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Wednesday, May 26, 2021·5:30 - 7:00 p.m.·Crowdcast + Zoom Meeting

CB Book Club + Author Talk

The Civil Beat Book Club and da Shop are reading “Murder Leaves Its Mark,” by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl and will be hosting a two-part event on Wednesday, May 26.

From 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. join us for a talk with the author and Civil Beat reporter Claire Caulfield. The author talk will be held on Crowdcast and the audience may participate by asking questions. 

Immediately following the author talk we will shift to our Civil Beat book club meeting from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. The discussion will be held on Zoom, in meeting format, where everyone can be seen and talk freely about the book.

Register here.


Thursday, May 20, 2021·3:30·Zoom Webinar

Coming Of Age In The Time Of COVID-19

During the global pandemic of 2020, Honolulu Civil Beat and The Center for Oral History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa separately documented the experiences of Hawaii’s community members through audio, video and written stories.

Civil Beat distributed audio recorders to nine teenagers and asked them to record their daily reflections on school, family and teenage life during the pandemic for the multimedia story, “The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenager.”

The Center for Oral History initiated the Hawaiʻi Life in the Time of COVID-19 Project to engage Hawaii’s communities across the islands in examining, articulating and sharing the impacts of COVID-19.

During this event Civil Beat and the Center for Oral History will come together to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on Hawaii’s youth. Some of the teenagers from Civil Beat’s project will discuss where life has taken them since then and we’ll listen to and watch some of the interviews from the Center for Oral History’s project.

Register here to attend live or for the recording.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar and FB Live

IDEAS Live: Solving Our Traffic Woes

Join Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele, with Sumner LaCroix and Justin Tyndall from UHERO and Civil Beat’s Marcel Honore.

Register to attend live or to receive the recording.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021·2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

IDEAS Live: Tracking The Money

IDEAS Live Money CARES FundsJoin Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele, with Chief State Economist Eugene Tian, former state Sen. Jill Tokuda, Beth Giesting from the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center and former Congressional aide Melissa Hampe.

Take a look at how much funding the Islands have received since the outset of the pandemic, how those funds have been spent, what federal funding is coming next and how that money could and should be spent.

Register to attend live or for the recording here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021·2 - 3:30 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

Civil Cafe: Legislative Wrap-Up

Join Honolulu Civil Beat for a Civil Cafe discussion wrapping-up the 2021 Hawaii Legislature.

Panelists include:

  • Chad Blair, Civil Beat Politics and Opinion Editor
  • Kevin Dayton, Civil Beat Reporter
  • Blaze Lovell, Civil Beat Reporter
  • Rep. Della Au Belatti, House District 24
  • Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole, Senate District 24

Have Questions? Submit questions for the panelists through this form.

Register here.

Friday, April 30, 2021·10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.·Zoom Meeting

Conversation And Coffee

Join Civil Beat editors, reporters and staff for a virtual conversation about Civil Beat’s news coverage. This will be a casual discussion where readers can join with their zoom cameras on or join by phone.

This event will not be recorded so we hope you will be able to join us live.

Register here.

Thursday, April 22, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

“Hawaii Grown” Live Podcast Recording!

Join Claire Caulfield, Civil Beat’s audio reporter and host of the podcast, “Hawaii Grown,” for a live virtual recording of an episode for the agriculture series from Civil Beat.

The show will focus on pests, starting with a farm tour to see how the avocado lace bug has been destroying farmer’s trees and crops, but also the trees of many residents throughout Hawaii. Then we’ll explore some possible solutions to the unique threat pests pose to Hawaii’s agricultural goals.

Audience members will have a chance to participate in the podcast by asking their questions, which could be used for the final cut.

Send in your questions by Tuesday, April 20 for an opportunity to ask the experts! To send a recording of your question, which we would love, use the voice memo app on your phone and email it to multimedia@civilbeat.org or simply reply to this email with a question.

Register here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021·2 - 3 p.m. HST·Zoom Webinar

IDEAS Live: Getting The State To Buy Local

Join Civil Beat’s IDEAS Editor Julia Steele for a discussion on getting the state to use its purchasing power to buy local—and on how that can transform the food in our schools in the process. With Chef Greg Christian, State Rep. Amy Perruso and Andrea Moore, VP of Mililani High School.

And be sure to read the IDEAS essay that motivated this discussion, “State Government Should Be Doing Its Part By Buying Local,” by Greg Christian.

If you aren’t able to attend live, be sure to register to receive the recording!

Register here.

Thursday, April 8, 2021·2 p.m. - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar

Hawaii’s Shot: A Conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine effort w/ Dr. Sarah Kemble

Join Civil Beat editor Kim Gamel and reporter Brittany Lyte for a conversation with Hawaii state epidemiologist, Dr. Sarah Kemble, as they discuss the status of Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.

This event will be guided by questions pre-submitted from the audience. Send in your questions through this form or email them to membership@civilbeat.org.

Register here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021·2 - 3 p.m.·Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live

IDEAS Live: Lessons From Singapore

Join IDEAS editor Julia Steele for this important conversation about public housing with the “architect of modern Singapore,” Liu Thai Ker along with Singaporean economist Sock-Yong Phang and Hawaii state Sen. Stanley Chang.

Register here to attend live or for the recording.