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The Conversation: Hawaiʻi's Pre-9/11 Preparedness; Raising Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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  • Salvatore Lanzilotti, the former head of Honolulu's Emergency Medical Services recalls Hawaiʻi's high level of preparedness for a terrorist event prior to 9/11 | Full Segment
  • Matt Sutton, a Honolulu resident and former Marine assigned to the Pentagon during the 9/11 attack, shares his memory of that day
  • Big Island resident Howard Shapiro shares how 9/11 moved him to write a song to remember those who died
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee shares her story about a former Hawaii legislator who joined the State's Board of Education on an interim basis in today's Reality Check | Full Story
  • Dr. Ann Yabusaki, the founder of the Hawaii Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Group, and Sina Pili, a mother of a child with FASD, discuss the condition and what resources are available for those raising children with the disorders | Full Segment
  • Rabbi Jennifer Weiner of Honolulu's Temple Emanu-El shares how services have pivoted during the pandemic | Full Story
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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.
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.
Savannah Harriman-Pote is a producer for The Conversation and Manu Minute. Contact her at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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