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In this installment of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Fred Hemmings, former surfing champion, state senator, and Hawaii’s unofficial Goodwill Ambassador. Drawing on Hemmings’ vast knowledge of Hawaii’s history and culture, Dr. Akina and Mr. Hemmings discuss a number of current issues, from historical revisionism to the question of why Native Hawaiian successes are so often overlooked. Mr. Hemmings’ insights on change in Hawaii politics (or the lack thereof) provide a unique perspective on the state’s political climate.

Watch the video below or click here to view on You Tube.