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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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FAIKA! S2:E49 – CNN (Carl, Nackie and Neo) Reports

December 8, 2018

The Pacific Islander version of “CNN” (Carl, Nackie and Neo) have full run of the Faika studio again this Sunday and are looking to dig into worldly topics, issues of national interest and just downright gossip-worthy items. See what happens when the agenda is dropped and freestyle discussion with three outspoken Pacific Islanders becomes the […]

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FAIKA! S2:E48 – Nemani Lalanabaravi Delaibatiki

December 1, 2018

Nemani  Lalanabaravi Delaibatiki is a Chiropractor and founder of “South Pacific Chiropractor Health & Wellness” group. A nonprofit organization committed to serving and providing chiropractic care through their volunteer service mission trips. SPCHW travels to the Polynesian Islands to give free chiropractic care. Their goal is to get to all 22 countries in the Region. […]

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FAIKA! S2:E47 – Jayden, Laverne and Clarissa

November 24, 2018

2028 OLYMPICS!  BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL!!  FIREFIGHTER!!!  NAVY VETERAN!!!!  Too many things to list in this format but we will have Positive Pacific Islander Role Models in the studio that will tell YOU all about their journeys from the past, present AND the future. Jayden Maliga-Falesoga is a 10 year old gymnast that just made a […]

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FAIKA! S2:E46 – For the Qultures

November 17, 2018

  For the Qultures is “A podcast for the many cultures we hold as Pacific Islander Samoan Queer Bay Area natives.”  Hosts DannyBoy Ve’evalu and Bexx To’omalatai tackle forward edge topics head on with a refreshing rawness that many podcasts shy away from.  Dannyboy and Bexx are in studio with us as we bring give […]

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FAIKA! S2:E45 – Turkey Trot and Turning 50

November 11, 2018

Samoan Solutions turns out yet another hit event with the 8th Annual Turkey Trot!  Hear how much fun can be had by people that are getting together for an event that helps people in need.  Listen in as we salute Epi Aumavae and Faga Misa for being positive Pacific Islander Role Models for our youth. […]

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FAIKA! S2:E44 – Samoan Solutions

November 3, 2018

TURKEY TROT 2018!!  The organization that brought us “Fagogo O Samoa” this past summer and The Gift of Education; Lumina’i Scholarship” is gearing up for what has quickly become a Bay Area Pacific Islander classic event, the Turkey Trot.  Tune in and learn from Samoan Solutions founder Epi Aumavae what it is all about and […]

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FAIKA! S2:E43 – Light The Night!

October 27, 2018

Cancer survivors and Faika hosts Nackie and Carl were live at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Saturday night celebrating “Light The Night”.   Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) funding of research to find blood cancer cures.  Learn more about the event and Nackie and Carl’s […]

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