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The Conversation: World Polio Day Special

This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle.
Sarah Poser, Meredith Boyter Newlove/CDC via AP
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle.
  • Former Honolulu councilmember and polio survivor Leigh Wai Doo on the impact of the life-long disease as the polio virus rebounds in the US | Full Story
  • Honolulu businessman and philanthropist John Henry Felix shares the history of polio and Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of a polio vaccine | Full Story
  • Hawaiʻi Department of Health Immunization Program Manager Ronald Balajadia addresses growing concerns about the falling polio vaccination rate | Full Story
  • Local broadcaster Emme Tomimbang shares the life of polio survivor and former Hawaiʻi First Lady Beatrice Burns | Full Story

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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.
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