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The Micronesian Podcast

English, Education, 1 seasons, 140 episodes, 21 hours 43 minutes
This podcast is about the beautiful islands of Micronesia. Once ruled by Spain, Germany, Japan and America, we are now the masters of our own destiny. On this podcast, we share Micronesia to fellow Micronesians and everyone else to let the world know who we are, and what Micronesia is all about. Thanks for stopping by.
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What does China want in the Pacific Islands?

China is making a lot of moves in the Pacific Islands. In recent weeks, the news outlets in the Pacific and the west have reported on Chinese missions to the Pacific Islands. Recently, a question was asked on Quora about this subject, and this is my reply.
14/06/20224 minutes 23 seconds
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Discussing Human Trafficking with Lori Williams from the FSM Department of Justice

Kaselehlie Maingko, We are pleased to share this awesome episode on Human Trafficking.  Ms. Lori Williams from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Justice, was interviewed and shared information about Human Trafficking.  She spoke with PJ about the history, methods of human trafficking, and a recent workshop that was held in Chuuk, FSM to discuss human trafficking in the FSM.  Enjoy this very informative episode and thank you for listening.  
09/08/202113 minutes 42 seconds
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Micronesian Podcast is back... for now

Been a while, a little busy on this end of the world... like everyone else.  Thanks for joining me, as we get reacquainted and I share a little bit of what is going on in Micronesia, specifically the Federated States of Micronesia.   Check out my blog for updates as well: See you on the next episode.  
12/07/20215 minutes 57 seconds
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Enough of the 'Rona, let's remember and be grateful

It was memorial day in the USA today. I couldn't let the day go by without saying something about this day.   Memorial Day is a time to remember and be grateful.  Grateful to be alive, and grateful for knowing those who are no longer here with us.  So let's just do that, not just today, but every day.  #Gratitutde #MemorialDay
26/05/20206 minutes 3 seconds
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Importance of an Open Government, part 2 of interview with H.E. David W. Panuelo, President of the FSM

Hey podcast, here is the second part of our interview with our ninth FSM President, David W. Panuelo. &nbsp;&nbsp; Mr Eric Thomas leads off the interview with an excellent question on the importance of the government sharing information with the people.&nbsp; What follows are some precious gems of information from the President himself on information, social media, knowledge, accountability, power and clarifying that the government's business is the people's business. &nbsp; Catch the previous episode here:!43b32 And stay tuned for more from President Panuelo and his Public Information Officer, Richard Clark. 40% off any item in stock (excludes Clearance items), plus free ground ship. Unlimited items on order. Coupon Code: DELL40MLK4U. Valid 1/17/2020, 9:00 AM CST to 1/21/2020, 9:00 AM CST<img width="
19/01/20208 minutes 33 seconds
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Believe in Yourself - Interview with H.E. David W. Panuelo, 9th President of the FSM

Hey podcast, an absolute honor and privilege was granted to the Micronesian Podcast to interview the ninth President of the Federated States of Micronesia, David W. Panuelo. &nbsp;This is part one of a three part series. On this episode we talk about the Youth and our citizens abroad. &nbsp;He gives the youth some advice, like believe in yourself, don't compare yourself with others and tells us that the most important aspect of our economy is our human resources. &nbsp;Our future belongs to the youth and we hope that this message is passed onto all FSM citizens here and abroad to take part in the building of our nation, together. Till we have made these islands, another promised land..... <iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//
13/01/20209 minutes 3 seconds
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Top stories of 2019 - Micronesian Podcast

Hey Podcast, 2019 is almost gone. &nbsp;How did it fare for you? I thought it went pretty well for Micronesia. In this episode, I am sharing what I thought were some of the top stories of 2019. &nbsp;I think looking back at this year, the end of this decade, it was a pretty busy year for us and I believe &nbsp;2019 was the year that the people spoke out more than ever. &nbsp;A good thing, a good change. &nbsp; 45% off any item priced $399 &amp; up (excluding Clearance items), plus free ground ship. Coupon Code: NEWYEAR2020. Valid 12/31/2019, 9:00 AM CST to 1/06/2020, 9:00 AM CST
28/12/20195 minutes 39 seconds
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Interview with Caroline Fisheries Corporation's Marko Kamber with Eric Thomas

Hey Podcast, today I sit down with the Marko Kamber from Caroline Fisheries Corporation and Eric Thomas from the FSM Open Forum. &nbsp;We talk about fisheries, philanthropy and a little about Marko. &nbsp;We find out about a new passion that he and his wife, Michelle, have started called Eco-Friendly Options - making eco-friendly and certified compostable products here in Pohnpei. &nbsp;Check it &nbsp;out 50% off Dell Latitude E5470 Laptops (excludes Clearance items) plus free ground ship. Coupon Code: SAVE50E5470. Valid 12/11/2019, 9:00 AM CST to 12/18/2019, 9:00 AM CST
10/12/201931 minutes 15 seconds
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What next after the ConCon and state elections?

Hey Podcast, we had two elections in the beginning of the month. A national ConCon and Pohnpei state general elections. What now? We talk about that on this episode. Thank you for joining us.
18/11/20196 minutes 9 seconds
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The Micronesian Podcast (Trailer)

12/11/201920 seconds
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Today is FSM Veterans Day, a day to remember those who served and honor those who gave all.

Hey Podcast, FSM Veterans day is a special for those who served. However and wherever you served, we want to say thank you, and a special thank you to the families of lost service members. Kalanghan, Kinisou, Kamagar and Kulo.
11/11/20196 minutes 43 seconds
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ConCon results (so far) AND... Rape is NOT acceptable in Micronesia, contrary to popular belief!

Hey Podcast, sharing results so far on the FSM Constitutional Convention elections so far, plus I share my take on a Pacific Islands Times piece that says Micronesian culture accepts rape! WTH?... Yep, couldn't believe it.
06/11/201914 minutes 42 seconds
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FSM Independence Day speeches: Today, yesterday and tomorrow

Hey Podcast, I attended the 33rd FSM Independence Day celebrations here in Pohnpei and listened to some great speeches. Our President, Vice Speaker, First Speaker and a youth representative gave us inspiring words from today, yesterday and tomorrow. Enjoy and thanks for listening.
05/11/201910 minutes 29 seconds
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Happy 33rd Independence Day my fellow FSM citizens!

Hey Podcast, today is the 33rd anniversary of our FSM becoming a country. We are a sovereign country, in a compact of free association with another sovereign country. All this, because We, the People decided.
03/11/201911 minutes 12 seconds
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Across Micronesia: Latest official from Yap, Hospital policy and FSM 33rd Independence Day.

Hey Podcast, we test a new Mic and discuss what's going on across our beautiful Micronesia from the latest on the Yap murder investigation to our FSM Independence day. Little short today, but sharing nonetheless. Thanks for listening.
30/10/20196 minutes 25 seconds
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Interview from Fiji with June at the Early childhood development forum

My usual suspect/co-host June is down in Fiji covering an early childhood development forum for UNICEF. Congratulations to him first of all, and we talk a little about the forum and his experience down in Fiji. We'll get more info on his return in a couple of days.
27/10/20199 minutes 59 seconds
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Norman, Lana and Mia kids podcast- Interview Patrick Pedrus

Hey Podcast, the kids took over today and asked me some questions. We had fun and hope you enjoy this little break from the usual suspects.
23/10/201910 minutes 6 seconds
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An update in Yap and a big holiday for FSM in November

Hey Podcast, the Yap state government released an update on the investigation of their acting AG's death and our country is coming up on it's 33rd anniversary of being a sovereign nation, do you know the date? Thanks for listening and we'll see you on the next episode.
21/10/20199 minutes 36 seconds
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First 100 days of 9th FSM President

Hey Podcast, the FSM President, David W. Panuelo has been leading our country for over 100 days now. How is he doing? From the perspective of information, I think he's doing great. Without timely and accurate information, we have no sense of what our President is doing. So far, so good. We hope to see more information and transparency from the Office of the President in the years to come. Also, if you like our podcast, please consider making a small donation to help us spread the word:
20/10/201912 minutes 12 seconds
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Sad news out of Yap and some Micronesian History from the Trust Territory times

Hey Podcast, we had some really sad news from our state of Yap this week. The acting Attorney General Rachelle Bergeron was killed by an unknown assailant. We offer our deepest condolences to her family. We also talk a look at "The Edge of Paradise" by P.F. Kluge again. Yes, it is my favorite book about the early days of our nation, and the period before that when we were all the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Please consider supporting this podcast and the Micronesian News Broadcast. We are running a GoFundMe campaign:
16/10/201917 minutes 40 seconds
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Politics is a numbers game... Why do you vote?

Hey Podcast, a recent letter to the editor on the Guam Daily Post got me thinking about our election and political process here in Micronesia, the FSM. Why do you vote? Do you vote? How do decide who to vote for?? Me and June from the Micronesian News Broadcast talk about this issue and we hope you ask the same questions come elections. By the way, here is the article from the Guam Daily Post:
10/10/201912 minutes 32 seconds
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First suspected Dengue Fever case in FSM capital of Pohnpei

Hey Podcast, I spoke of Dengue concerns on a recent episode and now we have our first suspected case in Pohnpei. The department of health issue an alert and we are the latest island in Micronesia to be affected. We hope the lessons learned in the other islands can be applied here to keep our community safe and strong 🙏.
08/10/201910 minutes 18 seconds
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FSM Open Forum with Eric Thomas: Change with civility and respect.

Hey Podcast, today I speak with an old friend of mine, Eric Thomas. He created the FSM Open Forum on Facebook. We talk about freedom of speech, traditions and change in Modern day Micronesia. Check out the FSM Open Forum:
05/10/201911 minutes 46 seconds
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The Fourth Constitutional Convention of the Federated States of Micronesia

Hey Podcast, the Constitutional Convention is on! The consolidated candidate list is out and FSM Public Law number 21-19 lays out the timeline, composition, procedures and expenses. We'll continue to follow and share more information.
01/10/201914 minutes 43 seconds
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10K plays! Tarawong Nauru Airlines, cabinet nominations and the power of social media

Hey Podcast, I start with gratitude for over 10K plays on the podcast! Thanks to all who have listened to this man with a microphone from Micronesia. I share news about Nauru Airline's departure, pending cabinet positions and the power of Micronesians on social media to gain the attention of their leaders. Thanks for listening folks, and see you on the next one.
28/09/20198 minutes 18 seconds
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Kosrae congressional audit, plus tragedy at home and abroad

Hey Podcast, today June from the Micronesian News Broadcast joins us on the podcast as we talk about the Kosrae congressional audit...whew! Amazing 😢. Plus we talk about recent tragedies here in Pohnpei and in the USA affecting our young people and those who leave Home for better opportunities abroad. Check out the Micronesian News Broadcast:
25/09/201915 minutes 29 seconds
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Dengue concerns in Micronesia

Dengue fever is spreading across Micronesia. From Palau to Marshall Islands, and now Guam. Pohnpei and Chuuk still have not had any issues. We hope it stays that way. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure I hear. We talk a little about prevention and some news from FSM. Thanks for listening.
23/09/20198 minutes 1 second
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A little history about Pohnpei's Liberation Day

Hey Podcast, a little background on our Liberation Day holiday here in Pohnpei. My special guest is my daughter and high school student, Alana. We talk a little about the history behind our recent holiday. This is just a mini history lesson, so if we left something out, forgive us, we were just enjoying some quality family and history time.
12/09/20196 minutes 37 seconds
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Educating 'hearts and minds' in Micronesia by the Joint Committee on Compact Review and Planning

Hey Podcast, I was joined by my usual suspect/co-host June from the Micronesian News Broadcast, on this episode. We go over Fact sheet #1, a Q and A on the amended compact by the FSM Government's joint committee on compact review and planning. To read the fact sheet visit Medianesia's blog:
10/09/20197 minutes 59 seconds
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Liberation day coming to Pohnpei

Short one today. Liberation Day is coming to Pohnpei. Sports and fun on that day to mark our liberation during the last World War. Catch events as they unfold leading up to Liberation Day:
07/09/20193 minutes 33 seconds
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Edge of Paradise excerpt and discussion about recent Micronesian history

Hey Podcast, on this episode I talk with my kids about some Micronesian history. We also read some excerpts from the book 'Edge of Paradise' by P.F. Kluge, one of my favorite books about Micronesians. Check it out on Better World Books:;cjsku=9780824815677 See you on the next podcast, and thank you for listening :)
04/09/20199 minutes 19 seconds
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Self-government section on the Compact of Free Association

Hey Podcast, we continue delving into this hardly read, often misunderstood but extremely important document called the Compact of Free Association. Along with our constitution, the compact is the defining document of our people and our future. Thanks for joining me. See you in the next episode. You call also get more news and updates from Micronesia on our Facebook page: Micronesian News Broadcast, and on Twitter @PatPedrus
30/08/20198 minutes 34 seconds
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Compact of Free Association - The Preamble and expiration

One of the most important documents of our country, but how many know what is contained in this document? I go over some parts on this episode and hope to continue sharing more of this document that shapes the lives of our people. You can access the compact online here:
27/08/20197 minutes 53 seconds
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Historic visit by US Secretary of State to Micronesia

Recently the US Secretary of State came to Micronesia. He met with the leaders of FSM, RMI and Palau. He brought great news about renegotiations of our compact of free association with the USA. It is great news. Over in Guam, our neighbors and a US colony, the news was not so great. We talk about that and what this visit means to Micronesians.
11/08/20199 minutes 15 seconds
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US Secretary of Veterans Affairs listens to FSM Veterans

The US Secretary of Veterans Affairs was recently in Pohnpei FSM to talk to our Veterans. Not much was passed, but we had a bitch session and that counts for something. Follow me on Twitter for comments and updates: Check out Patrick K. Pedrus - The Micronesian Podcast (@PatPedrus):
02/08/20194 minutes 6 seconds
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Our Public Servant, our President, His Excellency David W. Panuelo Here is the video of the inauguration:
30/07/20194 minutes 42 seconds
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Miss Micronesia or Miss FSM?

Hey Podcast, sharing some news about the Miss Marshall Island pageant happening now and the upcoming Miss Independence in Palau in late September towards October 1. How about one for FSM?
09/07/20195 minutes 54 seconds
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Across Micronesia: Independence day, FSM President meets partners, and other news.

Hey Podcast, sharing news from across Micronesia. Talked about our Independence day, news from the FSM President, a Marshallese MIT fellow and all that stuff in Guam, again. Thanks for listening.
06/07/20199 minutes 22 seconds
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FSM President responds on social media

Hey podcast, wanted to share a message that our FSM President shared with his people. This is awesome, why? Because our President is talking to us and explaining his decisions... That's good 👍, that's change👍
08/06/201910 minutes 10 seconds
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Marijuana bill? Plus Chinese in Pohnpei....

Two stories today that are amazing. First, a marijuana bill? Not sure if this valid, but we're asking and wondering. Second, a Facebook post that went beyond Facebook and how that is just crazy, in our opinion.
27/05/201910 minutes 4 seconds
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Low blow article and special elections

Hey Podcast listeners, sharing my take on an article that hits below the belt, in my opinion and doesn't offer any value. Plus,the special elections for the 4 year at large seats to the FSM Congress in Pohnpei and Kosrae are underway. Listen to find out who your candidates are. Here is the link to the article in question: Thanks for stopping by and visit us also on the Micronesian News Broadcast:
23/05/20196 minutes 5 seconds
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FAS Presidents met the US President, now what?

Hey there Micronesian Podcast listeners, we continue on today from the previous podcast. The three Presidents of FSM, RMI and Palau met with President Trump. A joint statement was issued, now what? That is the question... Now what? We have all the "unprecedented focus" on us and what will be the plan to benefit our country? Be sure to check out our video broadcast, The Micronesian News Broadcast where the discussion continues:
22/05/20197 minutes 7 seconds
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The island Presidents meet the US President

Hey Micronesian Podcast listeners! Thanks for joining. We are continuing our mission to share news, updates and the good and bad from our beautiful islands. Today we talk about the upcoming meeting of our Presidents with the Orange one of USA,. Donald Trump. Interesting...
20/05/20196 minutes 41 seconds
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Interview with Muslim Imam in Pohnpei

Today, we are talking to Serjeel, who is the Imam of the local Islam community. &nbsp; I mentioned this in our last podcast. &nbsp;There has been a lot of discussion on the FSM and Micro Forums on Facebook. &nbsp;We talk about that. He shares a little about Islam today and we look forward to more from him in future podcasts. &nbsp;
09/05/201919 minutes 34 seconds
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Imam on next podcast and next leaders of FSM.

We're going to have the Imam from the local Muslim community on the next podcast, so stay tuned. Plus, a little reminder that our next President is coming soon... Like next week!
06/05/20194 minutes 20 seconds
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Veterans, Robots and Speaking Out

Kaselehlie, we talk about Veterans healthcare, the first Robo challenge in Pohnpei and how we are liking all the different views and opinions we are reading on social media 😁👍.
30/04/20199 minutes 56 seconds
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F4, Drug Trafficking and Muslims in Micronesia.

Hey everyone, been a while. Today, me and June talk about the recent successful F4 festival, drug trafficking in Micronesia and our take on Muslims and Islam in Micronesia.
28/04/201915 minutes 49 seconds
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Partners and how to influence Micronesians

Thanks for joining us on the Micronesian Podcast. We are talking about our partners and how we (Micronesians) can be influenced for greater good.
16/04/201912 minutes 39 seconds
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Best news platform in Micronesia?

We talk about the different ways we get our news and the news too, here on the Micronesian Podcast, 15 April 2019.
15/04/20195 minutes 33 seconds
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Anonymous sources, freedom of speech and stuff

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.
06/04/201910 minutes 59 seconds
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FSM revote challenge and the Nurse video

Couple of things to share... The recent elections are not over. Kosrae is still at it. Plus, an update on the viral NURSE video.
02/04/201915 minutes 17 seconds
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State of Education and Health in Pohnpei 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 🙏👍🙏🇫🇲🇲🇭🇵🇼
19/03/201916 minutes 39 seconds
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Elections, selections and reflections

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. Interesting to see this unfold. We'll keep watching and sharing.
13/03/201912 minutes 13 seconds
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EP 89 Win, win for Pohnpei?

We talk about the Congressional forum held today for Pohnpei candidates to the FSM Congress.
27/02/201910 minutes 53 seconds
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EP - 88 The wet news in Pohnpei

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 the aftermath. See you later.
21/02/20196 minutes 26 seconds
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EP-87 Election drama

We continue on Politics in Micronesia. A Congressional candidate has been charged with human trafficking and so close to elections. Coincidence?
17/02/201910 minutes 45 seconds
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EP-86 Conspiracy Micronesia, part 1

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 intrigue on Micronesia.
10/02/20198 minutes 31 seconds
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EP-85 Interview with an ASVAB test taker

On this episode I speak with a recent ASVAB test taker and I offer my views on the ASVAB and military service.
06/02/20198 minutes 27 seconds
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EP-84 Roads, bridges and the President visits PCS

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.
04/02/20195 minutes 31 seconds
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EP-83 ASVAB and Career exploration coming

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.
30/01/20198 minutes 16 seconds
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Ep-82 Bribery update? Homeless and Assimilation

Are there any updates in the bribery story? Plus, we talk about the homeless and assimilation challenges for Micronesians abroad.
28/01/201919 minutes 39 seconds
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EP-81 Yap Leaders and bribery officials named?

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 in the Lyon bribery case.
21/01/201911 minutes 54 seconds
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EP-80 The bribe and the buildings

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.
20/01/201912 minutes 48 seconds
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EP79 - Chuukese widow looking for justice

Sharing a story out of Guam about a widow being scammed. This is another case in Guam that needs to be followed.
15/01/201912 minutes 44 seconds
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EP-78 Elections! Elections! Elections?

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 🇫🇲.
09/01/201911 minutes 30 seconds
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EP77- Good Marshallese response and where are the autopsy results?

Great response over in the Marshall Islands to a possible disaster and where are the autopsy results for a Chuukese detainee in Guam?
07/01/201910 minutes 5 seconds
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EP76 - Mike Pangelinan and the Islander Champions Tournament

Great episode today! We have a special guest and old friend, Mike Pangelinan from Pohnpei, talk about a growing and inspiring Islander sports community in the USA and the upcoming Tournament of Champions in March 2019.
06/01/201918 minutes 22 seconds
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EP-75 Amazing Micronesian statistic in Guam, holiday message and the Pacific Freedom Forum

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 as a Micronesian.
03/01/20199 minutes 57 seconds
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EP74 - Top Micronesian stories of 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!
31/12/201810 minutes 6 seconds
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E72 - Top reasons why the Tuna commission meeting was a success.

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 on us.
17/12/20187 minutes 53 seconds
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EP71 - Tuna week, cockfighting, Chuuk visit and what is our (FSM) strategy?

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?
14/12/201813 minutes 15 seconds
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E70 Secession saga, US wants more tuna, RMI energy future and my take

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 energy future and my take.
12/12/201814 minutes 55 seconds
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E69 - Monitoring our Tuna, innovative outer island financing and my take.

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.
10/12/201812 minutes 43 seconds
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Low attendance at Congressional Forum, Real ID act modified, funds from MicroGames and my take

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 reappropriated plus my take on the collaboration of our 3 Ambassadors in the USA.
09/12/20188 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 67 - Christmas guests

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, though? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Micronesian Podcast.
07/12/20186 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 66 - No justice in Guam, keeping an ooen mind and my take

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.
06/12/20189 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 65 - Online petition to prevent discrimination, a son of Micronesia honored and my take

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 🙏
05/12/201810 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 64 - Palau President receives conservation award, CNMI three years from recovery and my take

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.
04/12/201810 minutes
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Episode 63 - News briefs and my take on two important stories

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.
03/12/20187 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 62 - Values and living abroad

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 better late than never.
30/11/20186 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 61 - Micronesian take on Micronesia

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.
24/11/20186 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 60 - China in Micronesia

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 updated👍😀 Did I say, stay updated yet?
21/11/20188 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 59 - Micronesian Podcast News briefs

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.
14/11/20186 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 58 - The List of 2019 FSM Congress candidates

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.
06/11/20187 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 57 - Post Independence Day Perspective

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 grow👍👍🇫🇲🇫🇲
05/11/20187 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 56 - Why can't the govt be consistent? Plus shout out to Sha' 🙏👍

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 podcast.
18/10/20185 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 55 - Raise that minimum wage?!

I just wrote an article on my blog, addressing this very issue. Isn't it about time?
15/10/20186 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 54 - Thank you Senator Esteves 🙏👍

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.
08/10/20186 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 53 - TRUTH, not editorials, set us FREE

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 😀🙏🇫🇲
04/10/20185 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 52 - Miracle in Chuuk, Micronesia 🇫🇲

What an amazing story coming out of Chuuk being called the Miracle in Micronesia all over the world!
28/09/20185 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 51 - Micronesians are Humans too

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.
28/09/20187 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 50 - The Big 5-0!!!

It's been 50 episodes! Amazing! Grateful for this technology and this platform. Let's keep connecting and collaborating across OUR Micronesia. We share the ocean in common.
14/09/20184 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 49 - Do unto Micronesians as you would have them do unto You

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 and in real life.
13/09/20186 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 48 - Podcast follow up to blog post about Guam Media

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 stories?
28/08/20186 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 45 - 2023 Countdown, part 1

On this episode, we have a special guest. Our first 😀. Mr Patrick Maloney is a long time friend of Micronesia, who grew up in Pohnpei and is now writing his dissertation on political relations in Micronesia. We talk about Micronesia and 2023. This is a great one, and there are two more to go!
07/08/201818 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 44- What these Micronesians really want

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...
03/08/201820 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 43-China and then some....

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 😁
01/08/201818 minutes 1 second
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Episode 42 - MicroGames and Monopoly

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 about the airline monopoly in Micronesia.
30/07/20189 minutes 35 seconds
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Today Episode 41 - Our response to the KUAM podcast on Micronesians in Guam

Heard a podcast from Guam about my people's plight in their colony. I enjoyed it very much 👍. We need more of this type of communication and awareness around this sensitive issue. Me and the stoic Islander thank the KUAM podcast network, drop our $0.02 and look forward to another podcast.
27/07/201810 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 40 - Audio version of the Micronesian News Broadcast show

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.
26/07/20187 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 39 - New bill for women in FSM Congress

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 that changes the term to 4 years, allows them to sit and chair committees, but does not allow a vote on the final reading.... 🙃
25/07/20188 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode - 38 Modern Micronesian Hero

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.
21/07/201810 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 37 - Audio version of the Micronesian News Broadcast

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.
20/07/20185 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 36 Going Postal in FSM

The compact of free Association denies FSM citizens the ability to use the postal services provided through the US Postal services for monetary gain. We just found some folks have gotten around the compact.... Listen to what we found out.
20/07/20187 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 35 Chuuk and Amazon - 2 different subjects

A little bit on the Chuuk Secession before I talk about the postal restriction of making money through goods sent from here abroad 😢
19/07/201814 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 34 - Chuuk Solution discussion

The US Ambassador to FSM weighs in on the Chuuk Secession movement and we talk about it.
16/07/201813 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 33 - 15 July 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.
15/07/20186 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 32 - July 14, 2018 - Micronesian News Broadcast

I am happy to share the Micronesian News Broadcast on my podcast. You catch their videos on Facebook, YouTube and IGTV.
13/07/20186 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 31 - 13 July 2018 - Edge of Micronesia

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, ROP and CNMI.
13/07/201815 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode 7-9-2018 Famous Micronesian - Mau Piailug

There not that many famous Micronesians, but here is one that helped to show the legendary skills of our ancestors.
09/07/201812 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 7-7-2018 One Micronesia except for cheap labor

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.
07/07/20183 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 7-5-2018 Interview with the Micronesian News Broadcast

Norman and Alana from the Micronesian News Broadcast stopped by and joined the podcast today.
04/07/20185 minutes 10 seconds
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JCRP and 2023

We are fast approaching the end of US economic assistance... What next? JCRP will review and plan and hopefully inform us.
02/07/20185 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 6-28-2018 Volcanic haze in Micronesia

Last week's vog in Micronesia brought dark skies and dark memories of a connected past.
28/06/20184 minutes 8 seconds
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Chuuk secession - Micronesian devil's advocate

A follow up from a blog post from on a devil's advocate view to the Chuuk Secession movement.
21/06/20188 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 6-13-18 Micronesian connection and collaboration

12/06/20185 minutes 43 seconds
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Episode 9 and 9.5 - Two podcasts in one

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 from Kolonia elementary school and another from PICS High School and hear from them what is school is like in Pohnpei in 2018.
09/06/20189 minutes 4 seconds
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Our wise Micronesian Leaders of the past

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.
19/05/20186 minutes 55 seconds
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Chuukese in US Politics

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 anchor has announced he is running for a seat in the Guam legislature. Good luck Clynt Ridgell. Do Micronesia proud.
17/05/20186 minutes 11 seconds
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Success in Micronesia for Micronesians.

Being ruled by another country can never be a good thing for those being ruled... Right?!
15/05/20185 minutes 31 seconds
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Micro-development in Micronesia

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?
08/05/20184 minutes 54 seconds
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Beating a dead fish

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.
08/05/20183 minutes 27 seconds
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2023 - The People wanna know

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?
01/05/20186 minutes 59 seconds
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Two Forums in Micronesia last week

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.
30/04/20186 minutes 55 seconds
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Micronesian: New kids on the block

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.
26/04/20185 minutes 8 seconds
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Micronesia: Friends Of America

Micronesia continues to support America at the UN.
04/02/20184 minutes 42 seconds
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Interview: COM Student

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.
01/02/201812 minutes 40 seconds
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Spirit Of '96 Micronesia

The Micronesian spirit of 1996 offered by Guam was a great people to people gesture that should be remembered moving forward.
29/01/20184 minutes 40 seconds
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Compact Impact For COFA

Every year since 2003 the US Government has allocated $30 million dollars for a legal nonimmigrant group living in the US.
23/01/20183 minutes 35 seconds