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.

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

Click the photos for individual stories and their audio!

Daniel Ramirez / Flickr

“Slut Walk” Hawaii; Biki Bike Share 3-Month Update 

ToastyKen / Flickr

Helicopter Tour Lawsuit; Pidgin in Education; Marching Against Domestic Violence

Wikimedia Commons

‘SlutWalk’ Comes to Honolulu; Disaster Preparedness; City Crackdown on Rentals

Wikipedia

Kaka’ako Park Closure; Queen Lili’uokalani; Talking to North Korea

Flickr

Gun Violence in Hawaii; Over-Fished Reefs; Service-Based Journalism

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently

Chronicling the Rise of ISIS in Syrian and Asia; Funding the Arts

NOAA

Northwest Hawaiian Islands Coral Health; Economic Slowdown; Gender Pay Gap

Kamea Hadar

Presidential Visit to Asia; Mural Ownership Rights; HECO Customer Scam

Ted Mielczarek / Flickr

Defending Civil Liberties; Getting Help with a Downpayment; Girl Scouts in Hawaii

Pixabay

Jones Act Waiver; STEM in Space; Japanese Puppetry

Maui Travel

Citizen Journalism in Raqqa; Regulating the Hana Highway; Thoughts on Poetry

Tech. Sgt. Kathrine Dodd / Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Repatriating American Remains; ‘Grow Our Own’ Campaign; Waimea High Ag Program

Free Pictures of Money / Flickr

ACA Repeal and Hawaii; Aging with Dignity; Hawaii’s Wood Show

Wikimedia Commons

Sustainable Tourism; Changing Face of Tourism; “Harvey” On Stage

Brian Ramos

HI-SEAS; Big island Tourism; Hana Flights

Par Hawaii

Myanmar Unwound; Oil Refining in Hawaii; Sustainable Tourism

Pixabay

Global Food Production; Sustainable Tourism; Big Wave Surfing for Women

NYCMarines / Flickr

Deporting Veterans; Resilient Cities; Politics of Tourism

manhhai / Flickr

Ala Wai Upgrades; Veterans Remember Vietnam; Peace Corps Memoir

Occupy Hilo / Flickr

Push to Drive Electric; Psychology of White Collar Crime; Author Jaimal Yogis

Pixabay

Banking for Dispensaries; Technical Challenges of Urban Rail; Women in Business

Hawaii Island Festival of the Birds

Equifax Data Hack; Cleaning West Loch; Birding On The Big Island

DMZ111 / Flickr

Peace and 9/11; Climate Change and Extreme Weather; ‘Orphan Master’s Son’ Author

Public Domain Pictures

Extending TAT to Vacation Rentals; History of Rail on Oahu; Understanding the Legislative Process  

Public Domain Pictures

Flood Insurance Maps; Life Under Threat from North Korea; Unions in Hawaii   

          

efile989 / Flickr

DACA in Hawaii; Mapping Hawaii’s Tax Structure; Social Media Marketing    

 

mrbrkly / Flickr

Legislative Factions; Performance Anxiety; Making Eye-Care Available

Wikimedia Commons

Special Session Wrap-Up; Containing Public Works Costs; Lihue Architecture

Wikimedia Commons

TAT Explained; History of Honolulu Rail; US-India Relationship

JDNX / Flickr

Honolulu Council Chair on Rail; Food Innovation; History of Kakaako

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