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The Conversation: Potential Healthcare Rationing Could Impact the Elderly; The Meaning and History of Hūnānāniho

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  • HPR reporter Ku'uwehi Hiraishi discusses efforts to teach computers to understand ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language | Full Story
  • Waimanalo native Kalani Kalima discusses the meaning and history of Hūnānāniho, the original place name restored to what the city called Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, and locals referred to as Sherwoods | Full Story
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.
Russell Subiono has been with Hawai‘i Public Radio since 2019. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, TV, and radio. He got his start at HPR as a Production Assistant on The Conversation from 2016-2017. Prior to his return, he spent two years as a producer at KITV4 Island News, where he oversaw Hawai‘i’s only hour-long evening broadcast. He also served as HPR’s Fund Drive Producer for two years before returning to The Conversation as Executive Producer. In the moments when he’s not working at the station, you can find him visiting donut shops, making top-5 lists, and developing comedy videos that never get made.
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