Civil Beat Staff

Claire Caulfield

Claire Caulfield is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat and audio producer for the Offshore podcast.

In 2021, Claire is covering the future of agriculture for Civil Beat’s Hawaii Grown podcast.

Last year Claire hosted the podcast “Are We Doomed? And Other Burning Environmental Questions.” The project answered reader questions about recycling, climate change and environmental education. Her work on season 4 of Offshore focused on how Native Hawaiians changed U.S. History and shared the struggles and successes of life in the modern Hawaiian diaspora.

Claire has worked in Arizona, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Montana and New Jersey. Her reporting has won multiple awards, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy and a Webby.

If you want to talk about island issues or chat about your favorite podcasts, contact Claire at ccaulfield@civilbeat.org or @CaulfieldCM.

PODCAST: This Kauai Nonprofit Has A Plan For Creating More Demand For Local Food Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PODCAST: This Kauai Nonprofit Has A Plan For Creating More Demand For Local Food

The state’s agriculture park program was set up with the agriculture economy, not local food, in mind. But one nonprofit is flipping that around.

Hawaii Farmers Need Land. State Efforts To Help Aren’t Working Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Hawaii Farmers Need Land. State Efforts To Help Aren’t Working

Providing small farmers land is key to producing more local food, but the state’s go-to model isn’t moving the needle.

PODCAST: What Will It Take For Hawaii To Grow More Of Its Own Food? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PODCAST: What Will It Take For Hawaii To Grow More Of Its Own Food?

Government funding, private investment or returning to traditional knowledge: which path will help Hawaii reduce its reliance on imported food?

Activists Rally At Capitol To Support Local Farmers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Activists Rally At Capitol To Support Local Farmers

Participants handed out taro cuttings and called on lawmakers to invest in agriculture.

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic National Tropical Botanical Garden

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic

Fewer trips to the field have become the norm as scientists adapt by working from home and connecting with colleagues.

Loneliness, Anxiety and Insomnia: How The Pandemic Is Impacting Hawaii’s Teens Getty Images/iStockphoto

Loneliness, Anxiety and Insomnia: How The Pandemic Is Impacting Hawaii’s Teens

While Generation Z has shown extreme resilience, teenagers are still struggling from the unique challenges of 2020.

Why 2020 Will Shape How Hawaii Teens Feel About Politics For Decades To Come Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why 2020 Will Shape How Hawaii Teens Feel About Politics For Decades To Come

The life of an American teenager hasn’t been this tumultuous in 60 years, and the effects will shape Generation Z forever.

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

Audio diaries from nine Oahu teenagers reveal how Generation Z was uniquely prepared to weather disruptions from the pandemic.