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April Estrellon

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.

Pod Squad: Tim Vandeveer Still A Bernie Backer In Age Of Trump

Pod Squad: Tim Vandeveer Still A Bernie Backer In Age Of Trump

The leader of the Hawaii Democratic Party thinks the Vermont senator deserves another shot at the presidency in 2020.

Pod Squad: Bob McDermott Tells Us Why He Wants To Be Governor

Pod Squad: Bob McDermott Tells Us Why He Wants To Be Governor

The Ewa Beach legislator admits that running for state office in Hawaii as a Republican is like “climbing Mount Everest.”

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.