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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Hawaii Community Foundation

  Hawaii Community Foundation is one the most significant non-profit organizations in the local community. After 19 years of stewardship, Kelvin Taketa will be stepping as CEO of HCF on July 1st. Today on Town Square, Kelvin Taketa and his successor Micah Kāne are in the studio to discuss their organization's past, present and future.

Hawaii Department of Health

Healthcare Impacts to Hawaii; New Water Quality Notification Standards; Perfecting Public Speaking

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Bikeshare Hawaii: Lori McCarney; Dwell Magazine Editor and Chief Amanda Dameron; HPU President John Gotanda

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Biki's Unaffordable Pricing: Wyatt Gordon; Jon Nguyen, director of new David Lynch documentary

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UHERO report, about EVs: Dave Rohlf; Brain Health/Dementia: Dr. Kamal Masaki

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Heatwaves in Hawaii

A study coordinated by  UH Manoa put the world’s heatwave future somewhere between bad and terrible. As much as seventy-four percent of the world’s population will be exposed to fatal heat by 2100 according to the study. Even with aggressive action to reduce carbon gas emissions, the lethal heatwaves of recent years are forecast to escalate and affect 48  percent of the world’s human population.

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Compassion and Choices: John Radcliffe; Paradise Cove: Drew Broderick

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Older Women Face More Economic Challenges: Dr. Colette Browne; Renshi Poetry Reading on The Massey Case: Juliet Kono

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Deadly Heat Waves on the Rise; Hawaii’s Score on Elder Care; Homebrewing on Hawaii Island

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Life Aboard Hokulea; Increasing Summer School Lunch Participation; Kauai Land Use Lawsuit

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  Hawaii is known for beautiful beaches, but many around the state are disappearing. That includes Hawaii’s most famous beach, Waikiki, which attracts millions of visitors each year and billions of dollars for the local economy. Many other beaches around Hawaii are also threatened. Today's panel examines the problem of coastal erosion in Hawaii and what, if anything, can be done to solve it.

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Possible Brain Harm from Moderate Drinking; Hawaii Honeybee Comeback; Bishop Museum’s Way Ahead

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Bringing Healthcare Back to Schools; Meals on Wheels Funding Under Threat; Hokule’a Crewmembers Return

Coastal Care

Travel Ban Ruling Upheld; Teacher Solicitation; Beach Erosion

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Lobbying Rules for Public Employees; Story of Kamehameha’s Birth; Language Immersion for Kids

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Food, construction, and cosmetics are just some of its uses. But some still fear hemp is too much like its cannabis cousin marijuana while others are actively working to get hemp off the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s Schedule 1 list. Has hemp’s time finally come?

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Positives of Paris Pullout; Civic Participation in Government; Flux Magazine Goes to Sydney

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Financial Health of Millennials; Court Diversion in Hawaii County; Building Voices Symposium

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2017 Hurricane Season; Public Beach Access Controversy; Red Hill Fuel Tanks

National Parks Service

Adopting Paris Climate Change Accord as State Law Maxine Burkett; Elizabeth Pickett, Executive Director Hawaii Wildfire Management

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  This year, the Honolulu City Council is attempting to tighten loopholes in its plastic bag ban, but advocates of the ban say the Council is not being proactive enough. Changes to the current ban would jettison the compostable bag from the loophole of reusable bags and mandate a fee for bags at the point of sale. Bill 59 is set for its final hearing next week but we'll talk about it today on Town Square.

UH Sea Grant

Lessons on Sea Level Rise from King Tides; Involuntary Mental Health Treatment; Films by Kids, for Kids

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Domestic Violence: Nanci Kreidman; James Horton, Ted Tsukiyama, My Life’s Journey 

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Daniel Martinez, Pearl Harbor Veteran Interment Program; James Horton, Director of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific]

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Changes Coming to Education Policy; New Head of Hawaii GOP; Alice in Wonderland Gets a Modern Makeover

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Facebook

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra is marking its 5th year and as it looks toward its sixth season, there are still challenges. Some are not unlike what faced its earlier incarnation, the Honolulu Symphony, which shuttered in bankruptcy in 2010. The reasons were many. Tiffany Hill writing for Honolulu Magazine put it this way:  In the end, it was the perfect storm: dropping ticket sales, increasing debt, bad blood between the board and the union, a sour economy and a reorganization plan that couldn’t get off the ground.

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Local Surgeon Returns from Mosul: Dr. Tom Crabtree; The New Mastersounds: Jazz Maui second annual East Meet West, Bryant Neal

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Surfrider Foundation Blue Water Task Force: Stuart Coleman; The New Mastersounds: Eddie Roberts

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The Case for Short Term Rentals; Maui County Council Chair; Music from Rachel Gonzales

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Honolulu County Council Chair; Tiny Homes Coming to Kauai; Music of Silent Films

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