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Civil Beat: Pod Squad

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Host Chad Blair dives into the biggest stories of the week and what they mean for the people of Hawaii. He's joined by Civil Beat reporters who share their insights on issues they cover. Guests often include public officials, civic leaders and members of the community for a roundtable discussion on the hottest topics in Hawaii.

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Host Chad Blair dives into the biggest stories of the week and what they mean for the people of Hawaii. He's joined by Civil Beat reporters who share their insights on issues they cover. Guests often include public officials, civic leaders and members of the community for a roundtable discussion on the hottest topics in Hawaii.

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Civil Beat: Pod Squad

Updated 19 days ago

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Host Chad Blair dives into the biggest stories of the week and what they mean for the people of Hawaii. He's joined by Civil Beat reporters who share their insights on issues they cover. Guests often include public officials, civic leaders and members of the community for a roundtable discussion on the hottest topics in Hawaii.

Rank #1: Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020

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Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.

Dec 10 2018
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Rank #2: Pod Squad: Why Ed Case Wants To Go Back To DC

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The former congressman makes the case for Ed Case.

Jul 30 2018
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Rank #3: Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users

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The leader of a national drug policy group talks about recreational marijuana and criminal justice reform.

Sep 10 2018
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Rank #4: Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet?

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Many Honolulu residents and visitors have, and Bikeshare Hawaii’s new executive director explains why.

Nov 19 2018
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Rank #5: Pod Squad: Meet Hawaii’s New GOP State Rep

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Public school teacher Val Okimoto steadily canvassed her Mililani Mauka district to win her first-ever political race.

Nov 26 2018
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Rank #6: Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG

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The only candidate in the Democratic field who isn’t an elected official says she doesn’t see the post as a stepping stone to higher office.

Jul 23 2018
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Rank #7: Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm

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Corey Rosenlee argues why the state should be allowed to levy a surcharge on property taxes to help pay for education.

Oct 01 2018
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Rank #8: Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate

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Senate communications director Richard Rapoza says if people watched more closely how the chamber functions, they might be impressed.

Mar 11 2019
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Rank #9: Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race

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The Honolulu City Council candidate discussed his upcoming rematch with Trevor Ozawa for the District 4 seat.

Mar 18 2019
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Rank #10: Pod Squad: Jill Tokuda’s Personal Bid To Be Hawaii LG

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The Democratic state senator speaks about formative lifetime experiences that shaped her as she now seeks higher office.

Jul 17 2018
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Rank #11: Pod Squad: What’s Next For Medical Aid In Dying?

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Now that Hawaii has become the seventh state to pass the law, an education campaign is underway.

May 07 2018
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Rank #12: Pod Squad: Hawaii Democratic Leader Talks About ‘Healing The Party’

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Kealii Lopez on her party’s deep bench, the challenge for local Republicans and the state of Democrats under Trump.

Oct 29 2018
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Rank #13: Pod Squad: Why Does Hawaii Have So Many People Behind Bars?

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A new task force makes clear that the state has had the wrong criminal justice policy for the past 40 years.

Feb 04 2019
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Rank #14: Pod Squad: CB’s Wayfinder Peddles His Views On Pedaling

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Transportation reporter and columnist Marcel Honore talks about traffic, apps and bikes.

Dec 18 2018
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Rank #15: Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis

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A Senate bill would help by establishing a private-sector retirement savings program. But some employers are opposing it.

Mar 04 2019
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Rank #16: Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why

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The Hawaii state senator from the Big Island is highly critical of opponent Tulsi Gabbard’s meeting with Syrian president Assad.

Feb 19 2019
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Rank #17: Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties

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The Pod Squad goes to the Capitol between legislative sessions to catch up with Scott Saiki.

Aug 31 2018
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Rank #18: Pod Squad: In Hawaii, Men Still Earn More Than Women

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The AAUW offers scholarships to help women and girls mitigate the wage gap, which has only widened locally.

Feb 11 2019
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Rank #19: Pod Squad: Teaching Theater In The Marshall Islands

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Dan Kelin of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth thrives on collaboration and telling stories with the Marshallese.

Jan 07 2019
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Rank #20: Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy

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Honolulu’s CrimeStoppers program offers cash rewards for tips that pan out. And its annual dinner to raise money for those rewards is coming up.

Feb 25 2019
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