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.”

Have something to say? Send a comment, conversation suggestion or a Backyard Quiz to You can also reach us on our new talkback line at 808-792-8217. It will record your comments about the show and then on Fridays we'll play some of them on the air.

Lillian Tsang is the producer and Taylor Rice is the Production Assistant.

Iyengar Yoga

Local Catholic Reaction to Pope’s US Visit; Iyengar Yoga Honolulu; Homelessness on Maui; Kelby Photo Walk

Local Catholic Reaction to Pope’s US Visit: Darlene Dela Cruz

Wikipedia Commons

BLEACHAPALOOZA; Teacher-Singer/Songwriter-InspirationReaction to Kaiser operations in MauiUrban Sketchers-O`ahu, Art on the Zoo Fence


UH Manoa

WalletHub Tax  Survey;  Banking Seeds; Natural Farming Symposium; Sleepy Orange Butterfly

WalletHub Survey, Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems: Jill Gonzalez

HHSC Maui Regional Board Selects Kaiser; I Wish Someone Had Told Me; 

HHSC Maui Regional Board Selects Kaiser: Avery Chumbley

Kaeo R.

Technology Park in Kakaako; Hawaii Curling Olympian; El Nino Pacific Exacerbates Coastal Hazards; Through the Eyes of Kaua`i Youth Photo Exhibit

Technology Park in Kakaako: Robbie Melton

Wikipedia Commons

Video for Community Awareness of Homeless Youth; Chamber Music Series; UHERO State Forecast Update; Supermoon

Video for Community Awareness of Homeless Youth: Olivia Medeiros-Sakimoto

Maui OnStage

Hawaii Island Energy Options; Why Smart Men Do the Same Dumb Things; Former Utah State Homelessness Coordinator; Noises Off

Hawaii Island Energy Options: Richard Ha

The Long View; Hawaii Star Ball; UH Law School Energy Justice Program; Sen Yet Young

The Long View: Neal Milner

Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America

Statewide Public Briefings on Health Care Initiatives; Fire Prevention Week - Mural Painting Exhibition; From the Farm with Neal Conan; “Adventure is Calling" for New Cub Scouts:

Statewide Public Briefings on Health Care Initiatives: Beth Giesting

Malama Maunalua and Imua Maunalua; The Story of Everything; Ethics Board Inquiry Into AC Effort for Ewa Beach; Nurturing Absence

Malama Maunalua and Imua Maunalua: Frazer McGilvray