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Island Conversations – Episode #11–Drugs on the Big Island with Lt. Reynold Kahaliwai and Capt Reed Mahuna

The Vice sections of Hawaii County Police Department address all vices, but drugs are their main focus, especially hard drugs.  Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Capt. Reed Mahuna and Lt. Reynold Kahaliwai about […]

2019 High School Graduation Dates

SCHOOL DATE TIME VENUE Connections Saturday, May 25 6 p.m. Hilo Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Friday, May 24 4 p.m. Pahoa Regional Recreation Center, Covered Courts Hilo Friday, May 24 6 […]

Island Conversations–Episode #10–Hawaii County Budget with Council members Tim Richards and Sue Lee Loy

The Hawaii County budget slated to take effect July 1, 2019, is proposed by Mayor Harry Kim at $583 million.  County Council members Tim Richards (Kohala) and Sue Lee Loy (Hilo, Keaukaha, Kea’au) talk about […]

Island Conversations –Episode #9–The Black Hole: Powehi, with Ka’iu Kimura (Imiloa Astronomy), Jessica Dempsey (East Asian Observatory), Doug Simons (Canada France Hawaii Telescope)

On April 10, 2019, a press conference was held in multiple locations worldwide to announce the discovery of/confirmation of a black hole, named Powehi by Hawaiian scholar Larry Kimura.  Ka’iu Kimura of Imiloa Astronomy, Jessica […]

Island Conversations – Episode #8 – Guest: Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, Part 2

In Part 2 of an Island Conversations with Sherry Bracken, Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth tells us more about the ethics complaint filed against him after he, Prosecutor Roth, testified about what he perceived as […]

Island Conversations – Episode #7 – Guest: Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, Part 1

Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth and Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talk, in Part 1 of a two-part interview, about new laws the state legislature is considering which may affect the county, drugs, bail in […]

Island Conversations – Episode #6 – Guest: Chef Peter Merriman

Famed chef Peter Merriman is one of the 12 founders of the “Hawaii Regional Cuisine” concept.  He was recognized as the 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, after 30 years on the Big Island.  Island Conversations […]

Island Converstations – Episode #5 – Guest: Lt. Gov. Josh Green

Josh Green is the first Lieutenant Governor who was also a legislator from the Big Island–and he’s our guest this week on Island Conversations! He and host Sherry Bracken talk about what he and Governor […]

Island Conversations – Episode #4 – Guest: Police Chief Paul Ferreira

Hawaii County Police Chief Paul Ferreira joins Sherry Bracken on Island Conversations and talks crime, criminals, accreditation, the role of the police in addressing homelessness, recovery from the death of Officer Bronson Kaliloa–and more.

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