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The Conversation: Lawmakers call for transparency about Red Hill; Postal Service hiring 600 workers

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  • Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho breaks down the Hawaiʻi Department of Health's action against the Navy over the Red Hill facility while lawmakers call for more transparency | Full Article
  • USPS Operations Manager Kevin Nakaoka says the Postal Service is looking to hire a record number of workers for the holiday season | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Stewart Yerton covers complaints of run-off in Kewalo Basin Harbor that boat-owners say is coming from Howard Hughes' latest construction project | Full Article
  • Astronomer Ken Chambers walks us through what to do in case of asteroids as a new NASA grant fuels further observation into near-earth objects | 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.
Savannah Harriman-Pote rejoined The Conversation in 2021 after interning for Hawaiʻi Public Radio in the summers of 2018 and 2019. She also produces HPR's podcast Manu Minute in collaboration with The University of Hawaii at Hilo. She was born and raised on the Big Island, and she collects public radio mugs.
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