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Island Conversations #46–HELCO’s plan for North Kohala with Kevin Waltjen, HELCO Mgr for Hawaii Island

North Kohala is served by one transmission line that goes over Kohala Mountain Road, Hwy 250.  When it fails–car crash, tree on the line, whatever–the 2,000 customers (a home or business) in and around Hawi […]

Island Conversations #45–Ironman finisher Roderick Sewell, with mentor Rudy Garcia-Tolson (both double amputees!)

Roderick Sewell was the first above-the-knee double amputee to finish Ironman Triathlon World Championship (ie Kona, in Iron vernacular).  Rudy Garcia-Tolson is his friend and mentor, who helped inspire him as Rudy, also is a […]

Island Conversations #44–Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth about foster kids being abused, how to get DUI drivers off the road, his role in the prosecutions of those arrested in the […]

Island Conversations #43 –PTA helps Hawaii Island Food Basket

Pohakuloa Training Area just trained 1500 troops–and their leftover food, 2500 pounds of it, is being donated to the Hawaii Island Food Basket.  This short interview with Gregory R. Fleming, Deputy Garrison Commander, gives the […]

Island Conversations #42 — Upcycle Hawaii with Mattie Mae Larson

With Hawaii County no longer recycling plastics, what’s to be done?  Entrepreneur Mattie Mae Larson started Upcycle Hawaii more than a year ago, to take flat (sheet) plastics, such as plastic wrapping materials, and turns […]

Island Conversations #41 — Medical Aid in Dying, with Dr Norm Goody and Dr Charlotte Charfen

In January, 2019, the Medical Aid in Dying law, went into effect in Hawaii, and is formally called the Our Care Our Choice Act.  What is it?  It allows terminally ill patients with a six-month […]

Island Conversations #40 — Black Fire, White Fire–the Kona Beth Shalom Torah

The West Hawaii Jewish congregation Kona Beth Shalom has custody of a Torah that was created more than 250 years ago, and survived the Holocaust.  How did it make its way to Hawaii?  The story […]

Island Conversations #39 (Bonus)–Hawaii County Police are seeking new recruits

Hawaii County Police Sgt. Jason Grouns tells Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about being a Hawaii County Police Officer, and about recruitment for new officers–a new recruitment opens November 3 through November 12, 2019.  Sgt. […]

Island Conversations #38–Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce with Benson Media

There’s a brand new Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Hui ‘Oihana, here on the Island of Hawaii.  We learn about it, its goals and plans, from founding member Benson Medina, in a conversation with host […]

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