Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

Pod Squad: Why Does Hawaii Have So Many People Behind Bars? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Does Hawaii Have So Many People Behind Bars?

A new task force makes clear that the state has had the wrong criminal justice policy for the past 40 years.

Pod Squad: The Social Enterprise Of Breadfruit Ice Cream Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Social Enterprise Of Breadfruit Ice Cream

It’s one example of a product that supports the work of providing job training and placement for formerly homeless people.

Pod Squad: Teaching Theater In The Marshall Islands Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Teaching Theater In The Marshall Islands

Dan Kelin of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth thrives on collaboration and telling stories with the Marshallese.

Pod Squad: CB’s Wayfinder Peddles His Views On Pedaling

Pod Squad: CB’s Wayfinder Peddles His Views On Pedaling

Transportation reporter and columnist Marcel Honore talks about traffic, apps and bikes.

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020

Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.

Pod Squad: Meet Hawaii’s New GOP State Rep Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Hawaii’s New GOP State Rep

Public school teacher Val Okimoto steadily canvassed her Mililani Mauka district to win her first-ever political race.

Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet? Kelsey Colpitts of Biki

Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet?

Many Honolulu residents and visitors have, and Bikeshare Hawaii’s new executive director explains why.

Pod Squad: To Build A Better Hawaii

Pod Squad: To Build A Better Hawaii

A hui of local architects invites the public to participate in workshops focused on making Honolulu and the state better places to live.

Pod Squad: Hawaii Democratic Leader Talks About ‘Healing The Party’

Pod Squad: Hawaii Democratic Leader Talks About ‘Healing The Party’

Kealii Lopez on her party’s deep bench, the challenge for local Republicans and the state of Democrats under Trump.