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Island Conversations #19–Miracle at Sea, Part 1

On July 14, 2016, pilots Sydnie Uemoto and David McMahon–both Mokulele Airlines pilots but flying a small private plane–had complete engine failure and put the plane down in 4 to 7 foot seas, 25 miles […]

Island Conversations–#18– Alzheimers Research in Hawaii with Dr. Kore Kai Liow

Dr. Kore Kai Liow, who founded Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience, talks with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about Alzheimers–more about the medical aspects–and about clinical trials here in the state involving people at risk for Alzheimers, […]

Island Conversations–#17–Bonus: Mauna Loa Volcano Upgrade

On Tuesday, July 2, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory raised the alert level for Mauna Loa from the lowest, Normal, green, typical background noneruptive state (where it’s been for around a year) to Advisory, yellow, “volcano is […]

Island Conversations – Episode #16–Alzheimers Disease with Patrick Toal

Patrick Toal represents the Alzheimers Association on Hawaii’s Big Island.  He talks with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about dementia and Alzheimers and the kinds of support his group can offer.  Next week, we’ll continue […]

Island Conversations – Episode #15–-Homelessness on Hawaii Island with Brandee Menino (HOPE Services) and Sharon Hirota (Hawaii County)

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Brandee Menino (left in photo) of HOPE Services and Sharon Hirota of Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim’s office about the current homeless issue on the Big Island of […]

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 […]

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