January 18, 2017
With the opening of the Legislature this week, lawmakers began the process of sifting through thousands of bill. They'll determine what issues will mark this session and what contrast there may be between our state and a changed federal government. Neal Milner and Colin Moore join me with a preview.
January 12, 2017
Hawaii has considered death with dignity for decades. This year, it's again poised for a discussion with lawmakers in the 2017 legislative session. Supporters believe this year is a game changer. We'll find out why from our panelists Charmaine Manansala. Political Director of advocacy group, Compassion & Choices; oncologist Chuck Miller, one of the founding members of the Physician Advisory Council for Aid in Dying and John Radcliffe, Stage 4 terminal cancer patient and advocate for medical
January 4, 2017
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.
December 28, 2016
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.
December 22, 2016
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.)
December 14, 2016
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.
December 7, 2016
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.
November 29, 2016
Homelessness continued to be one of the galvanizing issues, top of mind within the four counties and Statewide this year. But where has one more year brought us? This week on Town Square Beth-Ann Kozlovich and guests will look at the progress on homelessness.
November 9, 2016
What happens after an election, after the vitriol and deep discontent that characterized this one, how to chart a way forward is a key question. Our panel of psychologists will consider how Americans can come together after an election that drove us apart - if healing can happen at all.
November 2, 2016
With what seems to be daily October surprises... are you feeling that our local election is getting short shrift? Our panelists Neal Milner and Colin Moore will remedy that with a look and listen to what's taking your attention, even if it's "Oh please. let all of this be over soon!" It will be in less than a week when we meet for Town Square.
October 26, 2016
Some think he has the race all sewn up. And while Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell hopes that's true, whoever is declared Mayor on Nov 8 will still have to face the issues voters want fixed. This afternoon on Town Square an open line to Kirk Caldwell.
October 6, 2016
Hawaii now has a ban on sex trafficking. And last week, prosecutors from around the world met in Honolulu to figure out how to better network global trafficking cases. All that's good, but it doesn't help children who have already been affected. Next time on Town Square, we talk with a former trafficked girl, now grown and part of an organization helping to renew other kids' lives. She and the founder of Ho’ola Na Pua, join us along with the executive director of the Women's Fund. Is there a
September 29, 2016
By now you know this presidential race is like no other. And regardless of how you may feel about either candidate, there's one other think you know: this election is like no other for the media, too. How that shows up in what you see and hear is what we'll take up next time on Town Square. Join us Thursday at 5: Hawaii News Now News Director Mark Platte and Civil Beat Editor and General Manager, Patti Epler guest.
September 22, 2016
This week on Town Square, looking at how the media and reporters in particular cover political campaigns. Does local and National media coverage generally enlighten or confuse voters? Do reporters focus on things that help us make informed choices or do they just look for scandal and controversy? We’ll take up these questions with award-winning investigative reporter and columnist Ian Lind, long time Hawaii journalist Denby Fawcett, and Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nick Grube.
September 14, 2016
One of key questions hanging over the state is what happens to the Alexander & Baldwin land on Maui after HC&S closes for good at the end of the year. While the phrase diversified agriculture seems to be on everyone's lips, what that means could be anybody's guess. We'll take up that up with Alexander & Baldwin President & Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Benjamin, HC&S General Manager Rick Volner, & Scott Enright, Chair of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture.
September 8, 2016
How much control should communities have over the management of their natural resources?
September 2, 2016
This year's presidential campaign continues to divide competing world views. America's place in the world is an ongoing question the next President will face and the answer lies in the US role in global affairs from fighting terrorism to trading with Asia. This week NPR and member stations are examining these issues and so will we as part of "A Nation Engaged."
August 25, 2016
Maybe this is the scene at your house: it's 11:15 PM and your middle or high school student is still working on the day's assignments. By the time she's finished, she'll get six or so hours of sleep...and start the next day tired. With sleep-deprived kids at school, little family time and afternoons dominated by sports and other activities, many teachers and parents question the place homework has in children's lives. To assign or not to assign homework today on Town Square.
August 18, 2016
A consortium of 17 organization has come together to produce Hawaii's first State of the Environment report, called He Lono Moku. The report tackles three main areas: freshwater security, renewable energy and community-based marine management. This week's panel brings together experts in those areas to discuss this year's report.
August 8, 2016
The rest of the country is focused on the general election, in Hawaii it's all about our primary. UH Public Policy Center Director Colin Moore and HPR contributing editor Neal Milner take a look at the state's key races - and we want to hear from you.
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