Island Issues

Rat Lung Disease with Governor’s Joint Task Force

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken spoke with members of the Hawaii Governor’s Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease,  Vernon Ansdell, M.D., internal medicine specialist and tropical ...Read more

Mauna Loa Volcano Update, Part 1

Mauna Loa Volcano continues to be a bit restive…in Fall, 2015 Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists raised the threat level to Yellow, Advisory, because of increased seismic activity and ...Read more

Rat Lungworm, the Update Part 2 (Dr Susan Jarvi, Dr Jon Martell, plus Keith Kawaoka of State Health

We continue our update on rat lungworm with Dr. Susan Jarvi of UH Hilo College of Pharmacy and Dr. Jon Martell of Hilo Medical Center, PLUS a discussion with Keith Kawaoka, State Department of ...Read more

Rat Lungworm, the Update, Part 1, with Dr. Jon Martell and Dr. Susan Jarvi

Following our Dec. 10 rebroadcast of the 2015 talk story with Dr. Jon Martell of Hilo Medical Center and Dr. Susan Jarvi of UH Hilo College of Pharmacy, we recorded an update a few weeks ago, to ...Read more

Rat Lungworm–the basics with Dr Jon Martell, Dr Susan Jarvi, Marlena Dixon

We begin our updates on angiostrongylus, rat lungworm, a truly horrific disease, with a rebroadcast of our 2015 basics with Dr. Jon Martell of Hilo Medical Center, Dr Susan Jarvi of UH Hilo College ...Read more

Japanese Internment in Hawaii and on the Mainland

December 7, 1941–a day that will live in infamy, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt said at the time–was the bombing at Pearl Harbor, and the impetus for the US to imprison more than ...Read more

Homelessness–a solution? with State Senator Josh Green

State Sen. Josh Green (Kona, Ka’u) is head of the State Senate Committee on Human Services and on the Housing and Hawaiian Affairs Committee.  Working with the heads of Queen’s Medical ...Read more

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade TV Broadcast, with Bill Bracken

This is the 91st year for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Three million watch in person, and 25 million on NBC…which includes thousands in Hawaii.  That’s especially cool ...Read more

Ala Kahakai Trail with Aric Arakaki (National Parks) and Ulu Ching

The Ala Kahakai Trail is an ancient trail that goes around the shoreline of Hawaii Island.  Part of it, the whole west side of Hawaii Island through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, has been put ...Read more

Hawaii County Water–What’s the Latest on the Broken Wells???

Keith Okamoto, head of Hawaii County Department of Water Supply, sat down with Island Issues host Sherry Bracken and talked about the four North Kona wells that are currently out of service (out of ...Read more