can Honolulu’s Rail Project Be Turned Around? Crickets as the Sustainable Food of the Future


Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit

Women’s Issues in the Legislature; Budget Priorities for Honolulu; Science Fiction and Sea Level Rise


2017 Legislative Preview; Coffee Berry Borer Arrives on Maui; The Tangled Web of an On Screen Romance


Flickr - USDAgov

Getting Kids Excited About School Lunch; Hamakua Development Plan; Game of Thrones the Musical; Americana in the Atherton


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