The Conversation: Mayor Kirk Caldwell Discusses Waimanalo Construction, COVID-19

Apr 9, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell discusses Waimanalo construction and coronavirus crisis; Predicting when COVID-19 peaks in Hawaii; Schools unlikely to reopen before summer; UH researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine; Protecting against sex trafficking during COVID-19 crisis

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell discusses Waimanalo construction and coronavirus pandemic

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell addresses the pause in construction at Waimanalo Bay District Park, and how the city is planning to help with more widespread testing.

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Predicting when COVID-19 peaks in Hawaii

Cities across the country have been bracing for the peak of the virus and the highest death rates. So what's the latest prediction for Hawaii? HPR Reporter Ashley Mizuo tells us more.

Schools unlikely to reopen before summer

State education officials want to see a lengthy period without any new coronavirus cases reporter before they'll feel comfortable bringing kids and teachers back together. Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor goes into more detail. Click here to read the story on CivilBeat.org.

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UH researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine

There's been lots of talk about developing a vaccine for COVID-19 and for so many it can't come soon enough. HPR Reporter Kuuwehi Hiraishi tells us more about what Hawaii researchers are doing to come up with a global solution.

Protecting against sex trafficking during COVID-19 crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has complicated a number of existing social issues here in Hawaii. While stay-at-home practices have offered a sense of safety for some, victims involved in sex-trafficking have felt just as exposed to danger as ever before. As we look toward how to safeguard at-risk demographics in the state, advocacy groups are reminding the public that resources are out there. Jessica Munoz, president of the outreach group Hoola Na Pua, tells us what kind of help is out there during this crisis.