Island Issues

Dr. Jay Sakashita–Religion and Spirituality, Part 2

We aired Part 1 of our conversation with Professor of Religion (UH Manoa, Leeward Community College) Dr. Jay Sakashita on April 1.  This week, we continue the conversation with a discussion of how ...Read more

Wastewater 2018 Part 3 with Rick Bennett, PhD, and Steve Holmes

We conclude our discussion about some of the serious issues which Hawaii County is facing relative to wastewater, drinking water, cesspools, and the future.  Dr. Rick Bennett, Chair of Hawaii ...Read more

Wastewater 2018 Part 2 with Rick Bennett, PhD, and Steve Holmes

Hawaii County is facing some serious issues with inadequate availability of wastewater treatment; 50,000 homes with cesspools which must stop using their cesspools in about 32 years (which will ...Read more

Wastewater 2018, Part 1 with Bill Kucharski

We will be airing future interviews with Hawaii County Environmental Management Commission Chair Dr. Rick Bennett and Steve Holmes, former wastewater guru from City and County of Honolulu, so first ...Read more

Caregiving, with Emme Tomimbang and Roberta Wong Murray

The upcoming Caregiver Conference, on Friday April 20 at Sheraton Kona, will feature television personality Emme Tomimbang as the key note speaker, sharing her experiences in caring for her late ...Read more

Religion Professor Dr. Jay Sakashita

Dr. Jay Sakashita teaches religious studies at UH Manoa and at Leeward Community College on O’ahu.  He was on Hawaii Island to speak at Kona Hongwanji a few weeks ago and we sat down and ...Read more

Medical Cannabis: What are the facts? with Dr. Zain Vally

Hawaii was one of the first states to legalize medical cannabis, in 2000.  Today, finally, the state has approved dispensaries so patients have a way to get the cannabis from a store.  But what ...Read more

Sunscreen: How to protect ourselves AND protect the reef

Dr. Craig Downs of Haereticus Laboratories, who has researched sunscreen and the impact on reefs  will explain, and tell us about studies on the impact of people, too, and Big Island ocean ...Read more

Hawaii County Police Chief Paul Ferreira

Paul Ferreira, after a 32+ year career in law enforcement, was named Chief of Hawaii County Police on December 30, 2016.  We thought this would be a good time to get an update–and we ...Read more

Solar industry on the island, with Marco Mangelsdorf

Marco Mangelsdorf owns Pro Vision Solar, and is considered the “go to” guy to get an understanding of the solar industry on Hawaii Island, and in the state.  He’s also been ...Read more