Catherine Cruz

Catherine Cruz is the Co-host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

CalAlerts

FEMA’s Wireless Alert System; Local Scientist Selected for NASA Mission; ADA Compliant Websites; Pianist Joyce Yang

U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force

Military Role Emergency Management; Getting Ahead When You Can’t Save; Immigration Debate Impacts in Hawaii; Local Civic Engagement

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Opening Day at the Legislature; 125 Years Since the Hawaiian Overthrow

Wikipedia

Hawai'i Island's Response to False Alarm; Civil Engagement

Marco Polo, 6 Months Later

Jan 13, 2018
Catherine Cruz

Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo

Jan 12, 2018
Catherine Cruz
Catherine Cruz

The Honolulu Fire Department recently released internal audio communication tapes that document how firefighters approached the deadly seven-alarm fire last summer. An HFD Captain, who was on the scene, helps us interpret the tapes and explains the challenges crews faced.

U.S Pacific Command

Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo; UH Sexual Assault Survey; FISA Renewal; HTY Production of Red Balloon

Wayne Yoshioka

Rule of Law in Trumpian America; Maui Water Department Drama; Marco Polo Updates; Oral Health Strategic Planning Sessions

Closing the Door Could Save Your Life

Jan 10, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

One of the most effective fire safety techniques is also one of the most simple: closing your bedroom door.

Wikimedia Commons

Close The Door Campaign; North Kona Water Shortage; Growing Up Transgender

Wikimedia Commons

What Happened to Mandatory Sprinkler Systems After Marco Polo?

Wayne Yoshioka

What Comes After #MeToo? Stories of Sex Workers; Displaced Marco Polo Residents; Kid Pan Alley

bodytel_Flickr

Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips; State of Hawaii’s Bridges; Bug Wrangler James McCarthy

Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips

Jan 5, 2018
Bodytel / Flickr
Bodytel / Flickr

Glucose test strips for diabetes patients can cost between $15-20 per day. This has led to the rise of a secondary market in the strips, which are sometimes obtained illegally.

Pexels

Hawaii’s New Minimum Wage

Jonathan McIntosh / Flickr

Subsidized Preschool; Art of Surveillance; Divided America; Child & Family Service

Preschool Open Door Program Open for Enrollment

Jan 3, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Low and moderate-income families in Hawaii can tap a state subsidized program to give their keiki a head start in early learning.

National Technical University Singapore

Department of Health Audit; Sea Turtle Bycatch; Science of Interstellar; Artistic Exploration of Memory

NOAA

Longitudinal Study Finds Hawaii’s Reefs are Overfished; Jaimal Yogis is the author of All Our Waves Are Water; Climate Change/Hawaiian Fishpond Aquaculture; Aloha Harvest

Flickr

Tiny Homes on Kauai; Hawaii Technology Development / 80/80 Initiative; Climate Change/Hawaiian Fishpond Aquaculture; Aloha Harvest

Pixabay

Sunset Beach Erosion: UH SOEST; Harvard’s Rental Housing Report; Rat Lung Worm

U.S. Army

Agriculture Travel Restrictions; Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid; Humpback Whale Season Begins; Cesspool Hot Spots

Wikimedia Commons

Hotel Panic Buttons; A.I. and Science Fiction; 2017 Environmental Report

JDNX / Flickr

Hawaii’s Economic Outlook for 2018

Mike MacKenzie / Flickr

Social Media Vigilantism; Local Net Neutrality; Fake News and Mainstream Media

Pixabay

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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