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HI-EMA Says Culture Of Complacency Major Contributor To Veterans Home Outbreak

Updated: 9/22/2020, 10:50 a.m. A culture of complacency among staff at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo was a major contributor to the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the facility. That’s according to a new report on the outbreak, which has claimed the lives of 25 veterans as of today and infected another 79 residents and staff.

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National and World Headlines

With Romney's Support, GOP Likely Has Votes To Move Ahead With Ginsburg's Replacement

Updated at 4:16 p.m. ET Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, says he will support moving forward with President Trump's upcoming election year nomination to the Supreme Court. Romney issued a statement Tuesday that he intends "to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President's nominee." If the nominee reaches the Senate floor he intends "to vote based upon their qualifications." Romney's support for moving ahead means that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is all but certain to...

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Police in Thailand are filing charges against more than a dozen individuals following protests this past weekend in Bangkok.

In a year that's been plenty scary, this much is clear: Pandemic Halloween will be different than regular Halloween. Many traditional ways of celebrating are now considerably more frightful than usual, because now they bring the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

In a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump once again sought to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic and called on Beijing to be punished for its handling of the disease, which has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide – a fifth of them in the United States.

U.S. Census Bureau

ORLANDO, Fla. — The decision to shorten by a month the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident was not made by the U.S. Census Bureau, and some agency officials suspect it was made by the White House or the Department of Commerce, according to a report from the bureau's watchdog agency.

courtesy Shawn Laatsch

For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the latest developments relating to Venus.

  

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

  Spending CARES Money; Maui County EMS Budget Cuts; Reality Check: Possible Rail CEO Replacement; Gauging Vaccine Willingness; National Public Lands Day



September is National Suicide Prevention Month and we are talking with Dr. Mason Turner of Kaiser Permanente about what the signs and symptoms are of someone who might be in trouble and need more help.

 (If you or a loved one are in distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for any emergency.)

 John Gotanda on Ginsburg; Hilo Veterans Center; Reality Check: Schatz Furious at Veteran Deaths; Hu Honua; Timeshare Report

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: September 22nd

14 hours ago

Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is waiū, for “milk.” Literally, it means “breast liquid” and can also be used to mean “breast.” Waiū that's “milk” in Hawaiian.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Keali‘iloma (Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti) from a Pacific perspective. The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

Playlists below 

Weekdays 8:00 AM - Noon on HPR-2

Studio Line: (808) 792-8245

About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

8 hours ago

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

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