Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Pinoy Pod 10

Irwin Ver recalls the final days of the Marcos regime
The former head of Presidential Guard finally speaks on the Marcos years, his late father and the unrest within the Philippine military.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Pinoy Pod 9

Lou Diamond Phillips and the Beteranos of World War II

FilAm actor Lou Diamond Phillips talks about his reasons for supporting the struggle of Filipino World War II veterans. And then a chat with Almario Julaton, one of the thousands of Pinoy veterans who moved to the United States hoping for a better life for their families.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Fun Skit from Bindlestiff

As a follow up to this week's Pinoy Pod episode on the Soma Pinoy art scene, here's a fun video from "The Return of the Comeback," about the Filipino immigrant experience in San Francisco.

Yes, I'll be posting some regular blog entries, too, from now on. But more podcasts to come.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Pinoy Pod 8

The Pinoy Soma Scene
San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood -- best known as Soma - isn't the most scenic part of the city. But young Filipinos have found a home here, a place where they can express themselves in music, poetry and activism. Pinoy Pod's Michelle Louie offers an upclose look at the Pinoys of Soma.

Meet hiphop artist Mario Demiera, a.k.a. Nomi,who left the Twin Cities and was blown away by Soma's Pinoy scene.

Then there's musician Rupert Estanislao who left the Philippines at age 11 and later plunged into the Bay Area punk rock culture.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Pinoy Pod 7
"Hello Garci" one year later

The most unusual political scandal in recent Philippine history. A chat with Lito Gutierrez of Philippine News and attorney Rodel Rodis. Film director Lupita Aquino Kashiwahara also shares her thoughts on President Arroyo.