Island Conversations

Island Conversations #51–Japanese come to West Hawaii, with Walter Kunitake

Kona coffee farmer Walter Kunitake talks with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about the Japanese who left

Island Conversations #50–the Japanese in Hawaii, with Arnold Hiura of the Hawaii Japanese Center

The first Japanese arrived in the State 151 years ago.  Arnold Hiura of the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo spoke

Island Conversations #49–Kona Hospital CEO Jay Kreuzer

Kona Community Hospital CEO Jay Kreuzer talks with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about Kona Hospital,

Island Conversations #48–Mayor Harry Kim plus Prosecutor Mitch Roth announces mayoral run

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim and host Sherry Bracken conclude their conversation, talking budget, adding more people

Island Conversations #47–Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken and Mayor Harry Kim talked on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 in his Hilo office.  He

Island Conversations #46–HELCO’s plan for North Kohala with Kevin Waltjen, HELCO Mgr for Hawaii Island

North Kohala is served by one transmission line that goes over Kohala Mountain Road, Hwy 250.  When it

Island Conversations #45–Ironman finisher Roderick Sewell, with mentor Rudy Garcia-Tolson (both double amputees!)

Roderick Sewell was the first above-the-knee double amputee to finish Ironman Triathlon World Championship (ie Kona,

Island Conversations #44–Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth

Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth about foster kids being

Island Conversations #43 –PTA helps Hawaii Island Food Basket

Pohakuloa Training Area just trained 1500 troops–and their leftover food, 2500 pounds of it, is being donated

Island Conversations #42 — Upcycle Hawaii with Mattie Mae Larson

With Hawaii County no longer recycling plastics, what’s to be done?  Entrepreneur Mattie Mae Larson started