Pod Squad on Omidyar, Philanthropy and Civil Beat

Editor Patti Epler joins the podcast to talk about her recent article that rounded up our publisher's $100 million worth of philanthropy in Hawaii.
By Mike Webb /

What’s an editor to do when her publisher’s philanthropy touches so many different organizations in Hawaii that it becomes difficult to measure its reach? Well, she writes about it, and sits down with Pod Squad host Chad Blair to talk about it, too.

In a wide-ranging interview, Civil Beat Editor Patti Epler explains what prompted her to write about the more than $100 million that Pierre and Pam Omidyar have spent on philanthropic causes and social-change efforts in Hawaii, and how people have reacted to the story. Pierre Omidyar is Civil Beat’s publisher.

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The Pod Squad is produced by Mike Webb, the sales and marketing director at Civil Beat. You can reach him by email at mwebb@civilbeat.com or follow him on twitter at @gmikewebb.

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