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The Conversation: Public input wanted on Ala Wai study; Local comedian reacts to Oscars slap

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  • Eric Merriam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Plan Formulator for the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Study, invites the public to share their insights in a virtual workshop series starting Friday | Full Story
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Cassie Ordonio covers concerns among University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty about Sen. Donna Mercado, who chairs the Higher Education Committee | Full Story
  • Local comedian Tumua Tuinei reacts to Will Smith's sensational slap at the Oscars | Full Story
  • Acting manager of the Plant Quarantine Branch, Jonathan Ho, on what the Hawai'i Department of Agriculture is seeing in amnesty bins as travelers continue to arrive in our islands | 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
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
Savannah Harriman-Pote is a producer for The Conversation and Manu Minute. Contact her at
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