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The Conversation: Hawaii's Small Businesses Move To The Online Marketpalce


Pop-Up Makeke; Driverless Car Pilot; Reality Checking: Controversy Surrounds Planned Glamping Resort; DLNR Reef Fish Rules Meetings

Pop-Up Makeke

Today happens to be Cyber Monday, and to acknowledge the small businesses that have had to move online to survive the pandemic we bring you a story behind the success of pop-up makeke. It's a show that’s a little bit QVC, a little bit Amazon and all about helping small businesses. We talked with Kuhio Lewis, Executive Director of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement talking about the story behind Pop-Up Makeke.

Kuhio Lewis, Executive Director of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement


Driverless Car Pilot

Driverless cars: they will be in place sooner than you think.The technology is already being installed in a section of one of the busiest stretches into town and across the state. We  hear about  the accelerated progress being made in a pilot project from  State Highways Director Ed Sniffen. Did you know that 35 signals along Nimitz Highway are already hooked up

State Highways Director Ed Sniffen

Reality Checking: Controversy Surrounds Planned Glamping Resort

Honolulu Civil Beat’s Reality check segment today looks at the issues surrounding a proposed “glamping” resort on Kauai. Allan Paraccini has a story on a controversy that’s brewing on the Garden Isle.  

Civil Beat Reporter Allan Paraccini


DLNR Reef Fish Rules Meetings

Healthy reefs need help from healthy fish and other marine life.

That’s why the State’s Aquatic Resources division is reaching out to fisher people and ocean users casting a wide net to get information about herbivores - our friendly marine creatures that we interact with when we get out into the sea.

Stacia Marcoux is with the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Here’s what you need to know about a series of scoping meetings that run through Dec 10th.

Stacia Marcoux, Fish and Habitat Monitoring Technician with the Department of Land and Natural Resources

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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