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 and Taylor Rice is the Production Assistant.



The Conversation
10:49 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Fair; Persian Film Fest; Kaua`i GMO Laws; Oil In the Alley

Oil In The Alley

Monday, September 1st – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

4th Annual Get Ready Emergency Preparedness Fair: Rodney Boucher

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The Conversation
11:16 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Election Lawsuit; Rat Lungworm Disease; Stand Down For Veterans; Reggae in Hawaii

Jesse Yonover is the creator of as well a music blog,, that features reggae music from Hawaii and the Pacific, as well as the rest of the world.

Friday, August 29th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

ACLU Puna Elections Lawsuit: Dan Gluck

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The Conversation
9:55 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Palestinian Journalist; Art Deco; Social Media Filtering; Greening Hawai`i's Buildings

Eugene Savage's Matson-commissioned mural "Aloha… the Universal Word.”
Credit Honolulu Museum of Art

Thursday, August 28th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Palestinian Journalist: Khaldoun Abukhattab

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The Conversation
9:25 am
Wed August 27, 2014

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

Duke Tomlinson proudly displays Brewseum swag including a sixer of Home of the Brave Pilot Pale Ale.
Credit Taylor Rice

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

Pillars of Peace Hawai'i: Lesley-Anne Knight

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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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