Island Issues

Politics? Religon? World Peace? Sonny Shimaoka, Barry Blum, Farsheed Bonakdar

In Part 2 of our talk story, Christian Sonny Shimaoka, Jewish Barry Blum, and spiritual seeker and former Muslim Farsheed Bonakdar extend our conversation into how people of different cultures and ...Read more

A Jew, a Christian, a Spiritual Seeker and Former Muslim: Barry Blum, Sonny Shimaoka, Farsheed Bonakdar Part 1

In Part 1 of a two-part discussion, we talk about the upbringing and what informed three men of different religious backgrounds:  Barry Blum–Jewish; Pastor Emeritus Sonny Shimaoka; and ...Read more

Dengue 3: West Hawaii Comm Health and the CDC Report with Sen Green

West Hawaii Community Health Center Medical Director Chris Russell (photo) talks how to get treatment and testing for dengue fever; State Sen. Josh Green, a physician, talks about the CDC analysis ...Read more

Keanu Sai -Hawaiian History Part 2

Dr. David Keanu Sai has done extensive study about Hawaiian history and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893.  In part 2 of our two-part discussion recorded in 2012, Dr. Sai talks more ...Read more

Dr. Keanu Sai – Hawaiian History and the Overthrow Part 1

Dr. Keanu Sai has done extensive study of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. In Part 1 of two, we discuss Hawaii in the 1800s, the laws, the practices, the population…and get into the ...Read more

Jerry Tracy, Artistic Director of Aloha Performing Arts

Jerry Tracy is a huge contributor to our island’s well being through his work in the theater.  We talk career, inspiration, upcoming productions. Air Date:  November 29, 2015 ...Read more

Dengue Update with Dr. Lorrin Pang

Dr. Lorrin Pang is the  State Department of Health’s Chief Health Officer on Maui, and was there during the 2001 dengue fever outbreak on Maui.   (Photo courtesy Visionary Video and Big ...Read more

Hawaii Island Food Basket Director En Young

Hawaii Island Food Basket is this island’s food bank.  We find out about some innovative programs and what kind of help this safety net service needs with Executive Director En Young. Air ...Read more

Dengue Fever Update

State Department of Health’s Dr. Sarah Park, Lisa Downing from Kona Community Hospital, and Chief Darryl Oliveira from Hawaii County Civil Defense give us the latest…but the latest ...Read more

The Blue Zones on Hawaii Island

Researcher Dan Buettner found 5 places that he calls the healthiest in the world, and wrote for National Geographic and then a book, The Blue Zones.  Dan talks about establishing Blue Zones in ...Read more