Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

April Estrellon is Civil Beat’s multimedia producer and works on creating audio, video and graphic elements for the website. She also produces Civil Beat’s podcasts which include Hawaii Storytellers and weekly episodes of Pod Squad and Offshore.

April has degrees in journalism and anthropology from the University of Hawaii Manoa. As a student she helped produce and host the student run news broadcast Ka Hui Ho’olauna for KFVE. She also volunteered at UH’s archaeology lab, helping photograph and catalogue fishhooks for their reference collection.

Her interests include history and cultural studies of Asia and the Pacific and storytelling through new media.

April is often glued to her headphones, but you can get her attention by emailing her at april@civilbeat.org.

Pod Squad: Why Doug Chin Wants To Be Our Congressman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Doug Chin Wants To Be Our Congressman

Doug Chin is especially bothered by the way President Donald Trump mistreats other people, particularly the disadvantaged.

Pod Squad: A Chat With Marcel Honore, Civil Beat’s Newest Reporter Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Chat With Marcel Honore, Civil Beat’s Newest Reporter

Honore, who covers rail and transportation issues, talks about moving to Civil Beat from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Pod Squad: Ernie Martin Talks About His Candidacy For Congress April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Ernie Martin Talks About His Candidacy For Congress

The North Shore councilman wants to preserve benefits for veterans, as well as Medicare and social security, that he sees as threatened.

Pod Squad: A Life Changing Trip To Papahanaumokuakea

Pod Squad: A Life Changing Trip To Papahanaumokuakea

Civil Beat reporter Nathan Eagle and videographer Alana Eagle talk about reporting in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Pod Squad: Why This Democrat Is Challenging A Popular Congresswoman Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why This Democrat Is Challenging A Popular Congresswoman

Sherry Campagna talks about why she is running against well-known incumbent Tulsi Gabbard in the 2nd Congressional District.

Episode 4: The Four Hales Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Episode 4: The Four Hales

Kamalani Academy adopts a medieval school tradition made popular by Harry Potter to help teach Hawaiian values.

Pod Squad: Maile Luuwai Is A ‘Frustrated Voter’ Running For LG Robyn C. Ocepek

Pod Squad: Maile Luuwai Is A ‘Frustrated Voter’ Running For LG

The Hilo attorney talks about why she wants to be Hawaii’s lieutenant governor.

Pod Squad: Kaniela Ing Explains Why He Is Running For Congress

Pod Squad: Kaniela Ing Explains Why He Is Running For Congress

The Maui lawmaker, who first won election to the state House seat at 23, is running for the 1st Congressional District seat as an outspoken progressive.

Pod Squad: Sen Donna Mercado Kim Talks About A New Bid For Congress PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Sen Donna Mercado Kim Talks About A New Bid For Congress

The former state Senate president is launching her second campaign in four years for the 1st Congressional District seat.

Pod Squad: How To Get Help With Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: How To Get Help With Health Care

The enrollment period to sign up for the government health care program has been cut back this year so if you need help, don’t wait.

Episode 2: Getting Ready Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Episode 2: Getting Ready

As her new charter school, Kamalani Academy, prepares to open, school founder, Kuuipo Laumatia, take us on a walk through last-minute snafus and solutions.

Pod Squad: Author Randy Roth On Why ‘Broken Trust’ Is Now Free To Read

Pod Squad: Author Randy Roth On Why ‘Broken Trust’ Is Now Free To Read

The popular book about the Bishop Estate scandal is now available online — thanks to Kamehameha Schools.