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 Glenn Wakai Talks About His Outreach To Micronesia

Pod Squad: Sen Glenn Wakai Talks About His Outreach To Micronesia

The lawmaker representing Kalihi-Salt Lake has been running a nonprofit organization since 2004.

Pod Squad: A Chat With ACLU Hawaii’s Very Busy Executive Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Chat With ACLU Hawaii’s Very Busy Executive Director

In the Trump era, “liberty has never been so fragile,” says Vanessa Chong, who has been on the job in the islands since 1989.

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s New Education and Business Reporters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s New Education and Business Reporters

Listen to Civil Beat’s newest staffers — Stewart Yerton and Suevon Lee — talk about their goals, unforgettable stories and a Grateful Dead song.

Pod Squad: A Conversation With Gov. David Ige Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Conversation With Gov. David Ige

Now in his third year as Hawaii’s governor, he responds to his recent low poll ratings and points to what his administration is doing right.

Pod Squad: A Chat With Civil Beat’s New Managing Editor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Chat With Civil Beat’s New Managing Editor

Jim Simon hopes to get Civil Beat reporters out into the community a bit more.

Pod Squad: Rising Up Against Islamophobia Honolulu Museum of Art

Pod Squad: Rising Up Against Islamophobia

A film and arts festival that begins later this week at the Honolulu Museum of Art seeks to teach people about Islam.

Pod Squad: Meet The New Leader Of Oahu Republicans Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet The New Leader Of Oahu Republicans

Brett Kulbis talks about revitalizing Hawaii’s minority party and the recent defection of Rep. Beth Fukumoto to the Democrats.

Pod Squad: The Voice Behind The Offshore Podcast Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Voice Behind The Offshore Podcast

Season 2 of our Offshore podcast just launched. It seemed like a good time to go behind the scenes.

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.