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The Conversation: Governor Ige on New Phase of State Recovery

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State Check-in with Governor Ige; Reality Check: Hilo Veteran's Home Death; Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna

State Check-in with Governor Ige

Hawaii’s Pre-travel program is well underway. We hear from our governor about this next phase of recovery as the state rolls out a new program to help spend CARES money and help those on the state’s SNAP program.

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Governor David Ige

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Reality Check: Hilo Veteran's Home Death

Joining us for today’s Reality Check is Civil Beat reporter Kevin Dayton. He has a moving story about one of the veterans who died of Covid. during a recent outbreak at a Veterans home in Hilo.

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Civil Beat Reporter Kevin Dayton

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Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna

Genome editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna, a U.C. Berkeley professor and Hilo High graduate made headlines earlier this month as a co-winner of  this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  Doudna was a guest on The Conversation a couple of years back. She was in Hawaii for a speaking tour about her work with the CRISPR gene editing technology. She reminisced about her humble roots, wonderful mentors and achievements along the way.

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Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna

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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