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The Conversation: Fuel Leaks at Pearl Harbor; Challenges Confronting the Restaurant Industry

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  • Marti Townsend, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Hawai'i, on the news of fuel leaks at Pearl Harbor coming to light | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat political editor Chad Blair checks in with reporter Kevin Dayton's story on inmate deaths in Hawai'i prisons and jails | Full Article
  • Sarah Nguyen, the incoming chair of the Hawai'i Restaurant Association, on the challenges the restaurant industry is currently facing in our islands
  • Sheldon Simeon, a local chef and owner of the restaurant Tin Roof Maui, on his new cookbook Cook Real Hawai'i and celebrating culture through cuisine
  • HPR reporter Casey Harlow shares how a Moloka'i charter school overhauled its curriculum | Full Article
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.
Lillian Tsang is Senior Producer with The Conversation. She has been a part of the talk show team since TC first aired on February 14, 2011. Born and raised in Honolulu, she received her BFA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her art career melded with radio after her glass-blowing partner, Anthony Borgioli, introduced her to the college radio station, KTUH. Bitten by the broadcasting bug, Lillian went on to produce and host a her own show “Planet of Sound” for almost a decade. It was a fellow KTUH DJ who told her about a job opening at Hawaiʻi Public Radio as an overnight/weekend board operator. She's since transitioned to a full-time day job and happily part of the HPR ʻohana.
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