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

December 2017

Tuesday, December 26

Pod Squad: A Chat With Marcel Honore, Civil Beat’s Newest Reporter

Monday, December 18

Pod Squad: Ernie Martin Talks About His Candidacy For Congress

Monday, December 11

Pod Squad: A Life Changing Trip To Papahanaumokuakea

Monday, December 4

Pod Squad: Why This Democrat Is Challenging A Popular Congresswoman

November 2017

Thursday, November 30

Episode 4: The Four Hales

Monday, November 27

Pod Squad: Maile Luuwai Is A ‘Frustrated Voter’ Running For LG

Monday, November 20

Pod Squad: Kaniela Ing Explains Why He Is Running For Congress

Monday, November 13

Pod Squad: Sen Donna Mercado Kim Talks About A New Bid For Congress

Monday, November 6

Pod Squad: How To Get Help With Health Care

October 2017

Monday, October 30

Episode 2: Getting Ready

Pod Squad: Author Randy Roth On Why ‘Broken Trust’ Is Now Free To Read

Monday, October 23

Pod Squad: Dan Akaka Talks About His Hopes For Hawaii

Thursday, October 5

On Campus: We’re Taking A Fresh Look At Education In Hawaii

September 2017

Monday, September 25

Pod Squad: Don Guzman Talks About Why He Wants To Be Maui Mayor

Monday, September 18

Pod Squad: Josh Green Makes His Case To Be LG

Monday, September 11

Pod Squad: Why Will Espero Wants To Be Our LG

August 2017

Monday, August 28

Pod Squad: Mazie Hirono Makes Her Case For Re-Election

Tuesday, August 22

Pod Squad: A Chance To See Two Acclaimed Climate Change Documentaries

Monday, August 14

Pod Squad: Talking Story With Colleen Hanabusa

Tuesday, August 8

Pod Squad: Tim Vandeveer Still A Bernie Backer In Age Of Trump

July 2017

Monday, July 31

Pod Squad: Bob McDermott Tells Us Why He Wants To Be Governor

Monday, July 10

Pod Squad: Sen Glenn Wakai Talks About His Outreach To Micronesia

Wednesday, July 5

Pod Squad: A Chat With ACLU Hawaii’s Very Busy Executive Director

June 2017

Monday, June 26

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s New Education and Business Reporters

Monday, June 19

Pod Squad: A Conversation With Gov. David Ige

May 2017

Tuesday, May 30

Pod Squad: A Chat With Civil Beat’s New Managing Editor

Monday, May 22

Pod Squad: Rising Up Against Islamophobia

April 2017

Monday, April 10

Pod Squad: Meet The New Leader Of Oahu Republicans

March 2017

Tuesday, March 28

Pod Squad: The Voice Behind The Offshore Podcast

Monday, March 13

Pod Squad: Ex-Gov John Waihee On Today’s Political Scene

Monday, March 6

Pod Squad: Politics And Judges, Hawaiian Style

February 2017

Monday, February 27

Pod Squad: Talking With Pulitzer Prize Winner Sacha Pfeiffer

Tuesday, February 21

Pod Squad: Debate Over Honolulu Rail Rolls Into Capitol Auditorium

January 2017

Monday, January 30

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s GOP Legislators Still Have Something to Say

Monday, January 23

Pod Squad: Meet OHA’s Newest Trustee

Tuesday, January 17

Pod Squad: Defending Women’s Rights As Trump Takes Over

Tuesday, January 3

Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama