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The Conversation: Kaua'i First to Enter Tier 5; New Airport to Resort Shuttle Program on Maui

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People line up to get COVID-19 vaccinations in Lihue on March 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
  • Mike Dahilig, the Managing Director for the County of Kaua'i, on Kauaʻi's transition to Tier 5 and the relaxation of restrictions in the county | Full Segment
  • Leanne Pletcher, the Public Relations and Marketing Director of the Maui Visitors Bureau, on how a new shuttle program is working to accommodate travelers on the Valley Isle | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Anita Hofschneider explains a lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was fired from her job at the health department | Full Article
  • Jim Kempton, the President of the California Surf Museum, on what makes his new surfing book "Women on Waves" different | Full Segment
  • Writer-director Mike White and actress Jolene Purdy on filming the HBO series "The White Lotus" during a pandemic, and Mike's connection to our islands | Full Article

Listen to the full interview with Mike White here:

"The White Lotus" Creator, Writer and Director Mike White - July 8, 2021
Extended Interview - The Conversation

Listen to the full interview with Jolene Purdy here:

"The White Lotus" Actress Jolene Purdy - July 8, 2021
Extended Interview - The Conversation

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at
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