State Check-in with Governor Ige; Reality Check: Hilo Veteran's Home Death; Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna
State Check-in with Governor Ige
Hawaii’s Pre-travel program is well underway. We hear from our governor about this next phase of recovery as the state rolls out a new program to help spend CARES money and help those on the state’s SNAP program.
Reality Check: Hilo Veteran's Home Death
Joining us for today’s Reality Check is Civil Beat reporter Kevin Dayton. He has a moving story about one of the veterans who died of Covid. during a recent outbreak at a Veterans home in Hilo.
Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna
Genome editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna, a U.C. Berkeley professor and Hilo High graduate made headlines earlier this month as a co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Doudna was a guest on The Conversation a couple of years back. She was in Hawaii for a speaking tour about her work with the CRISPR gene editing technology. She reminisced about her humble roots, wonderful mentors and achievements along the way.