The Conversation

Weekdays 8:00-9:00 am

Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaii with a daily hour of live talk about public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from in and outside of Hawaii with a perspective on the islands and cohosts Beth-Ann Kozlovich and Chris Vandercook sit down weekday mornings at 8 HST on HPR-2, streamed live and archived on Every day brings a Reality Check with,  a cross-section of international news from sources including NPR, the BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle, and a Backyard Quiz so you can test your knowledge of Hawaii’s history, geography, myth, music and more. Often you’ll hear mini-musical performances by local and visiting artists, some composed right on the spot. There’s never just one definitive discussion and there are always ongoing layers to The Conversation.  

The show made its debut on Monday, February 14, 2011 and Talk Show Executive Producer Beth-Ann Kozlovich says “the whole point is to get away from Oahu-centric stories and talk about our state as one state with many faces, facets and interests.”

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Lillian Tsang is the producer, Taylor Rice is the Production Assistant, and Mark Sakamoto is the summer intern.



The Conversation
9:25 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Pillars of Peace; Woodshow; Puna Lava Flow Update; Home of the Brave Tours and Brewseum

Wednesday, August 27th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Pillars of Peace Hawai'i: Lesley-Ann Knight

Lesley-Anne Knight is the Chief Executive Officer of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. Three of The Elders, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Ms. Hina Jilani and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are coming to Hawaii to exchange ideas on peace and ethical leadership with the people of Hawaii in a series of Pillars of Peace Hawaii events August 29-31.

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The Conversation
9:08 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Dangers of Journalism; Fiddler on the Roof; Homeless Dad; Pioneering Graphic Designer

Tuesday, August 26th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation


The Dangers Journalists Face: Denby Fawcett

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The Conversation
11:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Deedy Trial; Glass Menagerie; Emergency Relief Update; Taos Film Festival

Monday, August 18th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Deedy Trial Follow Up: Kenneth Lawson

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The Conversation
10:34 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Senate Election; Art & Science of Lua; John Kerry Speech Recap; Plantation Days Festival

Thursday, August 14th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Senate Election: John Hart

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