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The Conversation: Keeping Our Keiki Safe in the Classroom; The Story Behind the Shaka

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  • State Department of Education Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi returns from his trip to the neighbor islands to access the impact of the delta variant on public schools | Full Segment
  • Civil Beat reporter Stewart Yerton looks into data backlogs about COVID-19 cases and how they affect our ability to make informed decisions | Full Article
  • HPR Arts & Culture reporter Noe Tanigawa gives us the lowdown on what to do in Chinatown this weekend
  • We get a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming documentary Shaka, the Power of Aloha with writer and director Steve Sue | Full Segment
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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