The Conversation: Hawaii Lawmakers React to Capitol Insurrection

Jan 7, 2021

Washington D.C. Lockdown Reaction; Reality Check: D.C. Reporter Gives Firsthand Account of Chaos; Washington Lockdown in Context; Hawaii Vaccine Update; National Guard General

Washington D.C. Lockdown Reaction

With much of the country still reeling from Wednesday's unprecedented events, we reached out to a number of Hawaii lawmakers who were in D.C. and at the Capitol when the takeover occurred.

Reality Check: D.C. Reporter Gives Firsthand Account of Chaos

Honolulu Civil Beat’s Nick Grube spoke with Sen. Schatz just before rioters breached the Capitol Building.

Political Scientist Viewpoint on D.C. Lockdown

This morning, HPR’s New Director Bill Dorman joins us to talk about yesterday’s lockdown of our nation’s capital on the Long View along with our contributing analyst Neal Milner.

Hawaii Vaccine Update

More vaccines are arriving on island this week and the state is sharing the plan to get the precious cargo into the arms of those on the priority list. HPR’s Bill Dorman joins us.

National Guard Vaccines

We talked to Brigadier General Moses Kaoiwi of the Hawaii National Guard yesterday afternoon. We had been scheduled to talk about the roll out of vaccines to all of its members this week as they  moved island to island in a touch and go mission to get as many of the guards men and women vaccinated as quickly as possible.