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The Conversation: Indigenous Solutions to Climate Change; Kaua‘i Church Organ

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Indigenous solutions to climate change; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Pacific Islanders in Communications celebrates 30th anniversary; Restoring a Kaua‘i church organ

Indigenous solutions to climate change | Event Link

Scientists are calling for the need to cut our global emissions by 2030 in order to avoid climate catastrophe. They say we’re running out of time to come up with new ways to live sustainably. The U.S. National Science Foundation sponsored a 3-day virtual workshop that kicks off Thursday to come up with solutions. Kelsey Amos, Chief Operating Officer of educational nonprofit Purple Mai?a, spoke with The Conversation’s Savannah Harriman-Pote about biocultural solutions. 

Kelsey Amos, Chief Operating Officer of Purple Mai?a

Reality Check with Civil Beat: Honolulu rail ridership | Full Article

For today's Reality Check with the Honolulu Civil Beat, reporter Kevin Dayton had a story about the projected ridership of the Honolulu rail.

Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Kevin Dayton

Pacific Islanders in Communications celebrates 30 years

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May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to highlight the Pacific Island experience we put the spotlight on a nonprofit whose mission is to advance Pacific Island media content. Leanne Ferrer, Executive Director of Pacific Islanders in Communications, spoke with us as the nonprofit marks its 30th anniversary. 

Leanne Ferrer, Executive Director of Pacific Islanders in Communications
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Restoring a historic Kauai church organ | Full Article

It seemed like a good idea at the time to restore a church organ donated in the early 1900s by Lydia Wilcox, of a prominent Kama‘aina family and member of the Kaua‘i congregation. But it turned out to be a much larger undertaking than anyone imagined. It meant renovating the space for a much bigger pipe organ. Retired church leader David Murray shared the story. 

David Murray, retired church leader at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Kapa‘a




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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.
Savannah Harriman-Pote rejoined The Conversation in 2021 after interning for Hawaiʻi Public Radio in the summers of 2018 and 2019. She also produces HPR's podcast Manu Minute in collaboration with The University of Hawaii at Hilo. She was born and raised on the Big Island, and she collects public radio mugs.
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