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The Conversation: Salt in Hawaiʻi

Ku'ulei Gaisoa
  • Ku'ulei Gaisoa shares the story of salt manufacturing and the generations of ohana who do it in Hanapēpē, Kaua‘i | Full Story
  • Kamehameha Schools' Planning and Development Manager Kanoe Puʻuohau explains Kakaʻako's history of salt and commerce | Full Story
  • Hawaii Kai Corporation's George Joseph recounts the story behind the Molokaʻi salt farm and production of the 'Soul of the Sea' brand that distributes to high-end restaurants and spas | Full Story
  • Sea Salts of Hawaiʻi's Melanie Kelekolio explains how her business turns seawater into salt that is sold around the world | Full Story
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth Artistic Director Eric Johnson discusses the work done to tell the story of Hawaiʻi's special relationship with salt in HTY's production of "The Pa'akai We Bring" | 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 ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Lillian Tsang is the senior producer of The Conversation. She has been part of the talk show team since it first aired in 2011. Contact her at ltsang@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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