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Hawaii Updates: Drive-Through Screenings Set; Arrivals Drop To Under 1,600; Case Count Stands At 120

Two other drive-through COVID-19 screening events are scheduled this weekend -- tomorrow at the Waipiʻo Peninsula Soccer Complex and Sunday in the Kakaʻako Waterfront Park parking lot. Those tested must have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.

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National and World Headlines

President Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package Into Law

Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET President Trump has signed a historic $2 trillion economic recovery package into law Friday afternoon, shortly after the House of Representatives approved the bill. In an Oval Office ceremony Friday, the president thanked Republicans and Democrats "for coming together, setting aside their differences and putting America first" to pass the legislation. Trump was joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. No Democrats...

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The United States on Friday surpassed more than 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, doubling the number of known infections counted just three days ago.

Data from Johns Hopkins University, which has been tracking the global spread of the disease, shows 101,657 people have been diagnosed in the U.S. as of Friday evening. More than 1,560 people have died.

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Survival is order the day for many Hawaii businesses as the economic impacts of working-from-home make themselves felt. Help is available.

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Passengers arriving at Hawaii airports are now being sent to 14 days of self-quarantine. On the same day that policy took effect in the state, a different kind of airport screening started in South Korea.

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package marks the largest rescue package in American history. President Trump announced Wednesday that it includes $300 billion in direct payments to individuals to alleviate at least a little of the financial pain caused by the deliberate near-standstill of the U.S. economy.

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Shipping operations are continuing uninterrupted to the state. Yet empty shelves are an increasingly common sight in local grocery stores. Toilet paper, cleaning supplies and chicken are just some of the items you may not find at your neighborhood store. So why is that?

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

GoFarms Hawaii
GoFarms Hawaii

Getting local food to you during stay at home orders; Staying healthy during the COVID-19 crisis; Helping the homeless during the pandemic; A note on HPR's coronavirus coverage

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Coping during the global coronavirus crisis. We tapped the expertise of resources in our community as we try and understand what we are feeling. How do we recognize what is driving our behavior in this scary time? How do we best deal with our fear? What is driving the compulsion to buy all that toilet paper? Strategies for coping - what can help you calm down?

Our guests today:

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Traffic moves from roads to the Internet; Doctors move to telemedicine in face of COVID-19; Lt. Gov. iced out of leadership role; Daily briefings keep military communities updated

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: March 27th

23 hours ago

Pololei means correct. Pololei ʻoe means “you are correct.”

HPR-Produced Music Shows

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

Happy Spring to you. It's a little late to put together a spring show... but I thought I'd mix it up and make it a head trip too. So this session will be a collection of psychedelic indie rock and world to usher in the season.

Evening Concert

6 hours ago

Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.

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