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The Conversation: UH Diabetes Researcher Receives $2.5M Grant; Vaccine Mandates Impact Game Day at Ching Field

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex
  • University of Hawaiʻi researcher Alika Maunakea receives a $2.5 million grant to better understand diabetes rates among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders | Full Article
  • Civil Beat reporter Marcel Honore joins us with an update on the runaway costs of Honolulu's rail line | Full Article
  • HPR's Casey Harlow talks with restaurant owners in Waikīkī as they warily eye rising COVID-19 case counts | Full Article
  • University of Hawaiʻi Associate Athletics Director Vince Baldemor walks us through what game day will look like in light of vaccine mandates for athletes and the switch to the temporary stadium at Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex | Full Article
  • Lake Iolani Stevens-Ram represents Hawaiʻi on the rodeo circuit with two champion titles in women's bronc-riding
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