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Talk Story with Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Amber Khan


We’ve been inviting  newsmakers to the table to talk one on one with our listeners. Today Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell joins us to tackle some of the top-of-mind issues in our city. From how we are tackling our housing and homeless crisis to the enforcement or lack of enforcement of zoning laws. What are we doing right and what are we doing wrong?  How do we managing the record number of tourists in our neighborhoods and attractions---now and in the future? How do we plan for climate change as we upgrade our sewer and water systems and our roads.

What can the neighbor islands learn about Honolulu’s mistakes and successes? What works in the gathering place may not fly on the Garden Isle or the Valley Isle or the Friendly Isle.


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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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