Pod Squad: Ex-Gov John Waihee On Today’s Political Scene

The islands’ only Native Hawaiian governor thinks the state would benefit from more of a two-party environment.

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John Waihee III is still the only Native Hawaiian to have served as governor. But when he joins Civil Beat’s Chad Blair for this installment of the Pod Squad, he’s more interested in talking about what’s going on now in state and national politics than about his time in office (1986-1994).

Hear what he has to say about the Democrats who control Hawaii and the Republicans who control Washington, as well as the state of the news media referred to by conservatives as “the opposition party.”

Former Hawaii Gov. John Waihee and Chad Blair.

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