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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Fallout from WannaCry Cyberattack; Pesticide Alternatives Education; Kahilu Quintet

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A Plan to Save Hawaii's Coral; Hawaii Coffee Issues; Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

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Building 10 Houses in 10 Days; Creating an Eco-friendly Sunscreen; Music from Jeff Peterson

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  Alzheimer’s affects 1 in 10 Americans over age 65 or about 5.5 million people. The number of American adults 18 and older with any form of mental illness in a given year is 1 in 5 or 43.4 million people. Today on Town Square we’ll look what it will take to create parity in dollars, focus, and understanding of physical and mental illness.

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Non-Profit Funding Questions; New Education Research; A Journey Through the Foster Care System

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Coral Reef Health: Ruth Gates; Nick & Danny Kaleikini Mother’s Day show

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Rebuilding Media Trust; MVT’s Wait Until Dark; History of the Jones Act; Mural Art

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Check-in with Senator Mazie Hirono;  AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins; Legislative Session Wrap Up

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The 2017 legislative session at the Hawaii State Capitol was a rollercoaster ride. In this edition of Town Square, our panel will take a look at which bills survived the session to become law, ones that died on the vine and issues left unresolved. 

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North Korea and Hawaii: Retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf; Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training: Lissa Fox Strohecker

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HART Recovery Plan; New Strategies for Dyslexic Students; ‘A Few Good Men’ On Stage

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New Teacher Contract Guarantees Raises; Pioneering Musician June Millington; Hawaiian Language Opera

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

Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika

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Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni, Comedian Ron Josol

Hawaii's U.S. district attorney, Attorney Flo Nakakuni

 

Today we talk with Florence Nakakuni, Hawaii's first female U.S. Attorney for the district of Hawaii that was appointed by President Obama. We talk with her about the resignation of more than 40 U.S. attorneys and the White House administration. 

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Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige, Ballroom Dancing: Faith Agbayani, Ke Kai Ola: Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital: Deb Wickham 

Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige

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

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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

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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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