Island Issues

Lili’uokalani Gardens in Hilo–an Unsung Treasure

Queen Lili’uokalani gave land to the town of Hilo at the beginning of the 20th century.  Today, that now county park is a 24-acre treasure, and is partly maintained by the “Friends of ...Read more

Lyman Museum in Hilo

Lyman Museum, at 276 Haile Street in Hilo, is an unsung treasure, which includes the original home of missionaries David and Sarah Lyman plus a collection of rocks and minerals plus exhibits that ...Read more

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Kona coffee is world known, and is celebrated annually with the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.  This year it runs November 4 through November 13.  We talked about the Festival and the challenges ...Read more

HELCO Update Post Nextera with President Jay ignacio

With the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission saying no to Nextera purchasing Hawaiian Electric–what are the implications for Hawaiian Electric Industries and HELCO, our Hawaii Island ...Read more

Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative, a choice? Part 2

Marco Manglesdorf, representing the proposed Hawaii Island Energy Coop, joined us for his views of “what next” now that the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission has rejected ...Read more

Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative…a possible choice

Learn about the proposed Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative, a rebroadcast of a talk story from September, 2015 with Marco Manglesdorf of the proposed HIEC and David Bissell of the Kaua’i ...Read more

Dr Nigel Taylor (Singapore Botanic Garden) and UH Prof Emeritus Norm Bezona (Part 2)

Dr. Nigel Taylor, Director of the Singapore Botanic Garden, continued sharing with us some of the work of the Singapore Botanic Garden, a 200-acre natural preserve in the middle of the city of 5 ...Read more

Dr Nigel Taylor (Singapore Botanic Garden) and UH Prof Emeritus Norm Bezona

Dr Nigel Taylor, Director of the Singapore Botanic Garden, talks about this spectacular spot, with Norm Bezona, UH Professor Emeritus from the College of Tropical Agriculture and a write for West ...Read more

Dr. Susan Solomon, Climate Scientist

In 2008 we had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Dr. Susan Solomon, at the time with NOAA in Boulder, about climate change.  Dr. Solomon had led two expeditions to McMurdo Station in ...Read more

Rapid Ohia Death

Rapid Ohia Death is killing some of Hawaii Island’s ohia trees–and this is a huge issue as ohia trees make up a good portion of our watershed and are critical to the island’s ...Read more