The Conversation: UH System Back in Session

Sep 1, 2020

Hawaii County Finances; University of Hawaii President; Reality Check: Lawmakers Urge Critical Action on Covid; Susan Scott on Ocean Watch

Hawaii County Finances

We’ve heard a lot about the budget problems facing the state government, but what about the local level? HPR’s government reporter Ryan Finnerty has been looking into that and joins us this morning.

University of Hawaii President

It's been a week since the University of Hawaii system has been back in session. So far, enrollment at UH Manoa and West Oahu is up about 3%, with Hilo while six of the community colleges seeing a drop. For the most part, students and faculty are working remotely but there are some in-person classes. University President David Lassner joins us on the system's reopening.

Reality Check: Lawmakers Urge Two Weeks of Strong Action

According to lawmakers, the next two weeks will be critical for the state of Hawaii to pull itself out of its ongoing COVID outbreak. Reporter Stewart Yerton joins us with more.

Ocean Watch: Susan Scott

Thanks to author and explorer Susan Scott, we've learned a lot about our marine ecosystems throughout the years. Her Ocean Watch column ended its long run in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser this summer, but you can still find her online. She joins us and gives us a recap of her most memorable ocean studies and adventures.