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Hawaii Updates: Fourth Death, Cases Climb To 351; Visitors Continue To Arrive; No Airport Closure

Updated: 4/4/2020, 1:14 p.m. An East Oahu man over 65 years old is the fourth person in Hawaii to die from the coronavirus, state health officials said today. A third coronavirus-related death in Hawaiʻi was reported yesterday. The confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases now number 351, up by 32 from yesterday and including two minors.

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Hawaii: Delay International Military Drill Over Virus

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Honolulu — Hawaii's largest milk processor is expected to continue operating after its pending purchase by a California real estate investment firm.

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Billions in federal economic aid are on their way to Hawaii. And a locally-based payroll expert helped write some of the rules.

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Face masks have suddenly become a focus of discussion around the country. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is the latest to “strongly recommend” residents wear them while outside. He’s talking about re-usable cloth masks. But the disposable kind are part of a new production push in Asia.

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Gov. David Ige says he won't join Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's call to President Trump for a halt to all nonessential travel on commercial airplanes.


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With economists predicting short-term unemployment rates as high as 25 percent, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will dwarf the Great Recession.


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To wear a mask or not? Feel that it is out of your comfort zone? Shelter in place, stay home. Why is it okay for some, but not for others? Frustrated about the mixed messages? In today's show, we answered questions on masks, antibodies, testing and more.

Our guest was Dr. Kathy Kozak, host of The Body Show, which airs at 6:30 p.m. every Monday on HPR-1. Dr. Kozak joined Straub Clinic and Hospital where currently works as an internist specializing in preventative health, travel medicine, women's health and wellness.


Gov. David. Ige talks masks and other coronavirus concerns; Honolulu's 911, ambulance services stand ready; Local company has masks hookup; Local film industry hit hard but optimistic about future

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Find out about distance learning, especially now with students sheltering at home. This edition of Bytemarks Café explores some of the best practices and delivery platforms to effectively replace the traditional classroom experience.

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: April 3rd

Apr 3, 2020

Our Hawaiian word for today is mea maʻa mau, meaning a common thing. Be sure to sound the glottal stop or ʻokina when you say maʻa. Hamburgers and French fries are a mea maʻa mau for our youngsters now days.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Singing and Other Sins

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Saturdays at 5pm on HPR-2

Why “Singing and other Sins”? There are several reasons for the name change. When I began Great Songs in 1988, song meant something that was sung. Now, it can mean almost anything: an opera track, speaking or a movement from a symphony. Something that can be downloaded. So that’s why the word “song” wasn’t relevant any longer (when I began programming again in 2011) for a program featuring art song, which is indeed singing.

The Early Muse with Ian Capps

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Saturdays at 6PM on HPR-2

Howard's Day Off

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