Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

The Conversation: Heiress Kawānanakoa dies; Eruption prompts homeowner's insurance review

Abigail Kawananakoa
Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, Native Hawaiian heiress Abigail Kawānanakoa poses outside a Honolulu courthouse. A foundation working to ensure that Kawānanakoa's fortune goes toward benefiting Native Hawaiian causes now wants to stop an auction of items belonging to the heiress some consider a princess. Attorneys for the foundation are asking a judge to stop the auction before a conservator to handle Kawānanakoa's finances is named.
Stay Connected
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
More Episodes