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February 10, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

Beyond the Fence Episode #53

Episode 53, "The Political Status of Guahan and CHamoru Self-Determination"(hosted by Dr. LisaLinda Natividad) airs 2/4/11.

Program guest is Dr. Carlyle Corbin ( who is a United Nations advisor and internationally recognized expert on political self-determination. Dr. Corbin is the former minister of state for the external affairs for the US Virgin Islands. He is the author of the United Nations Studies on the participation of non-independent countries in the U.N. system; four books; several book chapters and a number of scholarly papers on related topics. He presented a colloquium on November 30, 2009 at the University of Guam on "Recent Development in Small Island Governance: Implication for the Self-Determination Process." Contested views regarding the U.S. military build-up, which includes the proposed transfer of 10,500 U.S. Marines from Okinawa to the island, are embedded in Guahan’s unresolved political status as an unincorporated territory of the United States, which is akin to that of colony. Guahan remains on the United Nations’ list of Non-Self-Governing Territories--- one of 16 left in the world--- and the island’s native inhabitants, the CHamorus, have still not exercised their inalienable right. Dr. Corbin discusses the nature of this political reality and possibilities for change.

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February 10, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

Beyond the Fence Episode #52

Episode 52, "Human Trafficking: Beyond the Myths, Towards Human Rights" (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames) airs 1/28/11.

Program guest is Suzanne Koepplinger (, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center which has received national recognition for its innovative model of culturally competent practice with Indian women. Ms. Koepplinger was a presenter at the the Pacific Regional Conference "Strategies for Justice: A Pacific Vision" held at the Sheraton Laguna Resort, Guam, January 18-21. This conference was sponsored by the US Attorney's Office-Distrisct of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Department of Justice and the National District Attorney's Association National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. She has a background in international project development, communications, domestic violence advocacy and fund raising. She holds a Master's degree in the Art of Leadership from Augsberg College.

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February 10, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

Beyond the Fence Episode #51

pisode 51, "Envisioning a Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific" (hosted by Dr. LisaLinda Natividad) airs 1/21/11.

Program guest is Mr. Nic McClellan, a United Nations expert on decolonization with a long history of involvement in the Nuclear Free and Independent (NFIP) movement, particularly with issues related to New Caledonia and the decolonization process of the Kanaky. He is an author, journalist, researcher, and free-lance writer who specifically examines concerns for the environment, issues of development, and political decolonization in the Pacific. This show was recorded in Melbourne, Australia.

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