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The Conversation: Hanabusa Joins HART; Josh Green on Vaccine Passports

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Former congresswoman joins Honolulu rail; Salvaging the rail project; Inter-island vaccine passports; The Long View with Neal Milner; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Remote work training

Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa joins Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit | Full Article

Following the announcement that Colleen Hanabusa will be appointed to HART as a volunteer board member, she spoke with The Conversation about the rail project.

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Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa

Salvaging the Honolulu rail project | Reroute The Rail

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At one point, Hawaii architect Scott Wilson was the head of a transportation committee tasked with analyzing the impact of the Honolulu rail. Wilson reflected on the efforts to salvage the $12 billion project now that the completion date has been pushed to 2030. 

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Hawai‘i architect Scott Wilson

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Lt. Gov. Josh Green on inter-island vaccine passports | Full Article

The state rolled out its vaccine passport system this week, making inter-island travel easier for those vaccinated in Hawaii. Lieutenant Governor Josh Green shared the latest about the program and the timeframe for expanding it to mainland travelers.

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Lieutenant Governor Josh Green

The Long View with Neal Milner: Political discussions surrounding masks and vaccines | Article 1 | Article 2

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, to mask or not to mask --- where are the political lines drawn when it comes to dealing with this latest phase of the pandemic? We turned to our political analyst, Neal Milner.

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Political analyst and contributing editor Neal Milner

Reality Check with Civil Beat: Public school union will have new leadership | Full Article

The union that represents thousands of public school teachers across the state will see new leadership. Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee had the latest about the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

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Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee
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Remote Ready Hawaii | Full Article

A new pilot project to teach unemployed people how to do remote work for mainland companies is underway. HPR reporter Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi has the story.   

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Hawaii Public Radio reporter Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi

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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.
Russell Subiono has been with Hawai‘i Public Radio since 2019. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, TV, and radio. He got his start at HPR as a Production Assistant on The Conversation from 2016-2017. Prior to his return, he spent two years as a producer at KITV4 Island News, where he oversaw Hawai‘i’s only hour-long evening broadcast. He also served as HPR’s Fund Drive Producer for two years before returning to The Conversation as Executive Producer. In the moments when he’s not working at the station, you can find him visiting donut shops, making top-5 lists, and developing comedy videos that never get made.
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