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, January 11th, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
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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
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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.

The Conversation: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Jan 2, 2018
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Department of Health Audit; Sea Turtle Bycatch; Science of Interstellar; Artistic Exploration of Memory

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Longitudinal Study Finds Hawaii’s Reefs are Overfished; Jaimal Yogis is the author of All Our Waves Are Water; Climate Change/Hawaiian Fishpond Aquaculture; Aloha Harvest

The Conversation: Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Dec 28, 2017
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Tiny Homes on Kauai; Hawaii Technology Development / 80/80 Initiative; Climate Change/Hawaiian Fishpond Aquaculture; Aloha Harvest

The Conversation: Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
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Sunset Beach Erosion: UH SOEST; Harvard’s Rental Housing Report; Rat Lung Worm

The Conversation: Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Dec 26, 2017
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Agriculture Travel Restrictions; Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid; Humpback Whale Season Begins; Cesspool Hot Spots

The Conversation: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
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Hotel Panic Buttons; A.I. and Science Fiction; 2017 Environmental Report

The Conversation: Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
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Hawaii’s Economic Outlook for 2018

The Conversation: Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Dec 20, 2017
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Social Media Vigilantism; Local Net Neutrality; Fake News and Mainstream Media

The Conversation: Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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