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 or @CaulfieldCM.

September 2021

Wednesday, September 15

Raising Chickens Became More Than A Hobby For Some During The Pandemic

August 2021

Tuesday, August 3

Hawaii Has A Ban On Sunscreen Chemicals But No One’s Sure Who Should Enforce It

July 2021

Thursday, July 29

Ka Hoʻohana ʻIa ʻAna O Kekahi Lāʻau Haole E Kekahi Kāne Ma Hawaiʻi No Ka Hānai ʻAna Aku I Kona Kaiāulu

Sunday, July 25

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless

Thursday, July 22

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants

Thursday, July 15

How One Hawaii Man Is Using An Invasive Tree To Nurture His Community

Tuesday, July 13

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

June 2021

Monday, June 28

UH Report Finds Hawaii Needs To Prepare For More Frequent High-Tide Flooding

Thursday, June 24

HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests

Monday, June 14

Why The Pandemic Made It Harder To Protect Birds From Hawaii’s Feral Cats

Friday, June 11

UH Will Test Sewage At 11 Dorms This Fall To Help Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks

Tuesday, June 8

Activists Hit New Roadblock In Efforts To Reroute Farrington Highway At Makaha Beach

May 2021

Sunday, May 16

Honolulu’s Teenagers: Their Lives Are Defined By Resilience And Cautious Optimism

Friday, May 14

PODCAST: Lessons from Hawaii’s Successful Battle With The Avocado Lace Bug

April 2021

Monday, April 12

PODCAST: Two Ideas For How To Build More Housing For Hawaii Farmers

Friday, April 9

How People Across Hawaii Are Creating Spaces To Grow Their Own Food

March 2021

Friday, March 26

These Makaha Residents Are Hoping To Move A Major Highway

Monday, March 15

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii

Monday, March 8

There Are 10 Community Gardens On Oahu. None Of Them Are On The Westside

February 2021

Thursday, February 25

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

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

January 2021

Wednesday, January 27

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

Monday, January 4

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic