Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

April Estrellon is Civil Beat’s multimedia producer, creating audio, video and graphics for the website. She also produces Civil Beat’s award winning Offshore podcast as well as weekly episodes of Pod Squad.

April has degrees in journalism and anthropology from the University of Hawaii Manoa. Her interests include history and cultural studies of Asia and the Pacific and storytelling through new media.

April is often glued to her headphones, but you can get her attention by emailing her at april@civilbeat.org.

Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’ April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’

Social issues, the environment and public safety including homelessness top the District 4 candidate’s concerns.

Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race

The Honolulu City Council candidate discussed his upcoming rematch with Trevor Ozawa for the District 4 seat.

Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate

Senate communications director Richard Rapoza says if people watched more closely how the chamber functions, they might be impressed.

Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis Craig Gima

Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis

A Senate bill would help by establishing a private-sector retirement savings program. But some employers are opposing it.

Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy Deborah Sharkey

Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy

Honolulu’s CrimeStoppers program offers cash rewards for tips that pan out. And its annual dinner to raise money for those rewards is coming up.

Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why

The Hawaii state senator from the Big Island is highly critical of opponent Tulsi Gabbard’s meeting with Syrian president Assad.

Pod Squad: In Hawaii, Men Still Earn More Than Women Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: In Hawaii, Men Still Earn More Than Women

The AAUW offers scholarships to help women and girls mitigate the wage gap, which has only widened locally.

Pod Squad: Why Does Hawaii Have So Many People Behind Bars? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Does Hawaii Have So Many People Behind Bars?

A new task force makes clear that the state has had the wrong criminal justice policy for the past 40 years.

Pod Squad: The Social Enterprise Of Breadfruit Ice Cream Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Social Enterprise Of Breadfruit Ice Cream

It’s one example of a product that supports the work of providing job training and placement for formerly homeless people.

Pod Squad: Teaching Theater In The Marshall Islands Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Teaching Theater In The Marshall Islands

Dan Kelin of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth thrives on collaboration and telling stories with the Marshallese.

Pod Squad: CB’s Wayfinder Peddles His Views On Pedaling

Pod Squad: CB’s Wayfinder Peddles His Views On Pedaling

Transportation reporter and columnist Marcel Honore talks about traffic, apps and bikes.

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020

Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.