The Conversation

Weekdays 8:00-9:00 am on HPR-2

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 hpr2.org. Every day brings a Reality Check with CivilBeat.com,  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.”

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 Russell Subiono are the Production Assistants, and Alex Abe is the intern. 

Wikipedia

Changes to Doctor Compensation; Artist Training Program; Prison Reform in Hawaii

HMSA Changing to Capitation Payments: Scott Miscovich

Flickr - Jenni Konrad

Low Income Rental Tax Credit; Everything is Not As It Seems; Behavioral Analysis in the Classroom; Original Dance Extravaganza from Kaua'i 

Updating Low Income Renters Housing Credit, HB 2166: Victor Geminiani

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The Future of Dole Ag Land; Rock and Roll Pioneer June Millington; Taxing Air BnB; Novelist Cecily Wong

State Should Buy Dole Ag Lands On Oahu: Senator Gil Riviere

Flickr - Baborigen

Hawai‘i as a Sinkhole State; Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids; Neal Conan; Common Ground Dance Festival

Hawaii Taxpayers Not Getting Truthful Financial Information: Sheila Weinberg

Flickr - Andrew Wilkinson

Penalties for Dumping; Shakespeare’s First Folio; The Legislative Process; Music of Shakespeare

Illegal Curbside Dumping, C&C Bill 24: Councilmember Kymberly Pine

Flickr - Kenny Louie

Zero Waste Initiative at HPR; Storyteller Margaret Read McDonald; Global Climate Outlook; Haleakalā National Park Centennial

Zero Waste Initiative Follow Up: Ku’ulei Williams

Flickr - Brian

Effect of Global Economic Factors in Hawaii; Erhu Virtuoso Tsun-Hui Hung; New Law Enforcement Legislation; Encouraging Young Farmers on Kauai 

Tourism Impact on Hawaii’s Markets/Economy: Russell Price

flickr - Afghanistan Matters

New Ideas on Old Biases; Preserving Ancient Treasures with Modern Technology; Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific; Holistic Health and Chakras

Long View: Neal Milner

Francisco Armangac

Affordable Housing; New Exhibit at Art Museum; Neal Conan; Mark Twain Returns to Hawaii

Real Action on Affordable Housing: Catherine Graham

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Talking About Science; A New Novel from Jill Marie Landis; Energy in the Legislature; Martial Law in Hawaii

Energy and Public Policy: Dr. David Berube

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