COVID-19

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PBS Hawaiʻi Programs

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Air Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5|21|20

This week’s live televised public affairs discussion about COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the re-opening of some businesses, under new guidelines. Is the State safely moving toward a new normal? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation with Lt. Gov. Josh Green; House Speaker Scott Saiki; a representative from the Hawaiʻi Restaurant Association; and an infectious disease expert.

 

Air Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5|14|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the plight of workers and small businesses, in our continuing coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Many residents and small businesses were already having a tough time making ends meet before the coronavirus outbreak and government shutdowns. Now, with only select businesses allowed to reopen and the tourism industry on hold, tens of thousands of residents face an uncertain financial future. How do you plan when your resources are so stretched? How do you commit to a loan you don’t know you can repay?

 

Air Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5|7|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI presses its coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi, this time seeking answers from key State lawmakers. At the start of the year, lawmakers had high hopes of addressing Hawaiʻi’s affordable housing crisis, increasing the minimum wage and creating tax breaks for the working class. Early education for pre-K students also was on the wish list. Then the new coronavirus took over. Now the focus is on how to recover from an economic meltdown while keeping Hawaiʻi’s people healthy. Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation with scheduled guests: State Senate Ways and Means Chair Donovan Dela Cruz, House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke and Hawaiʻi Island Representative Richard Onishi of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness.

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|30|20

COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi continues to dominate discussions on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. Economic fallout from the government-ordered lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus reverberates throughout the Islands. There’s a pressing demand for services by nonprofits serving people who are going hungry, experiencing domestic abuse or suffering in other ways. What resources are available, and where do people go for help?

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|23|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continues coverage on COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi with a special 90-minute edition with Hawaiʻi’s four County Mayors. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Kauaʻi County Mayor Derek Kawakami, Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim and Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino and will appear live to answer questions about the battle against COVID-19. The mayors have each issued orders and directives designed to keep their constituents safe from the coronavirus. There are similarities and differences between how each county is handling the disease including how messaging is delivered to the public.

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|16|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continues coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi, assembling guests in key areas to help viewers understand the effects of the coronavirus.

This week’s guests:
–Scott Murakami, State Labor Department Director
–Dr. Christina Kishimoto, State Schools Superintendent
–Dr. Philip Bossert, Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools
–Dr. Christina Wang, Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|9|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI has ongoing coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Every week, INSIGHTS is assembling guests in key areas to help viewers understand the effects of this spreading new coronavirus. How prepared is Hawaiʻi’s health-care system for the rising number of cases in the Islands? Are there enough hospital beds, ventilators and protective equipment? How do we cope with the stress this crisis has created? Where do thousands of unemployed workers find resources to pay rent, utilities and other bills that are due?

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|2|20

With the Islands’ #1 goal to slow the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continues our coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Residents of the state have mostly settled into a stay-home “lockdown,” and visitor traffic is mostly kapu. How long does an infected person stay contagious? Is Hawaiʻi’s supply line for food and other products secure? How are we protecting elders? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation.

 

Air Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:00 pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19: STAY ALERT, STAY INFORMED, STAY HEALTHY

It has been less than three months since reports of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China first made international headlines. With worldwide cases growing significantly every day, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. What are we doing as a community to inform and protect Hawaiʻi’s people? We know that testing has been woefully inadequate, but are there other important things that we should be doing that we’re not? Find out, on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI as we discuss COVID-19: Stay Alert, Stay Informed, Stay Healthy.

 

National Programs

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Air Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:00 pm

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.

 

Air Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9:00 pm

NOVA: Decoding COVID-19

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.

 

Air Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 9:00 pm

FRONTLINE: Coronavirus Pandemic

FRONTLINE investigates the U.S. response to COVID-19 – from Washington state to Washington, D.C. – and examines what happens when politics and science collide.

You can watch online at:

https://www.pbs.org/video/coronavirus-pandemic-w1akqx/

 

Air Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9:00 pm

CONFRONTING CORONAVIRUS: A PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL

Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS NewsHour Special will focus on health precautions for individuals and the public-at-large as well as the pandemic’s economic impact both in the United States and globally. This special, anchored by NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff, will include interviews with officials and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America.

You can watch online at:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/watch-live-confronting-coronavirus-a-pbs-newshour-special

 

Coronavirus Resources

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Below please find access to Coronavirus resources from PBS Hawaiʻi and our affiliates. Together, in partnership with our community-at-large, we will continue to serve you with information during these unsettling times.

 

Latest Reporting on the Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/novel-coronavirus

 

What You Should Know

https://digital.pbs.org/products/bento/what-you-should-know-about-the-novel-coronavirus/

 

How to Talk To your Children About Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

 

How to Wear and Make Your own Mask

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

 

Latest Local News

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Honolulu City and County
http://www.honolulu.gov/mayor/proclamations-orders-and-rules.html

https://www.oneoahu.org/faqs

Maui County
https://www.mauicounty.gov/

Kauai County
http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19

Hawai‘i County
https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/

Hawaiʻi Department of Health
https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

Interisland Travel Quarantine Order
https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/04/01/governor-ige-issues-emergency-order-requiring-self-quarantine-for-interisland-travelers/

 

Latest National News

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National Institutes of Health
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Resources for Families

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The State of Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Early Learning
https://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/covid19/

Telehealth
https://hawaiicovid19.com/telehealth/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ 6|4|20:
HIKI NŌ 2020 Spring Challenge

 

This special episode features the winning stories from the HIKI NŌ 2020 Spring Challenge competition. In this year’s Spring Challenge, student teams from across the state were given four days to create a video portrait of a family that is sheltering at home together and how they are coping with life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The winners in the High School Division are:

 

1st Place – Kapaʻa High School on Kauaʻi, for their story about a family that builds a makeshift bowling lane in their backyard in order to bond together during their time sheltering at home.

 

2nd Place – Maui High School in Kahului, for their story about how a daughter grows closer to her parents during the COVID-19 lockdown.

 

3rd Place – Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, for their story about a high school senior who becomes the primary caregiver to his 95-year-old great-grandmother during the shelter-at-home mandate.

 

Honorable Mention – Waipahu High School on Oʻahu, for their story about a grandmother who uses her professional sewing experience to make masks for her family.

 

The winners in the Middle School Division are:

 

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului, for their story about two sisters whose mother has lost her job due to the pandemic, leaving the father as the sole breadwinner in the household.

 

2nd Place – Kealakehe Intermediate School on Hawaiʻi Island, for their story about an only child who grows closer to her restaurant-owner parents when they spend more time at home with her due to the mandated restrictions on their business.

 

3rd Place – Kailua Intermediate School in Windward Oʻahu, for their story about a family that embraces the lost art of letter and card writing as a way of staying in touch with people while sheltering at home.

 

Honorable Mention – Waiʻanae Intermediate School, for their story about the stress a family undergoes adapting to major changes in their financial, professional and educational lives.

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention winners in both divisions will receive, respectively, $500, $300, $200 and $100 in production equipment or supplies for their school’s media program. All prizes are provided by State Farm®.

 

 

 

Race Matters: America in Crisis: A PBS NewsHour Special

 

This special report focuses on the frustration pouring out onto American streets, outrage about police brutality, and America’s deep systemic racial disparities in the economy, education, criminal justice system, housing, and health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program also includes voices from around the country and roundtable conversations with thought leaders and other newsmakers. The report is anchored by PBS NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff with contributions from senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ 6|11|20:
Student Reflections Compilation Show

 

During April and May of 2020, twenty-five HIKI NŌ students from across the state created video reflections on how COVID-19 had changed their lives as they sheltered-in-place in their homes, giving Hawaiʻi’s youth a prominent voice during the pandemic. This Student Reflections compilation show presents all twenty-five reflections, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of local teens and pre-teens in these challenging times.

 

Students from the following schools were the correspondents in these reflections: Maui High School, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauaʻi, Sacred Hearts Academy on Oʻahu, H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui, Waiākea High School on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui Waena Intermediate School, Kauaʻi High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle School, Kapaʻa High School on Kauaʻi, Konawaena High School on Hawaiʻi Island, ʻEwa Makai Middle School on Oʻahu, Waimea High School on Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy on Hawaiʻi Island, Farrington High School on Oʻahu, Roosevelt High School on Oʻahu, Wai‘anae High School in West Oʻahu, Moanalua High School on Oʻahu, Kealakehe Intermediate School on Hawaiʻi Island, Ᾱliamanu Middle School on Oʻahu, Waiākea Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island, Hāna School on Maui, Kalāheo High School in Windward Oʻahu, Wai‘anae High School in West Oʻahu, ‘Īao School on Maui and Trinity Christian School in Windward Oʻahu.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5/21/20

 

This week’s live televised public affairs discussion about COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the re-opening of some businesses, under new guidelines. Is the State safely moving toward a new normal? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation with Lt. Gov. Josh Green; House Speaker Scott Saiki; a representative from the Hawaiʻi Restaurant Association; and an infectious disease expert. You can phone in or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

More Information on COVID-19
Further Information on COVID-19: Programs, updates and resources

 

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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.

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5/14/20

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the plight of workers and small businesses in our continuing coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Many residents and small businesses were already having a tough time making ends meet before the coronavirus outbreak and government shutdowns. Now, with only select businesses allowed to reopen and the tourism industry on hold, tens of thousands of residents face an uncertain financial future. How do you plan when your resources are so stretched? How do you commit to a loan you don’t know you can repay? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation. You can phone in or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

More Information on COVID-19
Further Information on COVID-19: Programs, updates and resources

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

 

 

Distancing While Convening … in This Time of COVID-19

 

CEO Message

 

Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO

We’re all still absorbing the many ways that life has changed since COVID-19 broke into our vocabulary as a double-whammy threat to personal health and the economy.

 

Here’s just one way: The fast-changing seating configurations on our live editions of INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I. Week by week, the program morphed – from an in-person gathering place to a mostly virtual meeting.

 

For decades, the program’s centerpiece was a single table around which the host and guests took seats.

 

The evolution of the INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I seating arrangement: The original one-table set-up, from February; the “V” configuration, from March 19; the individual tables, with one guest via computer screen, from April 16

The evolution of the INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I seating arrangement: The original one-table set-up, from February.

Left: The “V” configuration, from March 19. Right: The individual tables, with one guest via computer screen, from April 16.

 

Then, with new guidelines about social distancing, PBS Hawai‘i TV studio crewmembers carried away the familiar table and placed it in storage. Out came two long tables, with a guest seated at each end, and the moderator in between at a smaller table.

 

Also gone were the small microphones, called lavaliers, that our production crew would clip to participants’ lapels or collars. Instead, to avoid physical contact, the crew rounded up desktop microphone stands, which had mostly fallen into disuse.

 

The following week, more tables appeared, all small – and every participant, host and guests, had his or her own table.

 

Meantime, our production team worked hard to keep a safe environment by disinfecting surfaces.

 

By then, COVID-19 had become the program’s ongoing subject, with discussions reviewing and reflecting on how Hawai‘i is dealing with this devastating situation, how we can do better, and what’s next.

 

Our regular volunteers at the phone bank followed government guidelines and sheltered at home. Staffers at this “essential” media operation replaced the volunteers.

 

However, when forum guests were given the option of participating in person or virtually, most still wanted to be physically present. Pictured above: the guests on April 16, with only State Schools Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto appearing by way of a computer screen.

 

The following week (after the printing deadline for this publication), all guests= were scheduled to appear by way of the Internet: the Mayors of four Hawai‘i counties.

 

So, over these fast-moving weeks of community changes tied to COVID-19, our INSIGHTS program went mostly virtual.

 

And no matter where guests are seated, INSIGHTS is still bringing together participants and perspectives. The program continues to live up to its goal, which is:

 

Convening diverse voices in a trusted space for greater community knowledge and understanding.

 

Aloha nui and be well,

Leslie signature

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ 5|7|20:
Student Reflections on COVID-19, Part One

 

HIKI NŌ Student Reflections on COVID-19, Part One

 

HIKI NŌ students from across the island chain present their reflections on how COVID-19 has changed their lives as they shelter-in-place from their homes. Topics touched upon in their reflections include: the angst felt by seniors missing out on traditional graduation ceremonies; concern for the health of grandparents; staying in touch with friends electronically; learning new skills while isolated at home; missing out on one’s big moment at Merrie Monarch; distance learning from home; working parents and the safety precautions they take upon arriving at home at the end of their workday.

 

The student correspondents who share their reflections in this episode include: Christine Alonzo, a senior at Maui High School in Kahului; Aaliyah Nero, an 8th grader at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauaʻi; Leiolani Faurot, a senior at Sacred Hearts Academy on Oʻahu; Skylar Masuda, a senior at H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui; Taylor McCann, a sophomore at Waiākea High School on Hawaiʻi Island; Sienna Jolie Racoma, an 8th grader at Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului; and Ty Kajihara, a freshman at Kauaʻi High School.

 

ALSO FEATURED

Some of the top stories from the Winter Quarter of the 2019/2020 school year: “Kitten Yoga” from Waiākea High School on Hawaiʻi Island; “4 Sisters Forever” from Waiʻanae High School in West Oʻahu; “Working Mom” from Farrington High School on Oʻahu; “Young Cartographer” from Hongwanji Mission School on Oʻahu; “Heart of Gold” from Moanalua High School on Oʻahu; and “Misfit Kempo Instructor” by Ewa Makai Middle School on Oʻahu.

 

 

 

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