Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

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: Ex-Gov John Waihee On Today’s Political Scene Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Ex-Gov John Waihee On Today’s Political Scene

The islands’ only Native Hawaiian governor thinks the state would benefit from more of a two-party environment.

Pod Squad: Politics And Judges, Hawaiian Style Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Politics And Judges, Hawaiian Style

Retired Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon dropped by Civil Beat last week to talk about a controversial bill.

Pod Squad: Talking With Pulitzer Prize Winner Sacha Pfeiffer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Talking With Pulitzer Prize Winner Sacha Pfeiffer

The Boston Globe reporter says this a challenging time for both reporters and consumers of news.

Pod Squad: Debate Over Honolulu Rail Rolls Into Capitol Auditorium Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Debate Over Honolulu Rail Rolls Into Capitol Auditorium

It’s time for some civil discourse about one of Hawaii’s key public issues. Find out what Friday’s event is all about.

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s GOP Legislators Still Have Something to Say

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s GOP Legislators Still Have Something to Say

Their numbers are dwindling, but they are pushing housing and taxation proposals, says House Minority Leader Beth Fukumoto.

Pod Squad: Meet OHA’s Newest Trustee Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet OHA’s Newest Trustee

Kelii Akina heads the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and was elected to the OHA board in November.

Pod Squad: Defending Women’s Rights As Trump Takes Over

Pod Squad: Defending Women’s Rights As Trump Takes Over

Hawaii leaders explain why they and others are taking part in post-inauguration marches in Washington and elsewhere.

Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

A small group of protesters stood a mostly silent vigil to the vacationing president’s comings and goings.

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s DC Reporter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s DC Reporter

Kirstin Downey talks about how looming changes in Washington, D.C., could affect Hawaii.

Pod Squad: How Trump Won And What Comes Next For Journalism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: How Trump Won And What Comes Next For Journalism

Only one of the candidates — and it wasn’t Clinton — offered what voters clearly wanted: “This overarching call to action.”

Pod Squad: From Hawaii To Standing Rock And Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: From Hawaii To Standing Rock And Back

Two Civil Beat journalists talk about their five days in the frozen Midwest during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

Pod Squad: ‘No Room In Paradise’

Pod Squad: ‘No Room In Paradise’

A new documentary film explores homelessness in Hawaii and what is — or isn’t — being done about it.