258 episodes

Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaiʻi with HPR's daily hour of locally focused discussions of public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from across the islands and around the world provide perspectives on life in Hawaiʻi — and issues that have not yet reached Hawaiʻi. Hosted by HPR's Catherine Cruz.

Have something to say? Send a comment to talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org or call our talkback line at 808-792-8217.

The Conversation Hawaiʻi Public Radio

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    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaiʻi with HPR's daily hour of locally focused discussions of public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from across the islands and around the world provide perspectives on life in Hawaiʻi — and issues that have not yet reached Hawaiʻi. Hosted by HPR's Catherine Cruz.

Have something to say? Send a comment to talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org or call our talkback line at 808-792-8217.

    The Conversation: Kauaʻi principal takes top award; Hawaiʻi statues

    The Conversation: Kauaʻi principal takes top award; Hawaiʻi statues

    Kapa’a High School principal Tommy Cox takes top award; Maui-born musician Lily Meola honors Lahaina with new single; Local artist repairs Mahatma Gandhi statue

    • 35 min
    The Conversation: Gov. Green on wildfire report, insurance crisis

    The Conversation: Gov. Green on wildfire report, insurance crisis

    Gov. Josh Green on the timeline laid out in the attorney general's report of the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire and lawmakers' efforts to stave off an insurance crisis; Photographer Arifin Graham on his new exhibit featuring people and places in Lahaina before the wildfires

    • 33 min
    The Conversation: HECO liability; Self-driving shuttle at HNL

    The Conversation: HECO liability; Self-driving shuttle at HNL

    Experts discuss HECO's liability for the Maui wildfires; The state gets new self-driving vehicles and a Tesla fleet; Teen perspectives on the hazards of drunk-driving

    • 32 min
    The Conversation: Wildfire costs; How to increase local volunteerism

    The Conversation: Wildfire costs; How to increase local volunteerism

    What happens to electric bills when utilities use ratepayer-backed bonds to cover wildfire costs; Opportunities to give back to the community amid declining rates of volunteerism

    • 31 min
    The Conversation: Billionaire buys land in Waimea; How to switch careers

    The Conversation: Billionaire buys land in Waimea; How to switch careers

    NPR tech reporter Dara Kerr on billionaire Marc Benioff's behind-the-scenes land acquisitions in Waimea on Hawaiʻi Island; Journalist and author Joanne Lipman shares lessons on switching careers

    • 34 min
    The Conversation: Freedom Flotilla to sail to Gaza; Cirque du Soleil in Waikiki

    The Conversation: Freedom Flotilla to sail to Gaza; Cirque du Soleil in Waikiki

    Two Hawaiʻi residents will be aboard the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Gaza; Students from France learn about their town's Hawaiʻi ties; Cirque du Soleil offers a preview of the upcoming Hawaiʻi show

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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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.)

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