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Ep. 257 “The Tip of the Spear or the Tip of a Nuclear Bomb? A Forum on Nuclear Issues on Guam”

5/1/2017
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Ep. 257 “The Tip of the Spear or the Tip of a Nuclear Bomb? A Forum on Nuclear Issues on Guam” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Alan Grossman with assistance from Tom Maxedon and Manny Cruz) was recorded 2/16/17 and airs 4/7/17. This episode provides coverage of the public forum held February 16 at the University of Guam entitled “Tip of the Spear? Or Tip of a Nuclear Bomb?”. Guam has long been referred to as the ‘Tip of America’s Spear’ as its position on the edge of Asia makes...

Duration:01:00:59

Ep. 253 “Lina’la, i Hanom (Water is Life): Guåhan Stands with Standing Rock”

12/16/2016
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Ep. 253 “Lina’la, i Hanom (Water is Life): Guåhan Stands with Standing Rock” (hosted by Moñeka De Oro and produced by Tom Maxedon) airs 12/16/16. In solidarity with the ‘water protectors’ of Standing Rock in North Dakota, a women-led group of concerned Guåhan citizens is hosting a series of Lina’la, i Hanom (Water is Life) local fundraising events this month. A community wave was held December 9 at Kepuha Loop in Hagatna followed the next morning with a prayer ceremony at the Guam National...

Duration:00:29:49

Ep. 252 “Study Abroad through iSchool Guam: Oral Traditions, Knowledge and Science”

12/7/2016
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Ep. 252 “Study Abroad through iSchool Guam: Oral Traditions, Knowledge and Science” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Tom Maxedon) airs 12/2/16. From August 25-September 18, a diverse group of eight undergraduate and graduate students were in Guam for a five credit three week introductory course to indigenous knowledge systems and the oral traditions of Pacific Islanders offered for the first time by the University of Washington, School of Information. Through lectures, readings,...

Duration:01:17:53

Ep. 251 “From New Caledonia to Guahan: Status Updates on the Decolonization Process”

10/23/2016
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Ep. 251 “From New Caledonia to Guahan: Status Updates on the Decolonization Process” (hosted by Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad and produced by Tom Maxedon) was recorded 9/1/16 and airs 10/21/16. This episode features coverage of the September 1 community forum entitled “From New Caledonia to Guahan: Status Updates on the Decolonization Process” held at the University of Guam. This event was sponsored by the Division of Social Work and featured two presenters: Guam attorney Leevin Camacho is...

Duration:00:58:54

Ep. 250 “Tourism and the Military Buildup on Guam”

10/12/2016
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Ep. 250 “Tourism and the Military Buildup on Guam” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Robert Wang) airs 10/7/16. According to the Guam Visitors Bureau 2020 Strategic Plan, tourism is Guam’s #1 industry generating $1.4 billion for the economy and 18,000 jobs. This represents 60% of our island’s annual business revenues and over 30% of all non-federal jobs on the island. In recognition of U.N. World Tourism Day (September 27), this episode...

Duration:01:06:07

Ep. 249 “One Thousand Paper Cranes and Other Actions for Peace”

9/17/2016
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Ep. 249 “One Thousand Paper Cranes and Other Actions for Peace” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman and Robert Wang) was recorded 7/31/16 and airs 9/2/16. This episode begins with a short presentation made by 10 year old Maria Jessica Schwab to her fifth grade class at St Francis Catholic School on Guam about the book entitled Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1977) by American-Canadian author Eleanor Coerr. This story is based on...

Duration:01:20:10

Ep. 248 “Decolonizing Oceania and the Festival of the Pacific Arts”

7/17/2016
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Ep. 248 “Decolonizing Oceania and the Festival of the Pacific Arts” (hosted by Dr. Tiara Naputi and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) airs 7/15/16. This episode is dedicated to the late Eddie “Uncle Ed” Leon Guerrero Benavente, a Chamoru rights activist and longtime supporter for the decolonization of Guåhan, who passed away on July 6, 2016. This episode features commentary from Chamorus who discuss the issue of decolonization at the 12 Festival of the Pacific...

Duration:00:59:59

Ep. 247 “The PROMESA and the Colonial Crisis in Puerto Rico”

7/17/2016
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Ep. 247 “The PROMESA and the Colonial Crisis in Puerto Rico” (hosted by Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) was recorded 6/2/16 in Managua, Nicaragua and airs 7/1/16. This episode features an in-person interview with Wilma E. Reverón-Collazo, an internationally recognized human rights activist and attorney practicing employment, civil rights, and family law in Puerto Rico. In recent weeks the news of an economic crisis in Puerto...

Duration:00:51:04

Ep. 246 “A Tribute to Daniel Berrigan: Prophet of Peace …and More”

6/27/2016
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Ep. 246 “A Tribute to Daniel Berrigan: Prophet of Peace …and More” (hosted by Francis X. Hezel and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman and Robert Wang) airs 6/24/16. Father Daniel Berrigan—American Jesuit priest, poet, author, teacher, anti-war activist, prophet, controversial figure—died April 30, just nine days shy of his 95birthday. Berrigan made his first mark on the nation in the midst of the Vietnam War–a war that increasingly divided the United States....

Duration:00:58:59

BTF EP 245

6/27/2016
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Duration:00:59:34

Ep. 244 “Our Pasts Before Us: Militarization in the Marianas”

5/26/2016
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Ep. 244 “Our Pasts Before Us: Militarization in the Marianas” hosted by Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) was recorded 5/20/16 and airs 5/27/16. This episode features three Chamorro scholars who discuss “Militarization in the Marianas”, a panel presentation at the 22nd Pacific History Conference held May 19-21 at the Hyatt Hotel in Tumon, Guam. This year’s conference theme “Mo’na: Our Pasts Before Us” calls for an examination of the...

Duration:00:57:45

Ep. 243 “Guahan, Vieques (Puerto Rico), and Hawai’i: Island Relationalities and Feminist Demilitarization Movements”

5/25/2016
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Ep. 243 “Guahan, Vieques (Puerto Rico), and Hawai’i: Island Relationalities and Feminist Demilitarization Movements”(hosted by Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman and Robert Wang) was recorded 5/16/16 and airs 5/20/16. Program guest is Ms. Rebekah Garrison, a PhD candidate in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California (USC). Her dissertation research in progress is a comparative examination of how female Indigenous...

Duration:00:59:23

Ep. 242 “Motherhood and Activism through Publication”

5/25/2016
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Ep. 242 “Motherhood and Activism through Publication” (hosted by Desiree Taimanglo Ventura and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) was recorded 4/29/16 and airs 5/6/16. In celebration of Mother’s Day (May 8), this episode features conversations with three creative Chamoru mothers who seek to preserve their indigenous language and culture through education, community action, and publication. They discuss the challenges of balancing motherhood and activism, their...

Duration:00:59:35

Ep. 241 “Environmental Leadership and Island Sustainability in Micronesia”

5/25/2016
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Ep. 241 “Environmental Leadership and Island Sustainability in Micronesia” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) airs 4/22/16. In recognition of Earth Day (April 22), this episode features three leaders in Micronesia who are widely recognized for their commitment to protection of the environment which is essential to the sustainability of our islands and of the cultural identities of our diverse indigenous peoples. Program guest in the...

Duration:00:59:02

Ep. 179 “I Taotao Sumay (People of Sumay): Forced Exiles and Resistance Identities” Rebroadcast

4/17/2016
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Ep. 179 “I Taotao Sumay (People of Sumay): Forced Exiles and Resistance Identities” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced Joy White) first aired 4/6/14 and re-broadcast 4/15/16 (with assistance of Alan Grossman and Robert Wang). Program guest is James Perez Viernes, historian and educator from the village of Santa Rita and i Taotao Sumay (people of Sumay) descendant. His 2008 master’s thesis “Fanhasso i Taotao Summery: Displacement, Dispossession, and Survival in Guam” examines the...

Duration:00:54:13

Ep. 240 “WWAD (What Would Anghet Do?): Lessons from the Writings and Activism of Angel Santos”

4/6/2016
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Ep. 240 “WWAD (What Would Anghet Do?): Lessons from the Writings and Activism of Angel Santos” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) airs 4/1/16. On March 30, 2015, the Latte Stone Park in Hagåtña was officially renamed the Angel Leon Guerrero Santos Memorial Park to honor of the U.S. Air Force veteran, three-term senator, Democrat gubernatorial candidate in the 1998 election, and first Maga’lahi of Nasion Chamoru, who became an icon...

Duration:00:56:17

Ep. 238 “Lukao Fuha: Chamorro Ancient Ritual, Spirituality and Self-Determination”

3/31/2016
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Ep. 238 “Lukao Fuha: Chamorro Ancient Ritual, Spirituality and Self-Determination” (hosted by Moñeka De Oro and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) airs 3/18/16. For the past three years, the grassroots group Our Islands are Sacred has organized an annual pilgrimage and ceremony in the village of Umatac to celebrate the ancient culture, traditions, and resilience of the Chamorro people despite waves of colonization since the 16th century. In celebration of...

Duration:00:54:59

Ep. 235 “Record of Decision - Not Guam’s Decision”

3/24/2016
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Ep. 235 “Record of Decision - Not Guam’s Decision” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Dance Aoki with assistance from Alan Grossman) aired 2/19/16. This episode provides partial coverage of the October 20, 2015 meeting with the Governor of Guam sought by several local groups concerned with the impacts of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Guam military buildup signed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy in late August 2015. This meeting was formally requested in a...

Duration:00:59:23

Ep. 236 “U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing Legacy Continues to Reverberate in the Marshall Islands”

3/10/2016
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Ep. 236 “U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing Legacy Continues to Reverberate in the Marshall Islands” (hosted by Giff Johnson and produced by Tom Maxedon with assistance from Alan Grossman) was recorded by Jack Neidenthal in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, on 2/18/16 and aired 3/4/16. In recognition of Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day (March 1) in the Marshall Islands, this episode features Bikini Islander Lani Kramer and Ailuk Islander Rosania Bennettexplaining how the traumatic...

Duration:00:55:50

Ep. 232 “Base Nation - How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World”

2/4/2016
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Ep. 232 “Base Nation - How U.S.Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World”(hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames and produced by Dance Aoki with assistance from Alan Grossman) was recorded 1/4/16 and airs 1/8/16. ) Program guest is Dr. David Vine, associate professor of anthropology at American University of Washington, D.C. Professor Vine first appeared on Beyond the Fence in 2011 (Ep. 86, 9/23/11) to discuss his book Island of Shame: The Secret History of the Military Base in Diego Garcia...

Duration:00:57:36