The Conversation: Congressman Ed Case Talks Coronavirus, RIMPAC

May 6, 2020

Rep. Ed Case on COVID-19 and RIMPAC; The Long View with Neal Milner: Correlation between political ideology and COVID-19 reactions; Antiquated IT system hinders Hawaii's unemployed; Chaminade University President Lynn Babington talks fall semester; Rural community comes together for distance learning

Rep. Ed Case on COVID-19 and RIMPAC

Congressman Ed Case has been back at home for the past eight weeks working remotely while the U.S. House has not been meeting in person because of the COVID-19 health crisis. He tells us about the federal funding to ease the economic pain caused by the crisis, as well as the decision to postpone the military war games until later this summer.

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The Long View with Neal Milner: Correlation between political ideology and coronavirus reactions

Our political analyst examines the idea that moderates, conservatives and liberals are reacting to this health and economic crisis differently.

Antiquated IT system hinders Hawaii's unemployed

Critics say state officials could have updated a nearly 40-year-old system but never did. Now a long-term fix won't come until at least next year. Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us about the 1980s-era system the state is still using and why new technology has not yet been adopted. Click here to read Marcel Honore's story at CivilBeat.org.

Dr. Lynn Babington, President, Chaminade University
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Chaminade University President Lynn Babington talks fall semester

We are looking at higher education in the state as in-person classes and distance learning is expected to resume in the fall. Chaminade University's Lynn Babington tells us what the private Catholic university in Honolulu is preparing.

Rural community comes together for distance learning

Teachers on the Neighbor Islands joined together to solve a problem that was getting in the way of distance learning. HPR Reporter Kuuwehi Hiraishi tells us how they did it.