Island Issues

Hawaii Island Energy Coop and Kaua’i Island Utility Coop,Part 2

Marco Manglesdorf of the proposed Hawaii Island Energy Coop and David Bissell, CEO of the Kaua’i Island Utility Coop and host Sherry Bracken complete the conversation which began September ...Read more

Hawaii Island Energy Coop and Kaua’i Island Utility Coop

In the face of the possible purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries, some think an energy cooperative on Hawaii Island is one alternative.  We talk with Marco Manglesdorf of the proposed Hawaii ...Read more


Jay Ignacio, President of HELCO (Hawaii Electric Light Co.) and Eric Gleason of NEXTERA Transmission (NEXTERA wants to purchase Hawaiian Electric Industries) tell us more. Air Date:  September 13, ...Read more

US Senator Brian Schatz

We talked with Sen. Brian Schatz Thursday, September 3 at Hilo’s Nani Mau Botanical Gardens to get the update on how he’s approaching his job and ask him about issues pressing to Hawaii ...Read more

Two Oregon Humane Societies

Dean Cox, Director of The Columbia Humane Society in St. Helen, Oregon — one of the smallest in the state–and David Lyttle of  Oregon Humane Society in Portland, the largest in the ...Read more

Big Island Dog Rescue and KARES

Tasi Autele of Big Island Dog Rescue and Debbie Cravatta of KARES (Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service) talk about shipping animals to the mainland for adoption, spaying and neutering, ...Read more

Hawaii Island Humane Society

This 42-minute talk story (longer than usual) is about the critical work on this island of dealing with unwanted pets and what Hawaii Island Humane Society is doing, with Executive Director Donna ...Read more

HIV/AIDS Foundation

The Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation Executive Director Bruce Merrell and Program Director Teri Hollowell tell us about the state of this deadly disease and about how we can support efforts ...Read more

Civil Defense Update Part 2 with Darryl Oliveira

Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira and host Sherry Bracken continue their conversation about all things emergency — media access in emergencies, how we should prepare, ...Read more