Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

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.
Pod Squad: Why Does It Take So Long To Get A Bill Passed?

Pod Squad: Why Does It Take So Long To Get A Bill Passed?

Reporters Chad Blair, Nick Grube and Nathan Eagle discuss the steeplechase process of getting bills through Hawaii's Legislature.
Pod Squad: Unveiling A New Civil Beat Podcasting Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Unveiling A New Civil Beat Podcasting Project

Civil Beat's latest podcasting effort, in conjunction with PRX, will bring stories from Hawaii to a national audience.
Pod Squad: Will 2017 Be The Breakthrough Year For Medical Aid in Dying? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Will 2017 Be The Breakthrough Year For Medical Aid in Dying?

It's been a high-profile issue in Hawaii since 1996, but advocates think next year could bring success at the Legislature.
Pod Squad: A Little A&B Sugar With That Coffee, Mr. Speaker? April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Little A&B Sugar With That Coffee, Mr. Speaker?

And that's a wrap -- the Legislature finishes another session. So what just happened?