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EP-80 The bribe and the buildings

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Lots going in Micronesia, talking about the FSM on this episode. A bribery scandal has surfaced and the Chinese built Chuuk administration buildings are done.

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Partners and how to influence Micronesians

April 16th, 2019


Thanks for joining us on the Micronesian Podcast. We are talking about our partners and how we (Micronesians) can be influenced for greater good.

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Best news platform in Micronesia?

April 15th, 2019


We talk about the different ways we get our news and the news too, here on the Micronesian Podcast, 15 April 2019.

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Anonymous sources, freedom of speech and stuff

April 6th, 2019


Thanks for joining us once again, we are talking about some recent stories, how we shared them, what it means and what the FSM Constitution says... Thanks for listening. See you on the next episode.

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FSM revote challenge and the Nurse video

April 2nd, 2019


Couple of things to share... The recent elections are not over. Kosrae is still at it. Plus, an update on the viral NURSE video.

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State of Education and Health in Pohnpei 2019

March 19th, 2019


Today we share some amazing facts and figures from the recent 2019 Pohnpei State of the State address. Make sure to subscribe for more episodes of the Micronesian Podcast πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ‡«πŸ‡²πŸ‡²πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ό

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Elections, selections and reflections

March 13th, 2019


What an amazing month we have had. The elections have been at the front of news, thoughts and frustrations. Now a recount is being talked about. …

EP 89 Win, win for Pohnpei?

February 27th, 2019


We talk about the Congressional forum held today for Pohnpei candidates to the FSM Congress.

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EP - 88 The wet news in Pohnpei

February 21st, 2019


The big news here in Pohnpei this week was the weather. We had some strong winds and rain. Fortunately no one was hurt. But we hope that those who are in the path of the storm are safe. Plus some nice observations on …

EP-87 Election drama

February 17th, 2019


We continue on Politics in Micronesia. A Congressional candidate has been charged with human trafficking and so close to elections. Coincidence?

This …

EP-86 Conspiracy Micronesia, part 1

February 10th, 2019


A message from a friend sparked my interest to do a podcast on conspiracies in Micronesia. This is the first for now. Wil follow up with more …

EP-85 Interview with an ASVAB test taker

February 6th, 2019


On this episode I speak with a recent ASVAB test taker and I offer my views on the ASVAB and military service.

EP-84 Roads, bridges and the President visits PCS

February 4th, 2019


On this episode, I'm happy to share the audio version of the Micronesian News broadcast. This is from their 2Feb episode. You can watch them on Facebook or YouTube, or hear the audio version here.

EP-83 ASVAB and Career exploration coming

January 30th, 2019


Two great events or opportunities coming to Pohnpei in February for our young people. It's great to have options and knowledge to make decisions. This is what our young ones need.

Ep-82 Bribery update? Homeless and Assimilation

January 28th, 2019


Are there any updates in the bribery story? Plus, we talk about the homeless and assimilation challenges for Micronesians abroad.

EP-81 Yap Leaders and bribery officials named?

January 21st, 2019


Over in Yap, the new executive leadership shows who they are and someone spills the pig feed on Micro Forum about the Micronesian officials involved …

EP79 - Chuukese widow looking for justice

January 15th, 2019


Sharing a story out of Guam about a widow being scammed. This is another case in Guam that needs to be followed.

EP-78 Elections! Elections! Elections?

January 9th, 2019


Elections are fast approaching. Some state elections have already concluded. 2019 looks like a year of change. Listen as me and my co-hosts talk about this important time in Micronesia πŸ‡«πŸ‡².

EP77- Good Marshallese response and where are the autopsy results?

January 7th, 2019


Great response over in the Marshall Islands to a possible disaster and where are the autopsy results for a Chuukese detainee in Guam?

EP76 - Mike Pangelinan and the Islander Champions Tournament

January 6th, 2019


Great episode today! We have a special guest and old friend, Mike Pangelinan from Pohnpei, talk about a growing and inspiring Islander sports …

EP-75 Amazing Micronesian statistic in Guam, holiday message and the Pacific Freedom Forum

January 3rd, 2019


Thanks for joining me for the first Podcast of 2019. I am happy and grateful to share some news and give my take on some of the issues in Micronesia …

EP74 - Top Micronesian stories of 2018

December 31st, 2018


Join me and June fron the Micronesian News Broadcast as we talk about some of the top stories of 2018. What a year it has been. Looking forward to a great 2019. Happy New Year everyone!

E73 - Wonderful Graduation Story out of COM-FSM

December 18th, 2018


Season's Greetings. Christmas came a couple of days early for the new graduates of COM-FSM's Nursing Program. While still in their caps and gown, Director of Pohnpei State Health Services, Kapilly Capelle, offered them …

E72 - Top reasons why the Tuna commission meeting was a success.

December 17th, 2018


One of the reasons that this year's tuna commission meeting was a success was the clear and strong stance by the Pacific island nations. PNA took a strong stand and so did FFA against distant water fishing nations. Good …

EP71 - Tuna week, cockfighting, Chuuk visit and what is our (FSM) strategy?

December 14th, 2018


Tuna Commission meeting is almost over in Hawaii, a visit to Chuuk by Indo-Pacom commander and what is our strategy to deal with all this increased Pacific engagement?

E70 Secession saga, US wants more tuna, RMI energy future and my take

December 12th, 2018


Thanks for joining me as we look at stories that are impacting our beautiful Micronesia. The secession saga, US proposal to increase tuna limits, RMI …

E69 - Monitoring our Tuna, innovative outer island financing and my take.

December 10th, 2018


Thanks for joining me on Episode 69. On this episode we discuss our Tuna resource and those who watch over it, an innovative finance scheme for the outer islands of Yap and my take on a road rage case in Guam.

Low attendance at Congressional Forum, Real ID act modified, funds from MicroGames and my take

December 9th, 2018


FSM Congressional Forum yields 4 of 10 candidates, the real I'd act is modified unanimously by the US Senate, remaining funds from MicroGames to be …

Episode 67 - Christmas guests

December 7th, 2018


It's the busiest time of the year. Activities everywhere. Work, family, friends, school all have some sort of activity. Isn't that just the best, …

Episode 66 - No justice in Guam, keeping an ooen mind and my take

December 6th, 2018


On this episode we share the story of no Justice for the family of a man murdered in Guam, the magic of keeping an open mind on upsetting issues and my take on December 7.

Episode 65 - Online petition to prevent discrimination, a son of Micronesia honored and my take

December 5th, 2018


An online petition is being circulated in response to an FSM Congress bill, one of our is honored in the USA and my take on customer service πŸ™

This …

Episode 64 - Palau President receives conservation award, CNMI three years from recovery and my take

December 4th, 2018


Join me as I do a tour de horizon of news stories and give take on the seemingly important or popular news items across Micronesia.

This podcast is …

Episode 63 - News briefs and my take on two important stories

December 3rd, 2018


Thanks for joining me again . Today, we started with some brief stories from across Micronesia and ended with two stories about our Tuna resources and our important relationship with the USA.

This podcast is sponsored …

Episode 62 - Values and living abroad

November 30th, 2018


A recent article on the Guam Daily Post about Chuukese values is the subject of this episode. I like the message, timing could have been better but …

Episode 61 - Micronesian take on Micronesia

November 24th, 2018


Many people look to the news for many different reasons. Above all, I believe, we want to stay informed. But who is or isn't informing us and why or why not? Listen to my take on this.

Episode 60 - China in Micronesia

November 21st, 2018


A recent article shared by the FSM Public Information Office shows the varying attitudes in Micronesia towards China.
No need for that, just be calm and stay updated. Vote. And stay updatedπŸ‘πŸ˜€ Did I say, stay updated …

Episode 59 - Micronesian Podcast News briefs

November 14th, 2018


Sharing news from across the region. Why not? If you don't like reading, listen up and stay updated. Just stay informed.
Talking about Heine, Ridgell, Babauta, chief negotiator and some others.

Episode 58 - The List of 2019 FSM Congress candidates

November 6th, 2018


The list is out and the campaigning has begun. May the the best, and qualified candidate win.
The fate of our country, as always, remains with us. We elect those who will lead us into the future. Vote and choose well.

Episode 57 - Post Independence Day Perspective

November 5th, 2018


FSM Independence day was on the 3rd of November. Did you know, did you go?
It was a great gesture and one that will hopefully grow and grow and …

Episode 56 - Why can't the govt be consistent? Plus shout out to Sha' πŸ™πŸ‘

October 18th, 2018


This podcast along with the Micronesian News Broadcast has an operating budget over $33.00 or more per month. If we can put out content weekly, why can't the government?
Plus, good on sister Sha from the Sha'Nanigans …

Episode 55 - Raise that minimum wage?!

October 15th, 2018


I just wrote an article on my blog, addressing this very issue. Isn't it about time?

Episode 54 - Thank you Senator Esteves πŸ™πŸ‘

October 8th, 2018


A recent letter to the editor of the Guam Daily Post from Guam Senator Esteves proves to me, at least, the power of social media.

Episode 53 - TRUTH, not editorials, set us FREE

October 4th, 2018


After years of being marginalized in the Guam and Hawaii press, Chuukese are weary of bad press. Understandable. But, this time, we have nothing to worry about. The truth will come out and set us FREE πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ‡«πŸ‡²

Episode 52 - Miracle in Chuuk, Micronesia πŸ‡«πŸ‡²

September 28th, 2018


What an amazing story coming out of Chuuk being called the Miracle in Micronesia all over the world!

Episode 51 - Micronesians are Humans too

September 28th, 2018


With all the hate in Guam and Hawaii against Micronesians, I have to ask why? And ask if you know why?
We are All Humans, we have the capacity to love and hate. Choose wisely, please.

Episode 50 - The Big 5-0!!!

September 14th, 2018


It's been 50 episodes! Amazing! Grateful for this technology and this platform.
Let's keep connecting and collaborating across OUR Micronesia. We …

Episode 49 - Do unto Micronesians as you would have them do unto You

September 13th, 2018


Social media is powerful. People are required to make it powerful. Show your power by being a positive impact and example for others, on social media …

Episode 48 - Podcast follow up to blog post about Guam Media

August 28th, 2018


I wrote a blog about the almost daily portrayal of Micronesians committing crimes in Guam. Is it true? Sure there Micronesian criminals, but there also a lot of Micronesians who don't commit crime... Where are their …

Episode 47 - 2023 Countdown - the final episode :)

August 19th, 2018


Here is the final episode of the 2023 countdown. This has great actionable content including a list that I will be sharing on my blog, of possible small businesses that can be started with a minimal …

Episode 46 - 2023 Countdown part two

August 13th, 2018


Join me and my special guest as we continue down the path towards 2023 in Micronesia! Always a learning experience with Patrick Maloney when we talk about our favorite mutual subject :)

Episode 45 - 2023 Countdown, part 1

August 7th, 2018


On this episode, we have a special guest. Our first πŸ˜€. Mr Patrick Maloney is a long time friend of Micronesia, who grew up in Pohnpei and is now …

Episode 44- What these Micronesians really want

August 3rd, 2018


This podcast is in response to an article in the Pacific Island Times that asked the question, what do Micronesians really want? Here is what these Micronesians want...

Episode 43-China and then some....

August 1st, 2018


Me and the Stoic Islander start off talking about the Chinese influence in the Pacific, and especially here in Micronesia then go off on a slight tangent before calling it a night. Enjoy 😁

Episode 42 - MicroGames and Monopoly

July 30th, 2018


The 9th Micronesian Games are over. The first ever live streaming happened for the most part.
Listen to our wishes for the next games as we talk …

Today Episode 41 - Our response to the KUAM podcast on Micronesians in Guam

July 27th, 2018


Heard a podcast from Guam about my people's plight in their colony. I enjoyed it very much πŸ‘. We need more of this type of communication and …

Episode 40 - Audio version of the Micronesian News Broadcast show

July 26th, 2018


The Micronesian News Broadcast airs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. They share news and updates from across the Micronesian region. Catch them on Facebook and YouTube.

Episode 39 - New bill for women in FSM Congress

July 25th, 2018


A bill came out last year proposing to remedy the lack of women participants in the FSM congress by creating 2 year seats with no voting powers for women. That didn't go over too well.
Now a new bill has been introduced …

Episode - 38 Modern Micronesian Hero

July 21st, 2018


The 9th Micronesian Games had a lot of issues before they even started. In spite of it all, the games continued and an inspiring story emerged that can serve as an example for all.

Episode 37 - Audio version of the Micronesian News Broadcast

July 20th, 2018


Here is the audio version of the Micronesian News Broadcast for all you audio lovers.
You can catch their videos on their Facebook page: Micronesian News Broadcast or my YouTube channel, the Micronesian.

Episode 36 Going Postal in FSM

July 20th, 2018


The compact of free Association denies FSM citizens the ability to use the postal services provided through the US Postal services for monetary gain.

Episode 35 Chuuk and Amazon - 2 different subjects

July 19th, 2018


A little bit on the Chuuk Secession before I talk about the postal restriction of making money through goods sent from here abroad 😒

Episode 34 - Chuuk Solution discussion

July 16th, 2018


The US Ambassador to FSM weighs in on the Chuuk Secession movement and we talk about it.

Episode 33 - 15 July 2018

July 15th, 2018


Here is another episode of the Micronesian News Broadcast, originally airing on Facebook and YouTube.
Stay updated Islanders and earn the privilege to live in our God-given islands.

Episode 32 - July 14, 2018 - Micronesian News Broadcast

July 13th, 2018


I am happy to share the Micronesian News Broadcast on my podcast. You catch their videos on Facebook, YouTube and IGTV.

Episode 31 - 13 July 2018 - Edge of Micronesia

July 13th, 2018


Today, we review the book Edge of Paradise. This book was written by a ex-Peace Corps volunteer who had a front seat to the birth of the FSM, RMI, …

Episode 7-9-2018 Famous Micronesian - Mau Piailug

July 9th, 2018


There not that many famous Micronesians, but here is one that helped to show the legendary skills of our ancestors.

Episode 7-7-2018 One Micronesia except for cheap labor

July 7th, 2018


A vessel carrying 139 Filipino workers to support the 9th Micronesian Games in Yap, FSM did not make it to there. Instead, they were boarded and 139 human trafficking cases came out of the situation.

Episode 7-5-2018 Interview with the Micronesian News Broadcast

July 4th, 2018


Norman and Alana from the Micronesian News Broadcast stopped by and joined the podcast today.

JCRP and 2023

July 2nd, 2018


We are fast approaching the end of US economic assistance... What next? JCRP will review and plan and hopefully inform us.

Episode 6-28-2018 Volcanic haze in Micronesia

June 28th, 2018


Last week's vog in Micronesia brought dark skies and dark memories of a connected past.

Chuuk secession - Micronesian devil's advocate

June 21st, 2018


A follow up from a blog post from on a devil's advocate view to the Chuuk Secession movement.

Episode 9 and 9.5 - Two podcasts in one

June 9th, 2018


I was able to conduct two interviews using my smartphone, it came out pretty good. We were able to peek into the lives of public school students, one …

Our wise Micronesian Leaders of the past

May 19th, 2018


I read an article from the Pacific Daily News about Micronesian leaders of the past. Written by an assistant professor of chamoru studies at the University of Guam, it shows the wisdom of our founding fathers.

Chuukese in US Politics

May 17th, 2018


As more of our people immigrate to the US and start families, they will get more involved in their new homes. In Guam, a half Chuukese former news …

Success in Micronesia for Micronesians.

May 15th, 2018


Being ruled by another country can never be a good thing for those being ruled... Right?!

Micro-development in Micronesia

May 8th, 2018


With the recent news of a casino in the works in Pohnpei, my trip to Guam has more meaning. Has all the development in Guam and Hawaii been beneficial to the locals? What can we learn from them?

Beating a dead fish

May 8th, 2018


The people of Pohnpei have fished and eaten fish for hundreds if not thousands of years. Fish markets may be new but choosing the right fish isn't.

2023 - The People wanna know

May 1st, 2018


The next phase of our young country's journey into self government and economic sustainment is fast approaching. What will happen in the lead up to and beyond 2023?

Two Forums in Micronesia last week

April 30th, 2018


The Micronesian Islands Forum and the Forum Economic Ministers Meeting we're in Micronesia last week. Good to see that these events are getting coverage, but we can do better.

Micronesian: New kids on the block

April 26th, 2018


Pacific Islanders are the latest arrivals to the Micronesian experience. Some, like Micronesians, were former territories of the US. We are finding our way slowly but surely.

Episode 16 - Rheumatic Heart Disease Screening in Micronesia

April 16th, 2018


Recent initial screenings have shown Pohnpei in Micronesia to have one of the highest incidences of rheumatic heart disease in the world. This podcast is about that screening in Pohnpei and what next steps will be taken …

Episode 15 - Non-voting seats for women in FSM congress

April 12th, 2018


Today, my co-host Mercy reacts to a bill that was proposed to amend the FSM constitution guaranteeing women representation in the FSM Congress.

Episode 14 - Micronesian Story and Stereotypes

April 10th, 2018


I found a video on Facebook that made me question why people tell stories that are not helpful to anyone.
The story we tell ourselves is more …

Episode 13 - COM-FSM 25th Anniversary celebrations

April 9th, 2018


Our national college celebrated their 25th anniversary with a week full of activities including a free movie screening, photo exhibit, lecture by our …

Episode 12 - After the rains, comes Easter

March 27th, 2018


My co-host Mercy and I look back over the rains that caused mudslides, bridge, road and property damage and looking forward to the Easter week where Pohnpei, Micronesia celebrates in their own unique way.

Episode 11 - Pohnpei rains cause road and bridge damage

March 17th, 2018


Pohnpei's continuing rain throughout this week has caused road, bridge and personal property damage. No confirmed injuries or deaths have been reported. The public is encouraged to exercise caution while driving and …

Episode 10 - Island Soldier is coming to Pohnpei!

March 15th, 2018


The documentary Island Soldier makes it way to Pohnpei after a global tour.

Episode 8 - Pohnpei's Fishy Fish Markets

March 3rd, 2018


A recent article in the KPress shared some frightening fishy facts about our Fish Markets. For real?

Micronesia: Friends Of America

February 4th, 2018


Micronesia continues to support America at the UN.

Interview: COM Student

February 1st, 2018


Today I interviewed a student from FSM's only college. He gave us his perspective on the only College in the country. I gave my two cents too.

Spirit Of '96 Micronesia

January 29th, 2018


The Micronesian spirit of 1996 offered by Guam was a great people to people gesture that should be remembered moving forward.

China In Micronesia Etc 😁😁

January 23rd, 2018


My fourth ever podcast and I talk about a recent news article on Chinese sensors in Micronesia and our great benefits under the compact of free association.

Compact Impact For COFA

January 23rd, 2018


Every year since 2003 the US Government has allocated $30 million dollars for a legal nonimmigrant group living in the US.

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