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Pod Squad: ‘Down-and-Dirty History of Planning’ in Honolulu Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: ‘Down-and-Dirty History of Planning’ in Honolulu

The sprawling, unplanned development that was panned in the 1930s continues to this day in Hawaii's biggest city, says columnist Curt Sanburn.
Pod Squad: The Battle Over Maunalua Bay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Battle Over Maunalua Bay

Hawaii Kai residents are justifiably concerned about proposed new restrictions, says their state representative, Gene Ward.
Pod Squad: We Can Do Something About High Home Prices and Rents

Pod Squad: We Can Do Something About High Home Prices and Rents

Is it time to use tax penalties to go after the "people who are squandering the housing stock" by allowing homes to sit empty?
Pod Squad: Hawaii Needs An Interisland Ferry System Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Hawaii Needs An Interisland Ferry System

Connecting the islands better could boost salaries and lower the cost of living.
Pod Squad: Why Public Review of Police Action Is Important Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Public Review of Police Action Is Important

The death of a Nanakuli man at the hands of Honolulu police is sparking a new conversation about the lack of transparency when it comes to police conduct.
Pod Squad: He’s Glad He Left Hawaii for New Life in Panama Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: He’s Glad He Left Hawaii for New Life in Panama

How's that move to a different tropical setting working out? Former Hawaii resident Mark Heilbron talks to the Pod Squad.
Pod Squad: Nestor Garcia and Why Media Ethics Are Important Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Nestor Garcia and Why Media Ethics Are Important

Civil Beat editors discuss why the recent ethics flap involving KHON reporter Nestor Garcia wasn't allowed to pass unnoticed.
Pod Squad: Wow, Election Season Already? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Wow, Election Season Already?

What's up with Colleen Hanabusa, Brian Schatz, Kirk Caldwell and other well-known politicos? And how about those Republicans?
Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Gov. David Ige wants the University of Hawaii to provide better stewardship of Mauna Kea. Meanwhile, telescope opponents aren't going away.
Pod Squad: Who Is New Senate President Ron Kouchi?

Pod Squad: Who Is New Senate President Ron Kouchi?

What can we expect from the Hawaii Senate's new leader, and how do you pronounce his name, anyway?
Pod Squad on Saving Kahoolawe PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Pod Squad on Saving Kahoolawe

Chad Blair sits down with reporter Anita Hofschneider to discuss her recent trip to the island of Kahoolawe.