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The Conversation: Remembering the Fukushima earthquake 11 years ago; Catalytic converter thefts surge

Yasuo Osakabe/U.S. Air Force
The devastated port city of Onahama in Fukushima Prefecture after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan.
  • Robert Richmond, director of the University of Hawaiʻi Kewalo Research Laboratory, reviews Japan's planned release of radiated water 11 years after the massive earthquake in Fukushima | Full Segment
  • Jake Muise, CEO of Maui Nui Venison, discusses his company's plan for growth that could contribute to reducing axis deer populations | Full Segment
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Brittany Lyte shares how Kauai's dwindling reliance on fossil fuels is paying off after oil prices spike in today's Reality Check | Full Article
  • State Farm's Amy Harris shares data on catalytic converter thefts in the islands | Full Segment
  • HPR Arts and Culture reporter Noe Tanigawa gives a final look at upcoming art shows around the islands as she bids farewell to the station | Full Segment
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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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