Island Conversations

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

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

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

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,

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

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

Island Conversations #37–Recyling: big changes

As of October 16, 2019, Hawaii County will only recycle cardboard, brown paper bags, and glass.  At some

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

Island Conversations #35–Ironman Triathlon, with Race Director Diana Bertsch

Ironman Triathlon World Championship comes to Kona, on the West side of the Big Island, on Saturday, October 12. 

Island Conversations #34–Keahuolu Courthouse Kona Judiciary, with Chief Justice Mark Rechtenwald

Kona’s brand new Keauolu Courthouse Judiciary Complex was formally opened and blessed on Tuesday, October 1,

Island Conversations #33 — Hilo Medical Center Part 2, with Dan Brinkman, CEO plus memories of KTA Superstores’ Chairman Barry Taniguchi

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken continues the conversation about Hilo Medical Center’s capabilities

Island Conversations #32– Hilo Medical Center, Part 1, with CEO Dan Brinkman

Hilo Medical Center Chief Executive Dan Brinkman and Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talk about Hilo Medical

Island Conversations #31 — Greenwell Family History with Maile Melrose

In Part 2, Greenwell family historian Maile Melrose tells Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken the rest of the

Island Conversations #30 (Bonus)–30 Big Island residents win “Oscar of Physics”

After ten years of work, in April, 2019,  the announcement was made worldwide that 8 telescopes around the world

Island Conversations #29–Greenwell Family History, Part 1, with Maile Melrose

Maile Melrose is the great granddaughter of Henry Nicholas Greenwell, who arrived on the Big Island in 1850.  Now,

Island Conversations #28–Old Hawaii on Horseback

Palani Ranch owner Joan “Fluffy” Greenwell Anderson and Pat Bergin, both involved with Paniolo

Island Conversations #27–Developing a Business Plan and the HIPlan Business Plan Competition

Do you want to create a new business, or is your business changing?  Is it maybe not as successful as you want? 

Island Conversations #26-Bonus podcast, water in Kilauea Volcano crater with geophysicist Jim Kauahikaua

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geophysicist updates us on the water in Halema’uma’u Crater of Kilauea

Island Conversations #25–water in Halema’uma’u, Kilauea and Mauna Loa Update, Observatory Update

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geophysicist Jim Kauahikaua  about

Island Conversations #24–Health Related Documents, with Attorney Darl Gleed and Dr. Norm Goody

Dr. Norm Goody and Kona attorney Darl Gleed talk with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about the