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Friday, December 31, 2021

Civil Beat Book Club 2021 Reading List

March 31: “Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State.” by Jim Dooley
Hosted by Nick Grube

May 26: “Murder Leaves Its Mark” by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
Hosted by Claire Caulfield

June 30: “When You Trap A Tiger” by Tae Keller (kid’s book)
Hosted by Suevon Lee

July 28: “Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu (Volume III)” contributors: Lynette Paglinawan, Likeke Paglinawan, Dennis Kauahi, Kalei Kanuha, and artist Īmaikalani Kalahele
Hosted by Ku‘u Kauanoe

September 29: “Food and Power” Edited by Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata
Hosted by Claire Caulfield

November 24: “Value of Hawaii 3” Edited by Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, Craig Howes, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio, and Aiko Yamashiro
Hosted by Julia Steele

The Civil Beat Book Club is a partnership with local book store, da Shop.

Book club members receive 10% off the monthly book club selections when purchasing online with code “CB10” or in the Kaimuki shop.

Visit their site for all the upcoming and past book club selections.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021·5 - 6 p.m.·Zoom Meeting

CB Book Club: Nana I Ke Kumu, Vol. III

The Civil Beat Book Club will read and discuss the third volume of “Nānā I Ke Kumu” with contributors Val Kalei Kanuha and Lynette K. Paglinawan, hosted by reporter Kuʻu Kauanoe.

In the weeks leading up to the event, Kuʻu will post weekly discussion questions in the CB Book Club facebook group to guide the group through the book, so be sure to join the group and pre-meeting discussions.

Register here to attend live. This event will not be recorded.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

IDEAS Live: Is Tourism Broken And Where Do We Go From Here?

Join Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele, for a discussion about local tourism with HTA president John De Fries, Kauai mayor Derek Kawakami, UH Public Policy Center director Colin Moore and former Sierra Club Hawaii director David Kimo Frankel.

Register here to attend live or receive the recording.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021·5:30 - 6:30 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

Locally Sourced: The Civil Beat Recipe Challenge Goes Live

During this final event of the CB Recipe Challenge, Chef Mark Noguchi of Chef Hui and Pili Group will be joined by special guests Chef Kealoha Domingo of Nui Kealoha and Dana Shapiro of Hawaii Ulu Co-op for a celebration of locally-sourced food.

Congratulations to the first place winning recipe Maia Ulu Mochi by Joei Tyra whose dish will be featured in a cooking demo by Chef Mark Noguchi.

You can find that recipe and more on Civil Beat’s Hawaii Grown Recipes page and mahalo to everyone who submitted their recipes and votes.

Regsiter here to attend live or receive the recording.

Thursday, July 22, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

Back To The Classroom: Looking Ahead To The New School Year

Join Civil Beat’s education reporter, Suevon Lee, for a discussion with Catherine Payne, Hawaii Board of Education Chair; Derek Minakami, Kaneohe Elementary School Principal and Dr. Stacey Bobo, Hawaii Technology Academy Executive Director.

The conversation will cover: How are schools planning to bring students back? What kind of structural changes will there be? Will there be any distance-learning options?

If you have questions for the panel, submit them through this form or email them to membership@civilbeat.org

Register here to attend live or receive the recording.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

IDEAS Live: Global Perspectives on Tourism, Part I

Join an internationally focused discussion on tourism management with Maori tourism strategist Andrew Baker, Dutch professor of New Urban Tourism Ko Koens, Hawaii tourism consultant Frank Haas and Cornell-based sustainable tourism advocate Megan Epler Wood, hosted by Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele.

Register here to attend live or receive the recording.

Thursday, July 15, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

Reporters Roundtable w/ Chad Blair, Kevin Dayton and Blaze Lovell

In a brief special session, the Hawaii State Legislature overrode six bills that Gov. David Ige had vetoed and amended three others. The governor has until July 22 to sign the amended bills or they won’t become law.

Among the bills that were overrode was one that would yank dedicated funding for the state’s tourism marketing agency and change the formula for how counties get tourism tax dollars.

Join Politics and Opinion Editor Chad Blair and reporters Kevin Dayton and Blaze Lovell for a conversation about the special override session.

Watch the recording here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021·5 - 6 p.m.·Zoom Meeting

Civil Beat Book Club “When You Trap A Tiger” by Tae Keller

Civil Beat’s education reporter, Suevon Lee, will host a virtual discussion on “When You Trap A Tiger,” a children’s literature book written by Honolulu-born author Tae Keller.

Add this book to your children’s summer reading list and invite them to participate in this discussion. Written for children and grown-ups alike, this tale will captivate both young and older hearts.

“When You Trap A Tiger” is the winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal and Asian/Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature.

Register for the discussion here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

IDEAS Live: How Can We Improve The Health Of Our Ocean Waters?

Join Civil Beat IDEAS Editor Julia Steele, for a discussion with WAI’s Stuart Coleman, DLNR’s Emma Yuen and Surfrider’s Daniel Amato.

This discussion is based off the recent IDEAS essay, “The Work To Convert Hawaii’s Cesspools Continues,” by Stuart Coleman.

Register here to attend live or receive the recording.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

IDEAS Live: Should UH Manoa Offer A Criminal Justice Degree?

Join Civil Beat IDEAS editor Julia Steele, for a discussion with UHM professor emerita Meda Chesney-Lind, UHM associate professor Helen Yu, Hawaii warden Mark Patterson and University of Nebraska criminology professor Chris Eskridge.

This discussion is based off the recent IDEAS essay, “The University Of Hawaii Needs A Criminal Justice Department,” by Meda Chesney-Lind and Helen Yu.

Register here to attend live or receive the recording.