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The Conversation: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018


Tropical Storm Olivia Maui Update, Shelters on Maui,  The Long View, Sex-Ed in Hawaii, Bamboo Ridge Press Book Launch



Tropical Storm Olivia Maui Update


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Residents of Maui began feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Olivia Tuesday afternoon. This morning, communities on Molokai and Windward Maui are seeing heavy rains. But Maui County spokesperson Rod Antone said that wind and water are not the only threat to residents of the Valley Isle.

And Neil Hasegawa is one of the people helping those Hana residents remain self-sufficient. He’s the owner of the Hasegawa General Store in Hana. He joined us by phone for an update.

Intro music: Rainbow by G. Love & Special Sauce, Jack Johnson

Outro Music: Maui Medley by Barney Isaacs, George Kua



Rod Antone and Neil Hasegawa

Shelters on Maui


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This morning we circle back to Maui. Joining us live in the studio is Noe Tanigawa with more on the housing situation on the Valley Isle. She shared what the latest is with the shelter situation and the storm.

Intro music: Sauce by Diego Raposo

Noe Tanigawa

Reality Check

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We often hear about the pluses of early education. That is the subject of our Reality Check segment with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat.

Outro Music: Ice Cream by Aldrine Guerrero




Reality Check

The Long View, Sex-Ed in Hawaii


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It’s time now for the Long View with Neal Milner today we are talking sex-education classes. Remember Pono Choices?

Outro Music: Warning Sign by Talking Heads

Neil Milner


Bamboo Ridge Press Book Launch


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This month we’ve been focusing on a number of groups celebrating big milestone anniversaries.

For the Bamboo Ridge Press, this marks its 40th year.

We sat down recently with Gail Harada to talk about the milestone for this local group and the community support behind its success. and a new book it launches tomorrow.

Intro Music: Tea Picking Dance by the Traditional Chinese Music Academy

Outro music: DIIV by Under the Sun

Gail Harada

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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
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