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April Estrellon

Pod Squad: Ravi Shankar Talks Peace And Happiness In Honolulu Art of Living Foundation

Pod Squad: Ravi Shankar Talks Peace And Happiness In Honolulu

The spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation seeks to relieve individual stress, societal problems and violence.

Pod Squad: AARP’s National President Backs A Retirement Savings Board Courtesy Craig Gima

Pod Squad: AARP’s National President Backs A Retirement Savings Board

Eric Schneidewind visits Hawaii to advocate for a bill at the Hawaii Legislature calling for helping employees through payroll deductions.

Pod Squad: Getting Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Getting Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands

Supporters of a bill to speed up surrender of firearms after court action say it could save lives, especially in domestic abuse cases.

Pod Squad: Rep. John Mizuno Calls Medical Aid In Dying A ‘Civil Right’ April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Rep. John Mizuno Calls Medical Aid In Dying A ‘Civil Right’

The Hawaii legislative leader talks about what has changed to put the controversial measure on the brink of passage.

Pod Squad: Henk Rogers Makes The Case For The Thirty Meter Telescope April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Henk Rogers Makes The Case For The Thirty Meter Telescope

The Blue Planet founder says one of the things that makes Mauna Kea a magical place are the telescopes that have furthered human knowledge.

Pod Squad: Kauai Mayor Carvalho — Politician, Musician, LG? Landess Kearns/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kauai Mayor Carvalho — Politician, Musician, LG?

The longtime Garden Island leader now has his sights on the state’s No. 2 gig.

Pod Squad: Why Republican Andria Tupola Wants To Be Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Republican Andria Tupola Wants To Be Governor

The House minority leader says the state’s myriad challenges require bipartisan cooperation and dynamic leadership.

Pod Squad: Changes Ahead For Public Education TV Channels Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Changes Ahead For Public Education TV Channels

Olelo President and CEO  Sanford Inouye explains what’s happening with his channel and others under new cable company ownership.

Pod Squad: Blue Planet’s Agenda For Legislature And Beyond Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Blue Planet’s Agenda For Legislature And Beyond

In some ways, the islands are environmentally “leading the globe,” say officials of the Hawaii nonprofit.

Pod Squad: Why Doug Chin Wants To Be Our Congressman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Doug Chin Wants To Be Our Congressman

Doug Chin is especially bothered by the way President Donald Trump mistreats other people, particularly the disadvantaged.
Pod Squad: A Chat With Marcel Honore, Civil Beat’s Newest Reporter Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

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

Honore, who covers rail and transportation issues, talks about moving to Civil Beat from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Pod Squad: Ernie Martin Talks About His Candidacy For Congress April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Ernie Martin Talks About His Candidacy For Congress

The North Shore councilman wants to preserve benefits for veterans, as well as Medicare and social security, that he sees as threatened.