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The Conversation: Health care staffing crisis displaces kūpuna; Big Island artist expresses her musical truth

Medicaid pays the costs for about 62 percent of seniors who are living in nursing homes, some of the priciest health care available.
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Medicaid pays the costs for about 62 percent of seniors who are living in nursing homes, some of the priciest health care available.
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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.
Lillian Tsang is the senior producer of The Conversation. She has been part of the talk show team since it first aired in 2011. Contact her at ltsang@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.
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