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: 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.

Pod Squad: Dan Akaka Talks About His Hopes For Hawaii

Pod Squad: Dan Akaka Talks About His Hopes For Hawaii

The former Hawaii U.S. senator, now 93, has a lot to say about life and leadership.

On Campus: We’re Taking A Fresh Look At Education In Hawaii Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

On Campus: We’re Taking A Fresh Look At Education In Hawaii

Civil Beat’s new podcast series takes you inside the first year of a startup arts integration charter school in Wahiawa.

Pod Squad: Don Guzman Talks About Why He Wants To Be Maui Mayor Courtesy of Don Guzman

Pod Squad: Don Guzman Talks About Why He Wants To Be Maui Mayor

The county councilman will run next year in what is likely to be a crowded field of candidates.

Pod Squad: Josh Green Makes His Case To Be LG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Josh Green Makes His Case To Be LG

The Big Island lawmaker and doctor thinks Hawaii needs an “aggressive progressive” as lieutenant governor.

Pod Squad: Why Will Espero Wants To Be Our LG

Pod Squad: Why Will Espero Wants To Be Our LG

An 18-year veteran of the Hawaii Legislature, the state senator hopes to make the jump to lieutenant governor.

Pod Squad: Mazie Hirono Makes Her Case For Re-Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Mazie Hirono Makes Her Case For Re-Election

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono packs a lot into this 17-minute interview with Chad Blair.

Pod Squad: A Chance To See Two Acclaimed Climate Change Documentaries The Ocean Agency_XLCatlin Seaview Survey_Christophe Bailhache

Pod Squad: A Chance To See Two Acclaimed Climate Change Documentaries

“Chasing Ice” and “Chasing Coral” will show at the Doris Duke Theater this weekend.

Pod Squad: Talking Story With Colleen Hanabusa Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Talking Story With Colleen Hanabusa

Hawaii Rep. Colleen Hanabusa wonders whether Donald Trump is crazy, manipulative or just oddly shrewd.