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Monday, October 3, 2022 · 6 - 7 p.m. · Ka Waiwai Moiliili

Know Your Candidate: Governor

Governor candidates Duke Aiona and Josh Green sit down for a casual hour-long conversation with Honolulu Civil Beat’s Politics and Opinion Editor, Chad Blair, and Reporter Blaze Lovell.

This event will be free and open to the public for in-person attendance at Ka Waiwai in Moiliili.

The discussion will also be live-streamed on Crowdcast and a recording will be sent to everyone who registers for live-stream or in-person.

We want to hear what questions you have for the Gubernatorial candidates, so please submit your questions before the event through this form.

Register to attend this event in-person or to view the live-stream.

Friday, September 16, 2022 · 5 - 8 p.m. · Ka Waiwai

Food Insecurity in Hawaiʻi: Understanding Root Causes & Systemic Solutions

The Future of Food & Agriculture in Hawaiʻi is a monthly speaker series featuring thought-leaders, academics, community leaders, state officials and practitioners from across the state and the nation.

Presented by The Hawaiʻi Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, Honolulu Civil Beat, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, and Waiwai Collective, this series is meant to generate key opportunities for community dialogue among a diverse audience, aiming to achieve a healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system for Hawaiʻi.

The first installment of the series will be: Food Insecurity in Hawaiʻi: Root Causes and Systemic Solutions on Friday, September 16 at Ka Waiwai. Location: 1110 University Avenue Suite 100 Honolulu, HI 96826

Featured speakers will be Amy Marvin, President and CEO of Hawaiʻi Foodbank and Catherine Pirkle, Associate Professor in Health Policy and Management at UH Manoa, hosted by Civil Beat reporter, Brittany Lyte.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for activities and booths. Speakers will start at 6 p.m, followed by an optional post-discussion community forum, hosted by Mahina Paishon-Duarte of Waiwai Collective from 7 – 8 p.m.

Register here to attend.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 · 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. · Yoga Under the Palms Kaimuki (3574 Waialae Ave.)

Conversation And Coffee

graphic for conversation and coffee event on wednesday, august 17 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at yoga under the palms in kaumukiMeet Civil Beat reporters, editors and staff in-person at this casual discussion debriefing on the results of the 2022 primary election.

This will also be an opportunity to learn what Civil Beat is about and share what issues you’d like to see more reporting coverage on.
Complimentary coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Even though the venue is a yoga studio, there will be no yoga at this event.

Register to attend here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 · 6 - 7:30 p.m. · da Shop Warehouse in Kaimuki

Civil Beat Book Club Discussion – “The Mailbox Conspiracy”

The next pick for the Civil Beat Book Club is “The Mailbox Conspiracy: The Inside Story of the Greatest Corruption Case in Hawai‘i History,” by Alexander Silvert.

There will be two separate events on this book. This listing will register you for the in-person Book Club Discussion hosted by Nick Grube on Wed. July 27 at 5:30 p.m. at da Shop’s Warehouse. Light pupu and refreshments will be provided.

Tune into the separate virtual Q&A with author Alexander Silvert and reporter Nick Grube on Thurs. July 7 at 11 a.m. Register here.

Book Summary:

When Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine, the city’s deputy prosecutor, reported their mailbox stolen to frame a family member, it was only the beginning of an elaborate conspiracy—and a corruption case that soon became the most notorious in Hawaii history. Riveting and meticulously told by the federal defender who learned the story from the inside, The Mailbox Conspiracy is a fascinating study in the corruption of power and the abuse of public office.

Register to attend in-person.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 · and 8/2/2022 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. · Chaminade University, Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Room in Eiben Hall

Know Your Candidate – Congress

Honolulu Civil Beat, in partnership with Chaminade University, presents the Know Your Candidate event series featuring one-on-one discussions with leading candidates for Congressional Districts 1 and 2.

Hosted by Civil Beat Politics and Opinion Editor Chad Blair, these hour-long discussions will be held in-person at Chaminade University’s Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Room in Eiben Hall. Each discussion will also be live-streamed.

Those who register for a virtual ticket will receive links to all four live discussions and recordings. In-person registration requires separate tickets for each event at check-out.

Register here to attend in-person or receive the live-stream

Monday, July 25, 2022 · 8 p.m. · Virtual on Crowdcast

Watch Party – HNN’s The Job Interview: Governor

On Monday, July 25 at 8 p.m. Civil Beat will be streaming Hawaii News Now’s “The Job Interview” featuring the gubernatorial candidates. Civil Beat’s Chad Blair and Blaze Lovell participate in the interview alongside Colin Moore, Mahealani Richardson, Daryl Huff and Grace Lee.

Join Civil Beat live for a virtual watch party and chat with our staff and editors on Crowdcast as we watch the program.

The interview airing on July 25 will feature answers from all the gubernatorial candidates. Extended interviews with each gubernatorial candidate will air on HNN on subsequent days at 8 p.m.

Register for the watch party here!

Monday, July 11, 2022 · until 7/18/22 from 6 - 7 p.m. · Chaminade University - The Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Room

Know Your Candidate – Lieutenant Governor

Honolulu Civil Beat, in partnership with Chaminade University, presents the Know Your Candidate event series featuring one-on-one discussions with leading candidates for lieutenant governor.

Hosted by Civil Beat reporter Blaze Lovell, these hour-long discussions will be held in-person at Chaminade University’s Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Room. Each discussion will also be live-streamed.

Register here to attend in-person or for access to the live-streams and recordings!

Thursday, July 7, 2022 · 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. · Virtual

Civil Beat Book Club Author Q&A – “The Mailbox Conspiracy”

The next pick for the Civil Beat Book Club is “The Mailbox Conspiracy: The Inside Story of the Greatest Corruption Case in Hawai‘i History,” by Alexander Silvert.

There will be two separate events on this book. The first event will be a Virtual Q&A with author Alexander Silver and reporter Nick Grube on Thurs. July 7 at 11 a.m.

The second event is an in-person Book Club Discussion on Wed. July 27 at 5:30 p.m. at da Shop’s Warehouse. Register separately here.

Book Summary:

When Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine, the city’s deputy prosecutor, reported their mailbox stolen to frame a family member, it was only the beginning of an elaborate conspiracy—and a corruption case that soon became the most notorious in Hawaii history. Riveting and meticulously told by the federal defender who learned the story from the inside, The Mailbox Conspiracy is a fascinating study in the corruption of power and the abuse of public office.

Virtual: Register to participate live or receive the recording.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 · 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. · Entrepreneur's Sandbox (live-stream available)

Civil Cafe: Red Hill And The Threat To Honolulu’s Aquifer

The Navy’s Red Hill storage tanks leaked fuel into the ground, sickening thousands of people through their home’s drinking water.

The Navy has been ordered by Dept. of Health to submit a plan for emptying the World War II-era fuel facility by June 30 and a plan for its permanent closure by Nov. 1. But it was recently reported that the Red Hill’s infrastructure could take two years to repair.

Experts say the contamination could migrate to civilian wells that are currently shut down and may never reopen.

Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra will moderate this panel as experts explain how Honolulu’s aquifers work and why in the case of Red Hill, so many answers remain unknown when it comes to Red Hill.

Panelists:

Ernie Lau, Manager and Chief Engineer, Board of Water Supply

Donald Thomas, Geochemist and Director of the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes at UH Hilo

Fenix Grange, Supervisor, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office at the Dept. of Health

Watch the recording here.

Monday, June 13, 2022 · 2 - 3 p.m. · Crowdcast and Facebook Live

IDEAS Live: Kumu Hina

event graphic for ideas live with chad blair and kumu hina on monday, june 13 from 2 - 3 p.m.

Politics and Opinion Editor Chad Blair sits down with Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, also known as Kumu Hina, to talk about the new Bishop Museum exhibition “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu,” her activism with transgender rights and Native Hawaiian issues, and to catch up with what else she has been involved in.

Register to watch live or view the recording.