May 2023

Sunday, May 28

‘This Is Gold’: An Unprecedented Push To Restore Urban Honolulu Watersheds From Ridge To Reef

December 2022

Thursday, December 15

Bridging The Gap: This Climate Scientist Is Seeking Solutions Outside The Lab

September 2022

Monday, September 5

Protecting The Past By Managing The Future Of Ka‘ena Point

July 2022

Thursday, July 14

Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species

February 2022

Sunday, February 13

Hawaii Needs Good Soil To Grow More Food. Here’s How That Can Happen

January 2022

Thursday, January 6

Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally

September 2021

Thursday, September 30

PODCAST: What To Feed Animals During A Pandemic? Pigs And Chickens Are Pickier Than You Think

July 2021

Tuesday, July 13

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

May 2021

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

February 2021

Thursday, February 25

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

January 2021

Wednesday, January 27

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

September 2020

Monday, September 21

So Are We Doomed? What I Learned Answering Your Questions About Hawaii’s Environment

Monday, September 7

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change?

August 2020

Monday, August 24

Does My Electric Car Actually Help The Environment?

Tuesday, August 11

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast?

July 2020

Monday, July 27

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?

Monday, July 13

Why Doesn’t Honolulu Recycle More?

June 2020

Monday, June 29

Is The Pandemic Creating More Litter?

Sunday, June 28

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora

Sunday, June 21

Am I Hawaiian Enough?

Sunday, June 7

The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music

Monday, June 1

Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable?

May 2020

Sunday, May 31

The Surprising History Of Hawaiians In The Civil War

Sunday, May 24

Tracing California’s ‘Lost Tribe’ Of Hawaiians

Monday, May 18

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling?

Sunday, May 17

What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii?

April 2020

Monday, April 6

What Can We Do With All Our Unrecyclable Plastic?

March 2020

Monday, March 23

Is Climate Change Affecting The Spread Of Disease?

Monday, March 9

How Do You Talk To People About Climate Change Without Freaking Them Out?

February 2020

Monday, February 24

Oil Constantly Leaks From The USS Arizona. Is That An Environmental Problem?

Monday, February 10

How Is Plastic Getting Into Hawaii’s Soil?

January 2020

Monday, January 27

What Is Hawaii Government Doing About Sea Level Rise?

Monday, January 13

What’s Up With Hawaii’s Garbage Dumps?

December 2019

Monday, December 30

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?

Monday, December 16

Assessing Hawaii’s Zika Risk And Avoiding Carbon Offset Scams

Monday, December 2

What Are The Long-Term Impacts of Microplastic Pollution in Hawaii?

November 2019

Monday, November 18

How Will Climate Change Affect Surfing In Hawaii?

Monday, November 4

Recycle or Burn: What’s The Carbon Impact of Honolulu’s Trash?

October 2019

Monday, October 21

Where Do All Of Hawaii’s Recyclables Go? No One Knows For Sure

Monday, October 7

Is Your Sunscreen Actually Reef-Safe?

September 2019

Monday, September 23

Freaking Out About Climate Change? This Might Help

July 2019

Monday, July 15

Pod Squad: Meet AARP’s New Volunteer State President

Monday, July 1

Pod Squad: Why The US Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Decision Is So Important

June 2019

Thursday, June 27

PODCAST: Closing Arguments In The Kealoha Trial

Tuesday, June 25

Podcast: Crime And Punishment In The Kealoha Trial

Thursday, June 20

Podcast: The Kealohas’ ‘Disappointing’ Defense

May 2019

Friday, May 31

Podcast: Our Journey To The Last Wild Place

Monday, May 20

Pod Squad: Kahi Mohala Helps Kids Facing A Mental Health Crisis

Friday, May 10

Pod Squad: Climate Change Meets The Arts

April 2019

Monday, April 29

Pod Squad: Meeting Trump’s Immigration Policies With ‘ Resistance and Resilience’

Monday, April 8

Pod Squad: Save Our Sharks

Monday, April 1

Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison

March 2019

Monday, March 25

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s ‘Vaping Epidemic’

Tuesday, March 19

Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’

Monday, March 18

Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race

Monday, March 11

Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate

Monday, March 4

Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis

February 2019

Monday, February 25

Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy

Tuesday, February 19

Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why

Monday, February 11

Pod Squad: In Hawaii, Men Still Earn More Than Women

Monday, February 4

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

January 2019

Wednesday, January 16

Pod Squad: The Social Enterprise Of Breadfruit Ice Cream

Monday, January 7

Pod Squad: Teaching Theater In The Marshall Islands

December 2018

Tuesday, December 18

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

Monday, December 10

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020

November 2018

Monday, November 19

Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet?

Tuesday, November 13

Pod Squad: To Build A Better Hawaii

October 2018

Monday, October 29

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

Monday, October 8

Pod Squad: What Voters Should Know About The ConCon

Monday, October 1

Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm

September 2018

Monday, September 17

Pod Squad: Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians

Monday, September 10

Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users

August 2018

Friday, August 31

Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties

July 2018

Monday, July 30

Pod Squad: Why Ed Case Wants To Go Back To DC

Monday, July 23

Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG

Tuesday, July 17

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

May 2018

Monday, May 7

Pod Squad: What’s Next For Medical Aid In Dying?

April 2018

Monday, April 16

Pod Squad: Ravi Shankar Talks Peace And Happiness In Honolulu

March 2018

Tuesday, March 27

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

Monday, March 19

Pod Squad: Getting Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands

Monday, March 12

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

Monday, March 5

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

February 2018

Monday, February 26

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

Tuesday, February 20

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

Monday, February 12

Pod Squad: Why Republican Andria Tupola Wants To Be Governor

Tuesday, February 6

Offshore: When Hawaii Welcomed A Nuclear Blast

Monday, February 5

Pod Squad: Changes Ahead For Public Education TV Channels

January 2018

Monday, January 29

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

Tuesday, January 16

Pod Squad: Why Doug Chin Wants To Be Our Congressman

December 2017

Tuesday, December 26

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

Monday, December 18

Pod Squad: Ernie Martin Talks About His Candidacy For Congress

Monday, December 11

Pod Squad: A Life Changing Trip To Papahanaumokuakea

Monday, December 4

Pod Squad: Why This Democrat Is Challenging A Popular Congresswoman

November 2017

Monday, November 27

Pod Squad: Maile Luuwai Is A ‘Frustrated Voter’ Running For LG

Monday, November 20

Pod Squad: Kaniela Ing Explains Why He Is Running For Congress

Monday, November 13

Pod Squad: Sen Donna Mercado Kim Talks About A New Bid For Congress

Monday, November 6

Pod Squad: How To Get Help With Health Care

October 2017

Monday, October 30

Pod Squad: Author Randy Roth On Why ‘Broken Trust’ Is Now Free To Read

Monday, October 23

Pod Squad: Dan Akaka Talks About His Hopes For Hawaii

Tuesday, October 17

Pod Squad: Talking About Race In Hawaii

Monday, October 9

Pod Squad: Meet The Guy Who’s Trying To Modernize Hawaii Government

Monday, October 2

Pod Squad: A Preview Of Our New ‘On Campus’ Podcast

September 2017

Monday, September 25

Pod Squad: Don Guzman Talks About Why He Wants To Be Maui Mayor

Monday, September 18

Pod Squad: Josh Green Makes His Case To Be LG

Monday, September 11

Pod Squad: Why Will Espero Wants To Be Our LG

August 2017

Monday, August 28

Pod Squad: Mazie Hirono Makes Her Case For Re-Election

Tuesday, August 22

Pod Squad: A Chance To See Two Acclaimed Climate Change Documentaries

Monday, August 14

Pod Squad: Talking Story With Colleen Hanabusa

Tuesday, August 8

Pod Squad: Tim Vandeveer Still A Bernie Backer In Age Of Trump

July 2017

Monday, July 31

Pod Squad: Bob McDermott Tells Us Why He Wants To Be Governor

Monday, July 10

Pod Squad: Sen Glenn Wakai Talks About His Outreach To Micronesia

Wednesday, July 5

Pod Squad: A Chat With ACLU Hawaii’s Very Busy Executive Director

June 2017

Monday, June 26

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s New Education and Business Reporters

Monday, June 19

Pod Squad: A Conversation With Gov. David Ige

May 2017

Tuesday, May 30

Pod Squad: A Chat With Civil Beat’s New Managing Editor

Monday, May 22

Pod Squad: Rising Up Against Islamophobia

April 2017

Monday, April 10

Pod Squad: Meet The New Leader Of Oahu Republicans

March 2017

Tuesday, March 28

Pod Squad: The Voice Behind The Offshore Podcast

Monday, March 13

Pod Squad: Ex-Gov John Waihee On Today’s Political Scene

Monday, March 6

Pod Squad: Politics And Judges, Hawaiian Style

February 2017

Monday, February 27

Pod Squad: Talking With Pulitzer Prize Winner Sacha Pfeiffer

Tuesday, February 21

Pod Squad: Debate Over Honolulu Rail Rolls Into Capitol Auditorium

January 2017

Monday, January 30

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s GOP Legislators Still Have Something to Say

Monday, January 23

Pod Squad: Meet OHA’s Newest Trustee

Tuesday, January 17

Pod Squad: Defending Women’s Rights As Trump Takes Over

Tuesday, January 3

Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

December 2016

Tuesday, December 27

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s DC Reporter

Monday, December 19

Pod Squad: How Trump Won And What Comes Next For Journalism

Monday, December 12

Pod Squad: From Hawaii To Standing Rock And Back

October 2016

Monday, October 31

Pod Squad: ‘No Room In Paradise’

Monday, October 24

Pod Squad: Nonprofit News Sites Join Forces

Monday, October 17

Pod Squad: Hawaii Public Radio Looks To Extend Its Reach

Monday, October 10

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

September 2016

Monday, September 12

Pod Squad: Capitol Debate Series Takes On Pesticides

August 2016

Monday, August 29

Pod Squad: Race And Ethnicity In Hawaii Politics

Friday, August 19

Hawaii Storytellers: How A Fishing Trip Hooked Me On Out-Of-The-Way Places

Thursday, August 18

Hawaii Storytellers: Am I Going To Cross The Atlantic On This Homemade Raft?

Wednesday, August 17

Hawaii Storytellers: When You Always Have The Travel Bug, Ask Yourself Why

Tuesday, August 16

Hawaii Storytellers: An Escape From New York To A Clean Slate In Hawaii

Monday, August 15

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s News Business Takes Its Licks From The Reader Rep

Monday, August 8

Pod Squad: One More Week To Go In Mayoral Primary

Friday, August 5

Pod Squad: Tim Garry Wants To Upgrade Permitting And Lifeguard Services

Monday, August 1

Pod Squad: Hard Life Experiences Teach You To Move Forward

July 2016

Monday, July 25

Pod Squad: ‘It’s Time For A Political Outsider’

Thursday, July 14

Pod Squad: First He Got Frustrated, Then He Got In The Race For Mayor

Monday, July 11

Pod Squad: The Making Of ‘Electric Dreams’

Tuesday, July 5

Pod Squad: Is Mayor Kirk Caldwell In Trouble?

June 2016

Monday, June 13

Pod Squad: Taking Down That ‘Pesky Paywall’

Monday, June 6

Pod Squad: Why Does It Take So Long To Get A Bill Passed?

May 2016

Monday, May 23

Pod Squad: Unveiling A New Civil Beat Podcasting Project

Monday, May 16

Pod Squad: Will 2017 Be The Breakthrough Year For Medical Aid in Dying?

Tuesday, May 10

Hawaii Storytellers — Gene Park’s Top Ten Reasons He Left Hawaii

Monday, May 9

Pod Squad: A Little A&B Sugar With That Coffee, Mr. Speaker?

April 2016

Monday, April 25

Pod Squad: This Story On Teaching In Hawaii Has Gone Viral. What Gives?

Monday, April 18

Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona?

Thursday, April 14

Hawaii Storytellers: A Question Every Teacher Here Must Ask

Monday, April 4

Pod Squad: Uber-Taxi Legislative Battle Is Also A Culture Clash

March 2016

Monday, March 21

Pod Squad: Who’s The Best Democratic Presidential Candidate?

Monday, March 7

Pod Squad: Donald Trump And The Hawaii GOP

February 2016

Monday, February 29

Pod Squad: Trump’s Appeal In The Aloha State

Monday, February 22

Pod Squad: A Quick Trip To The Heart Of The Dengue Outbreak

Monday, February 15

Pod Squad: The People Need A Stronger Voice In Hawaii Policy

January 2016

Monday, January 11

Pod Squad: Why Are So Many Tourists Dying In Hawaii?

Monday, January 4

Pod Squad: ‘LGBT Tourism Has Been Reborn’

December 2015

Thursday, December 31

‘What The Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into?’

Monday, December 21

Pod Squad: What Grade Would You Give The Governor?

Monday, December 14

Pod Squad: Kauai Police Chief — Body Cam Effort Has Been ‘Difficult’

Monday, December 7

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s New Engagement Editor

November 2015

Tuesday, November 24

Yes, You Can Be A Micronesian And A Doctor

Thursday, November 12

‘That’s JoJo — He’s Different’

Monday, November 9

Learning To Be Hawaiian — Some Years On The Mainland Helped

Monday, November 2

Pod Squad: Are Honolulu Police Overreacting In Some Situations?

October 2015

Monday, October 26

A Marshallese Poet Speaks Out On Climate Change

Tuesday, October 20

Pod Squad: The Legal Issues of Hawaii’s Medi-Pot Industry

Tuesday, October 13

Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue

Monday, October 12

Pod Squad: A Well-Traveled Journalist Lands in Honolulu

Monday, October 5

Pod Squad: Who’s More Local? The Discussion Has Just Begun

Thursday, October 1

Is Anybody More Local Than Ben Cayetano?

September 2015

Monday, September 28

Pod Squad: ACLU Says It’s on ‘Solid’ Legal Footing in Fighting Sweeps

Wednesday, September 23

You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong

Monday, September 21

How Do Kids Feel About Being Homeless? We Asked Them

Sunday, September 13

Pod Squad: Rep. Chris Lee Explains Why He’s Against the NextEra Deal

Tuesday, September 8

Pod Squad: Straight Talk With NextEra Energy Execs

August 2015

Monday, August 24

Pod Squad: Expanding Hawaii State Hospital ‘Long Overdue’

Monday, August 17

Pod Squad: Talking Medi-Pot With a Potential Dispensary Operator

Monday, August 10

Pod Squad: The TMT Battle and the Native Hawaiian Leadership Void

Monday, August 3

Pod Squad: Looking Behind the ‘Facade’ at Vacant Public Housing

July 2015

Monday, July 27

Pod Squad: ‘Down-and-Dirty History of Planning’ in Honolulu

Monday, July 20

Pod Squad: The Battle Over Maunalua Bay

Monday, July 13

Pod Squad: We Can Do Something About High Home Prices and Rents

Monday, July 6

Pod Squad: Hawaii Needs An Interisland Ferry System

June 2015

Monday, June 29

Pod Squad: Why Public Review of Police Action Is Important

Monday, June 22

Pod Squad: He’s Glad He Left Hawaii for New Life in Panama

Monday, June 15

Pod Squad: Nestor Garcia and Why Media Ethics Are Important

Monday, June 8

Pod Squad: Wow, Election Season Already?

Monday, June 1

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

May 2015

Monday, May 18

Pod Squad: Who Is New Senate President Ron Kouchi?

Monday, May 11

Pod Squad: Telling Your Stories About Hawaii

April 2015

Wednesday, April 22

Pod Squad: The Mood on the Mountain and Telescope Finances

Monday, April 13

Pod Squad: Why Hawaii Mayor Billy Kenoi Should Resign

Monday, April 6

Pod Squad: A Visit with Denby Fawcett About Chinatown Brothels

March 2015

Monday, March 23

Pod Squad: Parking Backward in Hawaii

Monday, March 16

Pod Squad Talks About Hawaii’s Low Salaries

Friday, March 6

Pod Squad: What’s Up With Rep. Tulsi Gabbard These Days?

February 2015

Tuesday, February 17

Pod Squad on Carleton Ching, Ige’s Controversial DLNR Pick

Tuesday, February 10

Pod Squad on Omidyar, Philanthropy and Civil Beat

January 2015

Wednesday, January 28

Legislature Is Back, and So Is the Pod Squad

December 2014

Monday, December 22

Pod Squad Talks to Reporters About the Stories of 2014

November 2014

Monday, November 17

Pod Squad Delves Into Death on the Streets

Wednesday, November 5

Pod Squad Puts A Bow on Campaign 2014

October 2014

Friday, October 31

Pod Squad on Preschool Ballot Measure

Monday, October 27

Pod Squad Talks Politics and the 2014 General Election

Monday, October 20

Pod Squad on Saving Kahoolawe

Monday, October 13

Pod Squad Discusses Political Candidates’ Radio Shows

Monday, October 6

Pod Squad Examines Domestic Violence and the HPD

September 2014

Monday, September 22

Hot Education Issues on This Week’s Pod Squad

Monday, September 15

Pod Squad on Honolulu Homelessness: Out of Sight …

Monday, September 8

Pod Squad: What Should Hawaii Do to Save Democracy?

August 2014

Saturday, August 30

The Pod Squad Works Over Labor Day

Monday, August 25

Pod Squad on the Militarization of Hawaii Police Departments

Tuesday, August 19

Pod Squad on Puna: ‘There’s An Election?’

Monday, August 11

Pod Squad on Hawaii’s Historic Primary Night

Monday, August 4

Pod Squad: Could David Ige Really Be Winning the Governor’s Race?

July 2014

Sunday, July 27

Pod Squad: Is Anyone Paying Attention To CD1?

Monday, July 21

Pod Squad Talks Schatz-Hanabusa Campaign

Tuesday, July 15

Pod Squad Takes on Hawaii’s Cost of Living

‘This Is Gold’: An Unprecedented Push To Restore Urban Honolulu Watersheds From Ridge To Reef Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

‘This Is Gold’: An Unprecedented Push To Restore Urban Honolulu Watersheds From Ridge To Reef

A nearly $8 million project will take the Hawaiian approach to land management and apply it to busy parts of town.

Bridging The Gap: This Climate Scientist Is Seeking Solutions Outside The Lab Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Bridging The Gap: This Climate Scientist Is Seeking Solutions Outside The Lab

The East-West Center senior research fellow (and low key drummer in a metal band) is connecting people in the fight against the effects of a warming planet.
Protecting The Past By Managing The Future Of Ka‘ena Point Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Protecting The Past By Managing The Future Of Ka‘ena Point

A new federal designation could bring more money for a place brimming with cultural and environmental resources. But some worry it could bring more people too.
Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species

Community caretakers have been adapting traditional practices to modern day challenges in an effort to restore these once-productive food sources.
Hawaii Needs Good Soil To Grow More Food. Here’s How That Can Happen Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Needs Good Soil To Grow More Food. Here’s How That Can Happen

There's a renewed focus among lawmakers and scientists as the state faces a "quantum moment" to develop a more self-reliant and sustainable system.
Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally

A billionaire's investment in the state's biggest slaughterhouses and a shift to more grass-fed operations could help ranchers keep their cattle in the islands after years of sending them to the mainland.
PODCAST: What To Feed Animals During A Pandemic? Pigs And Chickens Are Pickier Than You Think Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: What To Feed Animals During A Pandemic? Pigs And Chickens Are Pickier Than You Think

A group of farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers came together during the pandemic to find a solution to reduce the price of imported feed and, hopefully, make Hawaii's meat and poultry industries more resilient.
PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.
PODCAST: Lessons from Hawaii’s Successful Battle With The Avocado Lace Bug Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

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

When the invasive avocado pest was first spotted in Hawaii, farmers were worried. But collaboration provided a path forward, and can help combat other threats.