Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

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

April has degrees in journalism and anthropology from the University of Hawaii Manoa. She once had dreams of being an archaeologist, but soon realized that it’s nothing like Indiana Jones and that she prefers telling stories to digging and lab work.

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

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora

A few months ago we asked Native Hawaiian readers outside of Hawaii to tell us why they left the islands. Here’s what they had to say.

What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii?

Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians live outside Hawaii. But, as we discover in the new season of Offshore, Hawaiians carry the islands with them to far-flung places.

Here’s How The Coronavirus Has Transformed Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How The Coronavirus Has Transformed Hawaii

The pandemic is having a big impact on everything from traffic to stress levels. Don’t expect a baby boom next year.

Hawaii Civics 101: How To Testify On A Bill At The Legislature

Hawaii Civics 101: How To Testify On A Bill At The Legislature

Letting lawmakers know what you think about local issues is an important part of the democratic process. Here are ways to get your voice heard.

Hawaii Civics 101: The State Court System

Hawaii Civics 101: The State Court System

Hawaii’s state court system handles a broad spectrum of family, civil and criminal issues.

Pod Squad: Meet AARP’s New Volunteer State President

Pod Squad: Meet AARP’s New Volunteer State President

Gary Simon has been involved in issues relating to seniors for years.

Pod Squad: Why The US Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Decision Is So Important April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why The US Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Decision Is So Important

Voting rights, fair elections and a crisis of confidence in government are as relevant now as they were during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s.

Podcast: Our Journey To The Last Wild Place

Podcast: Our Journey To The Last Wild Place

The story behind Civil Beat’s award-winning multimedia project, and how the trip is informing our current reporting on climate change.

Podcast: Is The Kealoha Trial An Us Vs. Them Thing? April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Podcast: Is The Kealoha Trial An Us Vs. Them Thing?

Civil Beat staff discusses the early days of the Kealoha conspiracy trial.