Malia Mattoch

Should Hawai‘i Require Vaccinations for All Healthy Children?

Measles outbreaks linked to unvaccinated children on the mainland have many in Hawai‘i questioning whether our vaccination requirements are strong enough to prevent an outbreak here. Although several vaccinations are required to attend public schools, parents who believe the shots are dangerous or unnecessary can seek exemptions for religious and medical reasons. But now that the nearly eradicated measles virus has returned, should exemptions for healthy children still be allowed? Malia Mattoch moderates this discussion.

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How Would Hawai‘i’s Economy Survive without the Military?


There’s a pitched war of words over a plan to downsize troops at two U.S. Army bases on Oahu, Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i is leading the charge for those opposed to the cuts, citing an enormous impact to Hawai‘i’s economy in both revenues and in military/civilian jobs. Those in favor of the downsizing believe it will relieve some of Hawai‘i’s traffic and housing woes. Malia Mattoch moderates this discussion.

Changing Factors in Hawai‘i’s Storm Risk


This episode’s INSIGHTS Kaua‘i mayoral candidate discussion with Dustin Barca and incumbent Bernard Carvalho has been postponed due to Tropical Storm Ana. We will discuss the approaching storm instead.


Host Malia Mattoch will be joined by:


Robert Ballard
Science and Operations Officer
Central Pacific Hurricane Center/Weather Forecast Office


Gary Barnes
University of Hawai‘i Meteorology Department


Doug Mayne
Vice Director
Hawai‘i State Civil Defense