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The Conversation: Petition Raises Concerns Over Transparency and Meaningful Testing

Donald W. Randall

Petition Raises Healthcare Concerns; Kauai Police Chief's Candid Response to Protests; Governor Ige (Part 2) 

Petition Raises Healthcare Concerns

Some 450 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have signed a petition and sent it to Governor David Ige. Concerned about reopening tourism without proper safeguards in place, petitioners are asking the administration for more transparency and meaningful coronavirus testing.


Dr. Jonathan Dworkin and Governor David Ige

Kauai Police Chief's Candid Response to Protests

Today's Reality Check features a story about the head of Kauai Police and his candid approach to Black Lives Matter demonstrations.  Click here to read Brittany Lyte's story on

Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Brittany Lyte

Governor Ige (Part 2)

Governor David Ige covered topics such as the ongoing social upheaval in the wake of George Floyd's death, as well as the tensions between some of his cabinet members and State Senators.

Governor David Ige

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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