Jason Ubay

Producer, The Conversation

Jason Ubay brings a variety of media experience to his role of producer on The Conversation. He was managing editor of Hawaii Business magazine for 5 years, where he launched the publication’s social media channels. He later covered tourism and financial institutions at Pacific Business News. He holds a degree in journalism from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is the treasurer of the Hawai’i chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. 

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Big turnout and a few surprises in the primary election; Self care for physicians at Queen's Medical Center; State has a reopening and reclosing plan, but isn't following it; Job opportunities on Maui

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Interview with State Health Director Bruce Anderson; Building a local COVID modeling system; City official under federal investigation still on the job; Possible confusion with mail-in voting; Political campaigning during a pandemic

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Coffee farmers face economic crisis; Impacts of the Jones Act; House committee seeks DOH transparency; Zero Waste composts garbage into gold

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Kauai County check-in; Possible Japan-Hawaii travel bubble; Updating Hawaii's voter registry; International students face uncertain future; New Jones Act study released

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'Stay at Home' Dilemma; Advanced Healthcare Directives; Mayoral Candidates on Rail; 50 Waypoints  

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Strengthening COVID preparedness across Hawaii; Recap of the 2020 Hawaii State Legislature; Survey says Hawaii residents OK with coronavirus restrictions; Cancel RIMPAC Coalition opposes biennial military exercise

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Assets School's plan for the fall; Paddlers get back in the water; Ige nominees face Senate opposition; ACLU Hawaii on criminal justice reform

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Legal argument for Hawaii's 14-day travel quarantine; Hawaii Island school on bringing students and boarders back for the fall; Surge in coronavirus cases among Pacific Islanders; Hawaii DACA recipient on recent ruling; Hawaii student snags fellowship with Dr. Fauci

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Medical legacy of Dr. Kawasaki; Community-based work furlough program closing; Lawmakers hammer out police misconduct bill; Addressing concerns about returning to work; Making schools safe for students

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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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Antibody testing results; Technology could help manage quarantine; Longline fishermen struggle to stay afloat; Neighbor island recipents affected by new Medicaid contract; Living in isolation at Kalaupapa

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Retail reopens on Hawaii Island, Kauai and Maui; Update on inmate release; Health crisis drives bike sales; Rebuilding facilities at Volcanoes National Park

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UH to mix online and in-person classes this fall; What offices will look like after the pandemic; Does the state have enough people for contact tracing?; Chaplains bring comfort despite physical distancing

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Progress with online learning at Hawaii's public schools; Mid-Pac Institute on deeper learning and teaching online; A look at mobile coronavirus testing; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools turns 50

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How remote and rural Ka‘u preps for a COVID-19 surge; The Long View with Neal Milner: Dealing with homelessness and coronavirus; Is the state epidemiologist the right person for coronavirus response?; Earth Day 2020: Henk Rogers optimistic while film looks at climate change; Hawaii library patrons can stream thoughtful movies at home

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Rail construction moves forward amid COVID-19 crisis; Pandemic delays Hawaii courts; Staying safe from domestic abuse while staying home; Nearly free childcare for Maui's essential workers

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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

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SBA to provide relief for businesses affected by COVID-19 crisis; Social distancing lessons from California's Inland Empire; Bus drivers on the front lines; Nurse advocates for more compassion in healthcare

Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Quarantine for travelers and stay at home order for residents; National Guard gets ready; Retooled policies could prevent jail overcrowding; Farmers markets as essential business

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Update from Hawaii's visitor industry; Honolulu orders bars and restaurants closed; Theater productions halt during coronavirus crisis; Sitting volleyball player preps for Paralympics

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UH professor prepares for online teaching; Delivering food to the needy during the coronavirus crisis; Hawaii tourism drops; Hawaii-born rugby player eyes Olympics

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Hawaii cruise ship business in jeopardy from COVID-19; Event looks at nexus of Hawaiian tradition and innovation in hospitality industry; State wants to subsidize interisland shipper; Neal Milner on those who don't vote

Update on Oahu TVR 's; Hiring for 2020 Census; No Side Gigs for State Leaders; "The Swedish Model" Combats Sex Trafficking; Local Talent on the National Stage

Hong Kong economy reeling from coronavirus; Elemental Excelerator wants startups solving climate change; Former House Speaker eyes Honolulu City Council seat; Society of Professional Journalists seeks more members

Hawaii Department of Health update on COVID-19; Climate change effects on national security; Bill could increase housing development with less reviews; Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans; President Obama's memorabilia road show

Hong Kong Journalist on Coronavirus; New EPA Administrator; Hawaii Affordable Housing Not So Affordable; Author Tae Keller; Hilo High Scholarship Winner

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Hawaii healthcare industry prepares for COVID-19; Stricter coffee labeling might actually happen; National expert talks toxic masculinity and domestic violence; Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band brings folksy music to preschoolers and their parents

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The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday approved one of the strictest bans on plastics in the country, closing loopholes in the existing ordinance on plastic bags and prohibiting single-use utensils and Styrofoam containers.

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The Honolulu Zoo is still moving toward regaining the accreditation it lost from the national Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2016.

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Twenty years ago, the islands grieved as the unthinkable happened. Byran Uyesugi, a service technician with the Xerox Corp, went to the company’s warehouse and murdered seven of his co-workers.