January 18, 2015 @ 8:21 pm
(hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Samantha Marquez-Dauglash and Alan Grossman) airs 12/26/14.
In celebration of the Christmas season, we are pleased to offer our fifth annual episode of story-telling and music featuring personal memories of Christmas, both here and far, from different members of our Guam community. This time we feature the music of the St. Francis Choir (The Island Rhythm), the St. Francis School Children’s Choir (It’s Christmas on Guam and Peace) and the University of Guam Chorale (Christmas in the Tropics).
Program guests and music (in order of presentation) are: Chad Comer and Haley Neimiller, US Navy service members and patrons of the USO in Tumon Bay (“Christmas at the Beach in Tumon Bay”; Veronica Genereux, retired flight attendant and wife of Michael Genereux, ifit wood artist; John Ray Aguon, military veteran and Chamorro activist who offers rides on his carabao ‘Do’ak’ at Talofofo Bay ((“Jungle Bell Rock”); Jose Servino, the first Filipino-Chamorro nuclear engineer to be certified by the Atomic Energy Commission who served as the civilian commander of the Defense Communications Agency on Guam from 1992-96 and assisted with Operation Christmas Drop (‘Pasko Na Sinto”); Ron Acfalle, a native son and cultural preservationist who recalls Christmas as a U.S. marine at Camp Schwab, Okinawa and in Panama City (‘Share a Little Christmas”); Sarah Thomas-Nededog, social worker and vice-president of Westcare Pacific and Troy Kaplan, lead advocate for veterans who talk about homeless veterans and their newly funded program of supportive services (“Where is the Peace?”) and Janna Melsness, a midwife and the daughter of a U.S. Air Force retiree (“One Child” ).