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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.

Monday, July 11, 2022 · until 7/14/22 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!

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, 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.

 

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.

This event has ended.

Watch the 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
  • John Prime, Cultural Curator/Visual Storyteller
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.

 

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.