Civil Beat Staff

Emily Dugdale

Emily Dugdale is an audio reporter and producer at Civil Beat and the podcast Offshore.

Emily joined Civil Beat in September 2017 after a stint reporting on science and environment at KPCC Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles. Previously, she covered race and social justice issues for Uptown Radio, a radio broadcast program in New York City. Before that, she lived in Oakland and freelanced at several local news outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s also lived and reported overseas in Santiago, Chile and Medellin, Colombia.

Emily is a recent graduate of the Toni Stabile program in investigative journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She also holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College.

You can reach Emily at edugdale@civilbeat.org or on Twitter at @eedugdale. Send anonymous tips here: https://bit.ly/2pp55oG

Pod Squad: What Voters Should Know About The ConCon

Pod Squad: What Voters Should Know About The ConCon

Peter Adler talks about the complicated mechanics of holding a state constitutional convention.

‘Chaos At Kamalani’: Why It’s So Hard To Run A Charter School Emily Dugdale/Civil Beat

‘Chaos At Kamalani’: Why It’s So Hard To Run A Charter School

An innovative new charter school continues to struggle with parent communication and teacher turnover in its second year.

A Tough First Year Comes To An End For This Innovative Oahu Charter School Emily Dugdale/Civil Beat

A Tough First Year Comes To An End For This Innovative Oahu Charter School

Despite efforts to build a culture of collaboration, Kamalani Academy faced a multitude of challenges with staff turnover and figuring out exactly how the school should be run.

Pod Squad: Jill Tokuda’s Personal Bid To Be Hawaii LG Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Jill Tokuda’s Personal Bid To Be Hawaii LG

The Democratic state senator speaks about formative lifetime experiences that shaped her as she now seeks higher office.

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year

Principal Jeff Vilardi is the latest in a series of staff departures at Kamalani Academy.

On Campus: Redefining Success

On Campus: Redefining Success

Efforts in Arkansas to close the achievement gap for Marshallese students could hold some valuable lessons for Kamalani.

‘Offshore’ Podcast Returns With A Young Man On An Urgent Mission Honolulu Civil Beat

‘Offshore’ Podcast Returns With A Young Man On An Urgent Mission

“The Blood Calls” to London Lewis as he searches for his birth culture in the Marshall Islands. And we investigate adoption practices in Hawaii and Arkansas.

On Campus: A Teacher’s Journey April Estrellon/Civil Beat

On Campus: A Teacher’s Journey

Kamalani Academy teachers talk about their journey to the classroom, and the triumphs and pitfalls of starting a new charter school.

Pod Squad: Why This Longtime Advocate Is Running For City Council Emily Dugdale/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why This Longtime Advocate Is Running For City Council

Hawaii Kai activist Natalie Iwasa thinks elected officials aren’t listening to what the community is saying.

On Campus: Temperature Check

On Campus: Temperature Check

Kamalani Academy looks for ways to bolster school spirit, while school leaders grapple with retention issues behind the scenes.
On Campus: The Four “Hales” April Estrellon/Civil Beat

On Campus: The Four “Hales”

Kamalani Academy adopts a medieval school tradition made popular by Harry Potter to help teach Hawaiian values.

On Campus: It’s The First Day of School at Kamalani April Estrellon/Civil Beat

On Campus: It’s The First Day of School at Kamalani

Join Kamalani Academy on its first day of school and take a peek inside classrooms as students and teachers get to know each other.

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