Island Issues

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim: climate change, zoning, lava recovery, health…and more!

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken spoke with Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim at his Hilo office about his health, climate change, building roads in Puna, zoning, and more!  This online version is ...Read more

Miracle at Sea: Pilot Sydnie Uemoto and mom Andrina Uemoto–what did the family know, and what was the rescue like

This is probably the MOST compelling Island Issues ever–the story of the rescue of downed pilots Sydnie Uemoto and David McMahon after 20 hours in the ocean off the Kona ...Read more

Miracle at Sea: Part 1 with Sydnie Uemoto –landing in the ocean and swimming for Kona

In July, 2016, pilots Sydnie Uemoto, then 22, (born and raised in Kona) and David McMahon, then 26, were flying from O’ahu to Kona when their plane had complete engine failure.  Sydnie ...Read more

Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor-Elect, Dr. Josh Green

Dr. Josh Green, former Hawaii State Representative and State Senator, is the State’s first Lieutenant Governor-elect from the Big Island.  He’ll be sworn in on December 3, serving with ...Read more

Vaping–a Youth Crisis on the Big Island, with Hawaii Public Health Institute

Vaping, according to the FDA’s statement on September 11, 2018, is an epidemic among young people.  It turns out, vaping is dangerous for young people…and we learn how from Hawaii ...Read more

Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, Part 2

In Part two of a two-part interview, Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth talks more about the tragic situation of the killing of Officer Bronson Kaliloa–with shocking information about his ...Read more

Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, Part 1

Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, in Part 1 of a two-part discussion, talks about his office’s priorities, child abuse, how the prosecutor handles police misconduct cases, privacy rights, ...Read more

Kilauea Volcano 2018: What Did We Learn, What’s the Future, Part 2

We air Part 2 of our discussion with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists Tina Neal, Jim Kauahikaua, and Ingrid Johanson.  Last week we got an update on the currently-paused Kilauea Volcano, ...Read more

Kilauea Volcano 2018: What Did We Learn, What’s the Future, Part 1

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geophysicist Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist in Charge and geologist Tina Neal, and research geophysicist Ingrid Johannsen look back at the May through July, 2018 Kilauea ...Read more

Ironman Triathlon! with Ironman Vice President Diana Bertsch

Ironman Triathlon is one of the biggest events on the island, bringing 2550 competitors plus media, sponsors, spectators, volunteers.  It’s coming Saturday, Oct 13, and more than 30,000 ...Read more