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.

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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

U.S. Air Force

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

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HART Recovery Plan; New Strategies for Dyslexic Students; ‘A Few Good Men’ On Stage

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New Teacher Contract Guarantees Raises; Pioneering Musician June Millington; Hawaiian Language Opera

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika, UK/India Storyteller: Craig Jenkins

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika

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Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni, Comedian Ron Josol

Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni

 

Today we talk with Florence Nakakuni, Hawaii's first female U.S. Attorney for the district of Hawaii that was appointed by President Obama. We talk with her about the resignation of more than 40 U.S. attorneys and the White House administration. 

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Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige, Ballroom Dancing: Faith Agbayani, Ke Kai Ola: Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital: Deb Wickham 

Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige

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Should Aloha Stadium Be Replaced? Japanese Satire On Stage; Raku Hoolaulea

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Dire Funding Challenges for Wahiawa General; Housing Affordability Nationwide; Miles Electric Band

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March for Science; Clean Transportation Benchmark; Photographing South Asia

Kerry Ach

Best Practices in Child Abuse Cases; Geospatial Data Portal; Remembering Kindertransport


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Federal Funding Restrictions to Family Planning; Dog Attacks in Kakaako; Designing a Sustainable Future

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Redefining Manufacturing; Navy Sexual Assault Prevention; From Refugee to Jazz Fame


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Tax Revenue Intrigue; Drug Policy Changes; Master Kite Flying

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US-China Summit Analysis; Merrie Monarch and Rapid Ohia Death; Story of Lahaina

Maui Art of Trash

Running Beaches for Assault Victims; Bike-share Coming to Hawaii; Harpist Patrick Ball

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