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Hawaiʻi's Path to Economic Recovery Could be Green

Hawai’i has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country with nearly a quarter of a million island residents out of work. As state leaders consider solutions to this crisis, there’s one approach that would create jobs, address some local issues, and reach back to a bit of history that worked in the past.

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National and World Headlines

Antibody Tests Point To Lower Death Rate For The Coronavirus Than First Thought

Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared. The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself. The tests are finding large numbers of people in the U.S. who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous. "The current best estimates for the infection fatality risk are...

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The gradual process of re-opening is continuing across the state and in differing degrees around the world. Some countries are starting to look at possible ways to allow certain visitors, with careful controls — and that includes China.

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Japan has moved into a new phase of re-opening this week – including its largest city.

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Last updated: 5/27/2020

Information -- it's inoculation against the anxiety that can take hold as COVID-19 spreads, jobs are lost and lives are frayed. Hawai‘i Public Radio is compiling resources and information to help the community deal with the hurdles ahead as we navigate life during a pandemic.

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Updated: 5/27/2020, 1:35 p.m.

SEATTLE — The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called.

Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET

NASA and SpaceX were ready to launch a pair of astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly nine years on Wednesday, but the weather had other ideas.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Find out how using artificial intelligence can help gauge our economic recovery. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, learn how A.I. sensors can gather data on social distancing, and whether people are wearing a mask in high-trafficked retail outlets.

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Flickr / pedrosimoes7

What to expect as driver licensing centers reopen; Returning to regular health visits; COVID-19 crisis also affecting mental health; Hawaiian Telcom on increased Internet demand; Internet access creates disparities in distance learning

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Pictures of Money / Flickr

State lawmakers are due back in session June 15th after passing a spending plan for the state last week. But there is still work ahead as key players try and sort through what to expect when it comes to money coming into our tax coffers and money from the Federal Government.

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: May 28th

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Akua has many meanings, but none more common in today's Hawaiian than God. In Hawaiian, there are many different kinds of gods, and akua can mean goddess, spirit, ghost, devil, image, idol, divine, even a corpse.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Keali‘iloma (Louise King Lanzilotti) from a Pacific perspective. The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

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About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

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Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR music shows.  

Stream past episodes of Bridging the Gap HERE

Stream past episodes of Kanikapila Sunday HERE

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