Island Conversations

Island Conversations #21–California and Hawaii earthquakes, and Mauna Loa update

In a bonus podcast, Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Island Conversations #20–Miracle at Sea, Part 2

On July 14, 2016, commercial pilots Sydnie Uemoto and David McMahon were flying a small private plane from

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

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

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,

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

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

Island Conversations – Episode #14–Hawaii County Emergency Response with Bill Hanson and Suzi Bond

Bill Hanson of Hawaii County Civil Defense coordinates the Community Emergency Response Teams, and other volunteer

Island Conversations – Episode #13–Healthy, good food at Kona Community Hospital!

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talked with Kona Community Hospital CEO Jay Kreuzer, outreach specialist

Island Conversations – Episode #12–The Battle of Kuamo’o — the battle, the music, the preservation with Herb Mahelona and Kamana Beamer

The Battle of Kuamo’o, at Kuamo’o Battlefield just south of Keauhou Bay, inspired composer Herb Mahelona

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

Island Conversations – Episode 3 – Guest: Tina Neal

What’s up with Kilauea Volcano? Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Tina Neal joins Sherry Bracken on

Island Converstations Episode #2 – Ashley Kierkiewicz and Matt Kaneali’i Kleinfelder

The Puna District is the most beleaguered on our island — tropical storms, and now the summer 2018 lava flow