Cokie Roberts was one of the 'Founding Mothers' of NPR who helped make that network one of the premier sources of news and information in this country. She served as a congressional correspondent at NPR for more than 10 years and later appeared as a commentator on Morning Edition. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts was a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming.
The Waipiʻo Valley lookout on Hawaiʻi Island has become a flashpoint in recent weeks in a community debate about public access and conservation. Two weeks ago, the county allowed some residents and county-sanctioned tours back into the valley after seven months of closures. HPR's Savannah Harriman-Pote has more.