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The Conversation: Learning from Hawaiʻi's young people

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  • Dyson Chee, UH Mānoa student and the head of the Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Coalition speaks about the power of the student perspective on climate change| Full Story
  • HPR intern Emily Tom interviews UH college students about how sleep patterns affect health and well-being in Hawaiʻi, the most sleep-deprived state in the U.S.| Full Story
  • During the pandemic, 9-year-old artist Milo Rizal Maharlika was challenged to do one drawing a day. Milo made hundreds of art portraits and made them available as non-fungible tokens or NFTs| Full Story
  • The first student from Hawaiʻi to win the 2021 National History Day Competition Keilani Tinkham, looks at Obon dance through the personal lens of family| 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
Savannah Harriman-Pote is a producer for The Conversation and Manu Minute. Contact her at
As HPR's 2022 summer intern, Emily Tom primarily works with HPR's The Conversation.
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