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Thursday, February 4, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.

Hawaii’s Shot: A Conversation About The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout with Josh Green


Join Civil Beat reporters Brittany Lyte and Eleni Avendaño for a conversation with Lieutenant Governor Josh Green as they discuss the status of Hawaii’s vaccination rollout and what we can expect in the near future.

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

Watch the recording here.

Thursday, January 28, 2021·2 - 3:30 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

Civil Cafe: Legislative Preview

Join Chad Blair, Civil Beat’s politics and opinion editor, as he hosts this virtual panel featuring the leaders of the Hawaii Legislature and the head of the good-government nonprofit Common Cause.


Chad Blair, Civil Beat Politics and Opinion Editor

Senate President Ron Kouchi

House Speaker Scott Saiki

Sandy Ma, Executive Director of Common Cause Hawaii

Watch the recording here.

Thursday, January 21, 2021·2 - 3:30 p.m.

The Hawaii Variable: COVID-19 Dashboards Workshop

Moderated by Civil Beat’s data reporter, Yoohyun Jung, the panelists will show you how to navigate Hawaii’s many COVID-19 data dashboards and figure out how to extract the most important and interesting information out of them, including the state’s two main dashboards— Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s (HiEMA) daily COVID-19 data dashboard and Hawaii’s Dept. of Health’s Disease Outbreak Control Division’s (DOCD) COVID-19 summary metrics dashboard. As well as, Hawaii Data Collaborative’s current situation dashboard and other resources.


Yoohyun Jung, Honolulu Civil Beat

Nick Redding, Hawaii Data Collaborative

Joshua Quint, Hawaii Disease Outbreak Control Division

Niea Gardner, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Victoria Fan, University of Hawaii Manoa and Hawaii Pandemic Applied Modeling Work Group

Watch the workshop recording here.

Thursday, January 14, 2021·2 - 3 p.m. ·Zoom Webinar

Reporters Roundtable w/ Kevin Dayton and Blaze Lovell

The Reporters Roundtable is a new event series where reporters open up their notebooks and share insights into what they’re covering.

Reporters Blaze Lovell and Kevin Dayton chat about the upcoming session of the Hawaii Legislature, which resumes Jan. 20. Join the conversation as they share how the pandemic may reshape and refocus lawmakers’ priorities for the coming year.

This event has passed. Watch the recording here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020·2:00 p.m.·Facebook Live

IDEAS live: Healthcare with Seiji Yamada and Stephen Kemble

Watch this IDEAS event on our Facebook Page and don’t forget to follow/like us to get a notification when we go live.

Head to our Facebook Live page here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020·10 - 11 a.m.·Online Event

Framed: The Kealoha Saga, A conversation with Nick Grube and Alexander Silvert

Civil Beat’s Washington D.C. correspondent Nick Grube and Alexander Silvert, a federal public defender who cracked the Kealoha case open, discussed the sentencing of Katherine and Louis Kealoha and the police officers who helped carry out their crimes.

You can watch the recording of the discussion here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020·5-6:30 p.m.·Online Event

Civil Beat Book Club – “An American Sickness” by Elisabeth Rosenthal

Join Civil Beat Book Club’s discussion on “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back” by Elisabeth Rosenthal, hosted by health reporter Eleni Avendaño.

Book Club members will receive 10% off the book at da Shop using code “CivilBeat10“.

Register here

Wednesday, November 18, 2020·2-3 p.m.·Online Event

HIFF TALK STORY: Cane Fire with Civil Beat

Join us for a special HIFF TALK STORY with CANE FIRE director Anthony Banua-Simon, in conversation with Civil Beat IDEAS editor Julia Steele. This extended discussion will focus on the themes and issues presented in Banua-Simon’s resonant film.

Civil Beat is a proud sponsor of the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Documentary Film Series, and we hope you can join us for this special event.

Register here

Tuesday, November 17, 2020·10-11 a.m.·Online Event

Conversation and Coffee: Elections Recap

Civil Beat reporters Blaze Lovell and Kevin Dayton recap the 2020 Hawaii election results and visit how mail-in voting went for the State.

This will be a casual discussion where attendees can join with their zoom cameras on or join by phone.

We will not be recording this event so we hope you will be able to join us live!

Register here.

Thursday, October 29, 2020·2-3:30 p.m.·Online Event

Corruption, Crime and the Pursuit of Power in the Aloha State

We joined Civil Beat’s Washington, D.C. correspondent Nick Grube, columnist and blogger Ian Lind and Jim Dooley, author of “Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State,” for a discussion on corruption in Hawaii.

These award-winning investigative reporters will shared the nitty gritty details of what it’s like uncovering some of the dirty politics happening in our state.

Watch the recording here.