Chamorro talk show to spotlight Bantalan

Posted on Apr 14 2022

Juan C. Reyes will be talking about the history of the Sugar Dock Bantalan this Saturday, April 16, 2022, starting at 10am, during the Chamorro Cultural Talk Show segment of the Marianas Agupa’ Talk Show on Magic 100.3FM.

Reyes’ topic, called “I Istorian Bantalan,” is made possible by the Inetnun Kutturan Natibun Marianas/Kkoor Aramasal Marianas, a non-profit organization in the CNMI. Association president Isidoro T. Cabrera said this community project aims to celebrate and recognize cultural experts and encourage public interactions in humanities-related topics, including culture, tradition, history, language, traditional healing practices, local names of places in the CNMI, music, among others.

The talk show will be every other Saturday starting at 10am. Cultural experts will be presenting in Chamorro followed by a Q&A call-in, chat, from the public and via social media.

The public is also encouraged to participate in a survey after each talk show to help the association improve the show and identify future shows and cultural experts. If more than 20 people respond, four prizes will be awarded from a randomly selected group of respondents within two weeks after each show. Details about the survey will be provided during the talk show and posted on the Marianas Agupa’ Talk Show Facebook or

Here is the Surveymonkey link for the April 16, 2022 Talk Show:

This project was made possible, in part, by support from the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, a non-profit, private corporation funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan initiative.

Listen live on Marianas Agupa’ Show on KWAW Magic 100.3 FM and streaming on the Internet via Tunein Radio, YouTube and Facebook. (PR)

Ross Garcia Garcia

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