Savannah Harriman-Pote

Producer, The Conversation

Savannah Harriman-Pote rejoined The Conversation in 2021 after interning for Hawaiʻi Public Radio in the summers of 2018 and 2019. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, during which time she worked for WMHC and Mount Holyoke News. She has also worked with the audio documentary series Outer Voices and National Geographic. Savannah produces HPR's podcast Manu Minute in collaboration with The University of Hawaii at Hilo. She was born and raised on the Big Island, and she collects public radio mugs. 

Manu Minute: The Long-legged Ae'o

Feb 24, 2021
Ann Tanimoto-Johnson

The ae'o, also known as kūkuluae'o, or Hawaiian stilt, is an endangered waterbird found only in the Hawaiian islands. 

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New grants seek to expand telehealth throughout the state; Reality Check: how the pandemic has exacerbated our teacher shortage; Rental assistance program rolls out for Native Hawaiians; Perseverance rover hunts for ancient life on Mars

New grants seek to expand telehealth throughout the state

Manu Minute: The Clever ΄Alalā

Feb 18, 2021
Ann Tanimoto-Johnson

Let's be honest — a black crow is not a typical mascot for a tropical paradise. But the native 'alalā, or Hawaiian crow, is deeply intertwined with the ecosystem of Hawai'i.


Catherine Cruz / Hawaii Public Radio

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New scooter company Go X discusses cautious launch

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Decorating the tree is among our most treasured Christmas traditions. But these iconic holiday centerpieces may be harboring some harmful critters.

"Pests species — lizards, slugs, wasps, that kind of thing," said Franny Brewer, the Communications Director for the Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC).

Manu Minute: 'I'iwi, the Scarlet Honeycreeper

Oct 27, 2020
Ann Tanimoto-Johnson

This is the first in a series of stories about Hawaiian songbirds, their environment and their conservation. They are based on "Manu Minute," a new weekly segment on HPR's The Conversation. Have a question about Hawaiian birds or a comment on this series? Call our talkback line at 808-792-8217 and leave us your comment or question, name and email address, or email us at news@hawaiipublicradio.org with the subject line "Manu Minute."