Island Issues

Hawaii County Civil Defense, with Administrator Talmadge Magno

Hawaii Island is subject to a myriad of natural disasters–earthquakes, volcanic flows, tsunami, and more–plus potentially, man-made disasters such as a nuclear bomb (unlikely though ...Read more

Office of Mauna Kea Management with Stephanie Nagata

The University of Hawaii at Hilo is tasked with stewardship of part of the top of Mauna Kea, including the science reserve.  Stephanie Nagata, with the Office of Mauna Kea Management for 17 years, ...Read more

Hilo Medical Center, Part 2, with CEO Dan Brinkman

Dan Brinkman, CEO of Hilo Medical Center and Island Issues host Sherry Bracken conclude their conversation, covering physician recruitment, infections in the hospital,  financials, the local ...Read more

Hilo Medical Center, Part 1, with CEO Dan Brinkman

In our ongoing series on Hawaii Island hospitals, we cover Hilo Medical Center in the first of two discussions with CEO Dan Brinkman.  Hear about the East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems ...Read more

North Hawaii Community Hospital: Part Two

This is Part Two of a two-part discussion with Cindy Kamikawa, CEO of North Hawaii Community Hospital, and Art Ushijima, CEO of Queen’s Health Systems and Queen’s Hospital.  Learn ...Read more

North Hawaii Community Hospital, Part 1

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken continues the discussion about Hawaii Island Hospitals with Cindy Kamikawa, the CEO of North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, and Art Ushijima, the CEO of ...Read more

John D. Dawson, Hilo Artist

We first met John D. Dawson in 2011 when the US Postal Service was issuing a bonsai stamp which John created.  He now has an ohia exhibit at Volcano Art Center inside Hawaii Volcanoes National ...Read more

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim: Update September 10, 2017

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim and Island Issues host Sherry Bracken talked on Thursday, September 7 in his Hilo office–filmed by Big Island Video News (bigislandvideonews.com) and discussed ...Read more

Kona Community Hospital, Part 2 with CEO Jay Kreuzer and Lisa Downing, Infection Control

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken gets the rest of the story about Kona Community Hospital–infection control, infections, financials, the search for a partner, and more, with CEO Jay Kreuzer ...Read more

Kona Community Hospital, Part 1 with CEO Jay Kreuzer

Hawaii Island has three major hospitals.  Today is the first of several conversations with the top execs of each–with Jay Kreuzer, Chief Executive Officer of Kona Community Hospital.  We ...Read more