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.

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.

Pod Squad: Kahi Mohala Helps Kids Facing A Mental Health Crisis

Pod Squad: Kahi Mohala Helps Kids Facing A Mental Health Crisis

The end of the school year is a time when many children and teens exhibit heightened problems and more frequent thoughts of suicide.

Pod Squad: Climate Change Meets The Arts

Pod Squad: Climate Change Meets The Arts

A historic house in Honolulu sets the scene for a discussion of how the humanities can help address global warming.

Pod Squad: Meeting Trump’s Immigration Policies With ‘ Resistance and Resilience’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meeting Trump’s Immigration Policies With ‘ Resistance and Resilience’

Marielena Hincapie, head of the National Immigration Law Center, said it is a time of great fear and trauma in many immigrant communities.

VIDEO: What Is A Carbon Tax?

VIDEO: What Is A Carbon Tax?

Climate and economic experts believe carbon taxes can change consumer habits and slow down the effects of climate change.

Hawaii 2040: What Is A Carbon Tax?

Hawaii 2040: What Is A Carbon Tax?

Climate and economic experts believe carbon taxes are a great way to change consumer habits and slow down the effects of climate change.

Pod Squad: Save Our Sharks Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Save Our Sharks

We discuss legislation that would prohibit the intentional killing of sharks and manta rays in Hawaii waters.

Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison

First Lap helps former inmates make successful transitions — with no government funding.