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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U.S. Air Force

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

HART

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

Pinterest

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

Flickr

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. 

Wikipedia

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

Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige

DODLive

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

Flickr - jmf1007

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

Christopher Cole / Honolulu Museum of Art

March for Science; Clean Transportation Benchmark; Photographing South Asia

Kerry Ach

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


Wikimedia Commons

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

Wikimedia Commons

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


Foursquare

Tax Revenue Intrigue; Drug Policy Changes; Master Kite Flying

Flickr - cogdogblog

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

Mount Bachelor

Hawaii as a Sanctuary State; Reproductive Rights in the Legislature; Gerry Lopez Combines Surfing and Snowboarding

Wikimedia Commons

Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day; Controversy over Private Artifact Collection; Hawaii in 1000 Years

Wikimedia Commons

Trump v. Hawaii Update; Price of Clean Oceans; Art of Feng Shui

Flickr - imgdive

Home Prices by County; Oahu Gets a New Republican Chair; Myanmar Marionettes

AustinPexels

Positive County Health Report; Hawaii’s History of Changing Parties; Throwing Pottery While Feeding the Hungry

Pexels

Maintaining Pacific Fishing Restrictions; Access to Private Land for Invasive Species Control; Preserving Hawaiian History through Music

Flickr - jaybergesen

Push to Allow Fishing in Protected Areas; State Eyes Sweetened Beverages; Science Meets Art at Honolulu Biennial

Pixabay

Protecting Coral Reefs from Sunscreen; Preventing Trauma; Classical Guitar Meets Slack-Key

Wikipedia

Dissonant Politics of ACA Replacement; Pacific Nations Prepare for Natural Disaster; The Operatic Massie Affair

Laurie Sumiye

Funding Conservation with Development; UH Administrator Cited in Travel ban Ruling; Eco-Art

Pixabay

East-West Center Under Threat; Medical Aid to Dying; Solar Storage on Kauai

Flickr - COD Newsroom

Caught in a Twitter War; Value of a University of Hawaii Education; Music from Daniel Ho

Pixabay

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

Wikimedia Commons

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

  

Pixabay

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

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