The Conversation is a weekday show on HPR’s news and information program stream, KHPR 88.1FM. For, by, and about the people of Hawaii, The shows host Chris Vandercook will be talking to all sorts of people about all sorts of things, from the state’s budget crisis to huli-huli chicken, and audience involvement and comment is invited.
The Conversation: UH medical school gets $22M to study health disparities; National Book Month
The outgoing dean of the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine reflects on past accomplishments and lays out future; Student need for mental health counseling grows; Oʻahu author on the challenges of writing historical fiction
The Conversation: Learning from Hawaiʻi's young people
Today on The Conversation, we're revisiting stories that reveal young people's perspectives on health and culture in Hawaiʻi.
The Conversation: Traveler numbers on slow rebound; Supporting child care providers
Hospitality industry continues to tread water during transitional phase; The National Association for REITs increases island presence; Child care providers share challenges facing the industry; The Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival kicks off this weekend
The Conversation: Hawaiʻi DOH fines Navy; Storyteller helps people to be seen
Hawaiʻi Department of Health discusses fines issued to Navy over waste water; State senator discusses Aloha Stadium project; Storyteller helps people to be seen; Manu Minute focuses on red junglefowl.
The Conversation: Economic recession on the horizon?; The history of Oʻahu's Ruger Theatre
Local economist talks inflation and recession jitters; HPR's Sabrina Bodon looks over the 15 ballot proposal questions for Maui County voters; Documentary director and author share their work on bringing the story of Hawaiʻi's snails to the limelight; Diamond Head Theatre's artistic director shares the history behind Ruger Theatre
The Conversation: Lt. Gov. Green reacts to Aloha Stadium changes; Breast cancer nonprofit fundraiser
Lt. Gov. Josh Green shares his perspective on the future of the Aloha Stadium Entertainment District after Gov. Ige opted to explore other options; The Mauna Kea Hui talks about environmental justice on the mountain; UH's VP for Academic Strategy discusses the university's draft strategic plan; Komen Hawaii talks about a change in emphasis ahead of an upcoming breast cancer fundraising event
Superb Local News Coverage
I was worried that the length of the podcast was going to be a liability. After listening to the first show I find the news stories compelling and enough time was given to put the story in context to help answer the question “why should I care about this story”. Great start. May this live long and prosper. (Sorry, I’m in the middle of a Star Trek marathon.)