Keli’i Akina’s new video series, “E Hana Kakou” (Let’s Work Together) looks at pressing issues in our islands. In this first entry, Akina interviews Michael Hansen, a 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 by retired Honolulu attorney Jay Fidell to raise public awareness about the importance of technology, energy, diversification and globalism to the future of Hawaii.