Sustainability Waves and Tasi Talks radio shows debut on Wave 105.1 FM

The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability and Sea Grant along with Guam Green Growth and Guam NSF EPSCoR are pleased to announce the debut of their radio show on a new station – Wave 105.1 FM.  

The show, which features two thirty-minute segments Sustainability Waves and Tasi Talks, is a platform for disseminating information about environmental conservation efforts, sustainable practices and ongoing scientific research in Guam and the surrounding region.  

The show runs every Monday morning beginning at 10 a.m. 

This show allows for more in-depth conversations about ongoing environmental challenges on Guam. It also lends more time to guests who are at the forefront of finding solutions to these challenges, while still leaving room to engage listeners interested in affecting change through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) adopted by Guam Green Growth. 

Kyle Mandapat, associate director for communications and community engagement at UOG Center for Island Sustainability and Sea Grant, continues his role as host of the Sustainability Waves program.  

Mandapat said, “We are excited to bring this show and the work of our team and our partners to the airwaves on Wave 105.1 FM. We look forward to using this amazing platform to reach out to our community and help them become more aware of the great science and ways they can help our island build a more sustainable future.” 

Mandapat also noted the groups appreciation to the Glimpses Media Group of radio stations for providing the platform for the show.  

“We are grateful to the Glimpses group and Marcos Fong for allowing us this avenue to reach the community and better our environment,” added Mandapat.  

The first episode of the new Sustainability Waves program featured a diverse group of guests and topics. Sea Grant turtle biologist Addison Ferguson discussed an upcoming sea turtle conference, while Dan Stone Jr. of Guam Restoration of Watersheds (GROW) shared insights into efforts to prevent erosion through tree planting. Stone Jr. reported that the GROW team and community volunteers planted 4,836 trees in 2023.  

Guam Green Growth coordinator Joseph Certeza discussed the Art Corps program and introduced Corina Benavente, one of the local artists involved in the initiative. 

 Benavente invited listeners to witness the unveiling of her mural at Peredo’s General Merchandise store in Yoña, emphasizing how the art piece connects the sacredness of the CHamoru culture and the preservation of the island to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Robert Lasley Jr., Ph.D., curator of crustacea for the UOG Biorepository joined the show and talk about the upcoming Bioblitz event, which will be hosted on Guam for the first time.  

This event will bring together marine biologists and scientists from around the world to study and document shore species, contributing to conservation efforts and scientific research. 

Listeners are invited to listen and communicate with guests on the show LIVE during its broadcast every Monday on the radio or online at which features an audio stream of the program.  

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