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The Conversation: CEO of Go X Scooters Addresses Confusion Over Launch

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Catherine Cruz
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Hawaii Public Radio

New scooter company Go X discusses cautious launch; Danny and Allen Castro, ten years later; Reality Check: Makers of blood-thinning drug Plavix fined $834 million over undisclosed health risks; Frank De Lima shares his latest musical parodies on aging, COVID-19

New scooter company Go X discusses cautious launch

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Credit Catherine Cruz / Hawaii Public Radio
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Hawaii Public Radio

Two weeks ago, we spoke with Deputy Director of the Department of Transportation Services Jon Nouchi about the new Go X rental scooters popping up around the city.  After the city's contentious relationship with Lime, we catch up with Alex Debelov, the CEO of Go X, about his launch.

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Alex Debelov, the CEO of Go X

Danny and Allen Castro, ten years later

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Allen Castro (left) and Danny Robinson Castro (right)

The Conversation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. We aired our first show on Valentine’s Day, 2011. And our very first guests, Allen Castro and Danny Robinson Castro, were planning their civil union ceremony as then-Governor Neil Abercrombie prepared to sign a bill that would enshrine that right into law. We check in with them to see how they've spent the last decade and get their advice for couples who are wading through the trials of the pandemic.
 

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Danny and Allen Castro

Reality Check: Makers of blood-thinning drug Plavix fined $834 million over undisclosed health risks

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and three U.S.-based subsidiaries of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi will have to pay $834 million in fines for selling their prescription blood-thinner Plavix without proper warning labels about its potential health risks. You can read Eleni Avendaño's full story at civilbeat.org.

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Alex Debelov, the CEO of Go X

Frank De Lima shares his latest musical parodies on aging, COVID-19

The ever-funny Frank De Lima has turned his attention to more somber subjects in the past year. The 72-year-old comedian joins us to discuss aging amidst a pandemic, and recommends a healthy dose of humor to get through tough times.

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Comedian Frank De Lima

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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 ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Savannah Harriman-Pote is a producer for The Conversation and Manu Minute. Contact her at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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