Island Issues

Film and TV on Hawaii Island: Justin Finestone, Hawaii Island Film Commissioner

Film, television, new media, print on Hawaii Island:  how important is it?  What kind of economic impact does it have?  Justin Finestone, Hawaii County Film Commissioner, talks with Island ...Read more

Tankman: Iconic Photo Explained, and More, with Photojournalist Jeff Widener

On June 5, 1989, one of the best-known photos of all time (as noted by Time Magazine and several media outlets) is a photo taken by then-Associated Press Photographer Jeff Widener — that lone ...Read more

Pohakuloa Training Area: Lt Col Christopher Marquez and Dr. Robert Cherry (Depleted Uranium Monitor)

Pohakuloa Training Area is a 134,000-acre Army training facility at the top of Saddle Road, a critical part of military training for all the services.  Lt. Col Christopher Marquez, the commander, ...Read more

Irene Hirano Inouye: US Japan Council, Hawaii-Japan Economic Summit, and the Legacy of Daniel K. Inouye

Irene Hirano Inouye was on Hawaii Island for the Hawaii-Japan Economic Summit, held at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel May 9 through 11.  She and host Sherry Bracken talked about the Japanese American ...Read more

Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth Part 2

In a continuation of the conversation aired May 7, 2017, Island Issues host Sherry Bracken and County Prosecutor Mitch Roth continue their conversation:  the death of Peter Kema Jr., the ...Read more

Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, Part 1

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken had a far-ranging discussion with Mitch Roth, Hawaii County Prosecutor.  In Part 1 the discussion is about the revolving door to jail, some programs designed to ...Read more

Police Matters on Hawaii Island with AC Mitchell Kanehailua and Henry Tavares Part 2

Assistant Police Chiefs Henry Tavares (East Hawaii, Area 1) and Mitchell Kanehailua (West Hawaii, Area 2) continue the conversation about how they work with Customs and Immigration, medical ...Read more

Police Matters on Hawaii Island with AC Mitchell Kanehailua and Henry Tavares Part 1

Hawaii County Police Department’s two Operations Assistant Chiefs, Henry Tavares–Area 1–East Hawaii, and Mitchell Kanehailua–Area 2–West Hawaii–talk about crime, ...Read more

Water Management in the State with Roy Hardy from State Water Commission Part 2

On February 14, 2017, the State Water Commission denied the request of the National Park Service (Kaloko Honokohau National Park) to “designate” the Keauhou Aquifer.   Designation ...Read more

Water Management in the State with Roy Hardy from State Water Commission Part 1

Recently the State Water Board denied the request of the National Park Service (via Kaloko Honokohau National Park) to take over management of the water in West Hawaii’s Keauhou Aquifer from ...Read more