• Episode 60-Typhoon Mawar: One Year Later

    In this episode, this podcaster reflects on Typhoon Mawar-a year after the first natural disaster in 20 years hit the American community in Guam. Take a listen.

    S1E63 - 23m - May 23, 2024
  • Episode 59-Game On!

    The 2024 Election Cycle is underway. The focus of the mid-term election in Guam -the legislative branch of the Government of Guam. A pivotal race in Micronesia. Take a listen.

    S2E65 - 22m - Feb 1, 2024
  • Episode 58-Being Prepared for A Disaster: An Islander Perspective

    The podcast talks up the importance of improved emergency preparedness practices to support effective response mechanisms that could save lives and strengthen an islander's ability to reduce the impact of disasters. Take a listen.

    S3E64 - 23m - Oct 12, 2023
  • Episode 57-A State of Emergency at Guam Memorial Hospital

    The government owned Guam Memorial Hospital is nearing a breaking point. While not the first time, the conditions and situation there need an intervention. Can GMH be fixed this time? Take a listen.

    S3E63 - 23m - Oct 5, 2023
  • Episode 56-Typhoon Mawar: A Look Back

    In this episode, this podcaster and senior executive with extensive experience in public policy, operational management and strategic and crisis communications discusses Typhoon Mawar-the first natural disaster to hit the US Territory of Guam in two decades. Take a listen.

    S3E62 - 24m - Sep 8, 2023
  • Episode 55-Survival: The Effect of the Loss of Compact Impact Aid to Guam

    A change to a key US Policy has the State of Hawaii and the Pacific US Territories concerned about the future of supporting the impacts of migration from three nations in Micronesia. Will it affect the survival of one of these American communities? Take a listen.  

    S3E61 - 25m - Apr 27, 2023
  • Episode 54-Transparency in the Government of Guam: What is That?

    The word transparency in government and industry has been thrown around as of late as a catch phrase to gain the trust of tax paying citizens or reassure partners at all levels. For the residents of Guam and the US Territories, is the lip service replacing public service? Take a listen.

    S3E60 - 23m - Apr 7, 2023
  • Episode 53-A New Hospital in Mangilao Guam: A Win-Win?

    This particular episode comes on the heels of a series of activities recently in the US Territory as with the consideration to build a new hospital in Central Guam. A lack of transparency. A lack of support from stakeholders. Politics of the few to impact the many for decades to come. Take a listen.

    S3E59 - 21m - Mar 31, 2023
  • Episode 52-The State of Education on Guam: Where is it headed in 2023 and beyond?

    Where is education on Guam headed these days? I am a parent of two school kids. I am a parent concerned about the direction of the education systems at all levels. We look at the state of education in the US Territory on this episode of “That’s It, That’s All”!

    S3E58 - 24m - Mar 23, 2023
  • Episode 51-Wage Talk In the Islands...Here We Go Again!

    As governments across the US Territories have transitioned with the start of the new year, so to is discussion about the pay increases of government workers. With policy makers eager to make good on campaign promises, the discussion reaches this podcast once again. What do workers in these areas consider fair? A fair question. Take a listen.

    S3E57 - 23m - Feb 24, 2023
  • Episode 50-Transitions: A Time for Change in US Pacific Island Jurisdictions

    Transitions are a time of change-especially in government. For the four US Pacific jurisdictions, these times will shape the political and social landscape for in American Samoa, Guam, the CNMI and Hawaii. What can these unique American communities expect in the transition process? Take a listen.  

    S3E56 - 22m - Jan 12, 2023
  • Episode 49-Doug Moylan Elected Attorney General of Guam. Again!

    The Guam Election Commission has certified the 2022 General Election Results with Doug Moylan elected as Attorney General of Guam. What does his election day victory mean for the Government of Guam and the people of the US Territory over the next four years? This podcaster has a few thoughts. Take a listen.

    S2E55 - 22m - Nov 27, 2022
  • Episode 48-No Mandate: 2022 Guam General Election

    In this episode, this podcaster and local political pundit takes aim at the real result of the 2022 General Election on Guam. How the turnout left leaders in the US Territory with no mandate to move forward in 2023 and beyond. Take a listen.

    S2E54 - 23m - Nov 20, 2022
  • Episode 47-Decision 2022: Came and Went!

    In this episode-we look back at the 2022 General Election that was or wasn’t for folks on Guam and abroad. This podcaster examines voter turnout, the impact of social media on the election process and a perspective of voting on Guam this past Super Tuesday. Take a listen.

    S2E53 - 24m - Nov 10, 2022
  • Episode 46-Repeal The Jones Act

    A follow up to one of this podcast’s most listened to episodes lays out just one argument that it may be time to repeal the 102-year old federal law to better meet the modern maritime needs of isolated American communities. Take a listen!

    S2E52 - 21m - May 23, 2022
  • Episode 45-Government Can't Be All Things To All People

    In these extraordinary times, what do public services really mean to the common tax payer of Guam and the United States. To this podcaster, it boils down to a seven-word phrase. Take a listen.

    S2E51 - 24m - May 17, 2022
  • Episode 44-How Federal Funding Is Used in Guam

    This particular episode comes from a recent speech before the Guam Chamber of Commerce. With all the federal spend into the US Territory because of COVID-19, the answer will hopefully get you thinking about the role one political office plays in executing this important function. Take a listen.

    S2E50 - 23m - May 3, 2022
  • Episode 43-Are You Voting Republican or Democrat In The 2022 Guam Elections?

    In this episode, this podcaster and local political pundit takes aim at just how the 49,000 registered voters will cast a ballot in the upcoming elections in Guam. Take a listen!

    S2E49 - 25m - Apr 1, 2022
  • Episode 42-Realism and Reassurance in Public Messaging: A Micronesian’s Perspective

    In this episode-a look at two important values in public messaging: realism and reassurance. This podcast shares a Micronesian communications professional's perspective taken from today’s opinion pages and headlines across the islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Take a listen!

    S2E48 - 23m - Mar 20, 2022
  • Episode 41-Random Thoughts. What is up Guam?

    In this special episode-random thoughts on living in Southern Guam, a little about time management and the latest from Decision 2022. What’s Up Guam? Take a listen.

    S2E47 - 23m - Mar 3, 2022
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