Comedian and Actor Andy Bumatai

My Heroes Are People Who Deliver the Mail, the Operators of the Phones, the Gal at the Bank

Andy Bumatai is an American comedian and actor. He has performed stand-up comedy extensively on the mainland and in Hawai‘i, and has appeared in the films, The Whoopee Boys, A Man Called Sarge, and Aloha Summer. He was featured on Raven and has had roles on North Shore and Baywatch, among others. He is currently executive producer of Nighttime Productions and produces and stars in his own Hawai‘i-based online talk show, The Andy Bumatai Show. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Daniel K. Inouye Institute “Talk Story” event titled “Will Pidgin …

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Zócalo Public Square California and Innovation Editor Joe Mathews | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Zócalo Public Square California and Innovation Editor Joe Mathews

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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Sociolinguist Katie Drager | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Sociolinguist Katie Drager

I Like Those Kinds of Sentences Where You Can Really See the Connections Between Languages

Katie Drager is a sociolinguistics professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and co-director of the Charlene Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies. She researches language varieties …

UCLA Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs Gary M. Segura | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

UCLA Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs Gary M. Segura

I Was Cross-Examined for Six Hours, and That Was Obviously Exciting

Gary M. Segura is the dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a principal, co-founder, and senior partner at political opinion research firm Latino Decisions. He is …

Brown University Historian Omer Bartov | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Brown University Historian Omer Bartov

I Make Shakshuka Really Well

Omer Bartov is a professor of European history and German studies at Brown University as well as the winner of the 2019 Zócalo Public Square Book Prize for Anatomy of …