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The Conversation: Friday, April 13th, 2018

Mount Bachelor

Advance Health Care Directives; Surfing Meets Snow; Chinatown Walking Tour


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Surfing Meets Snow in Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge

Hawaii’s own Gerry Lopez, also known as Mr. Pipeline, was a pioneer in the early days of big wave surfing. Later in life, he found a new passion: snowboarding. At Oregon’s Mount Bachelor, Lopez developed a snowboarding contest inspired by his favorite surf spots from around the globe.

Gerry Lopez

Outro Music: Reality by The Shifters


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Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives

Advance Healthcare Directives are better known by a different name: living wills. Having one can spare loved ones from going through an agonizing and difficult decision process in the event of a serious health incident.

Ruth Peterson

Outro Music: You Only Live Twice by St. Vincent


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Chinatown Walking Tour

Not too long ago, we took part in a walking tour of Honolulu’s Chinatown Historic District. We tagged along with AARP members as part of a series of events sponsored by the organization. It’s a popular tour regularly offered through the Hawaii Heritage Center. Longtime volunteer Director Karen Motosue gave our group a VIP tour.


Outro Music: The Warbling Birds by Hong Ting

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.
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