Honolulu Civil Beat

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  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu Civil Beat is the largest news outlet dedicated to public affairs reporting about Hawaii. Our focus is on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on issues of importance to the community.


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18 Pieces

Stories from Hawaii. Because sometimes being in the middle of nowhere gives you a good perspective on everywhere else.


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In the final episode of Season Two, Offshore goes back to the beginning to search for answers to the conflict on Mauna Kea. Not the beginning of as...

  • Added: May 22, 2017
  • Length: 35:08
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The story of Mauna Kea starts on an island in the Pacific — but it doesn’t end there. There are other sacred mountains. Sacred plains. Sacred fores...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 32:06
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Is there an inherent conflict between Western science and indigenous culture? A difference in worldviews that makes communication between the two s...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:02
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Why do astronomers feel a giant new telescope on top of Mauna Kea is so important? What will Hawaii — and the scientific community — stand to lose ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 38:39
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What is it about Mauna Kea that makes it so sacred to Hawaiians? So precious that people have pledged their lives, their liberty, to blocking furth...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 31:06
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Atop one of the world’s most sacred mountains, a battle over science, culture — and the future of Hawaii.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:06
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What is it about Hawaii’s tallest mountain that makes it so revered? So desired? So fought over? One thing's for sure, the mountain changes people.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:48
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Hawaii author Lois-Ann Yamanaka reads from her novel, "Heads by Harry."

  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:18
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Is there something that Hawaii can teach the mainland? Something people of all races have learned from living together in such an isolated place? I...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 33:43
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Five years, two trials, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees have failed to resolve Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s case. That hasn...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 31:21