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The Conversation is a weekday show on HPR’s news and information program stream, KHPR 88.1FM. For, by, and about the people of Hawaii, The shows host Chris Vandercook will be talking to all sorts of people about all sorts of things, from the state’s budget crisis to huli-huli chicken, and audience involvement and comment is invited.

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The Conversation is a weekday show on HPR’s news and information program stream, KHPR 88.1FM. For, by, and about the people of Hawaii, The shows host Chris Vandercook will be talking to all sorts of people about all sorts of things, from the state’s budget crisis to huli-huli chicken, and audience involvement and comment is invited.

    The Conversation: Schools Adapt to Serve Students

    The Conversation: Schools Adapt to Serve Students

    Windward Oahu withstand weather at 'Aikahi Elementary; New president takes charge at Maryknoll School; Reality Check: Can Landlord-Tenant Mediation Stave Off Mass Evictions?; Combatting global disinformation; Hawaiian monk seals face threat from dogs Windward Oahu withstand weather at 'Aikahi Elementary Last semester, 'Aikahi Elementary got creative in order to bring people back to campus: they constructed outdoor classrooms to help protect both staff and students. Principal Keoki Fraser checks

    • 50 min
    The Conversation: What You Should Know About Mail Theft

    The Conversation: What You Should Know About Mail Theft

    U.S. Postal Inspector warns of mail theft; Hawaii's stamp collectors; Reality Check with Civil Beat: State ineffective in getting farmers on land; What's new at the Hawaii State Archives; Gardening tips from a Molokai homesteader

    • 52 min
    The Conversation: Investigating COVID Cases in Incarceration Facilities

    The Conversation: Investigating COVID Cases in Incarceration Facilities

    COVID-19 cases behind bars; Big Island doctor reflects as physician-assisted-dying bill advances in Hawai'i Senate; Reality Check: State budget shortfall smaller than expected; Alzheimer's virtual conference tomorrow; Punahou grad on the latest Mars mission COVID-19 cases behind bars The Oversight Commission on Hawaiʻi’s Correctional Systems is requesting an analysis of inmate deaths at state jails and prisons. Just this week, Public Safety reported that another death behind bars was

    • 52 min
    The Conversation: Measure Would Require State Agencies to Buy Hawaii Grown Produce

    The Conversation: Measure Would Require State Agencies to Buy Hawaii Grown Produce

    Bill would require state agencies to buy local produce; Executing Larry Ellison's agricultural vision on Lanai; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Zippy's wants to pay employees to get vaccinated; Union leader on remote working policy for government workers; Challenges with telehealth adoption

    • 52 min
    The Conversation: New Grants Help Expand Telehealth Statewide

    The Conversation: New Grants Help Expand Telehealth Statewide

    New grants seek to expand telehealth throughout the state; Reality Check: how the pandemic has exacerbated our teacher shortage; Rental assistance program rolls out for Native Hawaiians; Perseverance rover hunts for ancient life on Mars New grants seek to expand telehealth throughout the state Due to stay-at-home orders and limited in-person doctor appointments, telehealth has become a literal lifeline for some patients during the pandemic. But challenges like lack of broadband access,

    • 52 min
    The Conversation: Looking to Chinatown's Future

    The Conversation: Looking to Chinatown's Future

    The City's stewardship of Chinatown Mayor Rick Blangiardi pulled Anton Krucky , co-founder of Tissue Genesis, out of retirement in order serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Housing . In his new role, Krucky is looking at how the City can be a better steward of Chinatown. He's attended a Downtown Chinatown Neighborhood Board meeting and has spoken with residents, business owners, and City department heads about how best to move forward. Longtime Chinatown resident shares concerns,

    • 52 min

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