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The Conversation: Halekulani Hotel welcomes back visitors; Comedy film spotlights local talent

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  • Halekulani Hotel’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Shaindlin looks forward to a strong holiday season as restrictions ease | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra has the latest update in the Red Hill saga | Full Article
  • Sasha Issenburg, author of The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage, talks about the complicated origins of the marriage equality movement in Hawaiʻi; Ian Tapu of the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation spotlights a town hall meeting tonight on queer community organizing| Full Article
  • HPR's Noe Tanigawa talks about changes underway at the Aloha Week Festival, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year | Full Article
  • Writer and director Stefan Schaefer offers a behind-the-scenes look at his most recent film, Aloha Surf Hotel | Link to Amazon Prime watch party on Oct. 24 | 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
Savannah Harriman-Pote is a producer for The Conversation and Manu Minute. 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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