The Conversation: Saving Hotel Jobs; AARP Anti-Fraud Campaign
Saving Hawaii hotel jobs; AARP launching anti-fraud campaign; Reality Check with Civil Beat: University of Hawaii budget cuts; UH Contemporary Music Ensemble; Teacher Appreciation Week: Nanakuli Elementary and Wa?ena Intermediate
American Hotel and Lodging Association on saving Hawaii hotel jobs | Full Article
The forecast for the domestic visitor industry shows steady increases through the year. The international market isn't rebounding anytime soon, and that means hotels cannot hire back workers as fast as some would like. We talked to Chip Rogers, head of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, about what is at stake.
Locally there were more than 7,000 reports of fraud last year totaling more than $15 million. To help combat that, the U.S. Secret Service and the state Office of Consumer Protection is teaming up with AARP Hawaii this weekend. We talked with spokesman Craig Gima about the fraud prevention campaign launching tomorrow.
Reality Check with Civil Beat: University of Hawaii budget cuts | Full Article
Honolulu Civil Beat’s reality check Friday looked at budget cuts to the University of Hawaii system. Legislative reporter Blaze Lovell joined us with the latest.
Contemporary Music Ensemble at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
HPR's Noe Tanigawa joined us to talk about the Contemporary Music Ensemble at the University of Hawaii. The group's concerts are eclectic, owing to the unique makeup of the group, which often includes a mix of Western and non-Western instruments.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Nanakuli Elementary and Wa?ena Intermediate
Friday is the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week. We wanted to show our appreciation by turning the spotlight on a couple of long-time teachers who were recognized nationally for their achievements. Hawaii’s 2021 National Distinguished Principal Lisa Ann Higa from Nanakuli Elementary, and 2021 National Outstanding Assistant Principal Marianne Wheeler from Maui Wa?ena Intermediate talked with our Russell Subiono.
We also heard listener shout outs about influential educators from across the islands.
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