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The Conversation: Maui restaurants prove resilient; local author pens new book for the Star Wars universe

Noe Tanigawa
  • We check in with Maui restaurateur Aaron Placourakis about how the food service industry has adapted over the past year | Full Segment
  • HPR contributing editor Neal Milner walks us through vaccine efforts outside of the U.S. on The Long View
  • Honolulu Civil Beat politics and opinion editor Chad Blair reports on a warning from the House of Representatives to the State Auditor | Full Article
  • Crystal Johnson of Hatch Blue gives us another take on sustainable fisheries | Full Segment
  • Local author Emma Mieko Candon reflects on an opportunity from a galaxy far, far away to write a new book in the Star Wars Universe | Full Article
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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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