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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Hawaii Book and Music Festival, Oct. 1 – Nov. 4

Civil Beat is a proud sponsor of the 16th annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival themed “Hawai‘i 2.0 –Model for the Planet?” which runs for the entire month of Oct. and into early Nov.

The virtual festival will host several events each day, including online discussions moderated by Civil Beat staff members.

Other events include talks with international, national and Hawai‘i authors, graphic novelists, poets, and presentations by playwrights, mediamakers, storytellers and musical performances.

Civil Beat is a sponsor of the sustainability, wellness and innovation tracks which include discussions on tourism, gender inequity, energy, big data, economic diversity and Artificial Intelligence.

If you’ve been following the Kealoha story, you won’t want to miss a discussion with Nick Grube and attorney-turned-author, Alexander Silvert, on his soon to be released novel, “The Mailbox Conspiracy.”

The nonprofit festival is a free-admission event.

Civil Beat moderators will be participating in the following virtual discussions:

  • October 6 at 5:30 p.m. –  Transforming Hawaii Tourism, moderated by Stewart Yerton
  • October 9 at 5:30 p.m. – “Heart of Fire – An Immigrant Daughter’s Story,” moderated by Denby Fawcett
  • October 11 at 5:30 p.m. – “Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu,” moderated by Kuʻu Kauanoe
  • October 12 at 5:30 p.m. – COVID’s Gender Inequities, moderated by Anita Hofschneider
  • October 13 at 5:30 p.m. Diversify to What?, moderated by Chad Blair
  • October 14 at 5:30 p.m. West Kauai Energy Project, moderated by Brittany Lyte
  • October 20 at 4:00 p.m. A Liveable City?, moderated by Chad Blair
  • October 28 at 4:00 p.m. Big Data Visualization, moderated by Chad Blair
  • October 28 at 5:30 p.m. A.I. to E.T. The Future of Science & Technology and the Fate of Our Civilization & The Cosmos, moderated by Stewart Yerton
  • October 30  at 5:30 p.m. The Mailbox Conspiracy, moderated by Nick Grube

See the full schedule and register for the festival here.

Civil Beat Book Club: The Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia, the Turning
Wednesday, December 1, 2021·5:30 - 7:00 p.m.·Virtual Zoom Meeting

Civil Beat Book Club: The Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia, the Turning

Civil Beat’s politics and opinion editor, Chad Blair, hosts a book club discussion about “The Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia, the Turning.”

This virtual event will be held on Zoom in meeting format where all participants have the option to turn on their cameras. This event will not be recorded so be sure to join us live.

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.

Register here.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Civil Beat Book Club 2021 Reading List

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: “The Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia, the Turning”
Hosted by Chad Blair

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.

Civil Cafe: Covid and Kids
Wednesday, October 13, 2021·3 - 4 p.m.·Virtual on Crowdcast

Civil Cafe: Covid and Kids

Event flier for Civil Cafe Covid and KidsWith vaccines on the horizon for kids ages five to 11, we’ll ask the questions at the top of parents’ minds.

Civil Beat reporter Brittany Lyte hosts a discussion with reporter Anita Hofschneider  and special guest Dr. Natascha Chinga pediatric infectious disease specialist at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and Dr. Sarah Kemble, state epidemiologist at the Department of Health.

This discussion will be guided by questions from the audience, so we’re asking our readers to submit questions ahead of time through Crowdcast’s Q&A feature after registering.

Register here to attend live or receive the recording.

Civil Beat Book Club – Food and Power in Hawaii: Visions of Food Democracy
Wednesday, September 29, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Meeting

Civil Beat Book Club – Food and Power in Hawaii: Visions of Food Democracy

Join Civil Beat reporter, podcast producer and bibliophile, Claire Caulfield, for a book club discussion about “Food And Power in Hawaii: Visions of Food Democracy.”

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.

Register for the live book club meeting here. This virtual event will be held on Zoom in meeting format and will not be recorded.

 

Hawaii Storytellers: Small Businesses In A Big Pandemic
Friday, September 17, 2021·6 - 7:30 p.m.·This event has ended. Click to watch the replay!

Hawaii Storytellers: Small Businesses In A Big Pandemic

Hawaii Storytellers returns with a program about small local business owners, hosted by Stewart Yerton, Civil Beat’s business reporter.

You’ll hear about a family-owned book publishing company, a cat cafe in Kaimuki, a thriving butterfly business, and why a businesswoman wants to see others succeed.

Featured Storytellers:

Meli James, Co-Founder of Mana Up and President of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association

David DeLuca, Director of Publishing and COO of Bess Press Inc. and Co-Owner of da Shop: books + curiosities

Liberty Peralta, Founder and Owner of Popoki & Tea

Henry Fang, Owner & Butterfly Dad of Paradise Monarchs

 

Watch the full show here!

Civil Cafe: The Data Behind The Covid Surge
Thursday, September 9, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·This event has ended. Click to watch the replay!

Civil Cafe: The Data Behind The Covid Surge

The highly contagious delta variant now makes up nearly all of recent Covid cases in the islands.

Predicting the future of Covid is a slippery slope, but forecast modeling can give us an idea of where we might be headed depending on current factors like vaccination rates, restrictions on public gatherings and the amount of incoming travelers. So where can we expect to go from here?

With the surge of cases, Hawaii hospitals are struggling to handle a combination of Covid and non-Covid patients, some operating at up to 125% of its capacity. How are hospitals handling the surge?

Join Civil Beat reporters Brittany Lyte and Anita Hofschneider for a discussion with Professor Monique Chyba of Hawaii Pandemic Applied Modeling Working Group (HiPAM) and Hilton Raethel, President and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii.

Click to watch the replay of this discussion.

Reporters Roundtable w/ Marcel Honore and Nick Grube
Tuesday, August 10, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·This event has ended. Click to watch the replay!

Reporters Roundtable w/ Marcel Honore and Nick Grube

Join Civil Beat reporters Marcel Honore and Nick Grube for a virtual discussion where they’ll share updates on the progress of the Honolulu rail project.

If you’d like to submit your questions before the discussion, you can do so through this form or email them to membership@civilbeat.org.

Watch the recording here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021·5 - 6 p.m.·Zoom Meeting

CB Book Club: Nana I Ke Kumu, Vol. III

The Civil Beat Book Club will read and discuss the third volume of “Nānā I Ke Kumu” with contributors Val Kalei Kanuha and Lynette K. Paglinawan, hosted by reporter Kuʻu Kauanoe.

In the weeks leading up to the event, Kuʻu will post weekly discussion questions in the CB Book Club facebook group to guide the group through the book, so be sure to join the group and pre-meeting discussions.

Register here to attend live. This event will not be recorded.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

IDEAS Live: Is Tourism Broken And Where Do We Go From Here?

Join Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele, for a discussion about local tourism with HTA president John De Fries, Kauai mayor Derek Kawakami, UH Public Policy Center director Colin Moore and former Sierra Club Hawaii director David Kimo Frankel.

Register here to attend live or receive the recording.