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Dr. Akina’s new video series, E Hana Kakou (Let’s Work Together) looks at pressing issues in our islands.  In this first entry, Dr. Akina interviews Michael Hansen, Grassroot Institute Advisor and President of the Hawaii Shippers Council on the impact of the Jones Act on Hawaii.

The program was produced at the downtown Honolulu studios of ThinkTech Hawaii, a Hawaii 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2000 to raise public awareness about the importance of technology, energy, diversification and globalism to the future of Hawaii.  ThinkTech founder and prime mover, Jay Fidel, is a retired attorney, who practiced business law from 1971 to 2012 in Honolulu after serving as a legal officer with the U.S. Coast Guard.