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Join Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele, with Chief State Economist Eugene Tian, former state Sen. Jill Tokuda, Beth Giesting from the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center and former Congressional aide Melissa Hampe.
Take a look at how much funding the Islands have received since the outset of the pandemic, how those funds have been spent, what federal funding is coming next and how that money could and should be spent.
From 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. join us for a talk with the author and Civil Beat reporter Claire Caulfield. The author talk will be held on Crowdcast and the audience may participate by asking questions.
Immediately following the author talk we will shift to our Civil Beat book club meeting from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. The discussion will be held on Zoom, in meeting format, where everyone can be seen and talk freely about the book.
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.
Join Civil Beat editors, reporters and staff for a virtual conversation about Civil Beat’s news coverage. This will be a casual discussion where readers can join with their zoom cameras on or join by phone.
This event will not be recorded so we hope you will be able to join us live.
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 email@example.com or simply reply to this email with a question.
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!
This event will be guided by questions pre-submitted from the audience. Send in your questions through this form or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Civil Beat hosts numerous public and member-exclusive events every year, including monthly member coffees and pau hanas, Civil Cafe panel discussions, and an intimate speaker series known as Hawaii Storytellers. Through our events, Civil Beat looks to foster community discussions by providing a place where citizens can share their thoughts and debate important issues in a civil manner.