The Conversation

Weekdays at 11am 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 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.

The production team is Lillian Tsang, Ryan Finnerty and Amber Khan.

Click the photos for individual stories and their audio!

Wikimedia Commons

Same-Sex Parental Obligations; Health Disparities in Ethnic Groups; Planned Parenthood Looks Ahead; Ukulele Artist Taimane

Joni Sternbach / jonisternbach.com

Homeless Youth; CHIP in Hawaii; Recovering MIA Americans; Tin Type Photography

Guiseppe Fonatiello / Flickr

Waikiki Natatorium; Release of Intergalactic Map; The Captured Economy; Hawaii Non-Profits

Syracuse University Lava Project

Kauai Pesticide Report; Dangers of Downsizing Marine Preserves; Art and Science of Creating Lava

Flickr - USDAgov

Food Waste at the City Level; Primary Challenge for Gabbard; Meals on Wheels; Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas

Pixabay

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as New Capital of Israel; Tax Plan Raises Concerns Among Grad Students; Suicide PreventionFederal Grant for Small Business

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Pearl Harbor Memories; Waikiki Erosion; Wartime Hawaii in Fiction; Farm Equipment Theft

Courtesy of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum

After Action Review of 2017 Point in Time Count; USS Bowfin; Citizen Engagement in 2017

Eielson Air Force Base

Medical Marijuana and Gun Rights

Facebook - Shane Dorian

Sexual Assault in Congress; Managing Pacific Fisheries; Early Learning Shortage; Surfing Legend Shane Dorian

Asitimes / Flickr

Voter Turnout in Hawaii; Nuclear North Korea, HSTA Responds to Union Critique

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Mental Health Across Society

Pinterest

Republican Tax Plan Advances; Johnson Amendment Repeal; Prosecuting Agricultural Theft on Hawaii Island; Habitat Zone for False Killer Whales

Lee Cataluna

Power Dynamics of Sexual Harassment; Kona Coast Coffee Theft; Habilitat Drug Rehab Program; Extraordinary Stories from an Ordinary 'Ohana

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Agriculture theft has been a problem on Hawaii Island for decades.  From a South Kona farmer whose coffee beans have repeatedly been stolen off her trees to the recently created position of County Agriculture Crimes Investigator, this series explores the people impacted by agriculture theft across Hawaii Island. 

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Big Island Coffee Bean Theft; Increase in Waikiki Violence; Public Sector UnionsMy Mother Said, Watch Out for Those French Girls

JDNX / Flickr

Black Friday Retail; Hearing Loss in Veterans; Benefits of a Gap Year; Marine Corps Holiday Concert

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Net Neutrality Rules; Declining News Coverage; Probiotics for Plants; Hawaii’s Gig Economy

U.S. Air Force

DEA Authority to Restrict Opioids; Fake Service Animals; Priced Out of Oahu; Remembering Queen Liliuokalani

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Consequences of Protesting; Wheelchair Access to Beaches; Complete Streets in Honolulu; Fa'alavelave: The Interruption

U.S. Navy / Flickr

Saving the Vaquita Porpoise; Navy Plans Increased Training in Hawaii; Ukulele Music Therapy

Vaping360 / Flickr

Health Science of Vaping; Hawaii Island Bus System; New Data on Coral Bleaching

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Tax Reform Poses Challenge to Universities; Immigrant Labor in Longline Fishing; New School for Kapolei

U.S. Pacific Air Forces

State Pensions on Path to Solvency; Challenges to COFA Immigrants; Making Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

Knight Foundation / Flickr

Monster Houses; Pakistan Consul General; UH’s Cacao among best; Practical Scientific, Political, Ecological Art

Max Pixel

DLNR Aquatic Resources Division; HIFF film: Corridor Four; Gender Identity

Pixabay

Water Quality Testing Expands to South Maui: Dana Reed; Ida May Pope: Sandra Bonura; Diversity Lottery: John Egan

Wikimedia Commons

Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act; Analysis of Republican Tax Plan; Waikiki Shipwreck Environmental Impacts

Nathan Fitch/Island Soldier

Aquarium Fish Permits; North Kona Water; Micronesian Veterans of U.S. Military

Kessler Air Force Base

Shortage of Certified Dialysis Centers; Electricity Rates Compared to Oil Rates; Pono Politics; Maui Brewing Co.

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