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The Conversation: The state's bottomfish fisheries are healthy; Trying out Hawaiʻi's first rage room

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  • HPR reporter Ku'uwehi Hiraishi breaks down long-range studies of Hawaiʻi's stock of bottomfish like ʻopakapaka and onaga | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra discusses Honolulu police overtime and how it affects an officer's pension | Full Article
  • Casey Nishimura, SERVCO Pacific's Communications Director, talks about adapting its campaign of giving back to the community | Full Segment
  • Friends of ʻIolani Palace Executive Director Paula Akana and Hilo designer Iris Viacrucis share how ʻIolani Palace is celebrating King David Kalākaua's birthday | Full Article
  • Mark Gaulke, Carolina Palotti, and Cody Jarrett, the owners of Break'n Anger, Hawaiʻi's first rage room, talk breaking stuff | 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.
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.
Russell Subiono has been with Hawai‘i Public Radio since 2019. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, TV, and radio. He got his start at HPR as a Production Assistant on The Conversation from 2016-2017. Prior to his return, he spent two years as a producer at KITV4 Island News, where he oversaw Hawai‘i’s only hour-long evening broadcast. He also served as HPR’s Fund Drive Producer for two years before returning to The Conversation as Executive Producer. In the moments when he’s not working at the station, you can find him visiting donut shops, making top-5 lists, and developing comedy videos that never get made.
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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