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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.

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

“Hawaii Grown” Live Podcast Recording!

Join Claire Caulfield, Civil Beat’s audio reporter and host of the podcast, “Hawaii Grown,” for a live virtual recording of an episode for the agriculture series from Civil Beat.

The show will focus on pests, starting with a farm tour to see how the avocado lace bug has been destroying farmer’s trees and crops, but also the trees of many residents throughout Hawaii. Then we’ll explore some possible solutions to the unique threat pests pose to Hawaii’s agricultural goals.

Audience members will have a chance to participate in the podcast by asking their questions, which could be used for the final cut.

Send in your questions by Tuesday, April 20 for an opportunity to ask the experts! To send a recording of your question, which we would love, use the voice memo app on your phone and email it to multimedia@civilbeat.org or simply reply to this email with a question.

Register here.

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

IDEAS Live: Getting The State To Buy Local

Join Civil Beat’s IDEAS Editor Julia Steele for a discussion on getting the state to use its purchasing power to buy local—and on how that can transform the food in our schools in the process. With Chef Greg Christian, State Rep. Amy Perruso and Andrea Moore, VP of Mililani High School.

And be sure to read the IDEAS essay that motivated this discussion, “State Government Should Be Doing Its Part By Buying Local,” by Greg Christian.

If you aren’t able to attend live, be sure to register to receive the recording!

Register here.

Thursday, April 8, 2021·2 p.m. - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

Hawaii’s Shot: A Conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine effort w/ Dr. Sarah Kemble

Join Civil Beat editor Kim Gamel and reporter Brittany Lyte for a conversation with Hawaii state epidemiologist, Dr. Sarah Kemble, as they discuss the status of Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.

This event will be guided by questions pre-submitted from the audience. Send in your questions through this form or email them to membership@civilbeat.org.

Register here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live

IDEAS Live: Lessons From Singapore

Join IDEAS editor Julia Steele for this important conversation about public housing with the “architect of modern Singapore,” Liu Thai Ker along with Singaporean economist Sock-Yong Phang and Hawaii state Sen. Stanley Chang.

Register here to attend live or for the recording.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021·5 - 6:30 p.m. HST·Zoom Meeting

Civil Beat Book Club “Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers and Corruption in the Aloha State” by James Dooley

This year we’re reading books written by local authors and inviting them to participate in our group discussion. The list is inspired by Civil Beat’s coverage and includes fiction, nonfiction and occasional special events.

Our first book of 2021 is “Sunny Skies, Shady Character: Cops, Killers and Corruption in the Aloha State,” by Jim Dooley.

The group discussion will take place on Wednesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. HST.

Civil Beat’s D.C. reporter Nick Grube, who has had quite a bit of experience covering corruption since first reporting about the Kealohas and the stolen mailbox incident, will be guiding our discussion with author Jim Dooley.

The Civil Beat book club is open to the public and members can join at any time. The discussion will be held online in a Zoom meeting and we encourage attendees to participate in the discussion.

Register here.

Friday, March 19, 2021·4:30 - 6:00 p.m.·Zoom Meeting

Civil Beat Talk Story: What’s happening on the Westside

This year, Civil Beat is putting a special emphasis on coverage of West Oahu. We want to make sure our work is as much for communities as it is about communities. That means spending more time finding out what news coverage people want and need.

Do you live, work or are from West Oahu? Join Civil Beat for a conversation about the issues that matter most in your community.

Register Here.

Thursday, March 18, 2021·2 - 3 p.m. HST·Zoom Webinar

Shining A Light On Public Records

Join Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra and Brian Black from the Civil Beat Law Center for a discussion on Hawaii’s public records law and the push to end the suspension Gov. Ige placed last year during the pandemic.

Register here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021·11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.·Online Event

Civil Cafe: Legislative Update

Join Civil Beat politics and opinion editor, Chad Blair, as he hosts this virtual panel featuring Hawaii’s lawmakers. Tune in to get a sense of what bills are still alive and which ones will need to be revisited next year.

Panelists include:

Chad Blair, Civil Beat Politics and Opinion Editor

Kevin Dayton, Civil Beat Reporter

Rep. Sylvia Luke, House District 25, Chair of the House Finance Committee.

Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, Senate District 22, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and a Member on the Committee on Education.

Sherry Menor-McNamara, President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Register here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Facebook Live

IDEAS Live: Getting Beyond Plastic

A conversation with Zero Waste Hawaii’s Nicole Chatterson, Zero Waste Washington’s Heather Trim, and global packaging expert Joachim Quoden.

Tune in on Civil Beat’s Facebook live page and “like” it to receive notifications for when we go live.

Watch the recording here.