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The Conversation: Governor Ige on New Phase of State Recovery


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.

Governor David Ige


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.

Civil Beat Reporter Kevin Dayton


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.

Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna

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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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