Island Issues

Kilauea Volcano 2018: What Did We Learn, What’s the Future, Part 2

We air Part 2 of our discussion with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists Tina Neal, Jim Kauahikaua, and Ingrid Johanson.  Last week we got an update on the currently-paused Kilauea Volcano, ...Read more

Kilauea Volcano 2018: What Did We Learn, What’s the Future, Part 1

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geophysicist Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist in Charge and geologist Tina Neal, and research geophysicist Ingrid Johannsen look back at the May through July, 2018 Kilauea ...Read more

Ironman Triathlon! with Ironman Vice President Diana Bertsch

Ironman Triathlon is one of the biggest events on the island, bringing 2550 competitors plus media, sponsors, spectators, volunteers.  It’s coming Saturday, Oct 13, and more than 30,000 ...Read more

County Council 7: Rebecca Shute Villegas and Kelly Drysdale

The only Hawaii County Council race still to be decided in the November 6, 2018 general election (or as soon as the second week in October if you vote absentee mail ballot) is Council 7, Central ...Read more

To Have or Not to Have a Constitutional Convention

When we vote in the November 6, 2018 general election — or sooner by absentee walk in or mail — we will be asked to answer a question about whether to have a Constitutional Convention ...Read more

Vaping PLUS New Kea’au Development with Sally Ancheta of the Hawaii Public Health Institute and Bill Walter of W.H. Shipman, Ltd.

Two topics today:  Sally Ancheta of the Hawaii Public Health Institute talks about vaping among young people (a prelude to a lengthier interview for November with Sally and with Forrest Batz, ...Read more

Astronomy on Mauna Kea: the UH Astronomy Lease

We continue our discussion with Dr. Doug Simons of Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Dr Greg Chun of University of Hawaii about astronomy on the mountain (Mauna Kea) and the astronomy lease, which ...Read more

Astronomy on Mauna Kea: the Beginnings

Astronomy on Mauna Kea: why?  when?  who?  There are so many questions, and the story is interesting!  Native Hawaiian Alika Herring–a man with superb vision–was part of the story, ...Read more

Hawaii Bird Festival, with Rob Pacheco and Linda Elliott

The Hawaii Island Festival of Birds is Sept. 14 through 17, headquartered at Sheraton Kona with tours around the island to see and learn about our island’s birds–plus a day-long bird ...Read more

Geothermal Power and Puna Geothermal Venture, Part 2

We conclude our conversation with Dr. Don Thomas, UH Hilo, and Mike Kaleikini, Puna Geothermal Venture.  We talk health issues going back to the 1970s, studies done on New Zealand geothermal ...Read more