Maui County/Local COVID updates! (3/21/20 Part 1)

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Useful Links for Maui County residents regarding COVID: Maui COVID Updates Hawai’i State’s official COVID site – What’s been shut down? (3/14/20) – Get email updates from the Maui County – Get email updates from Hawai’i State – Maui County Civic Alerts – Mayor Victorino’s initial proclamation (3/18/20) –—Public-Health-Emergency-Rules?bidId= Clarifications (3/19/20) – HMSA helping members with COVID (3/10/20) – Kaiser Permanente info site for COVID – From an Alert Internet Surfer! The State of Hawai‘i Department of Health has created a website dedicated to providingCOVID-19 information and resources to the community: Aloha United Way has created a hotline in partnership with DOH to answer COVID-19 questions: Dial 211 Information for Employers: The Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce has produced a COVID-19 micro-site that is geared toward employers in Hawai‘i: The Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has workplace information for employers: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has helpful information on stress management during this crisis: And, if you want some tips on how to wash your hands well? Hey, Alton Brown has you covered!

Is Your News FRESH? (3/14/20 Part 1)

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Checking That News! Information has an expiration date! What is the date on the website? No? Red Flag. Do they cite where they got the information from? If not, Red Flag. If they do… Is the cited source the original source? If not, go back to #2. If it is…? How old is it? Are there available updates? Places/things notorious for out of date information: Social Media “Special interest” sites Internet forums Where to get up-to-date information? Straight from the horse’s mouth as applicable (your bank, government office, etc) Find good, reputable sources for applicable information. Don’t be afraid to ask experts in the field And a quick update on COVID-19 on Maui (valid 3/14/20): Plus Arstechnica’s updated FAQ on it:

Fake News, Fake Snooze… (2/15/20 Part 2)

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Fake news. Fake News! Or is it? Whether we like it or not, its now a part of our cultural landscape, just like annoying reality TV shows and pop songs that get stuck in your head. “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” ~H.L. Mencken Newsguard, one of our favorite plugins, is getting a subscription. It might be worth checking out. And some fun links to help examine your thinking: The podcast and the Wednesday replay is brought to you by Audible! Get a free audiobook and 30-day trial at !

Fact Checking 101 for 2020! (1/18/20 Part 1)

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We’re in an election year, and that means brushing up on our fact checking! So, of course, we’ve got some handy-dandy reading for you while you’re listening to the show! Fact Checking 101  

Holiday Charity Giving and Scams 101 (11/23/19 Part 1)

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Its our annual reminder about holiday charity giving, holiday scams, defending yourself and making sure your money is going to a good place! As promised? Links, links, and more links! Holiday Scams! – Part 1

Phishing has nothing to do with rock band… (3/23/19 Part 2)

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Nom nom nom… Phishing is a way of trying to steal account information. Phishers attempt to get logins, passwords, payment information, and more. And its not nearly as hard as you’d hope! Phishing 101! So, we talk about it today, and what you can do to protect yourself. Information on SHAKEN/STIR from the news: