Latitude13 Happy Hour

Latitude13 Happy Hour

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.... Show More

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April 2, 2020 92 min

Melinda Sanchez opens up about what life has been like for her and her family ever since her son, 23-year-old Zachary San Nicolas, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of colon cancer in early 2019. To date, Zach has undergone 19 rounds of chemotherapy at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, and he continues to fight for his life with Melinda at his side.

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February 4, 2020 112 min

Josh Aguon talks about coping with the tragedy of losing both of his parents (his mother died 13 days after his father) and gives a detailed account of his experience before and after making the life-changing and life-saving decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

••• This episode is supported by Rotten Apple Restaurant

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July 16, 2019 96 min

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.

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June 17, 2019 99 min

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. 

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March 25, 2019 113 min

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.

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A Tale of Two Kidneys: 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 transp...

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November 14, 2018 82 min

Men of Steel: 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 bette...

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November 3, 2018 76 min

Good Times and Tan Lines: 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 yo...

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September 19, 2018 83 min

Special Ed: 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.

This episode is supported by Rotten Apple restaurant.

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August 24, 2018 98 min

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.

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July 26, 2018 82 min

Hayato Atalig talks about leaving the stateside life behind and moving back home to Guam, and how being raised by a widowed Japanese mother affected his Chamorro-Japanese identity. Hayato also gives Josie a complete rundown on Tinder and they play a round of Swipe Left or Right on potential matches, including a girl with a tattoo of the Guam Seal on her neck. Hayato later dishes life advice to listeners who sent in questions. Warni...

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July 10, 2018 83 min

Andy Wheeler talks 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 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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June 23, 2018 48 min

Jenn Davis and Naomi Castro-Muna talk about the 10th Anniversary of the film Shiro's Head and what the girls experienced while the Muña Brothers were away creating the film. They also discuss friendship dealbreakers, how to end a toxic friendship, and why Josie has occasionally put Naomi on texting time-out.

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