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The Conversation: Water Shortage in Upcountry Maui, Turning Trash Into Musical Treasure

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Lillian Tsang
  • Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura and Haleakala Ranch Vice President and Land Manager Jordan Jokiel on drought conditions and the water shortage in Upcountry Maui | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nick Grube shares Hawai'i restaurants secured more federal aid than most states, but many restaurants were left on the outside | Full Article
  • Reporter Ku'uwehi Hiraishi on the movement to lower the Native Hawaiian blood quantum and efforts to get and keep Native Hawaiians on crown lands | Full Article
  • Cha Smith, the archivist of the centerpiece of an upcoming art exhibit organized around hula at the Downtown Art Center, on honoring hula through art | Full Segment
  • Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dendê Macêdo on making music with found materials and holding percussion workshops in Hawaiʻi | Full Segment
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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 ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Lillian Tsang is the senior producer of The Conversation. She has been part of the talk show team since it first aired in 2011. Contact her at ltsang@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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