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
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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The Conversation
10:57 am
Fri August 8, 2014

UHERO Economic Update; Ebb & Flow Arts; Update on Storms Iselle and Julio

Friday, August 8th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

UHERO Economic Update: Carl Bonham

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