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Monday, May 23, 2022·2 - 3 p.m.·Virtual on Crowdcast and Facebook

IDEAS Live: Shannon Matson


Shannon Matson, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, joins Civil Beat’s Politics and Opinion Editor, Chad Blair, to talk about the party’s upcoming state convention, its candidates for office and — of course — politics.

Register here to view live or receive the recording.

 

Friday, May 27, 2022·5:30 - 8:30 p.m.·Kalanihookaha Community Learning Center

Hawaii Storytellers: Where I Live – West Oahu

Since last year, Civil Beat started taking a new approach to covering West Oahu, one that involved deeper engagement with residents and others who live and work on the Westside. Now we celebrate the people we have met along the way with a special place-based Hawaii Storytellers, hosted by reporter Kuʻu Kauanoe.

This free in-person event will be held at Kalanihookaha Community Learning Center in Nanakuli. If you’re unable to attend in-person but don’t want to miss out, register to receive the post-event email that will contain recordings of the storytellers.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for interactive activities such as art with 808 Urban, food and more. The storytelling program will begin at 7 p.m.

Featured Storytellers:

  • Mikiala Lidstone, Kumu Hula and Executive Director of the Ulu Aʻe Center in Kapolei
  • Candy Suiso, Executive Director of Searider Productions at Waianae High School
  • Kalehua Krug, Principal of Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao Public Charter School in Nānākuli and activist
  • John Prime, Cultural Curator/Visual Storyteller
  • More TBD

Register here to attend in-person or receive the recordings

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

Civil Beat Book Club “The Mailbox Conspiracy”

Up next 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, the attorney who represented Gerard Puana who was charged with destruction of the Kealoha’s mailbox.

There will be two events held in July. First will be a virtual Q&A with author Alexander Silvert and reporter Nick Grube on Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

An in-person book club discussion will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at da Shop in Kaimuki.

The book is available for purchase at da Shop and if you mention the CB Book Club or use code “CB10” online, you will receive 10% off the CB Book Club selections.

Registration coming soon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022·10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.·Hawaii State Capitol Room 329

Civil Cafe Legislative Wrap-Up

Civil Beat reporters Kevin Dayton and Blaze Lovell will be joined by Sen. Donna Mercado Kim and House Majority Leader Rep. Della Au Belatti in this recap of the 2022 legislative session.

This Civil Cafe will take place in-person at the Hawaii State Capitol in room 329. Seating is limited due to modified room capacity. No food or drink allowed in the room.

This discussion will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers.

Submit your questions for the panel here.

Register to attend in person or receive the recording.

 

Monday, May 9, 2022·2 - 3 p.m.·Crowdcast

IDEAS Live: Lynn Finnegan, Hawaii GOP Chair

Graphic for IDEAS Live with Lynn Finnegan on Monday, May 3 from 2 - 3 p.m. on CrowdcastLynn Finnegan, a former minority leader in the Hawaii House of Representatives and a former candidate for lieutenant governor, now chairs the Hawaii Republican Party.

Finnegan joins Civil Beat’s Politics and Opinion Editor, Chad Blair, to talk about the party’s upcoming state convention, its candidates for office and — of course — politics.

Register here to view live or receive the recording.

Thursday, April 28, 2022·10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.·Yoga Under The Palms Kaimuki

Conversation and Coffee in Kaimuki

Meet Civil Beat reporters, editors and staff in-person at this casual coffee event where you can share what issues you’d like to see Civil Beat reporting on. Or just come to learn what Civil Beat is about and meet the team behind the news. Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided from Plant Based Paradise Kaimuki.

Register here for this in-person event.

Monday, April 25, 2022·2 - 3 p.m.·Virtual on Crowdcast

IDEAS Live: Natalie Iwasa, Community Advocate

event graphic for IDEAS Live with Natalie Iwasa on Mon. April 25 from 2-3 p.m.Natalie Iwasa, a member of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board*, joins Civil Beat’s Politics and Opinion Editor, Chad Blair to discuss rail, community advocacy and other City & County and state issues.

*Natalie will be speaking in her individual capacity and not as a member of the HART board.

This Civil Beat IDEAS Live virtual discussion will be held on Crowdcast and Facebook Live.

Check out Civil Beat’s recent rail project, Banking on Rail, by Marcel Honore.

Click here to view the recording.

Friday, April 8, 2022·11 a.m. to 12 p.m.·South Maui Gardens (35 Auhana Road Kihei, HI 96753)

Conversation and Coffee on Maui

Civil Beat’s Maui reporter, Marina Riker, wants to hear from you!

Meet Marina and other Civil Beat editors and staff in-person at this casual coffee event where you can share what issues you’d like to see Civil Beat reporting about. Or just come to learn what Civil Beat is about and meet the team behind the news. Complimentary coffee and pastries will be provided.

Check out all of Civil Beat’s recent Maui coverage here.

Unable to join us at this time? Join us for the News and Brews Pau Hana from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Paia Bay Coffee & Bar on the same day instead.

Register to attend this in-person event here.

Friday, April 8, 2022·4:30 - 6:30 p.m.·Paia Bay Coffee and Bar (115 Hana Highway Paia, HI 96779)

News & Brews Pau Hana on Maui

Join Civil Beat’s Maui reporter, Marina Riker, along with other Civil Beat editors and staff for an in-person pau hana event in Paia, Maui. Meet our team, learn about Civil Beat’s nonprofit mission and share what you’re hoping to see covered in our reporting. Complimentary pupu will be provided.

Read more about Civil Beat ramping up its neighbor island coverage and our check out our recent Maui stories.

If you’re unable to join us at this time but don’t want to miss out, maybe you can join us for the morning Conversation and Coffee from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Maui Gardens on the same day.

Register for the in-person event here.

 

Monday, April 4, 2022·2 - 3 p.m.·Live-streamed on Crowdcast

IDEAS Live: Women’s Prison Project w/ Former Gov. Linda Lingle

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is leading a new group called the Women’s Prison Project, which aims to dramatically reform the way women in the state are funneled through the state’s criminal justice system.

Bills from the project are moving through the 2022 session of the Hawaii Legislature, and Gov. Lingle will join Chad Blair to talk about the legislation and why the project’s work is so critical.

This virtual event will be held on Crowdcast and Facebook Live.

Watch the recording here.