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The Conversation: Working towards a livable wage; Esports team Ocean Dragons enters the metaverse

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  • Consumer inflation is at its highest level in nearly four decades, but Hawaiʻi’s minimum wage hasn’t moved for nearly four years. Is it time for that to change? Former public school teacher and founder of Living Wage Hawaii Nate Hix thinks so. | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Clare Caulfield joins us for today's Reality Check to look at the issue of potential landfill sites sitting about groundwater aquifers. | Full Article
  • The holiday season is nearly in full swing, but for individuals experiencing domestic violence, this is a difficult time to be at home. Nanci Kreidman, CEO of the Domestic Violence Action Center, has seen many victims accommodate abusive behavior during the holidays. The toll-free helpline: 1-800-690-6200 | Full Article
  • Justin Lacche created the professional esports team, the Hawaiian Islands Ocean Dragons, to play in the Metaverse. He hopes this new platform will benefit Hawaiʻi students and help preserve the Hawaiian language. | Full Segment
  • Today's Manu Minute is a real hoot! University of Hawaii at Hilo Professor Patrick Hart introduces us to Hawaiʻi's Short-eared Owl, the pueo. | Full Article
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Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter.
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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