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  • 00:15

    Ariana Miyamoto is NOT Japanese Enough

    in Current Events

     


    Instead of celebrating her crown, Ariana Miyamoto is already finding the need to defend it.  


    Japan's newest Miss Universe contestant broke barriers when she was recent chosen to represent her country. But because the 20-year-old is the daughter of a Japanese woman and a black man from America, some are questioning whether she really is Japanese enough to hold the title.


    According to Japanese websites, comments on Twitter ranged from, "Is it okay to select a hafu to represent Japan?" to "Because this is Miss Universe Japan, don't you think hafu are a no-no." Hafu is a Japanese term used to refer to someone who is biracial. 


    In an interview with press, Miyamoto insisted that while she doesn't "look Japanese" on the outside, on the inside, there are many Japanese things about her.


    In addition to being born and raised Nagasaki, the young adult also is a Japanese citizen who can speak the language fluently.


    While some critics have been vocal about their hopes of having another contestant take her spot, others have shown their support for the newly crowned beauty queen.

  • 01:23

    VOC Video Games: Co-operative Multiplayer Live # 94- Batman AK & Nintendo News

    in Video Games

    This week, Sean and Marc have plenty of news from Nintendo. Everything from Splatoon selling over 1 Million copies to Reggie Fils-Aime voicing his opinion on VR. The Dishonored developers also revealed how much control the players will have over the characters, Tetsuya Nomura promises changes to the Final Fantasy VII Remake and Online for Kingdom Hearts 3? What? Yeah it's a thing apparently.

    So, join us for all of that, plus Marc has his thoughts on Batman Arkham Knight on PC, both guys have been playing some Ori and the Blind Forest, and much more.

  • 00:29

    Lesbian/Gay and TRANS Educational Books for Kids

    in Romance

    Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is the author of 3 spectacular books for kids who don't fit into the typical hetero-normative, gender binary stereotypes. In her words,  these are "books about everyday kids who are going through life feeling a little different than all the other kids around them." The books embrace fludity in gender identiy, sexual idenity and orientation, and encourages kids to feel okay in their own skin. 


    Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is a single mother of three children.  She attended California State University, Northridge where she obtained her Master's degree in clinical psychology and a Minor in human sexuality.


    She is a social worker at a Community Based Adult Services center, where she provides counseling and access to community resources to seniors and adults with mental health issues.


    Michelle enjoys sharing everything she can and is diverse in her interests and skills, she is certified in massage therapy and reflexology and has taught all ages from pre-school to adults (massage therapy and a college course) and has over 15 years experience in business management.  Michelle also has an artistic side, she enjoys dancing, including Hawaiian, Aztec and salsa dancing and enjoys sewing, painting, writing and just about anything that requires creativity.


    Get the books on Amazon:


    http://www.amazon.com/This-JoJo-Michelle-JMG-ebook/dp/B00WFKHIBC/


    http://www.amazon.com/This-MiMi-Michelle-JMG-ebook/dp/B00WKU5YPE/


    ww.amazon.com/This-MoMo-Michelle-JMG-ebook/dp/B00WPV03I6/


     

  • 02:56

    Friday Night Show - Let's Talk About RACE

    in Radio

    'I'm so sorry for all the pain I've caused': Oklahoma frat boy who led racist chant meets with black leaders on apology tour ...as lawyer for Sigma Alpha Epsilon says no other members will be expelled
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3011258/Oklahoma-student-led-racist-chant-meet-black-leaders.html#ixzz3VRLe6LDw
     


    First ever mixed race Miss Japan forced to defend herself after being abused for 'not being Japanese enough' because father is African-American
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3007430/First-mixed-race-Miss-Japan-forced-defend-abused-not-Japanese-father-African-American.html#ixzz3VRLqUjoG


    Mother ‘confesses to murder of two of her children’ after bodies of boy and girl are found stuffed in FREEZER at family home
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3010032/Bodies-two-children-inside-Detroit-freezer-YEAR.html#ixzz3VRM51VBe
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  • 02:00

    Modern Combat Masters: w/ special guest Da'Mon Stith

    in Sports

    Da’Mon Stith is an African American martial artist, researcher, and innovator.


    Born in 1975 in Austin, Texas, his love for the martial arts began at the age of six when his father gave him a toy sword. From that day on the ‘way of warrior’ became his path and passion.


    His journey as a martial artist began in the art of Shorin ryu Karate which he had the priviledge of studying in Okinawa as a teenager. It was in this environment seeped in martial tradition that he became exposed to the philosophies of Miyamoto Musashi and Bruce Lee and through cross training began to explore martial arts as a form of self expression. Eventually he began studying Jeet Kune Do and developed a strong interest in the arts of South East Asia (Kali, Silat, and Muay Thai). These arts combined deadly fighting techniques with rituals that involved music, dance, and spirituality. As well as were used as a means to instill pride and respect in their respective cultures.


    In 1994 with the release of the movie ‘Only the Strong’ Da’Mon began studying the African/Brazilian art of Capoeira. Attracted to its movement, music, history, and philosophy Da’Mon devoted his life to the practice and preservation of Capoeira After a few years of training he created his own Capoeira group and began researching the fighting arts of Africa and its Diaspora such as: Tahteeb, Zulu Stickfighting, Kalenda Stickfighting, Dambe boxing, Kokowa wrestling, Mani and 52 Blocks.


    He is currently studying the traditional sword dances of the Tuareg people and has created a group dedicated to research and resurrection of the warrior arts of African’s medieval past.

  • 00:26

    Jonathan Mann

    in Entertainment

    Jonathan Mann is best known as the "song a day guy". He's been writing, recording, producing and posting a song and video a day since January 1st 2009. His videos have appeared all over the web from Boing Boing to the Huffington Post to Tech Crunch, and on national television, such as a live performance on “The Rachel Maddow Show”. In addition, Steve Jobs opened his "Antennagate" press conference with a video and song created by Mann. Previously, he was known as the creator and producer of The Mario Opera and of the online character GameJew, who was best known for singing to Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

  • 02:00

    186.DUCE (WWR) ""SaturdayNiteZMainEvenT Trolls Vs. Bronies"

    in Current Events

    186.DUCE (WWR) ""SaturdayNiteZMainEvenT  Trolls Vs. Bronies"
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stands by his support for a Palestinian state, his spokesman said Saturday, despite his comment about an "invented Palestinian people" that has drawn fire from leaders in the West Bank and from a GOP rival. Radioactive water leaked inside a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan, but there was no impact on the surrounding area, a spokesman for the plant operator said Saturday. Customs and Border officials nabbed a 21-year-old Mexican citizen this week on suspicion of smuggling $140,000 worth of methamphetamine in these three cans of liquid nacho cheese and jalapenos, the LA Times reports. Incredibly, this is not the first time nacho cheese has been used as a smuggling tool. In October, a customs officials found 7 pounds of meth hidden in nacho cheese cans, NPR reports. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of beloved Nintendo game franchises including "Super Mario," "Donkey Kong" and the "Legend of Zelda," wants to make something new.  An update rolling out Tuesday for the Xbox Live network aims to do what Microsoft has been teasing for a while -- turn a platform designed primarily for video games into one that will be the major hub for all television viewing. As of last week, more than 10,000 U.S. soldiers were deployed in Iraq, down from 170,000, and the number was dropping daily. Iraqi security forces, including army and police officers, are to assume full responsibility for the country's security by the end of the year under a deal agreed to by Iraq and the United States Plus the GREAT TROLL WAR Trolls VS. Bronies And Twitter Shot outs @goofybone and much much more call in 646-595-4136.....and smoke a Blunt   

  • 01:53

    The Sports Legends 01/25/2011 PRO BOWL

    in Sports

    Rich Perez, Joey Browner, Scarry Barry Rodriguez, Randy Rand da man Miyamoto, all live from SNAPPERS Honolulu, Hawaii bringing you the top plays and picks for the NFL PRO BOWL.

  • 01:32

    Ralph Lofton

    in Pop Culture

    December 13 - Keyboardist/Organist/Composer/Producer - Ralph loftonRalph Lofton's first instrument was the piano. He soon developed his love for the organ. Lofton has shared the stage with the renowned jazz saxophonist, Kirk Whalum where he has performed with musical greats such as, bassist Michael Manson, vocalist Kevin Whalum, guitarist Kevin Turner, drummer Sean McCurley, and keyboardists Michael Logan,Takana Miyamoto, & John Stoddart. He's also travel & performed with R & B/Pop Legend, Aretha Franklin

  • 01:00

    Change - how to do it right

    in Lifestyle

    Today's show is about change - when to change and how to do it right. Join me and my guests' life coaches Amy Miyamoto and Terri Marshall.

  • 02:00

    Penda, Certified Virtual Fitness Professional anticipates Wii Fit

    in Fitness

    Wii play, do you? Do you know your Wii is your portal to a virtual fitness workout? Did you know you can get buff and have fun all at the same time? Are you planning on purchasing Wii Fit? Penda is! Tune in to hear why. Wii Builds Community! Call-ins welcome and chat room open.

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