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The Conversation: Reactions to the State of the State Address

Jan 25, 2021
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Reactions to the State of the State Address; DOH to vaccinate Kalaupapa community; East-West Medical Institute discusses vaccine trial findings; Reality Check: Lack of tourism revenue hits Kauai healthcare facility; How to combat overtourism


Reactions to the State of the State Address

Democratic Governor David Ige gave his 2021 State of the State Address this morning. Governor Ige urges residents to look forward after an unprecedented year. Tom Yamachika, President of Tax Foundation of Hawaii, joins us with reactions.
 

Miki’ala Pescaia

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the National Park Service’s presence at Kalaupapa on Molokai. COVID-19 has forced a change in plans to commemorate the milestone. Tours and access has been curtailed for most of the year. Today we hear from the park superintendent about what its presence in the historic settlement has meant as we plan for the day when the last resident leaves what has been home for so many.

We also hear personal reflections frome one man long exiled to the islands and we rebroadcast some stories about the island’s place names and important history about  the efforts to find a cure for Hansen’s Disease or leprosy.

Veterans Vaccine Plan; Reality Check: Vaccine Skepticism; Hawaii Small Business Woes; Kalaupapa Concert; “Allegiance” Memoir

Veterans Vaccine Plan

The Veterans Affairs office just hosted a virtual town hall meeting to take questions from its members about when they will be offered the chance to be vaccinated. Amy Rohlfs is the Public Affairs officer for the VA. We talked to her yesterday afternoon while the first of the Pacific Islands VA staff in Guam was getting the first doses.

Cory Lum, Honolulu Civil Beat

Public transparency at care homes; Celebrating EMS workers in our community; City workers on extended paid leave; Breakthrough science of Alice Ball

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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

New Statue for Molokai

Aug 26, 2013
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Flickr / weetahbug

The island of Molokai is known for two saints---Father Damien and Marianne Cope. Now many people are advocating for a third saint---Brother Joseph Dutton. A new statue of Dutton has just arrived on the island. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Catherine Cluett
Catherine Cluett

The remote Kalaupapa settlement is normally the epitome of peace. But once a year, its wharf becomes as busy as a city intersection. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch. 

It’s Tuesday, May 28 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Just how bad is Urban decay in the tropics?      

James Spencer is a  UH  Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning with a joint appointment in Political Science. He’s also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East West Center. His current research focuses on urbanization in Southeast Asia and the Global South, especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ethiopia and other parts of Asia and Africa.