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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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

 Big Island Mayor-elect Mitch Roth; Hawaii County Issues Recap; Reality Check: Worker's Covid Comp Denied; Malama Maunalua; Naming the Nihoa Snail

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Interview with Congressman-elect Kai Kahele; Lt. Gov. Josh Green on Safe Travels program; In class teaching challenges at Hawaii's public schools; Caregiving; Finding care for seniors; Teaching preschoolers to love veggies

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Concerns about long voting lines; Voters approve new Maui agriculture department; Suicides down despite pandemic; Coffee leaf rust found on Maui; HPM Building Supply on nearly century-old family business

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Interviews with the top candidates for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, which covers the Neighbor Islands and Oahu outside of Honolulu; Tulsi Gabbard joins Army Reserve in California

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Business leaders discuss rent relief; Maintaning mental health during the COVID crisis; Rail CEO still wants public private partnership; What's on Kauai's voters minds?; Local author on Hawaii as vegan paradise

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Unite Here! Local 5 wants a seat at the table to discuss tourism reopening plans; U.S. Navy asks UH for help on Red Hill fuel tank; HPD chief disputes case closing data; Teaching kids about physical distancing

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Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO on tourism reopening; Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii's role during COVID-19; Navatek CEO showed no sympathy to workers during pandemic; State and nonprofits launch job training for emerging industries

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A roadmap to Hawaii's economic recovery; WiFi on Wheels helps students in disadvantaged communities; Will Hawaii's tourism plan work?; Connecting caregivers to seniors in need; Celebrating Queen Liliuokalani's music

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

Big Island Veterans Home; Social Security; Reality Check: DOH Shakeup; Hawaii Defense Economy Website; Pandemic Personal Trainer

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EPA on growing problem of imported, unregistered chemicals; Email drama on Hu Honua project; Where did COVID grants go?; Addressing youth suicide on Kauai; Hawaii Ulu Cooperative on getting crops to market

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Queen Liliuokalani Trust leveraging assets to expand its services; Jobs on Hawaii Island; Call for investigation into alleged Hawaii to Guam cockfighting scheme; Self-employed CPA on the COVID crisis; Checking in with recently released monk seals

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As COVID cases rise, an urgent need for nurses; Starting a new business during the COVID crisis; Kauai businesses struggling without tourism; A new method to measure coral biodiversity; Aerial show commemorates the end of World War II

Reaction to Public School Opening; Reality Check: Schools Drop Racist Online Curriculum; Governor Ariyoshi on Tourism; Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Is Hiring; Pandemic Home Renovation; “Why We Swim” Author

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Employer liability during the COVID-19 pandemic; Local companies using tech to solve community problems; Military COVID-19 data still a mystery in Hawaii; Kauai County looks to connect residents with jobs

Palama Settlement Oral History; Scaled-back RIMPAC; Economic Shortfall of RIMPAC

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Maui Mayor shares thoughts about travel quarantine; Assisting healthcare workers cope with stress; Correction workers face COVID outbreak; 2020 Elections; UH Outreach College offers clinical research certificate program

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Big turnout and a few surprises in the primary election; Self care for physicians at Queen's Medical Center; State has a reopening and reclosing plan, but isn't following it; Job opportunities on Maui

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Interview with State Health Director Bruce Anderson; Building a local COVID modeling system; City official under federal investigation still on the job; Possible confusion with mail-in voting; Political campaigning during a pandemic

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Coffee farmers face economic crisis; Impacts of the Jones Act; House committee seeks DOH transparency; Zero Waste composts garbage into gold

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Kauai County check-in; Possible Japan-Hawaii travel bubble; Updating Hawaii's voter registry; International students face uncertain future; New Jones Act study released

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'Stay at Home' Dilemma; Advanced Healthcare Directives; Mayoral Candidates on Rail; 50 Waypoints  

Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Strengthening COVID preparedness across Hawaii; Recap of the 2020 Hawaii State Legislature; Survey says Hawaii residents OK with coronavirus restrictions; Cancel RIMPAC Coalition opposes biennial military exercise

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Assets School's plan for the fall; Paddlers get back in the water; Ige nominees face Senate opposition; ACLU Hawaii on criminal justice reform

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Legal argument for Hawaii's 14-day travel quarantine; Hawaii Island school on bringing students and boarders back for the fall; Surge in coronavirus cases among Pacific Islanders; Hawaii DACA recipient on recent ruling; Hawaii student snags fellowship with Dr. Fauci

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Medical legacy of Dr. Kawasaki; Community-based work furlough program closing; Lawmakers hammer out police misconduct bill; Addressing concerns about returning to work; Making schools safe for students

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