Micronesian Podcast with Patrick Pedrus

Micronesian Podcast with Patrick Pedrus

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By Patrick Pedrus
A podcast from Micronesia about Micronesia (and a whole lotta other things) by a Micronesian.
Micronesia is located in the Western Pacific, right above the equator. It's a tropical paradise and I love it.

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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.
06:52
November 14, 2018
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.
07:20
November 6, 2018
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 growπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‡«πŸ‡²πŸ‡«πŸ‡²
07:42
November 5, 2018
Episode 56 - Why can't the govt be consistent? Plus shout out to Sha' πŸ™πŸ‘
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.
05:50
October 18, 2018
Episode 55 - Raise that minimum wage?!
I just wrote an article on my blog, themicronesian.com addressing this very issue. Isn't it about time?
06:07
October 15, 2018
Episode 54 - Thank you Senator Esteves πŸ™πŸ‘
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.
06:46
October 8, 2018
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 πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ‡«πŸ‡²
05:28
October 4, 2018
Episode 52 - Miracle in Chuuk, Micronesia πŸ‡«πŸ‡²
What an amazing story coming out of Chuuk being called the Miracle in Micronesia all over the world!
05:34
September 28, 2018
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.
07:59
September 28, 2018
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.
04:31
September 14, 2018
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.
06:27
September 13, 2018
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?
06:42
August 28, 2018
Episode 47 - 2023 Countdown - the final episode :)
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!
20:58
August 19, 2018
Episode 46 - 2023 Countdown part two
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 :)
13:47
August 13, 2018
Episode 45 - 2023 Countdown, part 1
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 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!
18:11
August 7, 2018
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...
20:37
August 3, 2018
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 😁
18:01
August 1, 2018
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.
09:30
July 30, 2018
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 πŸ‘. 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.
10:12
July 27, 2018
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.
07:15
July 26, 2018
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.... πŸ™ƒ
08:16
July 25, 2018
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.
10:07
July 21, 2018
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.
05:46
July 20, 2018
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.
07:29
July 20, 2018
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 😒
14:32
July 19, 2018
Episode 34 - Chuuk Solution discussion
The US Ambassador to FSM weighs in on the Chuuk Secession movement and we talk about it.
13:41
July 16, 2018
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.
06:18
July 15, 2018
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.
06:53
July 13, 2018
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.
15:05
July 13, 2018
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.
12:23
July 9, 2018
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.
03:47
July 7, 2018
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.
05:10
July 4, 2018
JCRP and 2023
We are fast approaching the end of US economic assistance... What next? JCRP will review and plan and hopefully inform us.
05:58
July 2, 2018
Episode 6-28-2018 Volcanic haze in Micronesia
Last week's vog in Micronesia brought dark skies and dark memories of a connected past.
04:08
June 28, 2018
Chuuk secession - Micronesian devil's advocate
A follow up from a blog post from www.themicronesian.com on a devil's advocate view to the Chuuk Secession movement.
08:40
June 21, 2018
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.
09:04
June 9, 2018
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.
06:55
May 19, 2018
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.
06:10
May 17, 2018
Success in Micronesia for Micronesians.
Being ruled by another country can never be a good thing for those being ruled... Right?!
05:31
May 15, 2018
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?
04:54
May 8, 2018
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.
03:27
May 8, 2018
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?
06:59
May 1, 2018
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.
06:55
April 30, 2018
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.
05:08
April 26, 2018
Episode 16 - Rheumatic Heart Disease Screening in Micronesia
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.
10:04
April 16, 2018
Episode 15 - Non-voting seats for women in FSM congress
Today, my co-host Mercy reacts to a bill that was proposed to amend the FSM constitution guaranteeing women representation in the FSM Congress.
10:18
April 12, 2018
Episode 14 - Micronesian Story and Stereotypes
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.
07:17
April 10, 2018
Episode 13 - COM-FSM 25th Anniversary celebrations
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.
04:47
April 9, 2018
Episode 12 - After the rains, comes Easter
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.
08:30
March 27, 2018
Episode 11 - Pohnpei rains cause road and bridge damage
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.
07:53
March 17, 2018
Episode 10 - Island Soldier is coming to Pohnpei!
The documentary Island Soldier makes it way to Pohnpei after a global tour.
07:24
March 15, 2018
Episode 8 - Pohnpei's Fishy Fish Markets
A recent article in the KPress shared some frightening fishy facts about our Fish Markets. For real?
09:29
March 3, 2018
Micronesia: Friends Of America
Micronesia continues to support America at the UN.
04:42
February 4, 2018
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.
12:40
February 1, 2018
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.
04:40
January 29, 2018
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.
03:35
January 23, 2018
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