The Conversation

Weekdays at 11am on HPR-1

Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaii with a daily hour of locally-focused discussions of public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from around the block and around the world provide perspectives on life in the islands and issues that have not yet reached Hawaii. 

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.

The production team is Lillian Tsang, Ryan Finnerty and Amber Khan.

Click the photos for individual stories and their audio!

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Proposal to Close South Hilo Sanitary Landfill; Viaduct Homeless Sweep; Economic Impact of Timeshares; Law School Admissions Criteria; Jazz Singer Jonathan Karrant

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Police Commission; Lessons of Hurricane Season; Slow-Growth Recovery

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Costs and Benefits of Recreational Marijuana, HPD Criminal Intelligence Unit

Pixabay

Maui, Hawaii Island Power Outages; Transform Hawaii Government; Out of State Prisons

Army Medicine / Flickr

Regenerative Medicine; Avoiding Identity Theft; Zen and Cancer

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Former HPD Chief Arrested; Challenge to Travel Ban 3.0; Ethnic Inequality in Public Schools

Holoholo Kauai Boat Tours

Combating Domestic Violence; Lehua Rat Eradication; Tuskegee Airmen

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Abandoned Cars, La Nina Warning and Drought Report, Red Cross Fire Alarm Campaign, Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

Daveynin / Flickr

State Homeless Coordinator; Sea Turtle Assessment; Artists for Social Justice

Photo Credit: Cory Doctorow / Flickr

Homeless Safe Zones and Sit-Lie Bans

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Maui Sand Mining; Waimea High Truancy Pilot Program; Evolution of Sponsorship in Surfing

Molly Seltzer / Electric America

Electric America; Clean Power Plan in Hawaii; Combating Little Fire Ants

Daniel Ramirez / Flickr

“Slut Walk” Hawaii; Biki Bike Share 3-Month Update 

ToastyKen / Flickr

Helicopter Tour Lawsuit; Pidgin in Education; Marching Against Domestic Violence

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‘SlutWalk’ Comes to Honolulu; Disaster Preparedness; City Crackdown on Rentals

Wikipedia

Kaka’ako Park Closure; Queen Lili’uokalani; Talking to North Korea

Flickr

Gun Violence in Hawaii; Over-Fished Reefs; Service-Based Journalism

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently

Chronicling the Rise of ISIS in Syrian and Asia; Funding the Arts

NOAA

Northwest Hawaiian Islands Coral Health; Economic Slowdown; Gender Pay Gap

Kamea Hadar

Presidential Visit to Asia; Mural Ownership Rights; HECO Customer Scam

Ted Mielczarek / Flickr

Defending Civil Liberties; Getting Help with a Downpayment; Girl Scouts in Hawaii

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Jones Act Waiver; STEM in Space; Japanese Puppetry

Maui Travel

Citizen Journalism in Raqqa; Regulating the Hana Highway; Thoughts on Poetry

Tech. Sgt. Kathrine Dodd / Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Repatriating American Remains; ‘Grow Our Own’ Campaign; Waimea High Ag Program

Free Pictures of Money / Flickr

ACA Repeal and Hawaii; Aging with Dignity; Hawaii’s Wood Show

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Sustainable Tourism; Changing Face of Tourism; “Harvey” On Stage

Brian Ramos

HI-SEAS; Big island Tourism; Hana Flights

Par Hawaii

Myanmar Unwound; Oil Refining in Hawaii; Sustainable Tourism

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Global Food Production; Sustainable Tourism; Big Wave Surfing for Women

NYCMarines / Flickr

Deporting Veterans; Resilient Cities; Politics of Tourism

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