Series produced by Honolulu Civil Beat

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

In Season 1, “A Killing in Waikiki,” Offshore investigates the violent deaths of two young Native Hawaiians — one in 1932, the other in 2011. The 10-episode series explores issues of race, federal power and policing in America’s most diverse state. If Hawaii can’t figure it out, what hope is there for the rest of America? The answer might surprise you.

18 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Promo for Season 1 of Offshore, a new podcast from Honolulu Civil Beat and PRX.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:49
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Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell introduces the deadly events of Nov. 5, 2011 when a white off-duty federal agent shot and killed a Nat...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 36:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Christopher Deedy and Kollin Elderts had never met before Nov. 5, 2011, when a 3-minute brawl ended with Elderts dead and Deedy in handcuffs. How d...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 23:21
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Blocks away from where Christopher Deedy shot and killed Kollin Elderts, tanks had taken over a local park, protesters were out on the streets. Doz...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:57
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A privileged socialite. A Native Hawaiian wrongfully accused of rape. A ruling elite that favors whites. So begins the Massie Case. A story from 19...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 33:12
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After a hung jury in the rape trial of five local Hawaiians, the family of the alleged victim looked for vengeance. They got it — by committing one...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:02
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Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s first murder trial begins in 2013. The stakes in the case were high. For Deedy but also for local prosecutors, wh...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 27:53
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After Christopher Deedy’s first murder trial ends with a hung jury, both sides regroup. But there are larger issues at play. Why is it so hard to c...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2016
  • Length: 22:54
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In even the most high profile criminal cases, there comes a point where the world moves on. But for the families of both the victims and the shoote...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:41
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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
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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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Hawaii author Lois-Ann Yamanaka reads from her novel, "Heads by Harry."

  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 09:18
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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 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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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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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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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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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