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: 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.

Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users

The leader of a national drug policy group talks about recreational marijuana and criminal justice reform.

Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties Courtesy James Gonser

Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties

The Pod Squad goes to the Capitol between legislative sessions to catch up with Scott Saiki.

Hawaii Civics 101: Neighborhood Boards

Hawaii Civics 101: Neighborhood Boards

Have a problem with something in your neighborhood? Here’s how your neighborhood board can help.

Hawaii Civics 101: Independent Candidates

Hawaii Civics 101: Independent Candidates

Why is is so hard to run — and win — as an independent in Hawaii?

Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG

The only candidate in the Democratic field who isn’t an elected official says she doesn’t see the post as a stepping stone to higher office.

Hawaii Civics 101: Lieutenant Governor Agatha Danglapin

Hawaii Civics 101: Lieutenant Governor

The lieutenant governor is the second highest position in the Aloha State. But what does the LG do?

New! Hawaii Civics 101: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

New! Hawaii Civics 101: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

This explainer video on OHA kicks off our new series aimed at helping you understand politics, government and democracy in the Aloha State.

On Campus: Here’s What Happens When Kids Do The Podcast Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On Campus: Here’s What Happens When Kids Do The Podcast

Pomaikai Elementary students report from inside their Maui school.

On Campus: A Culture of Collaboration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On Campus: A Culture of Collaboration

Civil Beat visits Pomaikai Elementary, an arts integration school on Maui, to see why Kamalani Academy’s founders used it as a model for their charter school.