What’s up Land of Gazillion Adoptees?! The notorious LGA interviews will be broadcasted live this week! That’s right. You read that correctly. How shizzle-dazzle in your hizzle-whizzle is this?
On Tuesday, October 2nd, 8:00 pm CST, LGA will have a conversation with Jayme Hansen about the weird business side of intercountry Korean adoption. How fast can you say controversial? Not fast enough. Below is Jayme’s bio.
Jayme K. Hansen was born as Yoon, Dong Jin in Chung-ju, South Korea. He is currently living near Seattle Washington with his wife and two children. He is a highly decorated military officer. He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University along with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from Clarkson University along with internships with the National Security Studies Program and Project Lead Program through United Way. He has earned numerous awards and recognition with his work with NGO’s to include Korea America Friendship Society Medal and Good Neighbor Award from the American Red Cross.
And on Thursday, October 4th, 8:30 pm CST, LGA will have a conversation with the one and only Bryan Thao Worra. We will talk about his books, he will read some of his written works, and, if the mood is just right, we’ll talk about this lovely thing called “adoption.” Seriously LGA peeps, you are in for a treat. This dude can rock a reading. Per Bryan’s website:
An award-winning Laotian American writer, I work actively to support Laotian, Hmong and Southeast Asian American artists. I am recognized by the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts. I also served as a consulting contractor with the Minnesota History Center, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Commission. I am an active professional member of the Horror Writer Association and the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
To watch both of these interviews, you can go to Kevin Ost-Vollmers’ Google+ feed at the designated times or, if technology works, see them live on the front page of LGA.
See you then, my friends. Peace out…