Island Issues

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

The Weather! with Kevin Kodama, National Weather Serviced

Hilo’s Kevin Kodama is with NOAA/National Weather Service/Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.  He shares the recently-released forecast for winter and talks about records broken ...Read more

Energy Advocate Henry Curtis

Henry Curtis, an Oahu-based blogger and energy advocate who works with the PUC at times and also intervenes in many PUC dockets, shares his thoughts about energy on the island, the Nextera-HEI ...Read more

Sexual Assault on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island’s rate of sexual assault is not different from other places (sadly) but we’ll talk with island experts to learn about the problem and what resources are available.  ...Read more