Island Issues

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

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