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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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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History of Presidential Executive Orders; Challenges to Women in STEM; Fostering Creativity with Ron Artis II

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A recent downward revision of predicted revenues has left a cloud over the 2017 legislative session and the Ige Administration's proposed biennium budget. Uncertainty swirls over how the difference will be made up, what the Governor's financial priorities will be and how his administration will approach the many issues weighing on the minds of Hawaii residents. Hawaii Governor David Ige joined us to take calls and field questions from his constituents. 

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Opposition to Polystyrene Ban; Tax Revenues a Top Concern on Maui; Lessons on Money, Race and Religion from the Stage

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Diverting Food Waste in Schools; Local Issues on Kauai; The Art of the Jam Band

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Broken Public University System; Murder at the Coco Palms Hotel; Modern Dance

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Future of Black Lives Matter; Life as a Hermit in Rural China; Hawaii Film Challenge

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Lowering Blood Quantum for Hawaiian Homelands; Social Media Parenting; Plantation Village On Stage


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