The Conversation: How Hawaii's Rural Communities Prepare for COVID-19

Apr 22, 2020

How remote and rural Ka‘u preps for a COVID-19 surge; The Long View with Neal Milner: Dealing with homelessness and coronavirus; Is the state epidemiologist the right person for coronavirus response?; Earth Day 2020: Henk Rogers optimistic while film looks at climate change; Hawaii library patrons can stream thoughtful movies at home

How remote and rural Ka‘u preps for a COVID-19 surge

Access to medical care and supplies are a big challenge for Hawaii's rural and remote communities. HPR Reporter Kuuwehi Hiraishi tells us how Ka‘u on Hawaii Island is preparing for a possible coronavirus surge.

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The Long View with Neal Milner: Dealing with homelessness and coronavirus

How should cities deal with homelessness? It's been an ongoing challenge that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 health crisis. Political analyst Neal Milner discusses this cultural and moral issue.

Is the state epidemiologist the right person for the job?

Dr. Sarah Park is running Hawaii's virus response. But should we trust her? Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us why she's made certain decisions and why some medical professionals think she's wrong. Click here for the story at CivilBeat.org.

Earth Day 2020: Henk Rogers optimistic while local film examines climate change

It's the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Henk Rogers of Blue Planet Foundation is optimistic about resilience and innovation in the future. Meanwhile, filmmaker Anthony Aalto has a new 3-part documentary series focused on climate change. See the film's schedule to the right.

Hawaii library patrons can stream thoughtful movies at home

Hawaii's public libraries are closed, but they are providing online resources. One is Kanopy, an on-demand video service for thoughtful films. Hawaii State Librarian Stacey Aldrich talks about the new streaming service and other library resources available from home. Click here for more info on Kanopy at the Hawaii State Public Library System. Click here to register for a temporary virtual library card.