Island Issues

Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira, Part 1

We talk with Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator, Chief Darryl Oliveira (Chief because of his highly-praised career as Fire Chief) to find out lessons learned from Hurricane Iselle, albizia ...Read more

Homelessness Part 2

We air “the rest of the story” with Mayor Kenoi’s  Homeless Task Force Chair Clarysse Nunokawa, Brandee Menino of HOPE Services Hawaii, and Hawaii County Police Officer Kui ...Read more

Homelessness – Part 1

Hawaii County’s homeless population has shot up.  We’ll talk with Clarysse Nunokawa of Mayor Kenoi’s Homeless Task Force;  Brandy Menino, CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii which ...Read more

Legislative Update and Office of Aging Update

Audrey Suga Nakagawa tells us what the State Legislature did this year on issues related to aging and caregiving.  Dr. Kimo Alameda, brand new director of Hawaii County Office of Aging, tells us ...Read more

Hawaii Police Department Re-accreditation

In late 2012, Hawaii Police Department became accredited via CALEA (Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation) — one of fewer than 700 law enforcement agencies nationwide, out of 18,000, to ...Read more


Roberta Wong Murray is a Big Island woman caring for her husband, who has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Audrey Suga Nakagawa is an Oahu-based expert in issues facing those getting older, many ...Read more

Songwriting with Charles Michael Brotman and Danny Jesser

Are you a songwriter now, or do you want to be?  Charles Michael Brotman record producer with Palm Records (with sister Jodie) and member of the group Kohala, and LAVA 105.3fm morning man Danny ...Read more

Mayor Billy Kenoi

Mayor Billy Kenoi has been out of the spotlight for several weeks, and has granted no recent media interviews because of the State Attorney General’s investigation into his charging personal ...Read more

Jamie Perino, Euflora Marijuana Stores

We talked with Jamie Perino, who owns three legal marijuana stores, called Euflora, in Colorado to find out more about the legal marijuana business–which may have implications for Hawaii. Air ...Read more

Photojournalist Jeff Widener of the Iconic Tankman Photo

Do you know Jeff Widener?  Yes–if you know the photo of the lone Chinese man standing in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square.  Jeff talks about how he got that iconic photo and got it ...Read more