Beth-Ann Kozlovich

Executive Producer, Talk Shows

Beth-Ann Kozlovich is Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s Talk Shows Executive Producer and oversees HPR’s five locally-produced talk programs. She created and co-hosts HPR-2’s weekday morning show, The Conversation, launched in 2011. In 1999, she created and began moderating Town Square, HPR’s long-running live, public affairs forum. A woman with lives on radio and in the business of nonprofits, she is a former Hawaiʻi anchor of NPR's Morning Edition. Her attraction to public radio began when it was the only car-accessible, parent-approved station…so all of this really is her mother’s fault. When her three sons begin to support public radio on their own, Beth-Ann will be just as happy to take the blame.

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Rail Finances; Internet Freedom; Honolulu Complete Streets

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  Hawaii’s new Statewide Superintendent is officially on the job. Dr. Christina Kishimoto joins us to discuss her vision for public education in Hawaii and challenges such as a shortage of bus drivers, a maintenance backlog, and early childhood education.

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Affordable Rentals; Pesticides and Honey; Music from Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos

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North Korea; Keeping Calm in Guam; Making the Case for GMO’s

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American Greatness; ‘The Glass Castle’ Director; Hawaii International Music Festival

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Kapolei, The Second City; Ha’iku Stairs; Neuter-Release Strategy

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Visitor Spending Increases; Focus on Foreign Languages; Cleaning Hamakua Gulches

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Survival of Solar in Hawaii; New Boat Harbor Rules; Local Journalists in Vietnam War

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Diversity Visa Lottery; Hawaii Island Homeless; Saving Corals

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Youth Homelessness; Tech Innovation; Hawaii Writers in D.C.

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  Americans are focusing more on politics now than before the last presidential election. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center shows 52% of Americans are paying more attention to politics since the election of President Trump. That statement is especially true if you’re an American woman: 58% of women say they are more attentive to politics compared to 46% of men. Today on Town Square we’re looking at the Pew study through a local lens.

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Ethical Questions Surround Marshallese Adoptions; Future of the Handivan; New Charter School in Ewa Beach

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Drought, Water Usage Challenges on Maui and Big Island; Memoir of a Christian Abortion Provider; Asia Pacific Dance Festival

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Regulating Sand Mining; Laying Foundations for a Career in Law; SEEQS Moves in with Kaimuki High

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Assessing of the Asia Pivot; Maui Health System; Tsunami Warning Funding

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  In the wake of the 2017 Marco Polo condo fire, it has come to the public's attention that many of Honolulu's high rise residential buildings do not have sprinkler systems. Fire officials said that had there been a sprinkler system in place, the Marco Polo fire would have been doused in a matter of minutes. Today on Town Square we’ll look more closely at the fire code, the sales implications for condos without sprinklers and how high rise residences without sprinklers might get them.

 

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Aversion to the Homeless; Attorney-Client Privilege; Halting Invasive Algae

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Update on Travel Ban Legal Proceedings; Concerns Over Bio-Engineering; Hawaii’s Picture Brides

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Battling Invasive Species; Costs of Climate Change; Remembering a Death at Pearl Harbor

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Extended conversation on PTSD in our community: Dr. James Spira; Short Film JUVENTUD: Concepcion Alicino

Extended conversation on PTSD in our community: Dr. James SpiraSpira

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This week, Governor Ige rejected 13 of the 15 bills that were on his intent to veto list. That included the contentious sustainable aquarium fish collection bill. Governor Ige sat down with HPR’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich to talk about the vetoed bills, the upcoming special legislative session and more.

 

 

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 Today on Town Square, we’ll talk with Governor Ige about the bills he gave the boot and his expectations for the special legislative session later this summer to tackle the ever escalating cost of rail. We’ll also talk about next year's reelection bid and issues that put Hawaii at odds with the Trump administration.

Intro music: Toastman's Wave by Jake Shimabukuro

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Top National Rail Expert Coming to Honolulu, Dr. Vukan Vuchic; Virtual Reality Homelessness Project: Brian Dote

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Summer of Resistance: Tim Vandeveer;  Darice Machel McGuire "The Art Of Painting In Acrylic

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Public Housing Tenant Rights: Victor Geminiani; Jamarek Atherton Concert: Kapono Ciotti & Kahnma

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National Education Association Meeting: HSTA President Corey Rosenlee; Downtown Honolulu show Contact 3017 Nanea Lum

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  They have different mechanisms and names Wannacry, Petya, and ExPetR. Whatever they’re called, the destructive global sabotage of PCs by ransomware and wiper attacks that started this summer all amount to the same thing: breached information, work stops and huge headaches over what to do about it. Today on Town Square we’ll look at cyber security in and out of Hawai‘i. We’ll find out who is trying to do what to mitigate the latest round and to try to prevent the next one.

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CSIS North Korea: Brad Glosserman; New Movement of Young Organic Farmers: Pam Boyar

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Patriotism in America HPU Professor Dr. Jon Davidann; Honolulu Community College Voyaging Course: Captain Robert Perkins

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Labor dispute may shut down Matson: Gunnar Lundeberg; Masters of the Currents Casting: Leilani Chan

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