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April Estrellon

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?
Pod Squad: This Story On Teaching In Hawaii Has Gone Viral. What Gives? Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Pod Squad: This Story On Teaching In Hawaii Has Gone Viral. What Gives?

More than 100,000 people have read our story on whether it pays to be a teacher in Hawaii.
Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona?

The 3,000-mile distance between the islands and Saguaro exacts a heavy cost for inmates, their loved ones and the state.
Pod Squad: Uber-Taxi Legislative Battle Is Also A Culture Clash Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Uber-Taxi Legislative Battle Is Also A Culture Clash

As they battle it out at Honolulu Hale and the Capitol, ride-hailing and taxi companies also vie for the hearts of riders.
Pod Squad: Who’s The Best Democratic Presidential Candidate?

Pod Squad: Who’s The Best Democratic Presidential Candidate?

Passionate supporters for both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton make their cases on this week's Pod Squad.
Pod Squad: Donald Trump And The Hawaii GOP Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Donald Trump And The Hawaii GOP

How will Hawaii's GOP presidential caucuses go on Tuesday? Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang gives us all some insight.
Pod Squad: Trump’s Appeal In The Aloha State Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Trump’s Appeal In The Aloha State

Political scientist Colin Moore and columnist Neal Milner on Trump et al.'s caucus prospects here.
Pod Squad: A Quick Trip To The Heart Of The Dengue Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Quick Trip To The Heart Of The Dengue Outbreak

A public awareness campaign is just beginning, but right now the efforts to warn residents and visitors of the disease threat seem low-key.
Pod Squad: The People Need A Stronger Voice In Hawaii Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The People Need A Stronger Voice In Hawaii Policy

Sens. Laura Thielen and Russell Ruderman say it's time to get the public involved in the conversation even if it doesn't pass.