First up, the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at Hilo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a location for its new educational telescope to replace the one that was housed in its Maunakea Summit observatory. The new telescope will be used by students for training in modern astronomical observing techniques, developing skills in scientific research, as well as for communicating science to the general public. There is a virtual open house and UH Hilo Educational Telescope at Hale Pohaku is seeking your comments.
Then, we welcome Brian Dote, independent app developer and innovator, here to tell us about a new app for gig workers he and his partners have launched called Gigerati.
Next we welcome Denise Yamaguchi CEO and Founder of the Hawaiâ€˜i Ag & Culinary Alliance (dba, Hawaiâ€˜i Food & Wine Festival), Jason Higa, Chief Executive Officer at Zippy’s and Scott Murakami, Economic Development Coordinator from DBEDT, to talk about a remote work initiative called the Temporary Resident Concept.
First off, there are changes here at Hawaii Public Radio to maintain some personal separation. Most of the time our guests are live in the studio but during this period of social distancing and being respectful of each others well being, our guests are now remote and calling in. Hopefully you won’t notice much of a difference but I will miss the lively energy only gotten through face to face interaction.
Next up I’d like to tell you about a community resource for COVID-19 information. Suchandra Thapa, Ben Trevino and a number of volunteers including Code for Hawaii are helping coordinate a local effort to crowdsource a Hawaii-specific Coronavirus resource for Hawaii residents; similar to what NYC/LA have done.
Finally, I welcome Dr. Dana Arakawa and Derek Gabriel to the show. Dana runs a consultancy that helps teams build systemic and lasting organizational resilience. Derek is co-founder of Ignite Solutions Group, dedicated to empowering businesses through technology. Check out Dana’s article in Civil Beat.