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: 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.

Pod Squad: Meet Hawaii’s New GOP State Rep Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Hawaii’s New GOP State Rep

Public school teacher Val Okimoto steadily canvassed her Mililani Mauka district to win her first-ever political race.

Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet? Kelsey Colpitts of Biki

Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet?

Many Honolulu residents and visitors have, and Bikeshare Hawaii’s new executive director explains why.

Pod Squad: To Build A Better Hawaii

Pod Squad: To Build A Better Hawaii

A hui of local architects invites the public to participate in workshops focused on making Honolulu and the state better places to live.

Pod Squad: Hawaii Democratic Leader Talks About ‘Healing The Party’

Pod Squad: Hawaii Democratic Leader Talks About ‘Healing The Party’

Kealii Lopez on her party’s deep bench, the challenge for local Republicans and the state of Democrats under Trump.

VIDEO: 9 Questions For David Ige And Andria Tupola

VIDEO: 9 Questions For David Ige And Andria Tupola

See what the Hawaii gubernatorial candidates have to say about key issues — and the last movie they watched.

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Every 10 years, voters are asked if they want to hold a state constitutional convention. The last one occurred in 1978.

Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm

Corey Rosenlee argues why the state should be allowed to levy a surcharge on property taxes to help pay for education.

Pod Squad: Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians

The GOP state representative advocates for more funding and better management of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.