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Faika! S3:E12 – Mack Moli

April 6, 2019

This episode of the Faika Podcast will have guest Mack Moli in studio all show long.  Mack is a veteran of the Bay Area rap-battle scene and co-founded the Bay Area’s #1 Battle League “Infamouz Battles” in 2014.  Mack will be leading the discussion about fallen Rap star and community figure Nipsey Hussle. Faika broadcasts […]

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FAIKA! S3:E11 – Levi Poasa and Janay Harding

March 30, 2019

Samoan born, Oregon raised, Maui musician Levi Poasa is our live in-studio guest fresh off of his appearance at the “Recovery Room” on March 30th. Levi’s soulful voice has been put to song in different venues all over the west. Janay Harding joins us just one day after winning her fight in the Bellator 219 […]

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FAIKA! S3:E10 – Lexi Saelua and Taylor O’Brien

March 24, 2019

Motivation Conference is May 3rd through May 5th. It is designed to help motivate and show kids the college journey. Lexi Saelua and Taylor O’Brien will be in studio talking about their involvement in the 25th annual iteration of this amazing program. The Faika podcast is the media arm of the 501(c)(3) organization PolyByDesign. the […]

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Faika! S3:E9 – Christchurch New Zealand

March 16, 2019

The world looked on as the mosque shootings in New Zealand took front and center on the global news stage. Nackie, Carl and Neo Ve’ave’a talk through the tragic event and the feelings of the Polynesian community. The Faika Podcast is brought to you by PolyByDesign and seeks to promote positive imagery and uplifting reflections […]

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Faika! – Tua Kealoha

March 9, 2019

Tua Kealoha, the son of Lono and Apati Kealoha, is an American actor born in Honolulu Hawaii, who now resides in Utah. Tua wrote the screenplay and script for “Dear Lord” in one 5 hour sitting a few years ago. Tua concluded the filming of the movie two weeks ago and the film will premiere […]

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Josephine Alapati and Nemani Delaibatiki Lalanabaravi

March 2, 2019

Josephine Alapati is a renaissance woman. Daughter, sister, mother, wife, entrepreneur and innovator are just a few of the superlatives that apply to the young business lady. This college educated, multi-degreed leader wants to share the benefits of chiropractic care and spread the word about a nonprofit organization that she is involved in. The South […]

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FAIKA! S3-SPECIAL EDITION

February 25, 2019

The Cathedral School For Boys takes a field trip into the world of communications media at the FCCFREERADIO.COM studios. Join the Faika podcast as they welcome the students into FCCFREERADIO’s Flagship Studio 1A to see how the production works, how a studio functions and how the #1 Download of 2018 gets down LIVE! The students […]

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FAIKA! S3:E7 – Journey 2 Empowerment

February 16, 2019

On March 1st PolyByDesign will facilitate Asian American Recovery Services acclaimed program “Journey To Empowerment” at 725 Price Street in Daly City. PolybyDesign team members Brit Afu (Utah), Nackie (Bay Area) and Carl (Bay Area) will facilitate the programming that evening and provide a unique viewpoint of what a role model can be. Faika hosts […]

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Faika! S3:E6 – “Everything Under The Sun”

February 9, 2019

Join the hosts Nackie and Carl as they run down a long list of topics that will include a return to school (City College of San Francisco) for Nackie, the upcoming Journey To Empowerment program on March 1st, and both of their attendance in Samoan Language and Culture classes at First Samoan Congregational Church taught […]

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FAIKA! S3:E5 – Doctor Palaita and Emani Ilaoa

February 2, 2019

Dr. David Ga’oupu Matthew Palaita, Ph.D and University of Hawaii Graduate Student Emani Ilaoa are the Faika in-studio guests on February 3rd. They will be talking about the education world and their journeys both inside the classrooms and in the community. Doctor Palaita most recently, developed and implemented Pacific Studies curriculum into courses at the […]

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Faika! S3:E4 – Neo and Soma

January 26, 2019

Soma’s Matai Journey Tune in to THE trending Pacific Islander Podcast; FAIKA! and hear Soma Sam La’a walk us through his upcoming travels to American Samoa and the Samoan process of receiving a Matai title. Soma is a a Case Manager at the Samoan Community Development Center in the Sunnydale housing in San Francisco and […]

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FAIKA! S3:E3 – Community Programs

January 19, 2019

The Faika hosts took part in several different community programs this week. We will take a look at programs like “Journey To Empowerment”, “The Samoan Culture and Language Courses” and “Cafe Wellness”. What do these programs provide the community? What do we see as positive about the programs and how could they be, in our […]

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FAIKA! S3:E2 – Miss Nevada Tianna Tuamoheloa and “The Joy of Sharing Foundation”

January 12, 2019

Miss Nevada!! Positive Pacific Islander Role Model Tianna Tuamoheloa, just grabbed the Miss Nevada crown this week and is ON THE FAIKA PODCAST! Listen in to Tianna talk about her journey to the crown and her upcoming walk across the Miss USA stage this summer. Joy Mirador-Barrozo is the founder of “The Joy of Giving […]

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FAIKA! S3:E1 – Faafetai “Tai” Faaleava

January 5, 2019

Tai holds a Masters Degree in clinical psychology and is working on his Psy. D in clinical psychology as he holds down his position as part of the In Patient Psychiatric Program at Salinas Valley State Prison. Tai intends to become a licensed clinical psychologist to provide mental health services for vulnerable, marginalized and under-served […]

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Faika! S2:E52 – Sarai Niu

December 29, 2018

Sarai Niu is our spotlight Positive Pacific Islander Role Model for our final episode of 2018. Join us as we talk to Sarai about her journey to Mississippi State University and her chosen field of study as well as her work on the Mississippi State Softball field at the collegiate level. The Faika Podcast has […]

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Faika! S2:E51 – Epenesa Taylor-Togiai

December 22, 2018

New Zealand implements “first in the world” domestic violence legislation. Yes right in our own Polynesia the issue of domestic violence is part of planetary ground breaking laws to help victims of DV. One of Tennis’ all time greats and LGBTQ advocate Martina Navratilova comes under fire for an alleged “trans-phobic” tweet. Dreadlocks cut off […]

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Faika! S2:E50 – The Samoan Fairfield Church

December 15, 2018

Lay Minister Raymond Ledoux of the Samoan Fairfield Church will be Faika’s guest this Sunday December 16th.  Listen in as he talks about his theological journey and the big Christmas event that their church is organizing this month.  DON’T MISS THE EVENT and DON’T MISS THIS EPISODE! Community Activist Neo Ve’ave’a is coming off of […]

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