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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Alternate Accommodations on the Rise; Domestic Worker Advocacy; Orchid Growing

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Vaping Rates on the Rise; Complete Streets in Honolulu; Healthy Shark Populations

  

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Speech, Privacy and Technology; Taking a Stand Against Hate; Three Decembers

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Hawaii Sues Over Immigration Order; Prison Policy Changes; Music from Hawaiian Style

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The Roots of Poverty; Homelessness as a Medical Condition; The Big Bad Wolf Goes to Trial

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Stopping Violence at the Community Level; Maui Biodiesel Project; How Politics Inspires Art

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Solutions on Affordable Housing; National Climate Assessment; A Lynching in Hawaii

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Economic Slowdown Ahead; Environmental Hazards for Kids; Sounds of the Oud

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Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict; Devaluing Maui Coffee; Hate the Con, Love the Con-man  

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Finding Joy in Everyday Life; Government Transparency; Listening to Your Body

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Can Hawaii Afford its Public Pensions? Exoplanet Discovery; Mosquito Birth Control

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Polystyrene Ban Stumbles; Clean Transportation; 2017 Academy Award Predictions

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Reality of the Federal Hiring Freeze; Monetizing University Discoveries; Salem Witch Trials as a Modern Metaphor

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Sanctuary Churches in Hawaii; Looking to the Past in Agriculture; Students Learn Studio Music Production

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Tourism and Economic Growth; Hawaii County Priorities; NPR’s New Jazz Curator

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History of Presidential Executive Orders; Challenges to Women in STEM; Fostering Creativity with Ron Artis II

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Opposition to Polystyrene Ban; Tax Revenues a Top Concern on Maui; Lessons on Money, Race and Religion from the Stage

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Diverting Food Waste in Schools; Local Issues on Kauai; The Art of the Jam Band

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Broken Public University System; Murder at the Coco Palms Hotel; Modern Dance

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Future of Black Lives Matter; Life as a Hermit in Rural China; Hawaii Film Challenge

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Lowering Blood Quantum for Hawaiian Homelands; Social Media Parenting; Plantation Village On Stage


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Education and Social Mobility; Prescription Authority for Psychologists; Exploring Inequality and Protectionism with Kids


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Domestic Violence and Future Crime; Pearl Harbor Shipyard Hiring Challenges; Science Fun for Kids and Adults

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Over Cleaning Our Kids; Elder Care Program; Protest Music


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Political Future for Fukumoto; Secrets of a Talented Teacher; Music from Karrin Allyson


The Conversation: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Feb 2, 2017
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Retaining Quality Teachers; Importance of Sleep Quality; Makahiki Season on Kauai


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Treating Homelessness as a Medical Condition; Immigration Changes’ Impact on Hawaii; The Search for the Golden Fleece


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Being Indigenous in the Modern World; Possible Tax Increase on Tobacco; Policy Priorities for Keiki Caucus


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Good News for Hawaiian Monk Seals; Does Honolulu Need a Toll Road? Mental Health Advocacy


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Neighbor Island Homeless Count; Women’s Issues in the Legislature; Whale Watching on Maui


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