About Civil Beat / Civil Beat Events
Tuesday, December 8, 2020·10 - 11 a.m.·Online Event

Framed: The Kealoha Saga, A conversation with Nick Grube and Alexander Silvert

Join Civil Beat’s Washington D.C. correspondent Nick Grube and Alexander Silvert, a federal public defender who cracked the Kealoha case open, as they discuss the recent sentencing of Katherine and Louis Kealoha and the police officers who helped carry out their crimes.

Register for this free event here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020·5-6:30 p.m.·Online Event

Civil Beat Book Club – “An American Sickness” by Elisabeth Rosenthal

Join Civil Beat Book Club’s discussion on “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back” by Elisabeth Rosenthal, hosted by health reporter Eleni Avendaño.

Book Club members will receive 10% off the book at da Shop using code “CivilBeat10“.

Register here

Wednesday, November 18, 2020·2-3 p.m.·Online Event

HIFF TALK STORY: Cane Fire with Civil Beat

Join us for a special HIFF TALK STORY with CANE FIRE director Anthony Banua-Simon, in conversation with Civil Beat IDEAS editor Julia Steele. This extended discussion will focus on the themes and issues presented in Banua-Simon’s resonant film.

Civil Beat is a proud sponsor of the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Documentary Film Series, and we hope you can join us for this special event.

Register here

Tuesday, November 17, 2020·10-11 a.m.·Online Event

Conversation and Coffee: Elections Recap

Civil Beat reporters Blaze Lovell and Kevin Dayton recap the 2020 Hawaii election results and visit how mail-in voting went for the State.

This will be a casual discussion where attendees can join with their zoom cameras on or join by phone.

We will not be recording this event so we hope you will be able to join us live!

Register here.

Thursday, October 29, 2020·2-3:30 p.m.·Online Event

Corruption, Crime and the Pursuit of Power in the Aloha State

We joined Civil Beat’s Washington, D.C. correspondent Nick Grube, columnist and blogger Ian Lind and Jim Dooley, author of “Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State,” for a discussion on corruption in Hawaii.

These award-winning investigative reporters will shared the nitty gritty details of what it’s like uncovering some of the dirty politics happening in our state.

Watch the recording here. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020·5 to 6:30 p.m.·Online

Civil Beat Book Club “Murder Casts A Shadow” with Victoria Kneubuhl

Local author Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl joins us in a discussion about her book “Murder Casts A Shadow,” the first of a Hawaii mystery trilogy.

The discussion will be hosted by Civil Beat’s audio reporter, Claire Caulfield.

Civil Beat’s 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, October 9, 2020·2 to 3 p.m. HST·Online Event

Know Your Candidates: Rick Blangiardi

Join Civil Beat’s Chad Blair and Christina Jedra for a conversation with Rick Blangiardi about his candidacy for Honolulu mayor.

This session will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers, including those who cannot make it live.

Register here

Thursday, October 8, 2020·2 to 3 p.m. HST·Online Event

Know Your Candidates: Keith Amemiya

Civil Beat’s Chad Blair and Christina Jedra joined Keith Amemiya for a conversation about his candidacy for Honolulu mayor.

You can watch the discussion here.

Thursday, October 1, 2020·2 to 3:30 p.m. HST·Online

Hawaii’s Changing Economy – Making It Or Not


Marcel Honore, Reporter, Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte, Reporter, Civil Beat


Peter Yee, Hawaii Unemployment Updates and Support Group on Facebook

Christopher Sy, Owner and Chef, Breadshop

Register here

Thursday, September 24, 2020·2 to 3:30 p.m. HST·Online

Hawaii’s Changing Economy – The Hawaii Variable: A Data-Based Discussion About The Economy


Yoohyun Jung, Data Reporter, Civil Beat


Kendrick Leong, Research Specialist, Hawaii Data Collaborative

Carl Bonham, Executive Director and Professor of Economics, UHERO

Peter Fuleky, Research Economist and Associate Professor of Economics, UHERO

Register here