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The Conversation: The water situation affecting military housing; Local projects and the federal infrastructure bill

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Henryk Niestrój
  • A military spouse shares her frustrations and fears amid the Navy's recommendation to Hickam military housing residents to avoid ingestion of their potable water if chemical odors are present
  • Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Mitch Roth discusses how his county will move forward with COVID procedures when the state begins delegating rulemaking to counties on Wednesday | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Kevin Dayton joins us for today's Reality Check to take a hard look at Hawaii's Foster Care Program in light of missing Waimanalo child Isabella Ariel Kalua, who is presumed dead, and whose foster parents pled not guilty to murder charges | Full Article
  • Ed Sniffen, the State Highways Deputy Director for the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, discusses what Hawaiʻi could be in line for and what projects he thinks could be most impactful in the islands after the signing of the federal infrastructure bill | Full Segment
  • Dustin Shindo, a venture capitalist with Pono Capital, talks about looking to help take a local private company public | 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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