A podcast from Micronesia about Micronesia (and a whole lotta other things) by a Micronesian. Here, we share news, updates, what inspires us and even what disgusts us about our tiny little home in the Pacific. Micronesia is located in the Western Pacific, right above the equator. It's a tropical paradise and I love it. Cover art photo provided by Matt Botsford on Unsplash:unsplash.com/@mattbotsford firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 jobs with personnel actions dated for 20 December 2018.
What a wonderful Christmas story. We are still developing, as the FSM PIO said recently and there are opportunities for all. Please take advantage of COM-FSM, a wonderful institution that serves our people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 😀🙏🇫🇲
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?
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, themicronesian.com of possible small businesses that can be started with a minimal amount of cash. Let's get started FSM!
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!
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.
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.... 🙃
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to prevent further incidences of the disease.
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 important than the one being told of us, especially if it's a negative and stereotypical.
Our national college celebrated their 25th anniversary with a week full of activities including a free movie screening, photo exhibit, lecture by our favorite Jesuit priest, Fr Hezel, canoe house dedication, parade and a gala fundraising event.
Over $500,000 was raised, $576,000 to be exact. Unfortunately I only attended two events and that's what I'm talking about.
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.
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 advises no swimming in rivers.