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The Conversation: Raising Awareness of Campus Sexual Assault

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Raising awareness of sexual assault at the University of Hawaii; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Latest from state legislature; Art educators leave their legacy; Local bookstore celebrates; Comedian Tumua Tuinei on local style humor

Raising awareness of sexual assault at the University of Hawaii | Full Article

Two state legislature bills that would have required the University of Hawaii to expand training for employees in the Title IX office, and expand access to confidential services for students failed to be passed. Anna Chua, a UH student organizer, and Nora Gallo, co-executive director of the Every Voice Coalition, joined us to discuss the fight to end sexual violence on college campuses.

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Anna Chua, UH senior and student organizer, and Nora Gallo, co-executive director of the Every Voice Coalition

Reality Check with Civil Beat: Latest from state legislature | Full Article

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With exactly one week left in the state legislative session, Civil Beat government reporter Kevin Dayton gave us the latest on the bills moving through the House and Senate. 

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Honolulu Civil Beat government reporter Kevin Dayton

Art educators leave their legacy

The Hawaii Arts Alliance is honoring two local longtime art educators Tom Klobe for 2021 and Duane Preble for 2020 as Alfred Preis Award honorees. HPR arts and culture reporter Noe Tanigawa shared their impact on the Hawaii art community.

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Hawaii Public Radio reporter Noe Tanigawa

Local bookstore celebrates its third anniversary

Tomorrow the world celebrates Independent Bookstore Day. Kristen Namba Reed from Da Shop in Kaimuki spoke with us about the store and its anniversary celebrations. 

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Kristen Namba Reed of Da Shop bookstore

Comedian Tumua Tuinei on local style humor

Local stand-up comedian Tumua Tuinei has been rising steadily since he first started four years ago. He recently sold out 18 shows at the Blue Note Hawaii and will soon perform at sold out Mother's Day shows in Kaneohe. He spoke with HPR's Russell Subiono about being funny, "local style." 

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Comedian Tumua Tuinei

Listen to the full interview with Tuinei below:

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Full interview with comedian Tumua Tuinei

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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.
Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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