June 1 – Former University of Hawaii football head coach, June Jones, joins the Bobby Curran Show. Jones says there are about 20 people interested in purchasing the XFL. He talks about the recent protests taking place in the US, and the rest of the returning leagues.
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green joined the conversation to talk about the current state of COVID-19 in Hawaii and when the community will see travel quarantine restrictions lifted. The Lieutenant Governor believes the interisland passenger quarantine should have been lifted already based on the fact that the state has had so few cases over recent weeks. While he agrees that it is important to be cautious, he is concerned about the lifelong consequences on the economy. “We have to open up and we should do it right now when the prevalence of disease is lowest,” he said.
May 26 – DLIR Director Scott Murakami joined the conversation to share updates on the status of unemployment in Hawaii. Murakami said that DLIR has processed 75% of the claims received. Of the claims processed, over 73% have been paid. There are still over 64,000 claims that need to be processed. Since March 1, the state Unemployment Insurance trust has paid out over $343 million.
May 21 – Dr. Sarah Park from the Department of Health joined the conversation to talk about testing and contract tracing. Dr. Park said the state is overall in a good spot. Hawai’i has gone over the peak of the first wave, but still continues to see a low number of cases. As long as numbers remain low and the community continues to maintain the recommended safety measures she believes the state “will get out of this.”