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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Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika, UK/India Storyteller: Craig Jenkins

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika, UK/India Storyteller: Craig Jenkins

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika

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Should Aloha Stadium Be Replaced? Japanese Satire On Stage; Raku Hoolaulea

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Dire Funding Challenges for Wahiawa General; Housing Affordability Nationwide; Miles Electric Band

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March for Science; Clean Transportation Benchmark; Photographing South Asia

Kerry Ach

Best Practices in Child Abuse Cases; Geospatial Data Portal; Remembering Kindertransport


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Federal Funding Restrictions to Family Planning; Dog Attacks in Kakaako; Designing a Sustainable Future

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  Two bills currently at the legislature allow transient accommodations brokers to register as tax collection agents and have explicit requirements regarding the general excise and the transient accommodations taxes. Today on Town Square we’ll consider the bills in detail.

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Redefining Manufacturing; Navy Sexual Assault Prevention; From Refugee to Jazz Fame


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Tax Revenue Intrigue; Drug Policy Changes; Master Kite Flying

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US-China Summit Analysis; Merrie Monarch and Rapid Ohia Death; Story of Lahaina

Maui Art of Trash

Running Beaches for Assault Victims; Bike-share Coming to Hawaii; Harpist Patrick Ball

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  This week, a Honolulu City Council committee approved a bill to expand the ordinance banning sitting and lying on public sidewalks. If the entire council agrees, the sit-lie ban could soon come to parts of Iwilei and Kalihi. Several businesses located in the Kalihi area are calling for the ban to be expanded, but opponents have said the measure criminalizes homeless people and unwillingly forces them into shelters. Today's panel includes the President of a longtime Kalihi retail business, a homeless advocate and a representative of ACLU Hawaii.

 

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Hawaii as a Sanctuary State; Reproductive Rights in the Legislature; Gerry Lopez Combines Surfing and Snowboarding

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Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day; Controversy over Private Artifact Collection; Hawaii in 1000 Years

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Trump v. Hawaii Update; Price of Clean Oceans; Art of Feng Shui

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Home Prices by County; Oahu Gets a New Republican Chair; Myanmar Marionettes

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Next Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, the point in the year to which women have to work to equal what their male counterparts earned as of December 31st. With decades of pay inequality still haunting working women and families, is the annual focus really helping to bridge the gender gap or is it just a moment blip on the calendar? From the days of the Equal Pay Act in 1963 and including the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, has federal legislation made a substantive difference in increasing pay parity? Today, our panel takes up Equal Pay Day.     

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Positive County Health Report; Hawaii’s History of Changing Parties; Throwing Pottery While Feeding the Hungry

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Maintaining Pacific Fishing Restrictions; Access to Private Land for Invasive Species Control; Preserving Hawaiian History through Music

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Push to Allow Fishing in Protected Areas; State Eyes Sweetened Beverages; Science Meets Art at Honolulu Biennial

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Protecting Coral Reefs from Sunscreen; Preventing Trauma; Classical Guitar Meets Slack-Key

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  The Republican effort in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act has stalled for now. How would the American Health Care Act change the state of healthcare in Hawaii? Today on Town Square, we’ll look at possible scenarios for Hawaii in the uncertain health insurance climate that seems to be changing moment to moment.

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Dissonant Politics of ACA Replacement; Pacific Nations Prepare for Natural Disaster; The Operatic Massie Affair

Laurie Sumiye

Funding Conservation with Development; UH Administrator Cited in Travel ban Ruling; Eco-Art

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East-West Center Under Threat; Medical Aid to Dying; Solar Storage on Kauai

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Caught in a Twitter War; Value of a University of Hawaii Education; Music from Daniel Ho

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  Taxation in our state always elicits strong reactions from residents and lawmakers, but what makes sense now with downward revisions in revenue and in likely a few years, a negative change in the economy? How do we plan to meet the state's needs with fairness to the ones who'll foot the bill? With Hawaii’s cost of living and many families and low-income individuals living paycheck to paycheck can policies be restructured to provide fairness to all. Today on Town Square, debt and taxes. 

 

  

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Alternate Accommodations on the Rise; Domestic Worker Advocacy; Orchid Growing

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Vaping Rates on the Rise; Complete Streets in Honolulu; Healthy Shark Populations

  

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