Jason Ubay

Producer, The Conversation

Jason Ubay brings a variety of media experience to his role of producer on The Conversation. He was managing editor of Hawaii Business magazine for 5 years, where he launched the publication’s social media channels. He later covered tourism and financial institutions at Pacific Business News. He holds a degree in journalism from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is the treasurer of the Hawai’i chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. 

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii (HMHB) has a launched a new mobile clinic to provide health and social services to Oahu's most vulnerable moms, expectant mothers and babies.

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A new report by research firm Omnitrak finds Generation X travelers - which defines the group as those between the ages of 35 and 54 - will be the group most ready to travel within the next six months.

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Windward Oahu withstand weather at 'Aikahi Elementary; New president takes charge at Maryknoll School; Reality Check: Can Landlord-Tenant Mediation Stave Off Mass Evictions?; Combatting global disinformation; Hawaiian monk seals face threat from dogs

Windward Oahu withstand weather at 'Aikahi Elementary

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COVID-19 cases behind bars; Big Island doctor reflects as physician-assisted-dying bill advances in Hawai'i Senate; Reality Check: State budget shortfall smaller than expected; Alzheimer's virtual conference tomorrow; Punahou grad on the latest Mars mission
 

COVID-19 cases behind bars

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Bill would require state agencies to buy local produce; Executing Larry Ellison's agricultural vision on Lanai; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Zippy's wants to pay employees to get vaccinated; Union leader on remote working policy for government workers; Challenges with telehealth adoption

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New grants seek to expand telehealth throughout the state; Reality Check: how the pandemic has exacerbated our teacher shortage; Rental assistance program rolls out for Native Hawaiians; Perseverance rover hunts for ancient life on Mars

New grants seek to expand telehealth throughout the state

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U.S. Senator Brian Schatz on transportation, Hawaiian homelands and more; East-West Center fellow talks latest on Myanmar; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Lawmakers try to shift tax burden to non-residents; President Truman's aloha shirt collection

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A new tax on gasoline-powered cars priced more than $60,000 would be used to fund electric vehicle infrastructure across the state.

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Hawaii ranked second-to-last in providing school breakfasts to low-income students, but the tide may have shifted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The pandemic has been difficult for many local restaurants, but one restaurateur keeps fighting in the same spirit as his father.

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School Facilities Agency to be part of Hawaii's economic resiliency strategy; Punahou Carnival goes online; Reality Check: It's a long way home for many Pacific Islanders; Hawaii photographer recounts Capitol Hill siege

School Facilities Agency to be part of Hawaii's economic resiliency strategy

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Governor reports on the progress of vaccines; UHERO provides an economic forecast based on latest tourism numbers; Reality Check: Lawmakers want return of "Gifts of Aloha"; New bill would attempt to discourage theft of catalytic converters; Regulation of electric scooters
 



Governor reports on the progress of vaccines

Chinatown businesses expect quiet Lunar New Year; Restaurateur takes over father's former Benihana location; Reality Check: Newly released disciplinary reports document misconduct by police officers; Director discusses premiere of new film at Sundance
 



Chinatown businesses expect quiet Lunar New Year

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HTA's latest tourist numbers; Reality Check: Tax on tourist may help green goals; Art events in February; New podcast from UH Hilo; Finding Ohana hits Netflix today

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Samoan repatriation; Reality Check: Fixing Hawaii's Food System; Moloka'i deer die-off; The state of Hawaii's private schools; UH Manoa's College of Education prospective teacher's event.


Samoan repatriation

When American Samoa closed down its borders due to the pandemic, many nationals were stranded abroad. Reporter Ku'uwehi Hiraishi joins us to discuss the challenges American Samoans are facing amid repariation efforts.
 



Reality Check: Fixing Hawaii's food system

The Conversation: Reactions to the State of the State Address

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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.
 

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Remote testimony at the State Legislature; State mismanagement of Native Hawaiian burial grounds; Reality Check: American Samoans can return home after quarantine in Hawaii; Maui County planning 5,000 affordable housing units in five years; The Rent and Relief Housing Assistance Program.
 



Remote testimony at the State Legislature

State Labor Director; House Finance Outlook; Reality Check: Remote Learning Initiative; Outrigger Hotels

State Labor Director

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Kapiolani Medical Center nurses vote to strike; Hawaii Proud Boy founder arrested after Capitol riot faces court; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui COVID cases surge; Helicopter business, down from pandemic, rises with lava flow; University of Hawaii research finds mislabeled seafood

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UHERO's 2021 economic forecast; Aloha to Sherry Bracken, retiring from radio; Reality Check with Civil Beat: $1.7B in federal relief funds on the way to Hawaii; Thoughts on the year ahead

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.

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Vaccine distribution at Kaiser Permanente; Time running out for Hawaii to use federal pandemic relief funds; Kauai businesses need travelers to survive; Dodo Mortuary on grieving and death during the COVID crisis; Local publisher's new memoir program

Furlough Reaction; Ampaire Hybrid Electric Planes; Reality Check: Concerning Progress Reports for Hawaii's Students; Electoral College Process; Art Scene Debrief


 

Furlough Reaction

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State of Hawaii's airline industry; Checking in on Hawaii's small businesses; Addressing Hawaii's illiterate population; Public access in the time of COVID; Hawaiian Soul, a new film on George Helm

Aloha Mayor Harry Kim; Commercial Rent Survey; Reality Check: Taxpayers Foot Bill For Police Overtime Abuse; Virtual Pearl Harbor Commemoration

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The Long View with Neal Milner: Why governors and legislators clash over COVID rules; Two police officers sentenced in Kealoha case; Photographer refocuses business during pandemic; Matson vintage images now available for your home; Santa Diaries: Stories from Shaka Santa

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Honolulu's studies wastewater for COVID; Challenges to receiving housing assistance; People have moved to Hawaii to escape COVID hotspots; Hawaii's broadband initiative; Preparing for Hawaiian independence

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino; Travel Testing Experience; Reality Check: House Speaker Critical of Changes to Travel Testing Program; ADA 30th Anniversary; Values of Hawaii

Gov. Ige on tweaked travel requirements; Homelessness conference charts gains and needs; Honolulu weighs options to avoid layoffs; KCC farmers market reopens; Fresh milled rice in Kakaako

Japanese Tourism; Retail Merchants Hawaii; Reality Check: Statewide Mask Mandate; Pearlridge Center; Kauai Rice and Taro

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