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The Conversation: O‘ahu Public Housing Waitlist Opens Friday


The Hawaii Housing Authority opens the waitlist; The Long View: Fact-checking and fake news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Federal funding and the Honolulu rail; Manu Minute rebroadcast

The Hawaii Housing Authority opens the waitlist

A large number of state subsidized housing units will become available starting this Friday. The Hawaii Public Housing Authority is making available the first of 250 units in subsidized projects across the state. It also recently reopened the lists for Section 8 housing. We talked to Executive Director Hakim Ouansafi about how he and his team have fared during the pandemic.

Hakim Ouansafi, Executive Director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority

The Long View with Neal Milner: Fact-checking and fake news | Article

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How do we navigate the so-called post-truth era? That’s the subject of our segment The Long View with political analyst Neal Milner. Milner is a retired professor of political science who joins us as a contributing editor.

Neal Milner, political analyst and contributing editor

Reality Check with Civil Beat: Federal funding and the Honolulu rail | Article

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Joining us from Washington for today’s Reality Check was Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nick Grube. He had a story about the chances of getting more federal money for the ballooning rail project. 

Nick Grube, Honolulu Civil Beat reporter

Manu Minute: 'I'iwi, the Scarlet Honeycreeper | Article

We kicked the series off back in October with the song of the i‘iwi. Since then, Dr. Patrick Hart has introduced us to almost twenty different bird songs. Today, we rebroadcast our first conversation with Hart, who heads up the LOHE Bioacoustics Lab at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Manu Minute with Dr. Patrick Hart. Featuring field recordings from the LOHE Lab at UH Hilo.


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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
Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter.
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