The Conversation

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Saving Hawaii hotel jobs; AARP launching anti-fraud campaign; Reality Check with Civil Beat: University of Hawaii budget cuts; UH Contemporary Music Ensemble; Teacher Appreciation Week: Nanakuli Elementary and Waʻena Intermediate

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Cutting Hawaii Tourism Authority's budget; Local ties to Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher"; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Interim police chief; UH Mānoa hosts esports tournament; Mauka to Makai: Long Spoon Farms

Revamping the Hawaii Tourism Authority; Homeschooling on the rise in Hawai‘i; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Federal vaccine requests; Benefits and pitfalls of artificial intelligence; Monk seal pup at Kaimana Beach

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Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm marks 100 days; Reality Check with Civil Beat: 'Love Has Won' cult leader; American Youth Soccer Organization kicks off locally; Shangri La Artist-in-Residence is Kamran Samimi

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Encouraging Hawai‘i Island residents to get vaccinated; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Tourism industry; Initiative to reduce waste and create jobs in Hilo; Teacher Appreciation Week

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On this Aloha Friday Conversation, we’re all about flowers and growing things. Tomorrow is May Day, Lei Day in Hawai‘i, which has traditionally meant making lei, giving lei, wearing a lei and the May Day Court with all their floral regalia---the only time local kids did poi balls, tinikling and haka was in May Day performances.

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State Senator J. Kalani English bids farewell to his colleagues; Kauai COVID-19 vaccinations and an uptick in cases; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Honolulu rail and Colleen Hanabusa; Kauai resort general manager on tourism; History of the Hawaii Education Association on its 100th anniversary

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State lawmakers pass measure allowing state to extend leases of public lands; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Investigations of police fatal shootings; The Long View: Public relationship with law enforcement; Pandemic parenting and education tips; Native Hawaiian sons of the Civil War

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Aloha Tower lights up blue this week in recognition of Autism Awareness Month; Achieving educational equity in the islands; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui's native birds; Civil War history at Nu‘uanu Cemetery

State-funded preschool program scores in top tier nationally; Domestic Violence Action Center helping families in need for 30 years; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Pacific Islanders and COVID-19 funeral aid; UH Cancer Center on racial and ethnic disparities; Hawai‘i Sons of the Civil War

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During a time when the country can seem deeply divided politically and culturally, interest in another era of deep division has been rekindled.

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Raising awareness of sexual assault at the University of Hawaii; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Latest from state legislature; Art educators leave their legacy; Local bookstore celebrates; Comedian Tumua Tuinei on local style humor

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UH medical school resumes Willed Body Program; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Hau‘ula assisted living facility; Lecture series about Queen Liliuokalani; Earth Day: Local seed bank's restoration efforts

Local reaction to former Minneapolis police officer's guilty verdict; The push to vaccinate residents; Hawaii Tourism Authority under scrutiny; Earth Day: Maui Nui Marine Resource Council cleaning up pollution

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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi's thoughts about the Honolulu Police Department; Maui doctor discusses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Sand Island Treatment Center; Assets School celebrates 65th anniversary

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Hawai‘i Tourism Authority faces possible funding cuts; ‘Iolani Palace seeks financial support amid pandemic; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Honolulu police shoot, kill man in Nu‘uanu

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Honolulu rail project seeks more federal funding; Workshop for Hawaiian Heritage Music Series; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck; Hana Hou: Hawai‘i honors the efforts of healthcare workers


The Hawaii Housing Authority opens the waitlist; The Long View: Fact-checking and fake news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Federal funding and the Honolulu rail; Manu Minute rebroadcast

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Rebound of Waikiki resort area; Community survey underway about development of state parks; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Bribery scandal in Honolulu; Hana Hou: Highlighting CEO of American Red Cross Hawaii

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Managing Hawai‘i's airports throughout the pandemic; Promoting innovation in isolated economies; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Co-living for digital nomads; Hana Hou: Netflix's "Finding ‘Ohana" 


Repairing controversial Kaka'ako roads; Kaua‘i community health center on COVID-19 vaccinations; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Aloha Stadium; Hana Hou: The Royal Room on Waikiki Beach Walk

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Governor David Ige on the latest COVID-19 news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui water dispute; Connecting young people to careers in the tourism industry

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The state of Hawai‘i's economy with Paul Brewbaker; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Latest Developments From the State Legislature


Three early education providers and advocates joined The Conversation on Tuesday to discuss child care during the pandemic and answer call-in questions from the community.

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Expanding and funding vaccine access for rural communities; Mental health repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Parents on the return to the classroom; A new book tracks the history of beer in Hawai‘i

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UH Manoa professor on race and ethnicity in Hawai‘i; Comedian Frank De Lima talks ethnic humor; Anti-Asian hate rally organizers from Hawai‘i

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Superintendent Christina Kishimoto on the move to get students in the classroom; Mobile vaccine clinic at an old remote fishing village; Saying goodbye to Sears retail stores; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Coffee farmers battle a coffee leaf rust

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Senator Mazie K. Hirono's new book "Heart of Fire" and her thoughts on race and gender; The Honolulu rally to stop Asian American hate; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Loyal customers remember Love's Bakery on its last day in business; Manu Minute introduces us to the ‘akikiki; The Long View w/Neal Milner

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Longtime Kaneohe Bakery closes its doors after nearly 70 years in business; Stop Asian American hate rallies nationwide and locally; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Local artists' perspective on non-fungible tokens

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Former Congresswoman Pat Saiki's new book and thoughts on race and gender; Small-scale farmers and access to local food; Non-fungible tokens, what exactly are they?