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Welcome to Island Conversations with Sherry Bracken, where we talk about issues facing our Big Island community. Island Conversations is broadcast on Sunday mornings on KWXX 94.7FM Hilo/101.5FM Kona at 6:30 and on B93 (93.1FM Kona) / B97 (97.1FM Hilo) at 7 a.m. or on demand on kwxx.com, b97hawaii.com or your favorite podcast player.

Island Conversation‪s‬ Sherry Bracken - New West Broadcasting Corp.

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Welcome to Island Conversations with Sherry Bracken, where we talk about issues facing our Big Island community. Island Conversations is broadcast on Sunday mornings on KWXX 94.7FM Hilo/101.5FM Kona at 6:30 and on B93 (93.1FM Kona) / B97 (97.1FM Hilo) at 7 a.m. or on demand on kwxx.com, b97hawaii.com or your favorite podcast player.

    Island Conversations #119 (Bonus) -Big Island wastewater, with Dr. Rick Bennett

    Island Conversations #119 (Bonus) -Big Island wastewater, with Dr. Rick Bennett

    Dr. Rick Bennett has been in heated conversations with heads of the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management for years, concerned about the wastewater treatment plants around the island.  For years he--and others-- have been urging the County

    • 29 min
    Island Conversations #118 (Bonus)--Water quality off the Big Island with Dr. Rick Bennett

    Island Conversations #118 (Bonus)--Water quality off the Big Island with Dr. Rick Bennett

    Dr. Rick Bennett, PhD, is a Kona Coast Waterkeeper, a title bestowed on him by The Water Keeper Alliance, International, which has been in operation since the 1970s.   He and Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talk about bacteria in the Big Island

    • 30 min
    Island Conversations #117--Gratitude, and goodbye

    Island Conversations #117--Gratitude, and goodbye

    As I record my final Sunday Island Conversations, after nearly 17 years in radio,  I want to express my gratitude to everybody on this island--and elsewhere--who have been so supportive of the work that I do, whether it's news, the weekly interviews, fo

    • 30 min
    Island Conversations #116--Dental care for keiki and adults, with Dr. Steven Pine and Dr. John Gawlick

    Island Conversations #116--Dental care for keiki and adults, with Dr. Steven Pine and Dr. John Gawlick

    Dental care is an integral part of overall medical care.  But there's much less discussion about dental care than general health care.  Questions like, what kind of toothbrush is best,  when should you start cleaning your keiki's teeth and when shoul

    • 47 min
    Island Conversations #115 - Richard Taaffe, West Hawaii Community Health Center

    Island Conversations #115 - Richard Taaffe, West Hawaii Community Health Center

    West Hawaii Community Health Center is one of three Federally Qualified Health Centers on the island.  CEO Richard Taaffe, who is the only Chief Executive there has been since WHCHC opened in 2005, talks about capabilities, employees, patients, COVID-19,

    • 30 min
    Island Conversations #114--COVID vaccines with Lt. Gov. Green and more with Mayor Mitch Roth

    Island Conversations #114--COVID vaccines with Lt. Gov. Green and more with Mayor Mitch Roth

    We air the rest of the conversation with Mayor Mitch Roth, who was sworn in Dec. 7, 2020, and with whom Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken spoke in advance of his swearing in.  Guest 2 is Lt. Gov. Josh Green, M.D., an emergency room physician who t

    • 42 min

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