Island Issues

Big Island Dog Rescue and KARES

Tasi Autele of Big Island Dog Rescue and Debbie Cravatta of KARES (Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service) talk about shipping animals to the mainland for adoption, spaying and neutering, ...Read more

Hawaii Island Humane Society

This 42-minute talk story (longer than usual) is about the critical work on this island of dealing with unwanted pets and what Hawaii Island Humane Society is doing, with Executive Director Donna ...Read more

Homelessness Part 2

We air “the rest of the story” with Mayor Kenoi’s  Homeless Task Force Chair Clarysse Nunokawa, Brandee Menino of HOPE Services Hawaii, and Hawaii County Police Officer Kui ...Read more

Homelessness – Part 1

Hawaii County’s homeless population has shot up.  We’ll talk with Clarysse Nunokawa of Mayor Kenoi’s Homeless Task Force;  Brandy Menino, CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii which ...Read more


Roberta Wong Murray is a Big Island woman caring for her husband, who has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Audrey Suga Nakagawa is an Oahu-based expert in issues facing those getting older, many ...Read more

Mayor Billy Kenoi

Mayor Billy Kenoi has been out of the spotlight for several weeks, and has granted no recent media interviews because of the State Attorney General’s investigation into his charging personal ...Read more

Talk Story about Rat Lungworm Disease Prevention

Rat lungworm disease–angiostrongylus–is a terrifying disease with Hawaii Island the epicenter for the United States. Though the number of cases reported to State Department of Health is ...Read more