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The Conversation: Epidemiologist talks 'chronic lack of data' about COVID-19; Big Island tour company sustains tsunami damage

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  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Thomas Heaton says Hawaiʻi residents are still desperately trying to get in touch with their loved ones in Tonga after the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption cut of the Pacific nation | Full Article
  • Manu Powers, co-owner of the snorkeling company Sea Quest Hawaiʻi in Keauhou, says their retail space sustained significant tsunami damage | Full Segment
  • Researcher Jamie Fosters says an experiment that sends squids to space can offer clues about how we can combat stress here on Earth | Full Segment
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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 ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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 talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Savannah Harriman-Pote is a producer for The Conversation and Manu Minute. Contact her at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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