Coronavirus

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: What’s it Going to Take?
Hawaiʻi’s Resilience Through the Pandemic

 

On this week’s INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI What’s it Going to Take?, we’ll discuss Hawaiʻi’s Resilience Through the Pandemic. Like the rest of the world, our state has had to pause and hit the reset button due to the novel coronavirus. While much uncertainty remains, there’s optimism that we will emerge from this crisis in a strong position to face the future. Communities across Hawaiʻi are helping those in need. But there’s still much work to do as we figure out a new normal. You can join the conversation by phoning in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
What’s it Going to Take? Managing Tourism in Hawaiʻi

 

This week’s INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI is a special edition, expanded to 90 minutes, asking What’s it Going to Take? Managing Tourism in Hawaiʻi. The tourism industry is one of the State’s largest employers and has been the driving force of our economy. But there are costs to the arrival of more than 10 million visitors each year, including overcrowded beaches, traffic and the wear and tear on natural treasures. The coronavirus pandemic is now crippling the visitor industry. This could be a rare opportunity to reshape the future of tourism in Hawaiʻi. You can join the conversation by phoning in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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FRONTLINE
Inside Italy’s COVID War

 

Inside a hospital battling COVID-19 in Northern Italy, as doctors make life and death decisions. The intimate, exclusive story of one besieged ER doctor, her staff and patients, from the darkest days to the signs of hope.

 

 

 

NOVA
Decoding COVID-19

 

Scientists race to understand and defeat the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway. Join the doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic.

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ 5|14|20:
Student Reflections on COVID-19, Part Two

 

HIKI NŌ continues its series of reflections on how COVID-19 has changed students’ lives as they shelter-in-place from their homes. Jimmy Liu, a junior and international student at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy on Hawaiʻi Island, recorded his reflection while sheltering in his home in Shanghai, China. He reports that the situation in his home city is much better now than it was during the peak of China’s coronavirus crisis and even shares footage of the streets of Shanghai today.

 

Other student correspondents who share their reflections in this episode include: Kailea Tuitele, an 8th grader at Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle School; Anijah-Rose Tomacder, a senior at Kapaʻa High School on Kauaʻi; Paul Espiritu, a junior at Konawaena High School on Hawaiʻi Island; Isabella Rodriguez, a 6th grader at Ewa Makai Middle School on Oʻahu; and Naomi Toki, a senior at Waimea High School on Kauaʻi. Topics range from a student who takes on new responsibilities at home because her parents are essential workers to a father who does magic tricks to keep his children occupied during the lockdown to a student who takes care of his aunt’s children while she is out at her nursing job.

 

ALSO FEATURED

 

Students from Waiʻanae Intermediate School on Oʻahu tell the story of a robotics teacher who knew almost nothing about robotics when he took over the class but empowered his students to grow the program along with him; a student at H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui presents an expressionist personal narrative about her struggle with depression; and students from Moanalua High School on Oʻahu reveal the history and meaning behind lei-giving in a short documentary that won a Student Television Network Excellence Award.

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ GIVES VOICE TO STUDENT INSIGHTS ON LIFE UNDER COVID-19

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

HIKI NŌ GIVES VOICE TO STUDENT INSIGHTS ON LIFE UNDER COVID-19

 

(HONOLULU, HI) — PBS Hawaiʻi’s statewide student news network HIKI NŌ is launching seven brand-new weekly episodes that feature Hawai`i-student reflections on their lives in the COVID-19 era.

 

The weekly episodes kicks off on Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 pm with the documentary, HIKI NŌ at STN 2020: Life Goes On. The program follows 13 HIKI NŌ school groups that traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the annual Student Television Network (STN) convention, only to find the convention cancelled the day before it was to commence due to COVID-19.

 

The documentary chronicles the students’ emotional progression from shock, disappointment, acceptance, resilience and a resolve to tell their stories regardless of the fact that they were no longer doing so for a competition.

 

The following week’s episode, premiering Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 pm, begins the series of weekly shows that feature students reflecting on life under COVID-19 directly into the camera, from the safety of their respective homes. Topics for these Student Reflections range from the impact the pandemic has had on student’s families, what they miss most from life before the pandemic, how they are compensating for that loss, to what gives them hope, and virtually any thoughts on how they feel about the “new normal.”

 

The series culminates in stories produced during the upcoming HIKI NŌ 2020 Spring Challenge, in which students will compete for prizes awarded to the best stories created during a set, four-day production window. The theme of the Challenge is COVID-19.

 

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HIKI NŌ 4|30|20: HIKI NŌ at STN 2020: Life Goes On | Program

 

This special edition follows HIKI NŌ school groups that traveled to Washington D.C., in the second week of March to compete in the annual Student Television Network (STN) convention, only to find the convention cancelled the day before it was to commence due to restrictions on gatherings of over 1,000 people put into place by the city of Washington, D.C. These restrictions were put into place the day it was announced that the coronavirus outbreak had been deemed a pandemic. This documentary chronicles the students’ emotional progression from shock to severe disappointment to acceptance, resilience, and a resolve to tell their stories regardless of the fact that they were no longer doing so for a competition.

 

This is the first in a series of seven HIKI NŌ shows featuring student reflections on life in the COVID-19 era.

 

 

 

PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL COVERAGE:
Trump addresses the nation amid coronavirus pandemic

 

President Donald Trump is expected to address the nation at 3 p.m. HST. Watch live in the player above.

 

After days of trying to downplay the threat, Trump announced he would be delivering a prime-time Oval Office address to the nation Wednesday on the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The swiftly mounting effort to contain the outbreak and financial fallout intensified on a grueling day as the number of confirmed cases of the infection topped 1,000 in the U.S. and the World Health Organization declared that the global crisis is now a pandemic. Communities nationwide canceled public events in the hopes of halting the spread of the infection.