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Hawaii Updates: 24 New COVID Cases Today; July 4 Flotilla Attendees Face Arrest

Updated: 7/4/2020, 12:09 p.m. State health officials today reported 24 new COVID-19 cases following yesterday's 29 new cases as Hawaii continues to reverse what had been until recent weeks single-digit increases. Hawaii is now on the cusp of a thousand coronavirus cases with a total of 999.

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In Fourth Of July Remarks, Trump Attacks 'Radical Left'

In a Fourth of July speech aimed at commemorating the military on Saturday, President Trump hit on familiar divisive themes, condemning the "radical left" and the media he accused of "slander." During the second annual "Salute To America" event held on the South Lawn, the president drew a comparison between historic American wartime victories and stopping the "radical left." "American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld...

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Today it’s another preview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence sharing highlights of a new interview in our series speaking musicians and artists about how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises.

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A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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More workers in Hawaiʻi’s hotel industry are facing layoffs and extended furloughs despite state plans to reopen to out-of-state travel in August. Labor advocates are calling on state legislators to put an end to job cuts that have left thousands of residents out of work.

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Updated: 7/3/2020, 2:43 p.m. State health officials today reported another COVID-19 death and 29 new cases in the sharpest increase Hawaii has seen in months. The numbers bring the total death count to 19 and coronavirus cases to 975.

When Hawaii public school classes resume on August 4th, some schools could hold all in-person classes, others may have more online instruction and still others a blend of the two.


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The concern about the community spread of COVID-19 is growing. Health officials are working with Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the state's largest elderly care facilities to try and contain an outbreak of more than a dozen cases among staff and patients.

It is also monitoring the situation of other cases at other smaller care facilities to prevent the spread among the most vulnerable population. Do you know someone in a nursing home or smaller care home and are worried about their well being? Are you wondering where the safest place for them would be?


Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the opening up of the economy dependent on COVID-19 testing, how can Hawaii keep up? We’ll talk to local tech firm Oceanit who has a novel approach to testing that has the potential to scale across US markets and beyond.

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Debate over vacation rental regulation; Lawmaker on interisland shipping concerns; The Long View with Neal Milner: Democracy or Authoritarianism?; Making streets more pedestrian friendly; Parent challenges masks in schools policy

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 3rd

Jul 3, 2020

Manaʻo means "to think, thought, idea, belief, meaning, opinion, suggestion." We often talk about our manaʻo, and we often share our manaʻo with our friends.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller

2 hours ago

Sundays at 9am on HPR-1

Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaiʻi Public Radio.

To make your choice from our “musical brunch buffet," call in on Sunday-of or email your requests (use subject line: Sunday Brunch).

Blues From the Basement

9 hours ago

Saturdays at 10 PM on HPR-1. Blues from the Basement is a traditional blues show. whether it's Mississippi, Chicago, delta, or Piedmont blues, we cover it and try to remain true for the purists. And for those folks who may either have misconceptions about the blues or have never really delved into the blues... We do our best at trying to give our listeners a musical education on the great American art form simply known as the blues.

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

10 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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