Special Correspondent

Chrystèle Bossu-Ragis

Chrystèle Bossu-Ragis has been a radio reporter, editor and newscaster for 15 years in her native France for Virgin Radio, previously known as Europe 2. She has also worked as a Silicon Valley correspondent for Europe 1.
‘What The Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into?’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘What The Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into?’

A reporter discovers an unusual homeless camp in Waianae -- and learns a lot about herself in the process.
Yes, You Can Be A Micronesian And A Doctor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Yes, You Can Be A Micronesian And A Doctor

PODCAST: Oahu physician Sheldon Riklon is an inspiration for Micronesians and an epiphany for others.
‘That’s JoJo — He’s Different’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘That’s JoJo — He’s Different’

PODCAST: JoJo Peter is a disabled Micronesian in Hawaii. Those misunderstood labels have given him a powerful position to bring about positive change.
Learning To Be Hawaiian — Some Years On The Mainland Helped Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Learning To Be Hawaiian — Some Years On The Mainland Helped

Peter Apo's roots may have saved his life when he was on the West Coast. Now he is working to facilitate federal recognition for Hawaiians.

Podcast Transcript: Learning To Be Hawaiian

Peter Apo discusses what it means to be Hawaiian.
A Marshallese Poet Speaks Out On Climate Change

A Marshallese Poet Speaks Out On Climate Change

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner traveled halfway across the Earth to read her poem on how climate change is affecting her island home to the United Nations.
Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue

The state's only Republican senator jokes about how he can "caucus with myself," but he has serious views on making the GOP relevant here.

Podcast: Transcript of the Sam Slom Interview

Outnumbered 24-1, Hawaii's lone Republican state senator talks about what it would take to make the GOP more relevant in the islands.
Is Anybody More Local Than Ben Cayetano? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Anybody More Local Than Ben Cayetano?

Hawaii’s remarkable ethnic and racial diversity and the social tension that comes with it is the subject of a new Connections thread. Who better to kick off that discussion than a man who has worked through it all?
You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong Cory Lum/Civil Beat

You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong

City planners hoping to make Honolulu a more walkable city are trying to change an old rule that bans sidewalks cafes in most parts of town.
How Do Kids Feel About Being Homeless? We Asked Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Do Kids Feel About Being Homeless? We Asked Them

People say kids will adapt to most anything and that certainly seems to be the case for these children in a Honolulu homeless shelter.