Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

Pod Squad: Kauai Police Chief — Body Cam Effort Has Been ‘Difficult’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kauai Police Chief — Body Cam Effort Has Been ‘Difficult’

Chief Darryl Perry is moving ahead with the camera program despite concerns of the police union and intends to start using the cameras very soon.
Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s New Engagement Editor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s New Engagement Editor

Anthony Quintano talks about the evolving interplay of  journalism and social media.
Pod Squad: Are Honolulu Police Overreacting In Some Situations? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Are Honolulu Police Overreacting In Some Situations?

Attorney Eric Seitz joins the Pod Squad to talk about two of his cases: two lesbians recently arrested for kissing in public and a man who died after being shot with a Taser.
Pod Squad: The Legal Issues of Hawaii’s Medi-Pot Industry April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Legal Issues of Hawaii’s Medi-Pot Industry

As Hawaii moves to put in place medical marijuana dispensaries, legal challenges remain. Legal experts talk about what's going on.
Pod Squad: A Well-Traveled Journalist Lands in Honolulu Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Well-Traveled Journalist Lands in Honolulu

New Civil Beat Managing Editor Bob Ortega talks about his hopes for investigative reporting in the islands.
Pod Squad: Who’s More Local? The Discussion Has Just Begun Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Who’s More Local? The Discussion Has Just Begun

Defining "local" in Hawaii is highly subjective, but exploring the question proves enlightening.
Pod Squad: ACLU Says It’s on ‘Solid’ Legal Footing in Fighting Sweeps Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: ACLU Says It’s on ‘Solid’ Legal Footing in Fighting Sweeps

A lawyer representing the homeless says the city violates the Constitution by immediately confiscating and in most cases destroying possessions.
Pod Squad: Rep. Chris Lee Explains Why He’s Against the NextEra Deal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Rep. Chris Lee Explains Why He’s Against the NextEra Deal

The proposed merger of the state's largest utility with a Florida-based power company has everybody talking, including our Pod Squad.
Pod Squad: Straight Talk With NextEra Energy Execs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Straight Talk With NextEra Energy Execs

Cutting through the rhetoric behind the proposed $4.3 billion merger of Hawaiian Electric with Florida's NextEra Energy
Pod Squad: Expanding Hawaii State Hospital ‘Long Overdue’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Expanding Hawaii State Hospital ‘Long Overdue’

A top Health Department official talks about how an improved facility in Kanoehe could benefit the entire state.
Pod Squad: Talking Medi-Pot With a Potential Dispensary Operator Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Talking Medi-Pot With a Potential Dispensary Operator

Eight business licenses will soon be up for grabs to grow medical marijuana and operate Hawaii's first dispensaries.
Pod Squad: The TMT Battle and the Native Hawaiian Leadership Void Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The TMT Battle and the Native Hawaiian Leadership Void

Peter Apo joins the podcast to talk about his support for the controversial telescope project atop Mauna Kea.