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  Access to health insurance has changed. Next up, could be changes in health policy. Next time on Town Square, a look at some of the bills from the viewpoint of those which deliver health services to many of the most vulnerable: the community health centers.

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  If your eyes glaze over trying to deal with your own budget, imagine the jobs of the State Director of Finance Wes Machida and the Acting State Auditor Jan Yamane. We'll take up the health of the budget, and the intersection of money and policy...that can often bring more than a few eye rolls.

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  A groundbreaking game changer in the drug, alcohol, and meth amphetamine treatment could be coming to Hawai‘i. It uses an implant of medication plus counseling. Dan Markel, the Founder and CEO of MyLife Recovery Centers is visiting Hawai‘i. We’ll talk with him and Scott Miscovich, the Chairman of the State Narcotic Policy Steering Committee; Alan Johnson, CEO of Hina Mauka and Judge Steven S. Alm. 

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Erik (HASH) Hersman / Flickr

  With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, NPR and many member stations are exploring the biggest phenomena of these elections: Voter Anxiety. What's driving it? Income inequality, the health of the American dream, plus more worry about terrorism and the fear that illegal immigration represents a major threat.  We'll take up what this means for Hawaii with political analyst Neal Milner and John Hart, Chair of the Communication Department at Hawai`i Pacific University.

Today on Town Square: Voter Anxiety

Jan 28, 2016
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Erik (HASH) Hersman / Flickr

With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, NPR and many member stations are exploring the biggest phenomena of these elections: Voter Anxiety. What's driving it? Income inequality, the health of the American dream, plus more worry about terrorism and the fear that illegal immigration represents a major threat.  We'll take up what this means for Hawaii at 5pm on HPR-2 with political analyst Neal Milner and John Hart, Chair of the Communication Department at Hawai`i Pacific University.

Nick Yee
Nick Yee

  The Legislature is in session and fights over money are always on the agenda…but this year those fights could look a little different.  Neal Milner, Colin Moore and I take our annual look at the Legislature…and what we’ll be watching this year. Get your list ready, too; we want to hear from you today on Town Square.

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Homelessness is on the big “To Do” list for the Governor and many state lawmakers the coming legislative session.  Central to that action will be the perspectives of Scott Morishige the State Homelessness Coordinator,  Jun Yang the Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Housing for the City and County of Honolulu, and Greg Payton the Executive Director of Mental Health Kokua, and now former chair of Partners in Care. They’ll join us with a preview. 

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Edmund Garman / Flickr

  The shortage of affordable housing has become a go-to topic in the conversation about everything from countering homelessness to supporting the middle class…but is there enough land in our island state to build what we need? Our panel tackles whether there is or isn't a shortage of land on O‘ahu today on Town Square.

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zack Mccarthy / Flickr

  During the holidays, we often hear messages about the "things that really matter.' And just as often, those ideas fade with the January bills. So can there a better defining line for success other than money? We'll consider success beyond GDP.

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  Paid family leave is not just as a woman's issue, it's a family issue. Other countries have it and Hawaii has danced around it. Tonight on Town Square we’ll be getting hard facts and figures to discuss real nuts and bolts of such a policy. Economic impact and benefit to society.

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