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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Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit

Women’s Issues in the Legislature; Budget Priorities for Honolulu; Science Fiction and Sea Level Rise


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  If news is now more infotainment than fact, where does that leave science? Tomorrow, a talk with scientists who are concerned about their place in a post-truth world. Guests; Dr. Mark Hixon is the Sidney and Erica Hsiao Endowed Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and Professor Joe Mobley of the UH Manoa School of Nursing.

2017 Legislative Preview; Coffee Berry Borer Arrives on Maui; The Tangled Web of an On Screen Romance


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Getting Kids Excited About School Lunch; Hamakua Development Plan; Game of Thrones the Musical; Americana in the Atherton


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Future of OHA; Hawaii Teachers Cleared for Field Trips; Dancing While Pregnant


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Hawaii After the Affordable Care Act; Power of Unconventional Thinking; Exploring Color and Age on Stage


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  If news is now more infotainment than fact, where does that leave science? Tomorrow, a talk with scientists who are concerned about their place in a post-truth world. Guests; Dr. Mark Hixon is the Sidney and Erica Hsiao Endowed Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and Professor Joe Mobley of the UH Manoa School of Nursing.

Open Source Photos

The Fight to Recognize MLK Day; Women’s Solidarity March; Green Development in Kailua-Kona


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Anthony Quintano / Flickr

We'll reflect on the end of the year in politics with our guest Chuck Friedman a longtime Democratic party political strategist. We'll look at the 2016 presidential race, the future of Hawaii's political parties, and how politics in Hawaii has changed over the years. Guest host Neal Milner moderates Town Square.

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The Conversation Staff Favorites from 2016


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Elizabeth Hahn / Flickr

Today on Town Square: We'll look at Hawaii through the eyes of the Millennial Generation - and why some say their priorities are shifting now that they're in their 30's. (Note: This show originally aired in August.)

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Activist and former career Diplomat retired Colonel Ann Wright is home for Christmas in Hawaii. Next on Town Square we'll talk with her about where in the world her activism has taken her and what's next on her agenda that also might be on yours. Today at 5 PM on HPR-2.

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The Value of Humility; Signing Off From the Farm; Surfer Musician Tom Curren


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Statewide Effort Against Cancer; Pesticide Lawsuit; Local Band Makes it Big


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Divergent Electricity Rates; 2017 Economic Forecast; Stories from Desert Storm; Sports Photography  


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Lessons in Tourism from Other Indigenous Groups; Millennials in the Arab World; Tobacco and Hawaii’s Kids


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Addiction in America; Truth About Open Government; The Art of Film Editing


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geralt / Pixabay

  The Surgeon General says it's time to change how we view addiction. With 1 in 7 Americans expected to develop a dependency sometime in their lives and only 1 in 10 who will receive treatment, it will be tough to gain ground without a new approach. Next time, we'll look in depth at Surgeon General's report and its impact on our already treatment- challenged state.

Drinking Water Well Protection on Maui; Go Behind the Headlines with Neal Conan; UH Students Take on Cyber Security


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Lessons on Climate Change Displacement from Alaska; Using Business Ethics to Foster Peace; Holiday Music from Willow Chang


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New Food Safety Rules; Balancing Multiple Education Reforms; The Last Samurai, Toshiro Mifune


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Telemedicine and The Last Job in Hawaii; Exploring the Undersea Remains of WWII; The Creation of a New Musical Instrument  


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frankieleon / Flickr

  Maui wants to take the lead in banning one-time use polystyrene products. And there's a bill before the County Council to do just that. Next time on Town Square, we'll consider that proposed ban, how effective the bag ban has been and whether Hawaii will continue to get the plastic out of our state.

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One Family’s Story from an Internment Camp; Remembering Contributions of Nisei Veterans; Tales of the 442nd Infantry Regiment


Perspective on Pearl Harbor; News Analysis from Neal Conan; Upcoming Holiday Music Performances


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21st Century Cures Act; Possible Conclusion to Peter Boy Case; Go For Broke: The Story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team


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Pushback Against Industrial Composting in Hilo; Preempting Discrimination and Harassment in Hawaii; Behind the Scenes of Big Wave Surfing


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State of HIV/AIDS in Hawaii; Challenges in Adapting Fair Labor Standards Act; From The Top Comes to Hawaii


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Roots of Racism; Central Oahu Transportation Study; William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days


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Maui Moves to Ban Styrofoam; News Analysis from Neal Conan; Craft of Comedy


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