Keli’i Akina – Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Keli’i Akina – Grassroot Institute of Hawaii


Keli’i Akina is the president of the Grassroot Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Hawaii. Besides sunshine and palm trees, California and Hawaii have something in common – one-party rule. As Dr, Akina says in the interview, Hawaii is as blue as the ocean that surrounds it. We discuss the common issues of the Golden State and the Aloha State – affordable housing, high poverty, a pension crisis, and the high cost of living.

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