Island Issues

Lava stories: Hawaii County Prosecutor, Hawaii County Civil Defense, and Susie Osborne–head of school for Kua O Ka La Public Charter School

The lava flow in the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii in the Puna District at the southeast part of the island, continues.  We talk with Mitch Roth about some legal ...Read more

Lava Stories from the Big Island: Fire Chief, Finance, Tourism, Emotional Impact, Morris Family Update

The lava eruption in Kilauea’s Lower East Rift Zones continues.  We talk with Hawaii County Fire Chief Darren Rosario, County Finance Director Deanna Sako, Ross Birch of Island of Hawaii ...Read more

Lava update: one family’s experience: Larry and Lani Morris; Police Chief; Hilo Medical Center CEO Dan Brinkman

We continue with updates/stories from the lava eruption zone in lower Puna:  Pohoiki Road residents Larry and Linda Lani Morris moved to Pahoa in 2014–their evacuation story is compelling.  ...Read more

Lava update: HVO, Gov Ige, Property Taxes, Temporary Housing, Mortgages/Insurance

We talk about the current lava eruption in the East Rift Zone with Tina Neal from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Governor David Ige, County Finance Director Deanna Sako, Hawaii Island Board of ...Read more

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