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