The Conversation

Weekdays at 11am am on HPR-1 with a rebroadcast at 7pm

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 on Fridays we'll play some of them on the air.

Lillian Tsang is the producer, Ryan Finnerty and Amber Khan are the Production Assistants.

Click the photos for individual stories and their audio!

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Compassion and Choices: John Radcliffe; Paradise Cove: Drew Broderick

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Older Women Face More Economic Challenges: Dr. Colette Browne; Renshi Poetry Reading on The Massey Case: Juliet Kono

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Deadly Heat Waves on the Rise; Hawaii’s Score on Elder Care; Homebrewing on Hawaii Island

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Life Aboard Hokulea; Increasing Summer School Lunch Participation; Kauai Land Use Lawsuit

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Possible Brain Harm from Moderate Drinking; Hawaii Honeybee Comeback; Bishop Museum’s Way Ahead

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Bringing Healthcare Back to Schools; Meals on Wheels Funding Under Threat; Hokule’a Crewmembers Return

Coastal Care

Travel Ban Ruling Upheld; Teacher Solicitation; Beach Erosion

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Lobbying Rules for Public Employees; Story of Kamehameha’s Birth; Language Immersion for Kids

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Positives of Paris Pullout; Civic Participation in Government; Flux Magazine Goes to Sydney

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Financial Health of Millennials; Court Diversion in Hawaii County; Building Voices Symposium

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2017 Hurricane Season; Public Beach Access Controversy; Red Hill Fuel Tanks

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Adopting Paris Climate Change Accord as State Law Maxine Burkett; Elizabeth Pickett, Executive Director Hawaii Wildfire Management

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Lessons on Sea Level Rise from King Tides; Involuntary Mental Health Treatment; Films by Kids, for Kids

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Domestic Violence: Nanci Kreidman; James Horton, Ted Tsukiyama, My Life’s Journey 

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Daniel Martinez, Pearl Harbor Veteran Interment Program; James Horton, Director of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific]

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Changes Coming to Education Policy; New Head of Hawaii GOP; Alice in Wonderland Gets a Modern Makeover

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Local Surgeon Returns from Mosul: Dr. Tom Crabtree; The New Mastersounds: Jazz Maui second annual East Meet West, Bryant Neal

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Surfrider Foundation Blue Water Task Force: Stuart Coleman; The New Mastersounds: Eddie Roberts

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The Case for Short Term Rentals; Maui County Council Chair; Music from Rachel Gonzales

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Honolulu County Council Chair; Tiny Homes Coming to Kauai; Music of Silent Films

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Mumps Outbreak Expected to Grow; Gap Between Metal and Physical Health; West Side Story Comes to Maui

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Fallout from WannaCry Cyberattack; Pesticide Alternatives Education; Kahilu Quintet

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A Plan to Save Hawaii's Coral; Hawaii Coffee Issues; Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

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Building 10 Houses in 10 Days; Creating an Eco-friendly Sunscreen; Music from Jeff Peterson

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Non-Profit Funding Questions; New Education Research; A Journey Through the Foster Care System

Coral Reef Protection

Coral Reef Health: Ruth Gates; Nick & Danny Kaleikini Mother’s Day show

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Rebuilding Media Trust; MVT’s Wait Until Dark; History of the Jones Act; Mural Art

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Check-in with Senator Mazie Hirono;  AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins; Legislative Session Wrap Up

The Conversation: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

May 3, 2017
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Pushback Against TAT Hike; New Alzheimer Treatment; Training the Next Generation of Journalists

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North Korea and Hawaii: Retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf; Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training: Lissa Fox Strohecker

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