There's More to Islands ... OIA Conversations

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December 23, 2021 Tanya Joshua / Peterson Sam
There's More to Islands ... OIA Conversations
Pohnpei Public Radio keeps listeners in Pohnpei and overseas informed and entertained.
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In fiscal year 2021, the Pohnpei State Governor's office successfully applied for Technical Assistance Program funding from Interior's Office of Insular Affairs to help the Pohnpei Public Broadcasting Corporation and the V6AH radio station. Commissioner Peterson Sam shares how the radio station will be strengthened by that support, the programs it provides, and the public it serves in Pohnpei and overseas.

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welcome to oia conversations where we

 

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share information and learn more about

 

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people programs and issues that are

 

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relevant and relevant to our work and

 

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important to the united states

 

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territories and to the freely associated

 

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states i'm tanya joshua deputy director

 

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of technical assistance programs and

 

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communications lead in the office of

 

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insular affairs at the U.S. department of

 

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the interior today we are pleased to sit

 

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down with the commissioner of the Pohnpei

 

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public broadcasting corporation and v6ah

 

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radio our guest today Mr. peterson sam

 

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joins us from Pohnpei in the federated

 

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states of micronesia mr sam welcome

 

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and thank you very much for having me in

 

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this program

 

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before we

 

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go any further please allow me to

 

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express or say my

 

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Salutations in Pohnpeian

 

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Greetings given 

 

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essentially

 

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in

 

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foreign Pohnpeian

 

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language

 

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[Music]

 

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radio station received

 

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some technical assistance funds in

 

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fiscal year 2021

 

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and so we wanted to know more about your

 

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program at the radio station and the

 

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public that you serve

 

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hey

 

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tanya yes the

 

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station the v6ah radio station

 

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received

 

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generous funding from

 

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oia in the amount of 237 thousand

 

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and 444 dollars

 

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the Pohnpei public broadcasting

 

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corporation for

 

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ppbc with the call name v6ah was

 

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established by law enforcement state to

 

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operate and manage the state's only

 

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local radio station

 

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am registration

 

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so we in order to expand or improve our

 

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services

 

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we

 

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submitted with the assistance

 

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and

 

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support of the office of the governor we

 

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submitted

 

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an application or a proposal

 

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to

 

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buy or

 

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took to buy a low

 

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radio am transmitter

 

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and low radio elephant transmitter

 

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uh

 

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voice over internet protocol phone

 

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system

 

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and additional

 

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solar panels

 

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for our existing

 

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solar system

 

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and you mentioned the last piece was

 

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solar panels is how much of your

 

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operation

 

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depends on

 

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the solar panels versus

 

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uh power from the utilities

 

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well

 

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just the

 

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transmitter alone the am transmitter

 

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alone

 

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the capacity is 10 000 watts

 

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so

 

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uh adding all the other equipments and

 

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lightings and all that

 

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we're looking at between 10 and 20 20

 

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kilowatts

 

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that the station needs and with the

 

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solar system that we have now

 

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the capacity is at 10 000 watts

 

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but the big amount that it

 

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produces per day not

 

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the whole day but during the

 

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uh

 

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clear days

 

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uh it goes up to nine thousand nine nine

 

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kilowatts

 

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so that sounds

 

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yeah and

 

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it the system is connected to the

 

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puc grid

 

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so whatever the system produces

 

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that's the

 

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that considers as our main source of

 

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power

 

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so all the whatever is needed or the

 

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remaining

 

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that we need is being fitted

 

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feet

 

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from the puck grid

 

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so if the system is producing

 

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for example five kilowatts and we need

 

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10 kilowatts

 

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then 545 kilowatts is being feed from

 

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the pu secret

 

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and we'd like to yeah i would like to

 

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double that to reduce the amount that

 

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the amount the amount of electricity

 

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costs that were

 

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paying

 

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to

 

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provide these services

 

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yes thank you um and then maybe back to

 

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the your the transmitters so tell us a

 

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little bit i understand that the system

 

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is very old and it's been a long time

 

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uh your transmitters could you speak to

 

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that

 

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yes thank you uh the transmitter is i

 

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it's more than four years old but i'm

 

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not sure exactly how old it is but

 

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it is at the point

 

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where

 

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or

 

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in the condition where

 

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maintaining it is almost impossible

 

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it is up to absolute or it's so old now

 

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that they don't make the parts anymore

 

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so whatever parts that we have now

 

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that's it

 

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if

 

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we don't have any other parts to to

 

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replace

 

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with damaged ones then the station will

 

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be down

 

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at the moment

 

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we're operating the transmitter at 40

 

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percent

 

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of its capacity

 

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so does that mean you don't reach as far

 

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you're not reaching as far as you need

 

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to

 

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yes because of that

 

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a lot of places in

 

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materialism especially in material and

 

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in fiji

 

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the further away places

 

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are not receiving

 

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uh the transmit of the signals the radio

 

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signal or if they're if they do they're

 

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very

 

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very minimal or and not clear

 

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and so and so that means the outer

 

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islands as well now with the when you

 

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get your new equipment

 

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you'll be able to provide services to

 

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them as well to reach them

 

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at the moment i believe we were reaching

 

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them we haven't we're

 

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planning to

 

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send out somebody to a survey

 

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but i believe we're reaching the other

 

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islands or at least some of the other

 

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islands but with a new system uh

 

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definitely we will be reaching everyone

 

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on the main proper island program

 

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the other islands

 

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mr commissioner i did the math and the

 

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federated states of micronesia signed

 

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the first compact of free association in

 

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1986 that was 35 years ago

 

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35 or 37 years ago 35.

 

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so maybe the transmitters are from

 

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trust territory days

 

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i believe sure

 

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mr commissioner what sorts of programs

 

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does the radio station offer and provide

 

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to the public

 

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the station provides

 

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especially

 

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awareness programs

 

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health

 

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educational and environmental programs

 

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we also have programs

 

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being daily broadcasted from the office

 

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of the governor

 

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house of the president

 

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office of the legislators people is then

 

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legislative speaker

 

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speaker of the 10th legislator

 

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and

 

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a lot of other programs that we

 

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uh broadcast

 

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uh it's it

 

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it's worthwhile to mention that the

 

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ambassador

 

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u.s ambassador here

 

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ambassador

 

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carmen chi cantor

 

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has a

 

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new program that calls

 

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american way

 

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and that's being broadcasted

 

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twice a week

 

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on on friday

 

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fridays and on saturdays

 

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this

 

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she has more than 60 programs already

 

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oh that's impressive i uh i did an

 

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interview with her mr commissioner with

 

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the ambassador a similar conversation

 

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with her and she mentioned that she uh

 

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was an ambassador but she was also a dj

 

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working

 

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a radio

 

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program it's a very very nice program it

 

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covers a lot of issues and at the same

 

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time

 

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the program plays

 

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the

 

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american music that you know relates to

 

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those issues mr commissioner you

 

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mentioned that actually as we speak

 

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the governor's office is holding a

 

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hearing on minimum wage could you talk a

 

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little bit to us about that

 

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at the moment we have a live coverage

 

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event at the governor's office

 

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[Music]

 

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the event is

 

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regarding the minimum wage

 

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they're trying to

 

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increase the minimum wage

 

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and their

 

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[Music]

 

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direct received issue at the moment live

 

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in youtube

 

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in facebook on

 

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am radio station fm radio station and

 

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cable tv channel 22.

 

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if i'm very impressed that you are on

 

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social media youtube

 

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facebook and you have thousands of

 

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people in the thousands watch and listen

 

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to your programs uh i saw you had a

 

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christmas tree lighting ceremony a

 

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couple days ago

 

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the governor

 

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yes well uh with the assistance and

 

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support of the

 

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telecommunications corporation the msm

 

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telecommunications corporations we're

 

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able to

 

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provide all these services

 

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[Music]

 

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without

 

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the

 

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their support we

 

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cannot upload or stream live all these

 

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daily live

 

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live feeds and all the special live

 

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events like the ones that we did on

 

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friday which uh covered

 

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or broadcasted or

 

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streamed

 

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lighting of the christmas tree at the

 

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governor service

 

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i've also had the pleasure to watch

 

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several women's day programs they're

 

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very popular

 

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also yes thank you we also have uh

 

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women's programs that uh

 

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we also cover their live events and they

 

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also bring in their

 

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uh

 

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public awareness programs that we also

 

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broadcast

 

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it seems like the programs are very

 

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popular with pompeians who

 

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who live outside of bombay

 

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many of them seem to be dialing in and

 

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watching and listening to the radio

 

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station

 

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uh a lot of uh pompeians out there are

 

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also uh watching and we also noticed

 

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that we can

 

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see them uh in joining our live

 

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youtube

 

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feeds uh youtube live feeds and facebook

 

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live feeds

 

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and we really appreciate their

 

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uh

 

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joining the

 

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programs our daily programs

 

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and we also receive a very good comments

 

0:12:49.920,0:12:53.200

from a lot of them thank you very much

 

0:12:51.920,0:12:54.240

we please

 

0:12:53.200,0:12:56.959

keep on

 

0:12:54.240,0:13:00.480

tuning in and we will be providing a lot

 

0:12:56.959,0:13:02.800

more updates and more programs for you

 

0:13:00.480,0:13:04.720

i'm very excited for your program that

 

0:13:02.800,0:13:07.360

that your the radio station will be

 

0:13:04.720,0:13:10.000

strengthened you mentioned uh in a

 

0:13:07.360,0:13:11.760

conversation we had about a billboard

 

0:13:10.000,0:13:14.240

that you will be getting a new billboard

 

0:13:11.760,0:13:16.399

that's not part of our oia funds but but

 

0:13:14.240,0:13:18.480

i thought maybe you wanted to share that

 

0:13:16.399,0:13:20.800

with our listening audience

 

0:13:18.480,0:13:23.839

thank you uh yes we already have that

 

0:13:20.800,0:13:25.600

billboard here on ireland uh it's a

 

0:13:23.839,0:13:29.040

seven by twelve

 

0:13:25.600,0:13:31.120

approximately seven by twelve feet uh

 

0:13:29.040,0:13:33.600

billboard digital billboard

 

0:13:31.120,0:13:35.200

and we hope to have that installed in

 

0:13:33.600,0:13:38.000

town

 

0:13:35.200,0:13:38.000

in a few months

 

0:13:38.320,0:13:43.120

and that billboard will be

 

0:13:40.720,0:13:46.959

displaying whatever you see

 

0:13:43.120,0:13:50.399

in our youtube and facebook lives

 

0:13:46.959,0:13:50.399

on online billboard

 

0:13:50.720,0:13:56.560

uh just a quick i understand you're part

 

0:13:53.360,0:13:58.000

of the kovit 19 task force in bombay is

 

0:13:56.560,0:14:00.399

that the case

 

0:13:58.000,0:14:02.560

and uh could you give us an update a

 

0:14:00.399,0:14:07.120

little bit about um what is happening

 

0:14:02.560,0:14:07.120

with with repatriations to bundy

 

0:14:07.199,0:14:13.600

yes i am a member of the

 

0:14:09.920,0:14:13.600

governor respond emerges

 

0:14:14.240,0:14:22.160

19 emergency task force

 

0:14:17.279,0:14:25.040

and repatriation now as you know

 

0:14:22.160,0:14:27.440

the borders are still closed but the

 

0:14:25.040,0:14:29.040

flights are still coming in

 

0:14:27.440,0:14:31.040

every day

 

0:14:29.040,0:14:33.080

and bringing the

 

0:14:31.040,0:14:34.240

mail and other

 

0:14:33.080,0:14:37.760

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0:14:34.240,0:14:38.880

other cargo that comes comes in coming

 

0:14:37.760,0:14:40.560

every day

 

0:14:38.880,0:14:41.839

but then

 

0:14:40.560,0:14:43.680

once

 

0:14:41.839,0:14:47.600

a month or so

 

0:14:43.680,0:14:48.880

the efficient government opens up or

 

0:14:47.600,0:14:50.399

allows

 

0:14:48.880,0:14:51.839

those that are stranded to be

 

0:14:50.399,0:14:54.250

repatriated

 

0:14:51.839,0:14:56.000

and we're assisting with that

 

0:14:54.250,0:14:58.480

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process the repatriation process

 

0:14:58.480,0:15:01.839

at the moment

 

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if you're

 

0:15:01.839,0:15:04.720

if you'd like to be

 

0:15:05.519,0:15:11.920

registered you can register online

 

0:15:09.199,0:15:12.880

through the governor's office website

 

0:15:11.920,0:15:14.880

which is

 

0:15:12.880,0:15:17.760

pompeii state

 

0:15:14.880,0:15:21.279

dot gov dot fm

 

0:15:17.760,0:15:22.560

and there's a link there that you can

 

0:15:21.279,0:15:24.399

follow to

 

0:15:22.560,0:15:27.040

fill out the application in there and

 

0:15:24.399,0:15:28.639

upload all the necessary documents

 

0:15:27.040,0:15:31.199

to submit

 

0:15:28.639,0:15:32.959

your application

 

0:15:31.199,0:15:34.160

from there then there's a committee that

 

0:15:32.959,0:15:36.959

reviews the

 

0:15:34.160,0:15:40.079

list based on the categories set forth

 

0:15:36.959,0:15:41.120

in the constitutional emergency order as

 

0:15:40.079,0:15:42.480

amended

 

0:15:41.120,0:15:44.880

and

 

0:15:42.480,0:15:48.240

tries to

 

0:15:44.880,0:15:49.360

select those that really already need

 

0:15:48.240,0:15:51.920

return

 

0:15:49.360,0:15:54.079

immediately

 

0:15:51.920,0:15:55.839

yes and and that has been well your

 

0:15:54.079,0:15:57.839

borders the fsm's borders have been

 

0:15:55.839,0:16:00.000

closed since the the beginning of the

 

0:15:57.839,0:16:01.519

pandemic pretty much the covet 19

 

0:16:00.000,0:16:07.279

pandemic

 

0:16:01.519,0:16:09.680

if i'm not mistaken since march 2020

 

0:16:07.279,0:16:12.720

wow

 

0:16:09.680,0:16:15.040

um mr commissioner there's a very unique

 

0:16:12.720,0:16:16.800

sound on the radio station that plays

 

0:16:15.040,0:16:19.519

early in the morning

 

0:16:16.800,0:16:21.199

uh the sound of the pounding of sakau

 

0:16:19.519,0:16:22.399

could you tell us a little bit about

 

0:16:21.199,0:16:24.399

what that means

 

0:16:22.399,0:16:26.079

in bon bay and culture and why that is

 

0:16:24.399,0:16:28.800

important

 

0:16:26.079,0:16:31.600

this is the voice of bond b physics ah

 

0:16:28.800,0:16:33.920

radio now resuming its transmission from

 

0:16:31.600,0:16:36.959

the linear niche on bay state in the

 

0:16:33.920,0:16:39.199

federated states of magnesia physics ah

 

0:16:36.959,0:16:41.839

radio is owned by juan bay state

 

0:16:39.199,0:16:44.399

government and operated by bombay public

 

0:16:41.839,0:16:46.120

broadcasting corporation on an assigned

 

0:16:44.399,0:16:49.279

frequency of

 

0:16:46.120,0:16:52.240

1449 kilohertz with an output power of

 

0:16:49.279,0:16:52.240

10 000 watts

 

0:16:55.759,0:17:00.000

but thank you

 

0:16:57.600,0:17:02.880

if i'm not mistaken this

 

0:17:00.000,0:17:04.079

very unique sound as you put it

 

0:17:02.880,0:17:06.400

i been

 

0:17:04.079,0:17:07.679

going on since the inception of the

 

0:17:06.400,0:17:11.439

station

 

0:17:07.679,0:17:13.280

and i really commend them for uh

 

0:17:11.439,0:17:15.439

you know coming up with that concept or

 

0:17:13.280,0:17:17.039

that idea to include

 

0:17:15.439,0:17:19.520

especially in the beginning of the

 

0:17:17.039,0:17:20.959

opening of the radio station

 

0:17:19.520,0:17:23.039

because it's uh

 

0:17:20.959,0:17:26.160

it's a unique way

 

0:17:23.039,0:17:27.120

it's a it's unique to us

 

0:17:26.160,0:17:29.600

uh

 

0:17:27.120,0:17:31.760

when you hear that you immediately know

 

0:17:29.600,0:17:32.799

that this is sponsored and

 

0:17:31.760,0:17:35.440

it

 

0:17:32.799,0:17:36.960

we use that or we do that at the shackle

 

0:17:35.440,0:17:38.000

ceremonies

 

0:17:36.960,0:17:39.600

and

 

0:17:38.000,0:17:42.640

they say that

 

0:17:39.600,0:17:45.760

when we do that we're inviting

 

0:17:42.640,0:17:47.520

others to come and join us with

 

0:17:45.760,0:17:49.919

of

 

0:17:47.520,0:17:52.640

and with that same concept i believe

 

0:17:49.919,0:17:55.360

they used that same concept to

 

0:17:52.640,0:17:57.360

open up the registration to invite the

 

0:17:55.360,0:17:58.480

listeners to come and

 

0:17:57.360,0:18:01.120

to

 

0:17:58.480,0:18:04.240

let them know that we're opening up

 

0:18:01.120,0:18:06.160

inviting you to join us

 

0:18:04.240,0:18:09.520

that's very beautiful

 

0:18:06.160,0:18:11.679

representing pompeon hospitality

 

0:18:09.520,0:18:13.440

um mr commissioner is there anything

 

0:18:11.679,0:18:16.000

that anything else that you would like

 

0:18:13.440,0:18:18.240

to share with our listeners about the

 

0:18:16.000,0:18:20.320

bombay radio station we've been speaking

 

0:18:18.240,0:18:22.160

with mr peterson sam

 

0:18:20.320,0:18:25.440

the commissioner of the pompei public

 

0:18:22.160,0:18:28.400

broadcasting corporation and the v6h

 

0:18:25.440,0:18:30.720

radio fm and am in bone bay in the

 

0:18:28.400,0:18:32.400

federated states of micronesia it's been

 

0:18:30.720,0:18:34.000

a pleasure mr sam

 

0:18:32.400,0:18:36.400

any last words you would like to share

 

0:18:34.000,0:18:36.400

with us

 

0:18:37.520,0:18:41.520

maybe firstly i'd like to thank all the

 

0:18:40.000,0:18:44.480

listeners

 

0:18:41.520,0:18:45.440

all those that tune into our

 

0:18:44.480,0:18:48.960

uh

 

0:18:45.440,0:18:51.679

am transmissions am radio station fm

 

0:18:48.960,0:18:52.559

radio station and especially those out

 

0:18:51.679,0:18:54.840

there

 

0:18:52.559,0:18:57.919

uh tuning in to

 

0:18:54.840,0:19:00.640

our facebook live feeds and youtube live

 

0:18:57.919,0:19:03.039

feeds we really appreciate you joining

 

0:19:00.640,0:19:04.720

us please

 

0:19:03.039,0:19:07.120

if any

 

0:19:04.720,0:19:08.559

services or anything that you'd like to

 

0:19:07.120,0:19:12.080

see improve

 

0:19:08.559,0:19:15.039

just comment or message us through

 

0:19:12.080,0:19:17.919

either youtube or facebook and

 

0:19:15.039,0:19:18.880

we will be sure to look into that issue

 

0:19:17.919,0:19:20.240

and

 

0:19:18.880,0:19:22.080

work with you to

 

0:19:20.240,0:19:25.280

improve that

 

0:19:22.080,0:19:27.440

specific issue but we really i

 

0:19:25.280,0:19:28.880

appreciate your

 

0:19:27.440,0:19:33.440

joining us

 

0:19:28.880,0:19:35.520

daily and we hope that we do you do

 

0:19:33.440,0:19:37.280

join us every day

 

0:19:35.520,0:19:39.760

still thank you

 

0:19:37.280,0:19:41.039

well congratulations to to the radio

 

0:19:39.760,0:19:42.960

station and to the office of the

 

0:19:41.039,0:19:45.440

governor for for the successful

 

0:19:42.960,0:19:47.760

application and i i meant to say i

 

0:19:45.440,0:19:50.240

wanted to just commend your um

 

0:19:47.760,0:19:52.640

broadcasters because i i've listened to

 

0:19:50.240,0:19:54.799

them uh broadcasting and i i love to

 

0:19:52.640,0:19:58.160

listen to them when they are announcing

 

0:19:54.799,0:20:00.240

different programs and games and dances

 

0:19:58.160,0:20:02.559

i think they do a really good job so

 

0:20:00.240,0:20:04.559

congratulations to to your entire team

 

0:20:02.559,0:20:06.799

thank you again yes thank you

 

0:20:04.559,0:20:08.960

i have a very

 

0:20:06.799,0:20:09.679

very good team

 

0:20:08.960,0:20:11.200

with

 

0:20:09.679,0:20:13.520

a few few

 

0:20:11.200,0:20:14.480

members but very good team

 

0:20:13.520,0:20:16.400

with the

 

0:20:14.480,0:20:19.039

administrative

 

0:20:16.400,0:20:22.159

officer yamashiel

 

0:20:19.039,0:20:25.600

program director switzer khalil

 

0:20:22.159,0:20:27.600

lewis director charlene nicholas

 

0:20:25.600,0:20:30.960

rodney

 

0:20:27.600,0:20:32.240

our broadcasters or announcers uh

 

0:20:30.960,0:20:33.600

wesley

 

0:20:32.240,0:20:35.360

irons

 

0:20:33.600,0:20:38.720

uh alfonse

 

0:20:35.360,0:20:41.120

uh problem frederick

 

0:20:38.720,0:20:43.200

jason ernest

 

0:20:41.120,0:20:45.440

benjamin george

 

0:20:43.200,0:20:46.840

byron evarium

 

0:20:45.440,0:20:48.559

and our

 

0:20:46.840,0:20:50.240

maintenance

 

0:20:48.559,0:20:51.600

mercedes

 

0:20:50.240,0:20:54.400

oliver

 

0:20:51.600,0:20:56.880

okay so that's the physics ah team

 

0:20:54.400,0:20:58.400

on behalf of the physicians team i thank

 

0:20:56.880,0:21:02.480

you very much

 

0:20:58.400,0:21:02.480

and canaan for a while oh

 

0:21:16.830,0:21:19.940

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0:21:37.520,0:21:42.000

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