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Thursday, July 30, 2020·2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Hawaii Variable: A data-based discussion about COVID-19 in Hawaii

COVID-19 shut down tourism, wrecked the economy and uprooted our way of life. Honolulu Civil Beat data reporter Yoohyun Jung joins Nick Redding of Hawaii Data Collaborative and Thomas Lee, an epidemiologist who has been the lead COVID-19 modeler/forecaster for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, for a discussion about how data has informed decisions during the pandemic.

This online conversation will be guided in large part by questions from attendees, and we encourage you to submit your questions in advance.

This session will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers, including those who cannot make it live.

Register for this event here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020·10 a.m. to 11 a.m.·Online

Online Event: Conversation and Coffee Legislative Recap

We invite you to join us online for Civil Beat’s Conversation and Coffee Legislative Recap on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. HST!

Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and sit down with Civil Beat’s politics and opinion editor Chad Blair and reporter Blaze Lovell as they recap and answer your questions about the 2020 legislative session which adjourns on July 10th.

This online event will be held on Zoom and will not be recorded.

Please Sign up here to receive the meeting link.


Thursday, June 25, 2020·2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.·Online

Civil Cafe: Online Education – What Have We Learned?

Join Civil Beat’s education reporter, Suevon Lee, as she hosts a virtual conversation about what distance learning has looked like in the time of coronavirus thus far. We’ll touch on the challenges that come with remote learning, focus on the new roles and expectations of educators, parents and students, and conclude with a discussion of some long-term needs to support our schools and students.

Please RSVP in advance to receive the webinar link and password.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020·10:00 - 11:00 a.m.·Online

Online Event: Offshore Talk Story Sessions

In Season 4: Far From Home, we explore the Native Hawaiian diaspora. This 6-episode season combines little-known stories from history with a hard look at why Hawaiians are leaving the islands today.

Follow along by listening to weekly episodes, then join the host of Season 4, Ku’u Kauanoe, each Wednesday for a talk story session and behind-the-scenes details.

Online Event Schedule:

  • Wednesday, 5/20: Ep. 1: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
  • Wednesday, 5/27: Ep. 2: The Tribe
  • Wednesday, 6/3: Ep. 3: Hawaii’s Sons Of The Civil War
  • Wednesday, 6/10: Ep. 4: On The Road
  • Wednesday, 6/17: Ep. 5: Leaving Home
  • Wednesday, 6/24: Ep. 6: Homecoming

Please RSVP to receive the meeting link and password.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020·5:00 - 6:30 p.m.·Online

Online Event: Civil Beat Book Club on “A Short Life of Trouble”

Civil Beat and da Shop are committed to the health and well-being of our community. While our normal in-person events are still on hold, we feel that community connection is more important than ever.

With this in mind, Civil Beat and da Shop are partnering together to host June’s book club as a virtual event.

On June 3, major gifts manager, Mariko Chang, will lead a live discussion of “A Short Life of Trouble” by Marcia Tucker.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020·10:00 - 11:00 a.m.·Online

Online Event: Conversation and Coffee

Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and sit down with Civil Beat’s editor and general manager Patti Epler, VP of operations and philanthropy Ben Nishimoto, and reporters, Nick Grube, Brittany Lyte and Anita Hofschneider, as we check-in with how you’re doing, chat about what’s been happening at Civil Beat and answer your questions about our recent coverage.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020·5:00 - 6:30 p.m.·Online

Online Event: Civil Beat Book Club “Bad Blood”

Join the Civil Beat Book Club and da Shop for a discussion on “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou hosted by Civil Beat reporter Anita Hofschneider.

Civil Beat’s book club is open to the public and members can join at any time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020·12 - 1:30 p.m.·Hawaii State Capitol Room 329

Civil Cafe Legislative Update

This event will be moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinion editor Chad Blair. Panelists include Civil Beat public health reporter Eleni Gill, House Speaker Scott Saiki and Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English.

Have a question about the 2020 session? Submit your questions for the panelists through this form.

This event is recorded and posted on civilbeat.org. No food or drink allowed in the room.

Please sign up to reserve your seat.

Friday, February 28, 2020·10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.·Ha Coffee Bar - 4180 Rice St, Lihue, HI 96766

Conversation and Coffee – Lihue, Kauai

Civil Beat is taking our talk story coffee event to Lihue, Kauai!

Join us for a cup of coffee, pastries and conversation with Civil Beat editor and general manager Patti Epler, VP of operations and philanthropy Ben Nishimoto, reporter Brittany Lyte and digital producer Ku’u Kauanoe.

Get to know the newsroom that’s supported by you. Share your community concerns, what you love about Civil Beat and what you’d like to see more of in 2020.

Stick around after the event to interview for a Civil Beat video related to our Fault Lines special project.

Space is limited so please register in advance.

Friday, February 21, 2020·5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.·Ka Waiwai, 1110 University Ave. Honolulu, HI 96826

Hawaii Storytellers: What Local Means To Me

Hawaii Storytellers’ theme of “What Local Means To Me” is inspired by Civil Beat’s 2020 special reporting project, Fault Lines, which is focusing on Hawaii’s changing demographics, a myriad of fault lines and how communities can come together to bridge those.


Ku’u Kauanoe – Digital Producer, Honolulu Civil Beat

Mark “GOOCH” Noguchi – Chef/Co-Founder, The Pili Group, Daddy, Curriculum Specialist, Punahou

Amanda Corby – Owner & Creative Director, Under My Umbrella & Pili Group

Rob Burns – Founder, Local Motion, Real Estate Agent

Dann Seki – Local actor, producer and storyteller

Sean Choo – Local composer and performer

Get your tickets here before they sell out!