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The Conversation: Getting Hospitality Workers Back to Work; Travel Restrictions Relaxed

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  • Eric Gill, head of the union UNITE HERE Local 5, on getting hotel and airport concessions workers back to work | Full Article
  • The Conversation's Savannah Harriman-Pote on what inter-island travel looks like now that restrictions have been relaxed | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Stewart Yerton explains how an increase in local food production could limit progress in reaching the state's renewable energy goals | Full Article
  • HPR reporter Ku'uwehi Hirashi discusses an 'Ewa Beach land transfer from the U.S. Interior Department to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands | Full Article
  • Richard Anderson, Hawai'i's USPS Safety Manager, on what pet owners can do to prevent their dogs from biting mail carriers | Full Article
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.
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.
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