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The Conversation: Lessons Learned From COVID-19; Rental Car Violations in Neighborhoods

A business in San Antonio posts a reminder about face masks. The city is one of a growing number of localities and states mandating that face coverings be worn in public.
  • Karl Kim, a University of Hawaiʻi Urban and Regional Planning Professor and the Executive Director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, on global recovery and preparing for the next pandemic | Full Article
  • Dean Uchida, the director of the Department of Planning and Permitting, on peer-to-peer rental car violations and what residents should do if they seem problems in their neighborhood | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat's Politics and Opinion Editor Chad Blair shares Nick Grube's story of how a Hawaiʻi concert promoter received more coronavirus aid than Carnegie Hall | Full Article
  • HPR reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi explains the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on whether to confirm Daniel Gluck, Gov. David Ige's controversial choice to fill a seat on the Hawaiʻi Intermediate Court of Appeals | 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.
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