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 we'll play some of them in future shows.

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

Click the photos for individual stories and their audio!

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Coast Guard Compass

China Expert; EPA Monitoring Air Quality Around Kilauea; Electricity Challenges Around Puna; New School/Old School/Too Cool for School Poetry Slam

United States Navy

Defense Missile Radar in Hawaii; Navy Disaster Preparedness; The Long View; Kauai Chorale at Lincoln Center

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Today we sit down with our guests Jane Sugimura of the Hawaii Council of Community Associations, Allen Wilson of Hawaiiana Management, Councilmember Carol Fukunaga, and Associa Hawaii’s Richard Emery to talk about the rising costs of condo living in Hawaii.

USGS

Economic Impacts of the Volcano; Fast Moving Lava Appears; Agriculture Theft on Hawaii Island; Hawaii Youth Symphony Seeks New Direction

Ryan Finnerty

City Responds to Dockless Scooters; Eruption Increases Uncertainty for Farmers; EPA Examines Cesspool Challenges; Miss Aligned 2 Anthology

US Geological Survey

East Rift Zone Update; Changes at the Airport; Charter School Evacuation; Mayor Wright Housing Redevelopment

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Honolulu City Council Explores Additional Regulation on Uber, Lyft

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East Rift Zone Update; Animal Victims of Eruption; Charter School Evacuation; Mayor Wright Housing Redevelopment

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East Rift Zone Update; Science Behind Volcanoes; Point in Time Count; MVT’s production of Shear Madness

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East Rift Zone Eruptions; Ala Moana Railing Lawsuit; Medical Aid in Dying; Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe at DKIST; Military Joint Concert

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Today we sat down to talk about the triple whammy hitting Hawaii Island that consists of lava spewing from below, several earthquakes and noxious fumes in the air. This is the strongest series of events to hit Hawaii in more than forty years. We sat down with seismologist Lucy Jones, U.S. Geological Survey research geophysicist Weston Thelen, and American Red Cross Volunteer Marilani Marcie to get an understanding of what is going on below ground and above ground.

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Kilauea Lava Flow Update; Landlord-Tenant Challenges

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Kilauea Lava Flow Update; A&B Land Transition Out of Sugar with Hukilike no Maui; Pacific Biodiesel, Sunflower Farm; Author William Finnegan

Kilauea Lava Flow Update

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2018 Legislative Season Wrap-up; Farm Tour Flooding; Hawaiian Bird Symphony; Innovative Bike Designs

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Right of Entry for Kakaako Makai Park Land; Howard Hughes, Kakaako’s Newest Build; Bike Community Updates; Stopping Building Without Permits; Plant-based Diet Helps Reverse Chronic Disease

U.S. Army / PACOM

Homeless Safe Zones Funding; Kauai Recovery Update; Maunalua Heritage Festival; Power of Positive Thinking

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Legislative Session Wrap Up; Hawaii Island Moves to Regulate Short Term Rentals; Containing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

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Affordable Housing Initiative; Voter Turnout; Kahua Ranch; Culinary Apprentice Program; Black Snow 

Catherine Cruz

Kauai Flooding Recovery; Blue Line Project; Debt Free College; Poetry Out Loud

Catherine Cruz

Enforcing Building Codes; Excellence in School Leadership; Radio for the Blind; You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

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Flood Rebuilding Costs; Cabs Push Back Against Ridesharing; Volunteer Week; SHOCKA on Stage

Honolulu Board of Water Supply

DVIDS / U.S. Coast Guard

Kauai Flooding Update; 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index; Volunteer Week; Electric Buses

Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory

Future of TMT; Climate Change Resiliency; Treating Trauma; National Volunteer Week

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