Catherine Cruz

Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

The Conversation: Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Feb 1, 2018
U.S. Pacific Command

Public Safety Committee Reaction to EMA Mistake; Former Hawaii State Civil Defense Vice Director

Ala Wai Dredging Plan

Jan 31, 2018
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Honolulu’s Ala Wai is ranked as one of the most polluted waterways in the country. The State of Hawaii has a plan to clean it up that just received a green light.

The Conversation: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Jan 31, 2018
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Lieutenant Governor Succession; Bail Reform; Ala Wai Dredging; Joshua Kaye on Piano

Hawaiʻi Prepares for Flu Season

Jan 30, 2018
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This year’s flu season has been especially severe on the Mainland United States, with multiple deaths reported. Cases there are peaking, which means peak flu in Hawaii is still a few weeks away.

Bracing for Flu Season; Peace Corps Prep; HI-EMA Review; Pineapple Powder; Fights & Delights  

U.S. Army

The Special Relationship; SECDEF in Hawaii; Diet for a Hot Planet; Defunding Public Daycare; Project Based Learning

The Conversation: Friday, January 26th, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
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Hawaiian Language Court Controversy; New Ocean Management Tool; Kawainui Marsh Master Plan; Place and Culture Forum

The Conversation: Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
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School Choice: New and Old Ideas in Education

 

Growing Hawaii’s Education Economy

Jan 24, 2018
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The Study Hawaii Consortium is working to grow Hawaii’s international education market into a billion dollar industry.

The Conversation: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Jan 24, 2018
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Hawaii’s Education Economy; Democracy After the Trump Era; Kapiolani Park; Turnaround Arts Program

Honolulu's 2018 Point In Time Count

Jan 23, 2018
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The Point-In-Time Count survey of Oahu’s homeless population is happening this week. The count is the basis for all homeless policy for the year.

The Conversation: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
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2018 Homeless Survey; Education Philosophy; Hotel Disaster Preparedness; Freddie Miranda Jr.

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2018 State of the State; Affordability of Solar Batteries; Revival of Canceled Solar Projects; Hound of the Baskervilles

The Conversation: Friday, January 19th, 2018

Jan 19, 2018
CalAlerts

FEMA’s Wireless Alert System; Local Scientist Selected for NASA Mission; ADA Compliant Websites; Pianist Joyce Yang

The Conversation: Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Jan 18, 2018
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force

Military Role Emergency Management; Getting Ahead When You Can’t Save; Immigration Debate Impacts in Hawaii; Local Civic Engagement

The Conversation: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Jan 17, 2018
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Opening Day at the Legislature; 125 Years Since the Hawaiian Overthrow

The Conversation: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
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Hawai'i Island's Response to False Alarm; Civil Engagement

Marco Polo, 6 Months Later

Jan 13, 2018
Catherine Cruz

Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo

Jan 12, 2018
Catherine Cruz
Catherine Cruz

The Honolulu Fire Department recently released internal audio communication tapes that document how firefighters approached the deadly seven-alarm fire last summer. An HFD Captain, who was on the scene, helps us interpret the tapes and explains the challenges crews faced.

The Conversation: Friday, January 12th, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
U.S Pacific Command

Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo; UH Sexual Assault Survey; FISA Renewal; HTY Production of Red Balloon

The Conversation: Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

Rule of Law in Trumpian America; Maui Water Department Drama; Marco Polo Updates; Oral Health Strategic Planning Sessions

Closing the Door Could Save Your Life

Jan 10, 2018
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One of the most effective fire safety techniques is also one of the most simple: closing your bedroom door.

The Conversation: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
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Close The Door Campaign; North Kona Water Shortage; Growing Up Transgender

The Conversation: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Jan 9, 2018
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What Happened to Mandatory Sprinkler Systems After Marco Polo?

The Conversation: Monday, January 8th, 2018

Jan 8, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

What Comes After #MeToo? Stories of Sex Workers; Displaced Marco Polo Residents; Kid Pan Alley

The Conversation: Friday, January 5th, 2018

Jan 5, 2018
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Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips; State of Hawaii’s Bridges; Bug Wrangler James McCarthy

Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips

Jan 5, 2018
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Glucose test strips for diabetes patients can cost between $15-20 per day. This has led to the rise of a secondary market in the strips, which are sometimes obtained illegally.

Hawaii Gets a New Minimum Wage for 2018

Jan 4, 2018
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Hawaii’s New Minimum Wage

The Conversation: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Jan 3, 2018
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Subsidized Preschool; Art of Surveillance; Divided America; Child & Family Service

Preschool Open Door Program Open for Enrollment

Jan 3, 2018
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Low and moderate-income families in Hawaii can tap a state subsidized program to give their keiki a head start in early learning.

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