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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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

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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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Speech, Privacy and Technology; Taking a Stand Against Hate; Three Decembers

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Hawaii Sues Over Immigration Order; Prison Policy Changes; Music from Hawaiian Style

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We're halfway through the legislative session and bills still alive are moving from their originating to their opposite chamber. Next on Town Square, Neal Milner and Colin Moore consider what's crossing over, what's been left behind and what that all says about session 2017 so far.

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The Roots of Poverty; Homelessness as a Medical Condition; The Big Bad Wolf Goes to Trial

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Stopping Violence at the Community Level; Maui Biodiesel Project; How Politics Inspires Art

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Solutions on Affordable Housing; National Climate Assessment; A Lynching in Hawaii

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Economic Slowdown Ahead; Environmental Hazards for Kids; Sounds of the Oud

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How to meet the State's energy needs is always on the legislative agenda. As Hawaii operates under the 100% renewable energy portfolio standard by 2045, what bills are still alive this year that will narrow that Gap? And which are still languishing and not likely to make crossover? Our panel comprised of Jeff Mikulina from Blue Planet Foundation and Scott Seu from Hawaiian Electric Company take calls and discuss the issues currently facing Hawaii's electrical consumers and suppliers in meeting the State's 100% renewable energy goal.

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Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict; Devaluing Maui Coffee; Hate the Con, Love the Con-man  

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Finding Joy in Everyday Life; Government Transparency; Listening to Your Body

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Can Hawaii Afford its Public Pensions? Exoplanet Discovery; Mosquito Birth Control

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Polystyrene Ban Stumbles; Clean Transportation; 2017 Academy Award Predictions

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Traditional, lecture-based methods of instruction often fail to engage learners of all ages, from young children, to college students and adults. Project-based learning has been heralded as not only a better way to impart knowledge, but also teach kids vital life skills such as teamwork and self-advocacy.

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Reality of the Federal Hiring Freeze; Monetizing University Discoveries; Salem Witch Trials as a Modern Metaphor

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Sanctuary Churches in Hawaii; Looking to the Past in Agriculture; Students Learn Studio Music Production

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Tourism and Economic Growth; Hawaii County Priorities; NPR’s New Jazz Curator

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