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Author: Josie Moyer

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Welcome to the Latitude13 Happy Hour, a podcast that celebrates everyday people and the stories that make us human. Produced in Guam and hosted by Josie Moyer.
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Physicist and NASA Engineer Leo Cheng shares how his interest in stars led to his career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He also talks about industries Guam can develop for increased sustainability, what the island should be doing in the face of climate change, and answers questions submitted by listeners.This episode is supported by Delmonico Kitchen and Bar.
Robert and Vanessa Fejeran share the story of how their quest to expand their family through international adoption led them to becoming foster parents, and give listeners a candid perspective on their fostering experience.This episode is supported by Rotten Apple Restaurant. 
9. Biba Mes Chamoru

9. Biba Mes Chamoru

2019-03-2501:53:33

Author, professor, and filmmaker Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua opens up about growing up in Swaziland and California, why Guam is the hardest place to learn the CHamoru language, and which political status most of us should be open to (Spoiler: It’s not independence). We also play a round of Would You Rather and find out if he’d rather fight one carabao-sized ayuyu (coconut crab) or a hundred ayuyu-sized carabao. This episode is supported by Delmonico Kitchen and Bar.
8. A Tale of Two Kidneys

8. A Tale of Two Kidneys

2019-01-0401:31:57

After a day at the pool with his family, David Flores thought fish food was stuck in his eye. It turned out to be a detached retina. Pre-op for eye surgery revealed other serious medical concerns that would spur David and his sweetheart Britney Lizama to consult with specialists at St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines. Their prognosis was grim: Both of David’s kidneys were failing and without a transplant he had six months to live. Luckily for David, a perfect match was closer than he could have imagined.This episode is supported by Rotten Apple. 
7. Men of Steel

7. Men of Steel

2018-11-1401:22:15

Sean Lizama is the son of Francisco “Cornbeef” Cruz Lizama, the only living Master Blacksmith in the region. Sean talks about his family’s efforts to preserve the traditional art by teaching students and training apprentices at Lizama’s Forge in the Chamorro Village. He also talks about the traditional Chamorro tools, the days when a man needed a machete if he was thinking about marriage, and how Guam would be a better place if it brought some of its traditional values and culture back to the present day. This episode is supported by Delmonico Kitchen and Bar.
6. Good Times and Tan Lines

6. Good Times and Tan Lines

2018-11-0301:16:45

What do you do when you don’t want to pay $60 for a swimsuit top? You learn how to make your own. Meet Jessica Kim, the woman behind Halia & Jade, a brand of swimwear she makes from home in Merizo. Jessica talks about how she taught herself to sew (Spoiler: A lot of YouTube), the struggle of balancing a full-time job with business and raising three kids, and the joy of creating. I hope this inspires you to do the thing you’ve been wanting to do. This episode is supported by Rotten Apple Restaurant.
5. Special Ed

5. Special Ed

2018-09-1901:23:39

Eddie Chien opens up about the joy and hardship of being a cook and owning a restaurant, and how two failed restaurants shaped his character and outlook on the future. He also tells Josie why he doesn't think she would have liked him if they had met before he found out he had a brain tumor.
4. To Dee or Not to Dee

4. To Dee or Not to Dee

2018-08-2401:38:34

Dee Cruz opens up about her experience in the Marine Corps and the time suppressed her true self and got married. She also talks about being a pageant mom, why she scaled her social media network way down, and how the world would be a better place if people ditched labels and focused on being good humans. We also play a round of “When Do You Step In” and learn a little about her parenting style.
Hayato Atalig and Josie Moyer talk about leaving the stateside life behind and moving back home to Guam, and how being raised by a widowed Japanese mother affected Hayato's Chamorro-Japanese identity. Hayato also gives Josie a complete rundown on Tinder and they play a round of Swipe Left or Swipe Right on potential matches including a girl with a tattoo of the Guam Seal on her neck. Hayato also dishes life advice to listeners who sent in questions. Warning: This episode contains explicit (but funny) content.
Andy Wheeler and Josie Moyer talk about what it’s like being the new haole guy with no friends, how Guam became Andy’s forever home and the highs and challenges of his 20-year career in radio. Josie also surprises Andy with Yelp reviews that were written about him by his best pals and tests Andy's tolerance with a round of first-date deal breakers.
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