Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

The 2016 elections are coming at a time that political debates are changing, and not for the better.

Pod Squad: Capitol Debate Series Takes On Pesticides Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Capitol Debate Series Takes On Pesticides

Want to learn more about pesticide buffer zones? Go to the debate on Friday between college debate teams.
Pod Squad: Race And Ethnicity In Hawaii Politics

Pod Squad: Race And Ethnicity In Hawaii Politics

"You have to make alliances across ethnicities, and that is wonderful," says retired UH history professor Dan Boylan.
Pod Squad: Hawaii’s News Business Takes Its Licks From The Reader Rep

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s News Business Takes Its Licks From The Reader Rep

UH journalism professor Brett Oppegaard can be highly critical of local news media in the islands.
Pod Squad: One More Week To Go In Mayoral Primary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: One More Week To Go In Mayoral Primary

Civil Beat's favorite political experts pontificate on trends in the Honolulu mayor's race.
Pod Squad: Tim Garry Wants To Upgrade Permitting And Lifeguard Services Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Tim Garry Wants To Upgrade Permitting And Lifeguard Services

Civil Beat wraps up its series of podcast interviews with lesser-known candidates for mayor.
Pod Squad: Hard Life Experiences Teach You To Move Forward Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Hard Life Experiences Teach You To Move Forward

Ernest Caravalho's stints in the Air Force, as a legal-aid volunteer, and as a homeless vet uniquely inform his mayoral campaign.
Pod Squad: ‘It’s Time For A Political Outsider’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: ‘It’s Time For A Political Outsider’

First-time candidate Larry Friedman says the public deserves higher ethical standards from its politicians.
Pod Squad: First He Got Frustrated, Then He Got In The Race For Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: First He Got Frustrated, Then He Got In The Race For Mayor

Political novice Ron Hochuli says satisfying special interests has left the city "in very dire straits."
Pod Squad: The Making Of ‘Electric Dreams’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Making Of ‘Electric Dreams’

Eric Pape discusses his ongoing series and how Hawaiian Electric's development parallels and impacts the history of the islands.
Pod Squad: Is Mayor Kirk Caldwell In Trouble? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Is Mayor Kirk Caldwell In Trouble?

Rail likely will loom large in the Honolulu mayoral race, which is bad news for the incumbent.
Pod Squad: Taking Down That ‘Pesky Paywall’

Pod Squad: Taking Down That ‘Pesky Paywall’

As it transitions to nonprofit status, Civil Beat makes its content free to everyone. But its editorial mission remains the same.