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Stitch Please
Breaking the Rules with Textile Artist Angela Franklin

Stitch Please

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 29:21 Very Popular


EMERGENCY SUPPORT REQUEST: Sew Hope Community Sewing Room, a Black woman led nonprofit sewing studio was recently damaged by severe flooding: 16 inches of water saturated the newly opened venue. Please donate to the Go Fund Me or directly to the project.  CashApp$SewHopeSTL If financial support is not possible, Sew Hope is accepting donations of machines and fabric. About the episode:Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of African American Literature and Culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, the fiction of Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the convener and founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black Lives Matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers on Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she became a founding member of Black Lives Matter Charlottesville. She is active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the College Fellows Program to reshape the undergraduate general education curriculum.Angela FranklinWith a BA in Art from Xavier University in Cincinnati and her MFA from Bradley University, Angela Franklin-Faye has exhibited her works both throughout the US and internationally.She has lived abroad since 1997 and, since 2007, has divided her time between Senegal and the United Arab Emirates. This international experience has resulted in a body of work that has encouraged her to chronicle the experiences of people from the diaspora worldwide. Her works are presently featured in the national exhibition of Contemporary African Art for the 13th DAK'Art Biennale, along with the Dialogue in Black and White Exhibition at the Charleston City Gallery.  In addition, Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, The Art Hub-Abu Dhabi, The Renwick Gallery - Smithsonian Institution, Ohio Craft Museum, and Musee Boribana - Dakar are just a few spaces that featured her work. Works by Franklin-Faye are in the corporate collections of Atlanta Life Insurance Company, The NationsBank, Arco Chemical, and Household Finance. In 2013, she earned a second Master's Degree in Online Education and Leadership Management and credits this with having an even greater impact on her artwork. She is the owner of Chez Alpha Books - a bookstore and academic resource center in Dakar, Senegal.Insights from this episode:Angela's beginning of her sewing journeyAngela's adaptability to the fashion and fabric worldHow she has been able to thrive as an artist based on her geographyInsights into her study of art at Xavier UniversityInsights into slavery and black history in regards to Ohio/Kentucky borderInsights into the stained glass initiativeQuotes from the show:“I made a rule that if I am going to be here, let me find a fabric that is found here, let me not rely on African fabric in the Pacific Island, or if I am in the Middle East, let me rely on the fabric that I find there” -Angela Franklin in “Stitch Please”“It's really incredible because what that [adaptability] allows you to do is to both grow as an artist and to be connected to the community in which you are living” -Lisa Woolfork in “Stitch Please”“I used to enamel a lot, do a lot of couple enameling and glass fusing, and my whole passion right now is to go back to it” -Angela Franklin in “Stitch Please”“When I do this series of work, I said to everyone that it's not about the trauma of slavery, it's about the contributions that they made, economically because they would build the prairie” -Angela Franklin in “Stitch Please”“Slavery is not black people's shame. Black people should not be ashamed of having been enslaved. The shame is in white people. The shame is in those folks who could compromise so much of their own beliefs to enact the greatest crime against humanity” -Lisa Woolfork in “Stitch Please”“The stain glass initiative seeks to acknowledge and perpetuate the diversity of experience and reflection that is needed to envision a better common good” -Angela Franklin in “Stitch Please”Stay Connected:Lisa WoolforkInstagram: Lisa WoolforkTwitter: Lisa WoolforkAngela FranklinInstagram: Angela Franklin Facebook: Angela Franklin 

Tasmanian Country Hour
Tasmanian Country Hour

Tasmanian Country Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


Latest figures from Approved Employers show the massive shortfall of farm workers in Australia continues, although there are now 24 thousand Pacific Island workers on farms in Australia and about 50 thousand backpackers

The Lentil Intervention Podcast
Josh Uluilakeba - Maoli Chef

The Lentil Intervention Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 41:03


In this episode, we're chopping it up with the inspiring Josh Uluilakeba, AKA the Maoli Chef. Josh is a plant-based chef and entrepreneur, who's on a mission to bring more plant-based cuisine to Fiji! Like many other Pacific Islands, Fiji has undergone economic and nutrition changes that have contributed to a dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases over the last few decades. In fact, over the last 30 years, the prevalence of these health conditions has risen faster in the Pacific region compared to the rest of the world.And this is where Josh comes in! Raised in a plant-based family and having successfully overcome a chronic health issue of his own, Josh now keeps incredibly busy educating his fellow Fijians about plant-based cooking via his social media platforms and supplying vegan products locally. Josh's goal is to inspire fellow Islanders to embrace healthy, plant-based lifestyles, one meatless dish at a time. And with his infectious positivity and zest, it's a goal we're pretty sure he'll be ticking off his checklist in no time.In this episode we discuss:• Josh's background, being raised in a plant-based family• Dietary ‘rebellion' during his teen years and consequent health problems• Josh's family pioneering the plant-based movement in Suva, opening one of the first vegan cafes• Fiji's Covid lockdown and the impact on local food supply• The inspiration behind Maoli chef and Josh's typical workday in ‘the lab'• The move away from traditional dietary patterns and coinciding sharp rise in non-communicable diseases in Fiji• Josh's advocacy of healthy plant-based cuisine in Fiji• Josh's tips for making his tofu taste good! (Maoli Chef tofu is now stocked at Kundan Singh Supermarket for anyone who is local!)• Plans for the futureTo view all the links to the websites and documents, visit the show notes on our website. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast, leave us a review and share this episode with your friends and family.Please support our work and enable us to deliver more content by buying us a coffee.

South Australian Country Hour
South Australian Country Hour

South Australian Country Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 30:00


South Australia has driest July since 1997 - in the top 10 driest July's on record, a key commitment of the Murray Darling basin plan can't be met according to a new independent report and a group of Pacific Island farm workers who breached their visa conditions are fighting to get them back, although advocates say it should never have reached this point.

Pacific Beat
Pacific workers fight to get visas restored in Australia's north

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 33:50


A group of Pacific Island workers are fighting to have their visas restored after absconding due to working conditions and Cook Islands parliament looks set for a shake up following the country's general election.

Serious Danger
36: Parliament Sits & Footy Gets Queered (ft. Jim Malo)

Serious Danger

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 62:10


What would you say during your first speech to the nation? Emerald's guest co-host this week is Jim Malo, Deputy Editor at Pedestrian and “prolific poster.” They talk about some great speeches from the new Greens MPs and get into the bizarre pomp and circumstance of parliament (2:29), before making predictions for how this new one will go (26:47). Next, they delve into the Manly pride jersey controversy muck (38:38) before finally, a call to action (57:54). New Patreon bonus ep now out! Play Rusted-On Bingo with its creator, cartoonist Jon Kudelka! Sign up for it and more exclusive episodes at - https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Support the Greens: watch and share our new MPs' first speeches next week (Penny: Monday, Max & David: Tuesday, Barbara: Wednesday https://www.facebook.com/AustralianGreens/events)  Read Pedestrian (especially the political stuff): https://www.pedestrian.tv/ Follow Jim @thejimmalo on Twitter “Don't blame Pacific Island cultures for queer fear. Blame colonisation” - Jioji Ravulo in the Sydney Morning Herald  https://www.smh.com.au/sport/don-t-blame-pacific-island-cultures-for-queer-fear-blame-colonisation-20220727-p5b50c.html  The “Susanne Lister” essay Emerald mentioned is actually Susanne Luhmann's chapter “Constructing Gender, Regulating Sexuality” In Feminist Issues: Race, Class and Sexuality (2017) - from pages 139-142. It's here if any nerds want to read it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RJUlNObQqzOAk6H1QtDCzsTL4m-Pu08o/view?usp=sharing  Support LGBTQ+ people: Donate to Black Rainbow, Australia's leading Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people: https://giveeasy.org/charity/appeal/black-rainbow/default  Donate to Switchboard, which provides peer-driven support services for LGBTIQA+ people, their families, allies and communities: https://www.givenow.com.au/switchedonforswitchboard  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Griffith in Asia
What Is The Future And Power Of Trading In The Pacific?

Griffith in Asia

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 112:50


From agriculture to art, tourism to textiles, the Pacific Islands export sector has a rich history and exciting future. Drawing on new data from the Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia's 2022 Pacific Islands Export Survey, our panel of experts discuss the nuances of taking Pacific products and services global, and the huge impacts strong trade relationships can make. Speakers include: Caleb Jarvis, Allison Haworth West, Phoebe (Fipe) Preuss, Zane Yoshida and Tess Newton Cain (Moderator)

Outside Centre: Rugby's new territories
Ep 14: Hong Kong - the host with the most!

Outside Centre: Rugby's new territories

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 45:32


This week we venture to Hong Kong, catching up with Sports Editor of the South China Morning Post, Josh Ball, in the wake of their RWC 2023 qualifying defeat to Tonga which sent the Pacific Island nation through to the final tournament in France. Luckily Hong Kong have another chance to qualify, but we don't waste the chance to hear about the toll of COVID on professional sport on the island, learn more about what makes the famed HK 7s event tick and get the full picture on the rather impressive grassroots rugby structure they have in place. Key Segments: [3:00] Professional & semi-pro sporting landscape in Hong Kong [5:15] The famed Hong Kong 7s [12:30] COVID-19 and the full magnitude of it's impact on sport on the island, and the full grassroots structure of rugby in Hong Kong, as well as the big clubs and the standard of facilities [22:15] Women's rugby in Hong Kong [24:00] Hong Kong's qualification campaign for RWC 2023, including the narrow defeat of South Korea and the competitive effort against Tonga last weekend [35:30] Looking ahead to the final repechage competition, and Josh's thoughts on global game development   Follow us on Twitter: @OutsideCTRpod Follow us on Instagram: @outsidectrpodcast Connect with us on LinkedIn: “Outside Centre: Rugby's new territories” Email: outsidecentrepod@outlook.com

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Greg Hamilton: Travel Agents Association President says Air New Zealand's commission slashing is poorly timed

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 4:38


Travel agents are frustrated Air New Zealand is slashing commissions. The airline has cut longstanding three percent short-haul commissions for travel to Australia and the Pacific Islands. It's also reduced long-haul commissions from five percent to one. Travel Agents Association President Greg Hamilton told Heather du Plessis Allan the timing isn't good after the pandemic. He says agents are working very hard supporting the airline and they should reconsider the timing. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Interpreting India
Vijay Gokhale on China and the Indo-Pacific

Interpreting India

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 40:00


Over the last few months, the Indo-Pacific has seen a flurry of activity. China launched the Global Security Initiative and its foreign minister Wang Yi embarked on a tour of the Pacific Islands. More significantly, Beijing inked a security agreement with the Solomon Islands that sent shockwaves across the region. Around the same time, the Quad held its second in-person summit in Tokyo, and the United States ushered in a series of regional partnerships including the Indo-Pacific Economic Forum and I2U2. All the while, the war in Ukraine has continued to cast its shadow on the region.In this episode of Interpreting India, Vijay Gokhale joins Srinath Raghavan to discuss the recent developments in the Indo-Pacific. What is the significance of China's actions, and how are they being perceived by other countries in the region? What are the implications of the growing U.S.-China competition in the Indo-Pacific? And finally, how are India-China relations being impacted by a deepening partnership between Russia and China? Episode ContributorsVijay Gokhale is a non-resident senior fellow at Carnegie India. He retired from the Indian Foreign Service in January 2020 after a diplomatic career that spanned thirty-nine years. He has served as both the foreign secretary of India (from January 2018 to January 2020) and as India's ambassador to China (from January 2016 to October 2017). He has worked extensively on matters relating to the Indo-Pacific region with a special emphasis on Chinese politics and diplomacy. He is the author of Tiananmen Square: The Making of a Protest and The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India.Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India's foreign and security policies.--

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Saving the seas from exploitation: Lelei LeLaulu

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 25:53


Granting personhood to oceans via a universal declaration of rights for oceans is seen by some as the only hope of saving them from further exploitation. Washington DC based expat Lelei LeLaulu, was born in Samoa, grew up in Auckland, and is a graduate of Auckland University, and is one of the key people involved in the initiative. He's also an advisor for the Global Ocean Energy alliance that's trying to help the Pacific Islands to wean themselves off the crippling cost of importing oil by generating energy from the oceans is the goal of a new alliance. The alliance was been launched last month in Lisbon by Small Island Developing States or SIDS heads of government, NGOs and corporates. Lelei LeLaulu is interested in the convergence of climate change, oceans, renewable energy, food security and sustainable tourism. Mr LeLaulu tells Kathryn as well as working on the new alliance, he's helping to set up a movement to transform the tourism sector into an humanitarian facility.

KQED's The California Report
New Report Documents Harassment and Discrimination in Asian American and Pacific Island Communities

KQED's The California Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 13:33


Health Officials Expand Access for Monkeypox Vaccine In Los Angeles, some high-risk people can now sign up for shots to combat Monkeypox online. Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC California Trees Dying at An Alarming Rate The loss of California trees is posing a direct threat to one of the state's climate solutions. Reporter: Megan Jamerson, KCRW The Aftermath of the Creek Fire As we warily prepare for what might be another devastating wildfire season in California, many communities are dealing with the aftermath of past blazes. It's been almost two years since the state's massive Creek Fire destroyed nearly half of the homes in one tight-knit mountain community in Fresno County. Alice Daniel, KVPR New Report Documents Harassment and Discrimination in Asian American and Pacific Island Communities More than 11,000 incidents of harassment, discrimination, and hate crimes against members of the nation's Asian American and Pacific Islander communities were reported in the last two years. That's according to a new report out by a California- based research and advocacy group. Nina Thorsen, KQED House Speaker Nanci Pelosi Urges Feds to Step Up Response to Monkeypox In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Beccera, Pelosi said the slow federal response to monkeypox is leaving health care providers with massive waitlists and telephone hotlines overrun by desperate callers. Scott Shafer, KQED Apple Is Abusing Its Market Power with Apple Pay, Lawsuit Says This lawsuit accuses Apple of ensuring its devices exclusively use its mobile wallet to make contactless payments. That's a monopoly, the complaint says, allowing Apple to charge card issuers for a service they get free on Android devices. Rachael Myrow, KQED Community College Students Continue to Wait for Promised Free Textbooks State lawmakers announced last year that they were carving out money to provide relief, community college students are still waiting to receive promised free textbooks. But a bureaucratic logjam is holding up the state funding. Danielle Chiriguayo, KCRW    

The John Batchelor Show
2/2: #Oceania: Intrigue in the Pacific Island Forum is separate from the intrigue in the Pacific Island community; & What is to be done? Cleo Paskal, FDD

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 5:49


Photo: 2/2: #Oceania:  Intrigue in the Pacific Island Forum is separate from the intrigue in the Pacific Island community; & What is to be done? Cleo Paskal, FDD https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/rodeo-pacific-islands-forum-meeting

The John Batchelor Show
1/2: #Oceania: Intrigue in the Pacific Island Forum is separate from the intrigue in the Pacific Island community; & What is to be done? Cleo Paskal, FDD

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 14:51


Photo: 1/2: #Oceania:  Intrigue in the Pacific Island Forum is separate from the intrigue in the Pacific Island community; & What is to be done? Cleo Paskal, FDD https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/rodeo-pacific-islands-forum-meeting

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Pacific Island's forum: China, the Pacific, and the United States

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 7:17


A surprise intervention by US Vice-President Kamala Harris, the China-Solomon Island's security pact, and the Sri Lanka President fleeing to Singapore. Asian business correspondent Peter Lewis joined Andrew Dickens to discuss the Pacific Island's forum and other business news. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Public Health Review Morning Edition
219: New Opioid Use Disorder Infographics

Public Health Review Morning Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 4:26


Sanaa Akbarali, ASTHO's Senior Director for Maternal and Infant Health, discusses strategies to improve care for pregnant and postpartum people with opioid use disorder; ASTHO produces a special supplement for the American Journal of Public Health on equitable and accessible contraception access; ASTHO's Health Equity Summit 2022 is less than two weeks away; and Gaafar Uherbelau, Palau's Minister of Health, joins his colleagues in the Pacific Islands to strategize on health equity and human rights issues. ASTHO Webpage: Supporting Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder: An Infographic Series ASTHO News Release: Equitable and Accessible Contraception Access Highlighted in Special Issue of AJPH Sponsored by ASTHO ASTHO Health Equity Summit Registration

RNZ: Checkpoint
Latest details from Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 3:11


To Fiji, where the Prime Minister's been locked away in talks with leaders of the Pacific Islands today in Suva. A critical document on how the Pacific nation will navigate climate change has emerged from it. RNZ political reporter Anneke Smith is live in Suva.  

As It Is - Voice of America
US Promises Increased Aid to Pacific Island Nations - July 13, 2022

As It Is - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 5:50


Pacific Beat
On the last day of the Pacific Island's Forum FMS President hopes for healing with Kiribati

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 51:24


The President of the Federated States of Micronesia, David Panuelo, speaks about the Suva Agreement, why he believes Kiribati can come back to the Pacific Islands Forum, and China's rising influence in the region.

World Today
What's behind US re-engagement with Pacific Islands?

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 50:40


The US reveals new strategy to prioritize the Pacific Islands in its foreign policy. What's behind this move? (00:40) Euro hits US dollar parity for first time in 20 years. Why it matters? (16:20) China's foreign trade recovery continued in the first half of this year. (23:52) Interview with Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin Haque (33:05) John Bolton says he helped plan foreign coups. (43:07)

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Suva, Fiji, to attend the Pacific Island Forum leaders' meeting - Στα Φίτζι ο Αυστραλός πρωθυπουργός, με το βλέμμα στην Κίνα

SBS Greek - SBS Ελληνικά

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 4:41


'I want them to be citizens': Anthony Albanese backs permanent migration pathways for temporary workers.  - Ο ομοσπονδιακός πρωθυπουργός Άνθονι Αλμπανίζι βρίσκεται ήδη στη πρωτεύουσα Σούβα των Νήσων Φίτζι για την Σύνοδο των χωρών του Ειρηνικού. Ο κ. Αλπμανίζι αναφέρθηκε, μεταξύ άλλων, στις προτεραιότητες της κυβέρνησής του στην περιοχή. Την ίδια στιγμή, οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες ανακοίνωσαν οικονομική βοήθεια προς τα νησιωτικά έθνη του Ειρηνικού. 

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Lice Movono: Journalist as more leaders pull out of Pacific Islands Forum summit

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 4:32


By RNZThe number of leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) summit has dropped further, with both the President of the Marshall Islands and the Cook Islands prime minister pulling out.It was revealed at the weekend that the Kiribati president Taneti Maamau was not attending the gathering, and his nation had formally withdrawn from the Forum.Nauru's Lionel Aingimea was also understood to not be attending, ostensibly because of the soaring levels of Covid-19 in his country.Now, Cook Islands prime minister Mark Brown has also pulled out, and said he wants to focus on the election, which is to be held in three weeks.And Marshall Islands president David Kabua has said he would have attended the summit, but was not able to because of a legislatively-binding action to terminate the country's membership in the forum.That legislation had resulted from the five Micronesian leaders threatening to pull out 18 months ago over the failure of their nominee to be given the secretary generalship.A forum committee announced last month that a remedy had been found for this rift and that it would be voted on at this week's meetingKabua announced that the Marshall Islands are no longer members of the forum, and haven't been so since March of this year.The five Micronesian states which raised concerns at the appointment of Cook Islands politician Henry Puna as secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum were the Marshalls, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia.Reactions to the withdrawal of Kiribati from the Pacific Islands ForumFederated States of Micronesia president David Panuelo said he was surprised and saddened by Kiribati's surprise decision to withdraw from PIF.He reiterated his country's commitment to their membership in the regional forum."It's a bit surprising, because we believe that the Suva agreement - when we came last month and met with the forum chair, was a big achievement ... I did say that the cloud has lifted from the Pacific because of that achievement. We did achieve the reforms that Micronesian subregion was asking [for]."China has denied claims it was behind Kiribati's withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum.Asked about such claims at a media briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that they were groundless.Wang said China does not interfere in the internal affairs of Pacific Islands countries and hopes to see greater solidarity and closer cooperation among the nations for common development.European Union ambassador to the Pacific Sujiro Seam said the withdrawal of Kiribati on the eve of the summit was sad news for the region.He said the EU had first-hand experience of the difficulties associated with the exit of one of its members, and was urging forum leaders to address the situation.The EU had always considered the Pacific Islands Forum as the premier political organisation for the region, Seam said.And the EU remained committed to strengthening its dialogue with the Pacific and supporting all efforts to maintain a united, balanced and inclusive Pacific Islands Forum.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Dateline Pacific
First election results announced in PNG

RNZ: Dateline Pacific

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 6:28


Election results for some electorates in Papua New Guinea are starting to trickle in even as polling is only just getting underway in the massive Pacific Island country with its population of almost nine million people. The very first election result to be confirmed came on Monday amid what has been a chaotic election period so far with at least two more weeks of polling and counting to come.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
The Huddle: Golden Mile, Pacific Island Forum, Nurse practitioners

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 8:28


Consultation has opened on Wellington's Golden Mile.It goes all the way down from Lambton Quay from Parliament, up Willis Street heading south, over into Manners Street and then into Courtenay Place, where they're talking about only allowing pedestrians and buses to use it.This year's Pacific Island Forum is already in disarray.Kiribati has left the forum over a leadership dispute with forum Secretary General Henry Puna, whose appointment was seen as a snub over their own candidate.The College of Nurses wants to campaign for doubling the number of practitioning nurses.The Ministry of Health turned down their proposed model, but eventually, Health NZ agreed to meet.Simon Wilson and Phil O'Reilly joined Andrew Dickens on The HuddleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SBS Nepali - एसबीएस नेपाली पोडकाष्ट
SBS Nepali Australia News: Monday11 July 2022 - एसबीएस नेपाली अस्ट्रेलिया समाचार: सोमबार ११ जुलाई २०२२

SBS Nepali - एसबीएस नेपाली पोडकाष्ट

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 7:40


Listen to the latest news headlines from Australia in Nepali. In this bulletin: Australia's delegation on their way to Fiji for the Pacific Islands forum, with China's influence already dominating headlines. Queensland authorities prepared for a COVID outbreak on a cruise ship docked in Brisbane. And in tennis, Nick Kyrgios says his temper is not what cost him the Wimbledon men's singles crown. - प्यासिफिक आइल्याण्ड राष्ट्रहरूसँगको भेटका लागी अस्ट्रेलियाली प्रतिनिधिमण्डल फिजी प्रस्थान लगायत पछिल्लो एसबीएस अस्ट्रेलियाली समाचार सुन्नुहोस्। 

RNZ: Morning Report
Pacific Island Forum to formally open with Kiribati absent

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 3:11


The 51st Pacific Island Forum will formally open this afternooon with Kiribati notably absent after withdrawing over the dispute about Micronesia's role. The "no- show" has dashed the Forum's chances of coming up with a united strategy to tackle climate change which is top of the agenda for these talks. Political reporter Anneke Smith spoke to Susie Ferguson from Suva.

SBS News Updates
PM bulletin 11 July 2022

SBS News Updates

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 6:01


Australia's delegation on their way to Fiji for the Pacific Islands forum, with China's influence already dominating headlines, Queensland authorities prepared for a COVID outbreak on a cruise ship docked in Brisbane, Nick Kyrgios says his temper is not what cost him the Wimbledon men's singles crown.

Please Explain
Refugees in Nauru say they are struggling to access food, water, medicine

Please Explain

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 13:06


Almost forty per cent of the population of Nauru is currently infected with COVID-19, and with prices of food and water soaring, refugees still detained on the tiny Pacific Island nation say they are struggling to access food, water and medicines. More than 100 refugees are trapped on the island after more than nine years of detention, and the surge in coronavirus cases combined with difficulties accessing essentials has prompted the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to issue an urgent plea to the government to evacuate the refugees to Australia. Prices for fresh food has skyrocketed and bottled water on the island, which doesn't have a piped fresh water distribution system, is double the price in Australia in some places. Today on Please Explain, senior writer Bianca Hall joins Nathanael Cooper to discuss the dire situation on Nauru. Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Please Explain
Refugees in Nauru say they are struggling to access food, water, medicine

Please Explain

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 13:06


Almost forty per cent of the population of Nauru is currently infected with COVID-19, and with prices of food and water soaring, refugees still detained on the tiny Pacific Island nation say they are struggling to access food, water and medicines. More than 100 refugees are trapped on the island after more than nine years of detention, and the surge in coronavirus cases combined with difficulties accessing essentials has prompted the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to issue an urgent plea to the government to evacuate the refugees to Australia. Prices for fresh food has skyrocketed and bottled water on the island, which doesn't have a piped fresh water distribution system, is double the price in Australia in some places. Today on Please Explain, senior writer Bianca Hall joins Nathanael Cooper to discuss the dire situation on Nauru.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Squiz Shortcuts
Your shortcut to... Australia and our Pacific family

Squiz Shortcuts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 13:45


Australia and the Pacific Islands used to go together like cossies and sunscreen, but things have become more complicated and the relationship has been strained in recent times. So before PM Anthony Albanese and other Pacific Islands Forum leaders gather in Fiji to talk, we're going to go through our connection to the region, Australia's role in supporting Pacific Island nations, and the challenges and opportunities ahead.Recommendations:Larissa: Our Shortcuts episode on the Solomon Islands and ChinaClaire: Fiji's Prime Minister on the Paris Climate Agreement, from Fiji's perspective.

2 Brownish Girls
Bonus - Motu of Western Sydney with Moemōana Schwenke and Taofia Pelesasa

2 Brownish Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 90:51


Trigger Warning: Mentions of Youth Suicide and Gang Violence CORRECTION: I mentioned Nick Kyrgios being of Greek and Indonesian descent however he is of Greek and Malaysian descent, my apologies! Welcome to a bonus episode of 2 Brownish Girls where we have a great talanoa with Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts' Moemōana Schwenke and Pelesasa Pictures' Taofia Pelesasa about 'Motu of Western Sydney' and their dedication and determination in keeping Pacific Islander storytelling alive with their creative endeavours and the importance of resilience and staying true to yourself.  ‘Motu of Western Sydney' is produced by Maryjane and Fred Schwenke of Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts and directed and written by Moemōana Schwenke and Taofia Pelesasa. This production was created thanks to a partnership between Sydney's premiere Pacific Islands cultural centre, Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts and Pelesasa Pictures. The production is described as ‘A communal voice of the Pacific Islands communities of Australia, showcasing theatre, dance, music and other creative arts - all streamed through the eyes of Pasifika-Western Sydney. The production will encompass all the beautiful things about our communities, whilst still having the ability to hold a mirror up to ourselves and the wider Australian communities and our calls for change.' Motu of Western Sydney will be at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith in the evening on Friday 15th July and Saturday 16th of July 2022. There will be a special matinee performance for youth on the morning of Saturday 16th July 2022. Tickets available here at The Joan's website. Want to support 2 Brownish Girls? Join our Patreon - www.patreon.com/2brownishgirls and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.

China in the World
The Strategic Importance of the Indo-Pacific

China in the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 31:33


The Strategic Importance of the Indo-PacificSpanning from East Africa to the West Coast of the United States, the Indo-Pacific is a large and complex region encompassing two oceans and countless islands and maritime powers. In this episode of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle speaks with Darshana Baruah about maritime security in Asia as well as recent developments in the Indo-Pacific. Having both recently participated in the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Paul and Darshana discuss key takeaways from Asia's premier security summit. Darshana also shares her perspectives on shifting geopolitical dynamics in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Islands as well as new trends in India's foreign policy.Darshana M. Baruah is a fellow with the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she leads the Indian Ocean Initiative. Her primary research focuses on maritime security in Asia and the role of the Indian Navy in a new security architecture. Darshana's research on the Indian Ocean can be found here: https://carnegieendowment.org/publications/interactive/indian-ocean-map.

Grantseeker Coffee Talks
Shifting Traditional Power Dynamics: Flexible, Direct Grants to Local Leaders

Grantseeker Coffee Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 32:49 Very Popular


Move92 is a nonprofit organization that partners with and empowers local leaders to solve problems in their communities through simple yet revolutionary tactics; direct unrestricted grants. Geneva Pritchard , Executive Director | https://move92.org/ (Move92) Geneva has nearly 20 years of experience working in international development. Her varied experience includes involvement in water and sanitation programs with CARE International in Nicaragua, drug-resistant malaria among migrant communities, vocational incentive projects for people living with HIV and innovative education systems for mobile populations on the Thailand/Myanmar border, and diabetic retinopathy among marginalized populations with The Fred Hollows Foundation in Nepal and the Pacific Islands. Geneva holds a degree in International Studies from Seattle University and a Masters in Public Health from Thammasat University located in Bangkok. Geneva has a wealth of experience working for large NGOs and grassroots organizations. Relationship building has, and always will be, at the center of how Geneva operates. All of the streams of Geneva's experience have perfectly converged into her current work with Move92. As a philanthropy advisor, Geneva now gets to put relationship building at the forefront of her work, with the aim of curating relationships between openhearted philanthropists and dynamic local leaders in all corners of the world. Links: Geneva Pritchard Email: geneva@move92.org Website: move92.org  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/move.92 (@move.92) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Movethe92/ (Move92) Want to see additional resources? Visit https://resources.foundant.com/ (resources.foundant.com) Connect with other members of the philanthropic community at https://community.foundant.com/ (Community.foundant.com)

Pacific Beat
Researchers find 'patchwork' security arrangements in Pacific region

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 6:19


From climate change to geopolitical power moves, Pacific Island nations face no shortage of security challenges which their leaders are expected to tackle at the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum meeting.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
Marine Conservation needs to focus on empowering and including coastal communities to achieve success

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 13:38


When I grew up, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I had this dream that I would work in a small Pacific Islands doing marine science and conservation, but that was probably a form of parachute science and that can hurt marine conservation outcomes. Parachute science happens more often than you think and there is now a call to build in more equity in marine conservation by including local communities in the conservation plans of THEIR coastline.   In this episode of the Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to cover why diversity, equity and inclusion are the primary focus of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon.   Link to article: https://bit.ly/3OP1JFo   Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers members group: https://bit.ly/38ak7Z8   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc 

Sounds Strategic
IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2022: Reflections (part two)

Sounds Strategic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 30:41


The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue was back with a bang earlier this month and underlined the prime importance of in-person defence diplomacy. In the second part of our reflections, guest host James Crabtree is joined by IISS colleagues Dr Lynn Kuok, Dr Euan Graham and Aaron Connelly to discuss Asia's premium defence summit and what stood out for them. Topics include: First plenary speech by Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense, US US-China relations and Taiwan Australia, Pacific Islands and AUKUS European contribution to the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue with France and the Netherlands Southeast Asia and the armed conflict in Myanmar Guest host: James Crabtree | @jamescrabtree | James Crabtree (iiss.org) Speakers: Dr Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security Editor, Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment | @LynnKuok | Lynn Kuok (iiss.org) Dr Euan Graham, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security | @graham_euan | Dr Euan Graham (iiss.org) Aaron Connelly, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asian Politics and Foreign Policy | @ConnellyAL | Aaron Connelly (iiss.org) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

BFM :: General
Asean the Centre of Australia's Foreign Policy

BFM :: General

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 18:56


A whirlwind tour of Asia and the Pacific Islands is indicative of the shift in Australia's foreign policy after the election of the new labour government. But what is the key agenda and is the priority to counter China's growing dominance in the region. We speak to Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs to find out whilst delving into the role of strategic partnerships like the Quad.

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille
Asean the Centre of Australia's Foreign Policy

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 18:56


A whirlwind tour of Asia and the Pacific Islands is indicative of the shift in Australia's foreign policy after the election of the new labour government. But what is the key agenda and is the priority to counter China's growing dominance in the region. We speak to Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs to find out whilst delving into the role of strategic partnerships like the Quad.

Pacific Beat
Visa delays could be causing frustration among Pacific seasonal workers

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 6:00


One of Australia's biggest Agricultural employers of Pacific Island workers reports growing pains within the revamped Labour Mobility Scheme.

The Official Do Good Better Podcast
Quiet The Noise And Focus With Bessi Graham | The Official Do Good Better Podcast #211

The Official Do Good Better Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 51:38


Today's 5-Star Guest is "hub of inspiration" Bessi Graham.  Bessi Graham is an award-winning entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to bring “doing good” and “making money” back together. From the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners in the Pacific Islands to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Bessi has seen it all and brings an unparalleled perspective on what makes change happen.Working with people who have “made it” but haven't found fulfillment, she helps them put their Time, Talent and Treasure to work in ways that align with their values and allow them to create a legacy they can be proud of. Bessi teaches people to quiet the noise of the demands and opinions of others and hear their own voice more clearly so they can contribute from a place of authenticity. She removes the frustration and pressure that comes from living someone else's idea of success and replaces it with a sense of flow and fulfillment that can only come when you tap into the fullness of who you are and who you are becoming.Website: www.bessigraham.comPodcast:Both/And with Bessi Graham:  https://link.chtbl.com/BothAndwithBessiGrahamSupport This Podcast! Make a quick and easy donation here:https://www.patreon.com/dogoodbetterSpecial THANK YOU to our sponsors:Donor Dock - The best CRM system for your small to medium sized nonprofit, hands down! Visit www.DonorDock.com and use the Promo Code DOGOODBETTER for a FREE month!One Cause - The most intuitive event and online fundraising software available! Visit www.OneCause.com to help make your busy event-planning life less stressful and more successful!Brady Martz - The Nonprofit Audit Specialists! Visit www.BradyMartz.com to connect with folks to make your fiscal life a heckuvalot easier!iTunes: https://apple.co/3a3XenfSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2PlqRXsYouTube: https://bit.ly/3kaWYanTunein: http://tun.in/pjIVtStitcher: https://bit.ly/3i8jfDRFollow On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoodBetterPodcast/Follow On Twitter: @consulting_do #fundraising #fundraiser #charity #nonprofit #donate#dogood #dogoodBETTER #fargo #fundraisingdadAbout Host Patrick Kirby:Email: Patrick@dogoodbetterconsulting.comLinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fundraisingdad/Want more great advice? Buy Patrick's book! Now also available as an e-book!Fundraise Awesomer! A Practical Guide to Staying Sane While Doing GoodAvailable through Amazon Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1072070359

Pacific Beat
Australian minister announces defence school to train Pacific Island militaries

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 46:37


Australia's message to Pacific Island nations is that it is here to listen. In an address at the Pacific Update, Minister for the Pacific Pat Conroy outlines a broad approach for a stable and resilient region. Also, 140 women gear up to run as candidates in the PNG election this weekend.

Pacific Beat
China pushes for contentious Pacific Island Forum sideline meeting

Pacific Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:28


The ABC has been told that China is pushing for a virtual meeting between Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Pacific counterparts at the Pacific Island Forum on 14 July. The timing is deeply contentious, because Pacific Presidents and Prime Ministers are due to hold their final retreat at the end of the PIF meeting in Suva on the same day.

RNZ: Morning Report
Quarantine-free travel to Niue begins today

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 4:21


Niue is the latest Pacific Island to open to New Zealand. It is one of the few countries that has not experienced community transmission, with just a handful of cases recorded at the border. Fully vaccinated passengers will be allowed to enter without isolation from today. Passengers on the first flight are currently checking in. RNZ Pacific Reporter Lydia Lewis spoke to Corin Dann from Auckland Airport's international terminal.

Between The Lines - ABC RN
Jan 6th attack testimony. Commonwealth heads meet in Rwanda. The view from the Pacific.

Between The Lines - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 54:06


Olivier Knox discusses the mostly Republican witness testimony on the January 6th attack on the US Capitol building. Cindy McCreery looks at CHOGM — the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda and the organisation's purpose, place and priorities. Steve Ratuva explains why Australia, and other big powers, are guilty of overlooking and under estimating Pacific Island nation's agency, ability and autonomy.

Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery Podcast
Conversational Witchcraft - Kate Osborne

Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 80:57


Kate Osborne is a writer, editor, publisher and digital artist who founded Solarus Ltd, the UK's leading independent producer of oracle card sets. Her passion for writing, sacred knowledge and using this to connect with others started early in life, discovering diverse cultures through extensive travel and immigration across continents and fulfilling various counselling and mentoring roles. By the time she was in her twenties, she had already visited Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Africa and America, acquiring knowledge, experience and a thirst for self-exploration, including ancient cultures and myths. Kate's early working life was steered by the sudden loss of her first husband and saw her immerse herself in various industries, including real estate, local government, the chemical industry, and radio advertising. But the pull of the written word and her need to discover and share teachings from across the globe drew her to publishing. During her time as editor of Kindred Spirit magazine, she met the people who would later become mentors, friends and clients. Today, Kate is delighted to present The Goddess Resolution as her first self-help offering. Kate now lives with her husband and their two teenage children in South Devon, UK, in the market town of Newton Abbot, where she feels most at home nestled between the stunning moors in one direction and the deep blue sea in the other. *Podcast Recipes Can Be Found Here* SPONSORS Sam Belyea Sam Belyea is an Astrologer and Bodywork practitioner located in Tampa, Florida with extensive experience writing, teaching and speaking on holistic topics. Known for his daily horoscopes and instructional videos, Sam's work aims to encourage partnership with the natural forces of our world. Having backgrounds in clinical herbalism, yoga, physical therapy, medical astrology, and energy work makes Sam's classes and sessions well rounded, while his analogies and to-the-point teaching style both entertain and inspire. https://sambelyea.com/ Kate Osborne THE GODDESS RESOLUTION: RESTORING HARMONY AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING THROUGH SPIRITUAL CONNECTION Connect with the Power of Goddesses from Around the World This inspiring book introduces you to Eingana, Lilith, Pandora, Sedna, Hekate, Oya, and nearly a dozen other incredible goddesses whose stories will empower you in a myriad of ways. Each deity's tale contains a unique energy, encouraging you to navigate the path of self-discovery, develop your personal power, and find emotional wellbeing. Kate Osborne shares affirmations, meditations, ceremonies, mirror and labyrinth work, and more—all of it designed to help you engage with the goddesses' mythology. Free yourself from emotional bondage with the story of Hine-nui-te-p?, seek redemption with Skadi's tale, and nurture your creations with Gaia. You'll also use rituals, mantras, and exercises to heal and express yourself. Whenever life throws a curveball, these goddesses' stories will uplift and strengthen you. www.solarusltd.com https://www.facebook.com/Solarus-Ltd-370412643090335

Money Circle
How You Can Identify Your Own Idea Of Success And Avoid Comparing Yourself To Others

Money Circle

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 33:23


Related Links:Benefit CapitalJoin Bessi's Facebook GroupConnect with Bessi on LinkedInFollow Bessi on Instagram--Bessi Graham is an award-winning entrepreneur with over 20 years experience working with business owners, governments, and large funding bodies to bring “doing good” and “making money” back together. From the grassroots of sitting in the dirt working with business owners in the Pacific Islands to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Bessi has seen it all and brings an unparalleled perspective on what makes change happen.Working with people who have “made it” but haven't found fulfillment, she helps them put their Time, Talent and Treasure to work in ways that align with their values and allow them to create a legacy they can be proud of. Bessi teaches people to quiet the noise of the demands and opinions of others and hear their own voice more clearly so they can contribute from a place of authenticity. She removes the frustration and pressure that comes from living someone else's idea of success and replaces it with a sense of flow and fulfillment that can only come when you tap into the fullness of who you are and who you are becoming.--To learn more about Maggie and her coaching and speaking services, visit www.maggiegermano.com.The theme music is called Escaping Light by Aaron Sprinkle. The podcast artwork design is by Maggie's dear husband, Dan Rader.

RNZ: Saturday Morning
Dr Anna Powles: what is the ‘Pacific family'?

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 22:02


The phrase 'Pacific family' seems to be gathering steam of late. Earlier this week, visiting Australian foreign minister Penny Wong said Pacific security should be provided by the Pacific family, in the wake of China looking to sign sweeping trade and security agreements with 10 countries across the region.  Dr Anna Powles is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University. Her research focuses on geopolitics, security and conflict in the Pacific Islands region.

Micronesian Podcast with Patrick Pedrus
What does China want in the Pacific Islands?

Micronesian Podcast with Patrick Pedrus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 4:23


China is making a lot of moves in the Pacific Islands. In recent weeks, the news outlets in the Pacific and the west have reported on Chinese missions to the Pacific Islands. Recently, a question was asked on Quora about this subject, and this is my reply.

The Aerospace Advantage
Episode 80 - Congress, Ukraine, and China: The Rendezvous

The Aerospace Advantage

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 45:27 Very Popular


Episode 80 – Congress, Ukraine, and China: The Rendezvous Episode Summary: In Episode 80 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Congress, Ukraine, and China: The Rendezvous, The Mitchell Institute team of Lt General Deptula, Doug Birkey, and Daniel Rice, gather to discuss air and space topics that you've seen in the national security headlines. This week's episode focuses on the defense bills moving through the House and Senate, with predictions regarding what Air Force priorities will win and lose. We also discuss the latest events that are occurring in Ukraine and the risks involved with providing too little support at a time when Russia is still making progress and the coalition backing Ukraine faces pressure. Finally, the conversation wraps up by looking at a number of meetings Chinese leaders have been holding with Pacific Island nations as they seek economic and military agreements. Credits: Host: Lt Col (Ret.) John “Slick” Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Producer: Daniel C. Rice Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey Guest: Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, Dean, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Guest: Douglas Birkey, Executive Director, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Guest: Daniel Rice, Research Analyst, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Links: Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/3GbA5Of Website: https://mitchellaerospacepower.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MitchellStudies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mitchell.Institute.Aerospace LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nzBisb Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themitchellinstituteforaero/?hl=en #MitchellStudies #AerospaceAdvantage #Rendezvous #China #Ukraine #NDAA Thank you for your continued support!

Net Assessment
Musings on Competition in the Pacific

Net Assessment

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 63:57


On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the crew discussed the Pacific Islands. Beijing has sought, but thus far failed, to strike a deal with 10 of the islands. Meanwhile, U.S. leaders are promising to devote more time and attention to the region. What is at stake? Can U.S. leaders deliver on their promises to the region? Chris also calls out U.S. political leaders for lack of action to protect the American people against gun violence, Melanie recognizes Queen Elizabeth for her many decades of leadership, and Zack hopes for good news on COVID-19 vaccinations for kids under five. This episode's reading can be found here: https://warontherocks.com/2022/06/musings-on-competition-in-the-pacific