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Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaii with a daily hour of locally-focused discussions of public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from around the block and around the world provide perspectives on life in the islands and issues that have not yet reached Hawaii. Have something to say? Send a comment, conversation suggestion or a Backyard Quiz to talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org . You can also reach us on our talkback line at 808-792-8217. Remember to tell us your name and where you're from. Share your comments about the show in a short 30-second message and then we'll play some of them in future shows. The production team is Savannah Harriman-Pote, Russell Subiono and Lillian Tsang . Click the photos for individual stories and their audio! *Audio and digital content will be posted daily by 2 pm.

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Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaii with a daily hour of locally-focused discussions of public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from around the block and around the world provide perspectives on life in the islands and issues that have not yet reached Hawaii. Have something to say? Send a comment, conversation suggestion or a Backyard Quiz to talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org . You can also reach us on our talkback line at 808-792-8217. Remember to tell us your name and where you're from. Share your comments about the show in a short 30-second message and then we'll play some of them in future shows. The production team is Savannah Harriman-Pote, Russell Subiono and Lillian Tsang . Click the photos for individual stories and their audio! *Audio and digital content will be posted daily by 2 pm.

    The Conversation: Mayor Blangiardi on New Police Chief, Department's Future

    The Conversation: Mayor Blangiardi on New Police Chief, Department's Future

    Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi's thoughts about the Honolulu Police Department; Maui doctor discusses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Sand Island Treatment Center; Assets School celebrates 65th anniversary

    • 52 min
    The Conversation: Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Faces Possible Funding Cuts, Restructuring

    The Conversation: Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Faces Possible Funding Cuts, Restructuring

    Hawai‘i Tourism Authority faces possible funding cuts; ‘Iolani Palace seeks financial support amid pandemic; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Honolulu police shoot, kill man in Nu‘uanu

    • 25 min
    The Conversation: Honolulu Rail Project Seeks More Federal Funding

    The Conversation: Honolulu Rail Project Seeks More Federal Funding

    Honolulu rail project seeks more federal funding; Workshop for Hawaiian Heritage Music Series; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck; Hana Hou: Hawai‘i honors the efforts of healthcare workers

    • 36 min
    The Conversation: O‘ahu Public Housing Waitlist Opens Friday

    The Conversation: O‘ahu Public Housing Waitlist Opens Friday

    The Hawaii Housing Authority opens the waitlist; The Long View: Fact-checking and fake news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Federal funding and the Honolulu rail; Manu Minute rebroadcast

    • 36 min
    The Conversation: Rebound of Waikiki Resort Area

    The Conversation: Rebound of Waikiki Resort Area

    Rebound of Waikiki resort area; Community survey underway about development of state parks; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Bribery scandal in Honolulu; Hana Hou: Highlighting CEO of American Red Cross Hawaii

    • 35 min
    The Conversation: Managing Hawai‘i's Airports Throughout The Pandemic

    The Conversation: Managing Hawai‘i's Airports Throughout The Pandemic

    Managing Hawai‘i's airports throughout the pandemic; Promoting innovation in isolated economies; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Co-living for digital nomads; Hana Hou: Netflix's "Finding ‘Ohana"

    • 35 min

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Great Daily Hawaii News - Perfect for Newbies to the Islands

Whenever I move to a new place, I check out local NPR. As a new teacher on O’ahu, “The Conversation” has been instrumental in my knowledge of local history, and politics. Plus, it’s the perfect length for a commute! You owe yourself a listen!

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