Island Issues

Astronaut Jeff Hoffman Part 2

Five time space shuttle astronaut Jeff Hoffman continues his conversation with Island Issues host Sherry Bracken about the challenge of repairing the very critical Hubble Space Telescope, the ...Read more

Astronaut Jeff Hoffman

Five time space shuttle astronaut Jeff Hoffman was on Hawaii Island working on a project for NASA inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and speaking at the International Lunar Observatory ...Read more

Canada France Hawaii Telescope, Mauna Kea, TMT, Conservation, and more with Doug Simons

Doug Simons, astronomer and director of Canada France Hawaii Telescope, shares information about astronomy, Mauna Kea, conservation, Thirty Meter Telescope,  and more.  Note, Doug made the ...Read more

Ocean Health and More with Dr. Drew Harvell from Cornell University

Dr. Drew Harvell is on Hawaii Island for the Waimea Ocean Film Festival, which includes the film A Fragile Legacy about her work in ocean health and the Blaschka glass models of sea creatures, ...Read more

Police Chief Harry Kubojiri Says Aloha

Hawaii County Police Chief Harry Kubojiri retires Dec. 30, 2016.  He talks with Island Issues host Sherry Bracken with his reflections on the past, the present, and what he wishes for the future ...Read more

Hawaii County’s New (Returning) Mayor, Harry Kim

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken talked with Harry Kim,  Hawaii County’s new Mayor, inaugurated Monday December 5, 2016 at noon.  The conversation was recorded Thursday, December 8 at ...Read more

Honoka’a Heritage Center at North Hawaii Education and Research Center with Momi Naughton

Hooka’a has a rich culture and history, and the new permanent exhibit at the Heritage Center at North Hawaii Education and Research Center is a fascinating look!  Curator Momi Naughton ...Read more

Mayor Billy Kenoi: Reflections on the Last Eight Years

On December 5, 2016, Mayor Billy Kenoi will turn over the reigns of county leadership to Harry Kim, after 8 years. This Mayor has faced significant challenges–taking office just before the ...Read more

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Television Broadcast with TV Producer Bill Bracken

Bill Bracken and his boss, Brad Lachman, have produced the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for NBC from New York for 23 years.  We learn about Bill’s career–for those of you who ...Read more

Lili’uokalani Gardens in Hilo–an Unsung Treasure

Queen Lili’uokalani gave land to the town of Hilo at the beginning of the 20th century.  Today, that now county park is a 24-acre treasure, and is partly maintained by the “Friends of ...Read more