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Talking with Thunderbirds
37 minutes | May 27, 2021
Episode 9- Mrs. Walters
In this episode of "Talking with Thunderbirds" our hosts interview Mrs. Walters. Mrs. Walters is the COO (Cheif Operating Officer) of Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation. She describes her job duties and how the hospital has changed during the pandemic. She also shares stories of her childhood, travels, and much more.
14 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 8- Dr. Tang
Dr. Ha Cam Tang is a Doctor at Tuba CIty Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC). Dr. Tang is a Family Physician who has resided in Tuba City for 18 years. He shares his educational journey with the 4th Grade GT class and why he chose to become a doctor.
29 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Episode 7- Dr. Calderon - "Life Saver"
Dr. Sophina Calderon, is a Navajo Doctor at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC). Dr. Calderon is a community member of Tuba City and has returned to help her people. She shares her experiences and shares great advice for our Thunderbirds that want to go into the medical field. She is a "Real-Life Superhero."
29 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Episode 6- Boston Marathon Qualifier Kyle Sumatzakuku
Every other day students see a blur run across the window. Students shout, "There goes Kyle!" Kyle won the Shiprock Marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon. He is a former Thunderbird and came back to offer words of wisdom to students. In this episode, he shares his journey as a runner. Kyle is a member of the Hopi tribe.
16 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Episode 5- Dr. Orman- Community Healer
Many of our students want to work in the medical field. In this episode we interviewed a pediatrician from our local hospital, Dr. Orman. He shares with us how he became a doctor and why he calls Tuba City his home.
20 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Episode 4- Hero of Health- Gwendeleyn Riggs-Tallman
In this episode we learn more about Tuba City's Health Promototion Coordinator, Gwendeleyn Riggs-Tallman. Her program helps promote healthy living through fun free activities for the Native American community. She organzies runs and much more.
53 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
Episode 3- Navajo Nation President Elect- Jonathan Nez
In this episode we interviewed the Mr. Jonathan Nez, who will be our New Navajo Nation President in January 2018. He is the new leader for 350,000 + Navajos living on the reservation and answers questions relevant to the youth.
20 minutes | Dec 1, 2018
Episode 2- Real-Life Superhero -Community Leader
In this episode we interviewed the town's event coordinator, Mike Sixkiller. He is responsible for putting on fairs, concerts, holiday events, and provide a safe place for people to get to know one another. He also shares ideas for the future of our town, Tuba City. "Heroes not only change lives, but they improve them."
14 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Episode 1- Real-Life Superheroes-Veterans
This episode features two real-life superheroes that are serving and have served, Mr. Smith and Mr. Tsinigine. Mr. Hosteen's 5th graders conducted and produced the podcast.
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