The Conversation: Lt. Governor Concerned Hawaii Veering Off Course

Jul 30, 2020

COVID Check-in with Lt. Gov. Green; Contact tracing training program underway; Political fundraisers linked to M Nightclub; Concerns of Garden Isle community; Docuseries: A Climate for Change

COVID Check-in with Lt. Gov. Green

The spike in cases has renewed concern across the state. Lt. Governor Green sits down with us to discuss contact tracing, tightening of restrictions on pulic gatherings and feedback he's hearing from Neighbor Island mayors.

Contact tracing training program underway

We take a close look at the University of Hawaiʻi-Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (UH-DOH) Contact Tracing Training Program which will have trained nearly 450 qualified individuals who will be available to be activated by the DOH, as needed.  As the numbers rise, will we need to hire additional staff to make the calls to alert those who may have been exposed to the virus?


Political fundraisers linked to M Nightclub

Today's Reality Check is a side bar story to the recent arrest of a Honolulu businessman. Click here to read Nick Grube's story at CivilBeat.org.

Concerns of Garden Isle community

Earlier this week Mayor Derek Kawakami expressed concern over the spike in cases and the limited ventilators on island and also the teachers’ worries  about getting back to school safely. HPR’s Ku`uwehi Hiraishi joins us with the snapshot from the community there.

 


Docuseries: A Climate for Change

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day earlier this year we spotlighted the first part of the docuseries “A Climate for Change,” The New Normal. It was produced by Green Island Films. Episode 2 entitled A Second Life! rolls out tonight on KGMB at 7 pm. The film covers efforts to reduce trash, protect seabirds and save coral reefs. Filmmaker  Anthony Aalto dedicated the film to the coral research of the late Ruth Gates who was the director of the Institute of Marine Biology at Coconut Island.