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Community ties to Ukraine through sugar plantation history

Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu
Catherine Cruz
Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu

As the conflict continues in Ukraine, The Conversation takes a look at Ukrainians on Hawaiʻi sugar plantations. At Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu, docent and board member Robert Castro began researching a handful of Ukrainians brought over to work in the sugar fields after a visitor inquired about them.

This interview aired on The Conversation on May 4, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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.
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