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SuperflyOz Podcast
Trustworthy Analysis and insight on events happening throughout my home, Hawaii, the United States and Around the World!
Category: News & Politics
Location: McCully, Honolulu, Oahu
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January 19, 2019 03:45 PM PST

The 2020 Presidential Race landed on the shores of Hawaii this week with the announcement of Representative Tulsi Gabbard's candidacy for President. SuperflyOz looks at the reaction of the announcement at the local (Hawaii) level. One thing is for sure, the reaction of locals here on her announcement is very different than how Hawaii welcomed the candidacy of 44th President Barack Obama in 2007.

Why is that?

SuperflyOz gives insight and analysis not only of the reaction by the media and public, but also reveals that, despite being in the middle of the Pacific, the people's view of politics is evolving. That evolution, which SuperflyOz theorizes is partially due to the "Trump Effect" of desensitizing political actions, all the way to how Gabbard had interfaced with the state before this, is unpacked for the SuperflyOz listener. Further, find out why so many have decided to jump into the race on the Democratic side, outside of Tulsi.

SuperflyOz then opens the mailbag and reads a letter from a listener who wanted to share their mana'o (knowledge) on the issue of illegal immigration, spoken about on episode #80.

**CORRECTION to 9-19 Upload** error was made in the number of terms that Tulsi Gabbard has served in Congress, it was 4, not 2 as said in the 9-19 broadcast. That reference has been removed, with thanks to the commentator who called that error out.

Remember, you can find the SuperflyOz podcast on these hosting sites and websites:
www.politicshawaii.com
⦁ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/superflyoz-podcast/id1232473174?mt=2
⦁ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0OA2e7qHxrSlGApnvu9zfh
⦁ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/superflyoz-podcast-program
⦁ Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2081503
⦁ RSS2 Feed: http://superflyoz.podomatic.com/rss2.xml
And now you can find Stan Fichtman, SuperflyOz himself on the radio on AM940 every Monday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Stream the show from your favourite device at https://808stateupdate.weebly.com/. Remember you can email SuperflyOz at sjfhawaii@gmail.com and provide your perspective on what is presented on this show. he SuperflyOz podcast is owned, produced and directed by Stan Fichtman.

January 12, 2019 03:21 PM PST

SuperflyOz this weeks looks at the issue of "The Wall" and why the idea of declaring a national emergency to build it is probably the worst idea to resolve the stalemate between the White House and Congress. SuperflyOz first provides an update as to what has happened to this point, noting that both sides are negotiating on very different levels - one side being business minded and the other being more politically minded.

Then SuperflyOz provides insight as to why declaring a emergency is a bad idea in that the precedent set will affect generations of Americans to come. Then he provides a alternative approach to resolving the issue by reshaping the debate from that of a wall to that of how we can really revamp our immigration laws and bring them up to the 21st Century. You will not want to miss this analysis as it is something your not hearing on the mainstream media.

SuperflyOz also gives a shout out to friends who have commented on the show and he gives an update as to his first week as a radio host on the "808 State Update" on Honolulu radio station AM940. You can find the SuperflyOz podcast on these hosting sites and websites:
www.politicshawaii.com
⦁ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/superflyoz-podcast/id1232473174?mt=2
⦁ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0OA2e7qHxrSlGApnvu9zfh
⦁ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/superflyoz-podcast-program
⦁ Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2081503
⦁ RSS2 Feed: http://superflyoz.podomatic.com/rss2.xml
And now you can find Stan Fichtman, SuperflyOz himself on the radio on AM940 every Monday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Stream the show from your favourite device at https://808stateupdate.weebly.com/. Remember you can email SuperflyOz at sjfhawaii@gmail.com and provide your perspective on what is presented on this show. he SuperflyOz podcast is owned, produced and directed by Stan Fichtman.

January 05, 2019 11:21 PM PST

With the new year comes some reminiscing and some new opportunities for the host and the show itself.

SuperflyOz first does some reminiscing and shares with the listener a presentation that Stan Fichtman, SuperflyOz himself made in front of an audience back in early 2018. I talk about how my family, the Fichtman's, came to Hawaii and eventually raised two generations of my family here. This presentation was made through hard work between myself and a storytelling coach at Civil Beat, the hosts of the presentation. Please listen and find out more about my background leading up to now.

Then we talk about the future of the program and it's host. Find out about the opportunity presented to me to be a regular host on a local radio show every Monday, and find out my thoughts of where the SuperflyOz podcast will go with this development. It is an expansion of the analysis, perspective and insight that you have come to trust in the podcast, but now with a Monday afternoon presentation of these thoughts from 4-6 on AM 940's "808 State Update".

Remember you can hear the podcast from a number of different internet sites that host podcasts as well as the show's website:
www.politicshawaii.com
⦁ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/superflyoz-podcast/id1232473174?mt=2
⦁ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0OA2e7qHxrSlGApnvu9zfh
⦁ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/superflyoz-podcast-program
⦁ Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2081503
⦁ RSS2 Feed: http://superflyoz.podomatic.com/rss2.xml
Remember you can email SuperflyOz at sjfhawaii@gmail.com and provide your perspective on what is presented on this show. he SuperflyOz podcast is owned, produced and directed by Stan Fichtman.

December 28, 2018 12:28 PM PST

With the bells of Big Ben counting down to the end of the year, SuperflyOz Episode No. 78 looks into the new year and new opportunities for residents in Honolulu to become more involved in their government.

SuperflyOz interviews Shawn Hamamoto, Executive Director the Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office of the City and County of Honolulu, informing anyone who is a resident of Honolulu about the opportunity to run and become a member of a Honolulu neighborhood board. With over 400 seats to fill, Shawn will inform listeners how simple it is to become a registered candidate right from your smart phone and a text message. Furthermore, with involvement comes the ability to make real change in your community, which Shawn provides great examples of throughout the interview.

The Podcast will start featuring more of the Neighborhood Board efforts to recruit candidates as it will now feature PSA's from the Office, encouraging you to become a candidate. Hear those starting at the beginning of the year.

And Happy New Year to all of the listeners of the SuperflyOz podcast, broadcast most times on Saturday's from the McCully district of Downtown Honolulu. Be sure to provide feedback by email at sjfhawaii@gmail.com.

To hear this and other episodes, you may choose to hear the SuperflyOz Podcast at:

www.politicshawaii.com
⦁ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/superflyoz-podcast/id1232473174?mt=2
⦁ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0OA2e7qHxrSlGApnvu9zfh
⦁ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/superflyoz-podcast-program
⦁ Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2081503
⦁ RSS2 Feed: http://superflyoz.podomatic.com/rss2.xml

The SuperflyOz podcast is owned, produced and directed by Stan Fichtman.

December 22, 2018 03:48 PM PST

Episode 77 is the Christmas/Holiday episode, and how else should it be celebrated on SuperflyOz? Well, with politics and things going on this week in your federal government.
We start with talking about the latest episode of "Government Shutdown" that seems to have become a well seen sitcom on the American television. For this episode, it has to do with one side wanting to have a wall funded, and the other side saying "no way Donnie". Nice tidbits from the lead up from a SuperflyOz perspective are shared along with giving everyone a reality check on what this shutdown really is and the performance of outside players to influence the building of the wall.
We then turn to the other big news out of Washington and the resignation of Jim Mattis as Secretary of Defence. While it can be seen as cut and dry that there was a philosophical disagreement between Mattis and his boss, Pres. Trump, SuperflyOz delves deeper into what is really leading the call to get out of Syria and scale down our work in Afghanistan. Lets say that the behaviour of this Republican administration is way more dovish than others, almost Democrat like.

Intro and outro music for this episode is courtesy of the United States Air Force Academy Band, and their rendition of "The Polar Express, Spirit of the Season".

To hear this and other episodes, you may choose to hear the SuperflyOz Podcast at:

www.politicshawaii.com
⦁ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/superflyoz-podcast/id1232473174?mt=2
⦁ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0OA2e7qHxrSlGApnvu9zfh
⦁ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/superflyoz-podcast-program
⦁ Player FM: https://player.fm/series/2081503
⦁ RSS2 Feed: http://superflyoz.podomatic.com/rss2.xml

The SuperflyOz podcast is owned, produced and directed by Stan Fichtman.

December 15, 2018 03:02 PM PST

It's transportation and potpourri on this week's episode of the SuperflyOz Podcast, with a sprinkling of shout outs to SuperflyOz friends and a read of letters.

SuperflyOz gives a shout out to the new Chief of Staff hired by Hawaii's new Lieutenant Governor, Josh Green. Brooke Wilson is a friend of SuperflyOz and having people who knows how government works at levels below the executive can only benefit the LG's office.

Onto Transportation issues, SuperflyOz talks about the most recent announcement by Southwest Airlines on their service to Hawaii. Once again, a lot "we're coming"noise is being made by the airline but things that would be more definitive, like dates and places where they will fly first from, is still unknown. SuperflyOz puts a perspective and gives the listener a couple of items that would be a real signal that the airline is very close to starting services to the islands.
Continuing on with transportation, Civil Beat, an online news source, is starting a new section dedicated to transporation issues on Oahu. "Wayfinders" is being written by reporter Marcel Honore. Excited about the possibility that there be more focus on Oahu transportation, SuperflyOz has reached out to him and is encouraging listeners of the show to read Marcel's column that has just started this week and provide him your perspective as he develops this column.

In the mailbag - feedback has already arrived regarding Episode 75 - "Calling out & challenging the Social Justice Warriors". Listen to a perspective of a listener on this subject.

And finally, some programming notes as we end up the year.

Remember, you can find the SuperflyOz podacast at the website www.politicshawaii.com. You can email Stan Fichtman, SuperflyOz himself at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. Find out more perspectives of SuperflyOz when you check out his Twitter page: @PoliticsHI and find out more about him on Facebook under "Stan Fichtman" The Podcast is owned, produced, directed and hosted by Stan Fichtman, SuperflyOz himself.

December 09, 2018 06:41 PM PST

Social Justice Warriors are being called out on SuperflyOz podcast No. 75. These "warriros" - individuals and small groups that constitently attack or addresses anyting they find inappropriate or triggering in their minds. They choose to repatedly bash in a fast and furious way of an issue with the intent to obliterate the offensive item, and then jump on their train and roll onto the next issue that these warriors want to take on. SuperflyOz calls out Social Justice Warriors, telling them that real social change in our nation and around the world takes more than a 15 minute yell-fest and tweeting out their outrage, and having it repeated, on Twitter.

SuperflyOz shows this off with a parallel to a real social movement that did everlasting and positive change in the world. SuperflyOz highlights the 40-year effort by those around the world to change the rule of South Africa from minority white rule to majority black rule. The effort to make that happen took decades with generations of activists taking up the call to see that the final goal - a South Africa ruled by the majority - took place. This type of effort, SuperflyOz then shows, is not anywhere close to the dedication of these Warriors who are now making noise over whatever the offended item of the day is.

Show intro and outro music is: Intro: South African Anthem to 1994; Outro: South African Anthem, 1994 to present.

The SuperflyOz podcast is broadcast most Saturdays (and sometimes Sundays) from the SuperflyOz studios in Downtown Honolulu, You can find the show on the internet at www.politicshawaii.com. To provide feedback, email Stan Fichtman, SuperflyOz himself, at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. The show is owned, produced and directed by Stan Fichtman, and he is the owner of the content as well as the website the Podcast is associated with.

December 01, 2018 03:05 PM PST

SuperflyOz is honored to have in the studio for this week's show Mr. Francisco Figueriedo, a comic book trader and seller. "Chico" is someone that has expertise in having people "buy back their childhood" through the world of comics. However, comics and their impact is much more influential in the larger swath of the culture of the United States and the world. Chico and SuperflyOz talks about this impact and gives insight on the overall effect comics have in discussing heavy sociological issues that transcend race, nationality and creed. SuperflyOz and Chico also speak about the impact of the recent passing of legendary comic book artist and storyteller Stan Lee.

For those in the local Hawaii comic book market, listen in and find out more about how the shows have grown and how fellow collectors and potential investors are looking at comics as a element in their investment portfolios - and those collectors include a number from Hollywood - named here on the SuperflyOz podcast.

Prior to the interview, SuperflyOz gives insight and perspectives on the legacy of the 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush. WIth his passing on November 30, find out what his impact was miles outside of the United States was seen by SuperflyOz when he lived in China and Asia in the 1990's

As mentioned on the show as a progamming note, you can now connect with SuperflyOz/Politicshawaii.com on Twitter by going to the show's handle @politicsHI. You can also find out how the show and its host/producer and director Stan Fichtman is specifying his social media focus to allow for interacion with the show on a couple of different levels. You can also get a hold of the show by email at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the program through Stitcher, iTunes and Spotify.

November 25, 2018 05:42 PM PST

Over the past couple of months, the use of explitive and swear words in the political realm has grown more and more. Now the tsunami of this dialogue has roared ashore onto Hawaii's political shores, with Congresional representatives and City Councilmembers using epitaths in public speech, as of late. SuperflyOz is looking at this issue in this episode and wondering why this degeneration of the public realm dialogue is happening.

SuperflyOz first tells you who has been saying what (and don't worry, real swear words are not used but I will tell you where they are saying this). SuperflyOz then brings in a point of view of what words are and what they can do in regard to change. Two quotes from two great movies - V for Vendetta and Dead Poets Society - help relay the point as to what the value of words are and what words can do to change society. However, SuperflyOz asserts that the degeneration of the way words are being used to "make change" is probably not the best way to effectuate that change that the current political dialogue is trying to make happen.

Listen in on the quotes, the points of view and how words could be used properly. SuperflyOz also previews the next episode - No. 74 - an interview with a comic book dealer and organizer of comic book shows here in Hawaii.

SJFHawaii@gmail.com is how you get a hold of Stan FIchtman, SuperflyOz himself, www.politicshawaii.com is where you find this and other episodes of the Podcast. You can also find/subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher, iTunes, Spotify and on Player.fm.

November 17, 2018 06:30 PM PST

SuperflyOz this week dons his tuxedo-looking T-shirt for the periodical SuperflyOz awards given out from time to time. For this award presentation, two politicians here in Hawaii are being given awards for there, well, "ideas".

The first presentation is the "Babooze Award". The recipient of this award is Honolulu City Councilmember Ron Menor. He is proposing an law to legalize a "good practice" that Honolulu drivers are currently doing in stopping for pedestirans in mid-block crosswalks - using hazzard lights to warn other drivers of a pedestrian crossing. This idea got traction in social media, of which the Councilmember would like to make formal this "suggestion" and add fines and other penal punishments if drivers dont use their "flashers". Considering that we have so many other laws requiring police to watch drivers do so many other things, this is not only a boneheaded idea to propose, but really has unintended consequences.

SuperflyOz's second award goes to Hawaii Senator Mailie Shimabukuro "Are you Really a Republican but running as a Democrat" award. She has become the first Democrat in my memory to pick up a traditionally Republican idea to get rid of the car safey inspections that is required for all cars to go through every year. While SuperflyOz sees merits to the idea, the fact that a Democratic politican in Hawaii taking up a Republican idea in such an overt way really gives pause to the idea of whether Mailie is really more conservative than what her fellow politicians in the Democratic Party are angling these days.

The SuperflyOz program is on a number of platforms, including Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes in their podcast section, as well as finding it now on PlayerFM, as well as find the show and where it is hosted on Podomatic at www.polticshawaii.com. Go ahead and tell me if you agree with the award presentations that SuperflyOz is giving out, or maybe some other awards and who should those recipients be. Broadcast most times on Saturday's from Honolulu, HI.

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