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: Ravi Shankar Talks Peace And Happiness In Honolulu Art of Living Foundation

Pod Squad: Ravi Shankar Talks Peace And Happiness In Honolulu

The spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation seeks to relieve individual stress, societal problems and violence.

Pod Squad: AARP’s National President Backs A Retirement Savings Board Courtesy Craig Gima

Pod Squad: AARP’s National President Backs A Retirement Savings Board

Eric Schneidewind visits Hawaii to advocate for a bill at the Hawaii Legislature calling for helping employees through payroll deductions.

Pod Squad: Getting Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Getting Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands

Supporters of a bill to speed up surrender of firearms after court action say it could save lives, especially in domestic abuse cases.

Pod Squad: Rep. John Mizuno Calls Medical Aid In Dying A ‘Civil Right’ April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Rep. John Mizuno Calls Medical Aid In Dying A ‘Civil Right’

The Hawaii legislative leader talks about what has changed to put the controversial measure on the brink of passage.

Pod Squad: Henk Rogers Makes The Case For The Thirty Meter Telescope April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Henk Rogers Makes The Case For The Thirty Meter Telescope

The Blue Planet founder says one of the things that makes Mauna Kea a magical place are the telescopes that have furthered human knowledge.

Pod Squad: Kauai Mayor Carvalho — Politician, Musician, LG? Landess Kearns/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kauai Mayor Carvalho — Politician, Musician, LG?

The longtime Garden Island leader now has his sights on the state’s No. 2 gig.

Pod Squad: Why Republican Andria Tupola Wants To Be Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Republican Andria Tupola Wants To Be Governor

The House minority leader says the state’s myriad challenges require bipartisan cooperation and dynamic leadership.

Pod Squad: Changes Ahead For Public Education TV Channels Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Changes Ahead For Public Education TV Channels

Olelo President and CEO  Sanford Inouye explains what’s happening with his channel and others under new cable company ownership.

Pod Squad: Blue Planet’s Agenda For Legislature And Beyond Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Blue Planet’s Agenda For Legislature And Beyond

In some ways, the islands are environmentally “leading the globe,” say officials of the Hawaii nonprofit.

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.