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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Rail Finances; Internet Freedom; Honolulu Complete Streets

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Later School Start Time; Hokule’a Logistics; Addressing Abandoned Vehicles

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ACA Rate Hikes; Kahala Beach Easement; Economic Value of the Arts

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Affordable Rentals; Pesticides and Honey; Music from Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos

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North Korea; Keeping Calm in Guam; Making the Case for GMO’s

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American Greatness; ‘The Glass Castle’ Director; Hawaii International Music Festival

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Kapolei, The Second City; Ha’iku Stairs; Neuter-Release Strategy

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Medical Marijuana; Immigrants in Hawaii; Aloha Got Soul

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Kula Agricultural Park; Art and Science of Interpretation; Arts at Mark’s Board Changes

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Visitor Spending Increases; Focus on Foreign Languages; Cleaning Hamakua Gulches

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Survival of Solar in Hawaii; New Boat Harbor Rules; Local Journalists in Vietnam War

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Diversity Visa Lottery; Hawaii Island Homeless; Saving Corals

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Youth Homelessness; Tech Innovation; Hawaii Writers in D.C.

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Ethical Questions Surround Marshallese Adoptions; Future of the Handivan; New Charter School in Ewa Beach

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Drought, Water Usage Challenges on Maui and Big Island; Memoir of a Christian Abortion Provider; Asia Pacific Dance Festival

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Regulating Sand Mining; Laying Foundations for a Career in Law; SEEQS Moves in with Kaimuki High

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Assessing of the Asia Pivot; Maui Health System; Tsunami Warning Funding

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Aversion to the Homeless; Attorney-Client Privilege; Halting Invasive Algae

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Update on Travel Ban Legal Proceedings; Concerns Over Bio-Engineering; Hawaii’s Picture Brides

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Battling Invasive Species; Costs of Climate Change; Remembering a Death at Pearl Harbor

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Extended conversation on PTSD in our community: Dr. James Spira; Short Film JUVENTUD: Concepcion Alicino

Extended conversation on PTSD in our community: Dr. James SpiraSpira

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Top National Rail Expert Coming to Honolulu, Dr. Vukan Vuchic; Virtual Reality Homelessness Project: Brian Dote

Darice McGuire

Summer of Resistance: Tim Vandeveer;  Darice Machel McGuire "The Art Of Painting In Acrylic

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Public Housing Tenant Rights: Victor Geminiani; Jamarek Atherton Concert: Kapono Ciotti & Kahnma

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National Education Association Meeting: HSTA President Corey Rosenlee; Downtown Honolulu show Contact 3017 Nanea Lum

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CSIS North Korea: Brad Glosserman; New Movement of Young Organic Farmers: Pam Boyar

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Patriotism in America HPU Professor Dr. Jon Davidann; Honolulu Community College Voyaging Course: Captain Robert Perkins

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Labor dispute may shut down Matson: Gunnar Lundeberg; Masters of the Currents Casting: Leilani Chan

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Healthcare Impacts to Hawaii; New Water Quality Notification Standards; Perfecting Public Speaking

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Bikeshare Hawaii: Lori McCarney; Dwell Magazine Editor and Chief Amanda Dameron; HPU President John Gotanda

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