Emily Tom was born and raised in Honolulu. She is studying English and Literary Arts at Brown University, where she writes for the Brown Daily Herald's Post- Magazine. As Hawaiʻi Public Radio's 2022 summer intern, she primarily works with HPR's The Conversation.
The U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade on Friday, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion upheld for nearly a half-century no longer exists. Hawaiʻi's attorney general said that despite the ruling, abortion remains protected under Hawaiʻi law.
While collecting photos for his new book last year, Daniel Sullivan and his then-15-year-old son Tristan were attacked by a shark while kayaking off the Valley Isle. They survived, but how did the encounter affect their relationship? The Conversation sat down with the father-son duo to revisit the event.
Chef Robynne Mai‘i of the Chinatown restaurant Fête made history Monday night, becoming the first female chef from Hawai‘i to win a James Beard Award. The Conversation caught up with Maiʻi in her Honolulu restaurant, just as she returned home from her historic win.