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The Conversation: The 'Tides' That Bind — A Look at Our Relationship to the Ocean

Wally Gobetz
A view of the Honolulu Harbor from Aloha Tower.
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  • In the wake of social media outcries against tourists touching native marine life, Dr. Michelle Barbieri, the head of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program at NOAA, and Ryan Jenkinson, head of the Protected Species Program of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources share the tragic story of one endemic monk seal | Full Article
  • Erica Perez of the citizen science organization Hawai'i Wai Ola wants residents to take responsibility for their water quality management | Full Article
  • HPR's Arts & Culture reporter Noe Tanigawa gives us some insight on comic book history in Hawai'i | Full Article
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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
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
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