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

Published on January 12, 2019 By Carl

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 […]

FAIKA! S3:E1 – Faafetai “Tai” Faaleava

Published on January 5, 2019 By Carl

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 […]

Faika! S2:E52 – Sarai Niu

Published on December 29, 2018 By Carl

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 […]

Faika! S2:E51 – Epenesa Taylor-Togiai

Published on December 22, 2018 By Carl

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 […]

Faika! S2:E50 – The Samoan Fairfield Church

Published on December 15, 2018 By Carl

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 […]

FAIKA! S2:E48 – Nemani Lalanabaravi Delaibatiki

Published on December 1, 2018 By Carl

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. […]

FAIKA! S2:E47 – Jayden, Laverne and Clarissa

Published on November 24, 2018 By Carl

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 […]

FAIKA! S2:E46 – For the Qultures

Published on November 17, 2018 By Carl

  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 […]

FAIKA! S2:E45 – Turkey Trot and Turning 50

Published on November 11, 2018 By Carl

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. […]

FAIKA! S2:E44 – Samoan Solutions

Published on November 3, 2018 By Carl

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 […]

FAIKA! S2:E43 – Light The Night!

Published on October 27, 2018 By Carl

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 […]

FAIKA! S2:E42 – Coach Taulaga Elisaia

Published on October 20, 2018 By Carl

Coach Taulaga Elisaia from the South City High School Football program gives a candid interview where he discusses the issues and challenges that he has faced since taking position in March earlier this year.  Perceptions, administration and the implementation of a true scholar-first, athlete-second approach has not been easy for Taulaga and he walks us […]

Faika! S2:E41 – Janay Harding, Doris Tulifau and Neo Veavea

Published on October 13, 2018 By Carl

Bellator Women Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight contender Janay “Hollowpoint” Harding joins us to talk through journey with MMA and specifically her big win over Conor McGregor teammate Sinead Kavanagh on October 12th.  Harding utilized great range and timing to land huge elbows in the first round that opened a nasty cut on Kavanagh’s forehead just […]

FAIKA: S2:E38 – BELLATOR 206 San Jose!!

Published on September 22, 2018 By Carl

The biggest Mixed Martial Arts event in California is taking place on September 29th where the SAP center will host Bellator 206.  Rhythmic Catalysts and promoter JT Tenedora have several fighters on the card and three of them will be in-studio guests on Sunday morning.  Ricky Abdelaziz, Isaiah Gonzalez, and Anthony Figueroa will tell us […]

FAIKA! S2:E37 – Take A Knee

Published on September 8, 2018 By Carl

Nike‘s decision to name former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick as their spokesperson for their 30th Anniversary “Just Do It” campaign detonated a storm of social media that threatened to break the internet this week.  We will have a Pacific Islander  and former member of the military Coco Lozada as our guest.  Lozada served in the […]

FAIKA! S2:E36 – Lady Pasifika and Faauuga Moliga

Published on September 1, 2018 By Carl

Lady Pasifika is a groundbreaking, hard hitting, ideologically forward minded publication that was created in the Aloha State of Hawaii.  Pacific Islander entrepreneur Tolua Samifua envisioned the genesis of this information packed digital creation that is days away from unveiling it’s second edition to the world.  Tolua will be with the Faika podcast in the […]

FAIKA! S2:E35 – Carl, Nackie, Neo and Lady Pasifika

Published on August 25, 2018 By Carl

Lady Pasifika founder Tolua Samifua is a last minute addition to the Faika Podcast!  Tolua is in Hawaii facing down Hurricane Lane and will give us an update on the happenings in the Aloha State as well as the up to date information on the upcoming latest edition of Lady Pasifika Magazine.   Joseph “Jungle” Taeotui was […]

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