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Bucking the trend: How to put Hawaii on the road to prosperity

It was another rollicking conversation on “The Mike Buck Show” when host Mike Buck on Dec. 29, 2020, again hosted Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, this time to talk about how Hawaii can recover from its devastating economic condition exacerbated most recently by the coronavirus lockdowns,

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Why so many people are leaving Hawaii

The following recording from Dec. 23, 2020 features Hawaii radio host Mike Buck interviewing Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on The Mike Buck Show on AM 690 and FM 94.3, The Answer. It’s about 20 minutes, and you can hear the whole thing below. The topic

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Furloughs alone won’t solve budget crisis

The following recording from Dec. 18, 2020 features Hawaii radio host Mike Buck interviewing Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on The Mike Buck Show on AM 690 and FM 94.3, The Answer. It’s about 20 minutes, and here’s how it started: Mike Buck: I saw something, Keli’i,

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‘Hawaii’s economic crisis and how to solve it’

As Hawaii’s coronavirus lockdown measures continue, its economic crisis is worsening and inquiring minds want to know what can be done about it. That’s why Johnny Miro of H.Hawaii Media featured Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute on his Sunday morning radio show, to talk for 20 minutes about how

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Akina warns on KHON2 TV of massive unemployment tax hike

KHON2 TV reporter Jenn Boneza interviewed Grassroot Institute President Keli’I Akina for a news story that was aired at least three times on Tuesday (Nov. 24) about how Hawaii’s unemployment insurance tax is going to automatically triple in the new year, unless action is taken to prevent it. “A restaurant, or perhaps a small retail shop, with

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Akina and Perry talk ‘unemployment tax blues’

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii rode once again with “Perry & The Posse” this past Monday, invited by host Michael W. Perry to share his views about the looming massive increase in the state’s unemployment insurance tax. “It’s not bad enough that Hawaii’s business have been hit

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‘A massive tidal wave is going to hit Hawaii businesses next year’

Keli’i Akina explains on “The Mike Buck Show” why a slated tripling of the state unemployment insurance tax will only worsen Hawaii’s unemployment situation   “Just when you thought we’re sort of getting back to some system of normalcy — not the case!” That was how Hawaii radio host Mike

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Johnny Miro gets the lowdown on Hawaii’s lack of COVID-19 transparency

Radio host Johnny Miro of H Hawaii Media interviewed Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 about Gov. David Ige’s lack of COVID-19 transparency. Stations belonging to the H Hawaii Media network include KORL Oldies 101.1 FM, K-Rock 101.5 FM, Retro 97.1 FM, Nash Icon 107.5 FM and Shaka 96.7

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Bucking the trend: How to put Hawaii on the road to prosperity

It was another rollicking conversation on “The Mike Buck Show” when host Mike Buck on Dec. 29, 2020, again hosted Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, this time to talk about how Hawaii can recover from its devastating economic condition exacerbated most recently by the coronavirus lockdowns,

Read More →

Why so many people are leaving Hawaii

The following recording from Dec. 23, 2020 features Hawaii radio host Mike Buck interviewing Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on The Mike Buck Show on AM 690 and FM 94.3, The Answer. It’s about 20 minutes, and you can hear the whole thing below. The topic

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Furloughs alone won’t solve budget crisis

The following recording from Dec. 18, 2020 features Hawaii radio host Mike Buck interviewing Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on The Mike Buck Show on AM 690 and FM 94.3, The Answer. It’s about 20 minutes, and here’s how it started: Mike Buck: I saw something, Keli’i,

Read More →

‘Hawaii’s economic crisis and how to solve it’

As Hawaii’s coronavirus lockdown measures continue, its economic crisis is worsening and inquiring minds want to know what can be done about it. That’s why Johnny Miro of H.Hawaii Media featured Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute on his Sunday morning radio show, to talk for 20 minutes about how

Read More →

Akina warns on KHON2 TV of massive unemployment tax hike

KHON2 TV reporter Jenn Boneza interviewed Grassroot Institute President Keli’I Akina for a news story that was aired at least three times on Tuesday (Nov. 24) about how Hawaii’s unemployment insurance tax is going to automatically triple in the new year, unless action is taken to prevent it. “A restaurant, or perhaps a small retail shop, with

Read More →

Akina and Perry talk ‘unemployment tax blues’

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii rode once again with “Perry & The Posse” this past Monday, invited by host Michael W. Perry to share his views about the looming massive increase in the state’s unemployment insurance tax. “It’s not bad enough that Hawaii’s business have been hit

Read More →

‘A massive tidal wave is going to hit Hawaii businesses next year’

Keli’i Akina explains on “The Mike Buck Show” why a slated tripling of the state unemployment insurance tax will only worsen Hawaii’s unemployment situation   “Just when you thought we’re sort of getting back to some system of normalcy — not the case!” That was how Hawaii radio host Mike

Read More →

Johnny Miro gets the lowdown on Hawaii’s lack of COVID-19 transparency

Radio host Johnny Miro of H Hawaii Media interviewed Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 about Gov. David Ige’s lack of COVID-19 transparency. Stations belonging to the H Hawaii Media network include KORL Oldies 101.1 FM, K-Rock 101.5 FM, Retro 97.1 FM, Nash Icon 107.5 FM and Shaka 96.7

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