Program 613: Lockdown in Honolulu and Edmonds; Santorini; Blue Mind

Release Date: 09-05-2020


Rick tells us what it's like to spend his first summer at home in decades. We get an update on how Honolulu is faring without tourist crowds. We'll hear what the Greeks like best about their most popular vacation island, Santorini. And a marine biologist explains how being near the water — even if it's just in a bowl on the table — can help reduce stress and ease your state of mind.  


  • Don Wallace, Honolulu magazine contributing editor
  • Greece-based tour guides Filippos Kanakaris, Ioanna Papakosta, Maria Sioulas,
  • Marine biologist Wallace J Nichols, author of "Blue Mind"   

Additional Info

  • The Covid Act Now website has updated information on state by state and county by county infection rates in the United States, including this page for Hawaii.
  • Don Wallace explained in the July 2020 issue of Honolulu magazine how Hawaiian shirts were designed to combat racism and extremism.
  • Don Wallace's website features his book "The French House," about the decades he and his family spent restoring a farmhouse on Belle Île, off the coast of Brittany.
  • Rick published his thoughts on staying home this summer in the August 2020 edition of The Atlantic.
  • CNN explores the effects of the decline in tourism on Santorini since the Covid-19 epidemic.
  • Rick Steves travel information about visiting Greece.
  • Tour guide Ioanna Papakosta is based in Patros, Greece, where she offers tours of the Greek mainland and Peloponnese.
  • Wallace J. Nichols is the author of "Blue Mind."  His website includes information about the Blue Marbles Project to share "random acts of blue gratitude" around the world.
  • Operation Surf includes a video of its surf therapy for wounded veterans on its website.
  • J. lost his home in the mountains above Santa Cruz to a wildfire on August 22, 2020.
  • He wrote a letter to one of his daughters about it, which was published by Outside magazine.