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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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Island Conversations #37–Recyling: big changes

As of October 16, 2019, Hawaii County will only recycle cardboard, brown paper bags, and glass.  At some “select” transfer stations, they say they’ll recycle cans, but not necessarily in the same location as the […]

Island Conversations #36–Little Fire Ants

Little fire ants!  EEEK!  They’re on the Big Island, more on the East side, spreading to the West, East, and North, generally not so much above 3,000 feet, but actually–can be everywhere!  Cas Vanderwoude is […]

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