Christine Yano and George Tanabe, Jr., are the hosts of Thinking Out Loud, a weekly radio program presented by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH). Thinking Out Loud airs every Monday, 6:30-7:30 pm, on KZOO-AM 1210, Hawai‘i’s only Japanese-language radio station.
Each week Yano and Tanabe explore an issue of concern to the Japanese American and broader community in Hawai’i. Listeners are encouraged to call in or email questions and comments. Past guests have included Warren Nishimoto on oral history and UH Press’ very own Norman Kaneshiro on Okinawan performing arts. Once a month Thinking Out Loud presents the JCCH Book Club, hosted by Willa Jane Tanabe, who leads a lively discussion with a special guest and the audience on a book of the month.
Future UH Press guest authors and featured books on Thinking Out Loud:
Ann Bayer: Public Education in Hawai’i (September 14)
Tom Coffman: JCCH Book Club featuring The Island Edge of America (September 28)
Craig Howes & Vicky Kneubuhl: Koji Ariyoshi and the Invention of Local Identity (October 12)
Herbert Tanaka: JCCH Book Club featuring California Hotel and Casino: Hawai‘i’s Home Away from Home by Dennis Ogawa (November 30)
For show details, schedule, and downloadable archive: http://jcch.com/thinking-out-loud.asp.
Read the Honolulu Star-Bulletin article: http://www.starbulletin.com/features/20090817_Keep_talking_keep_thinking.html.
Photo by Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin