Appearances and Media Events

2014

September 25, 2014,
6:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, Apache Mall
Rochester, MN
Book signing/lecture
Incident at Otterville Station
September 25, 2014,
12:00 noon
Mower County Historical Society
Austin, MN
Book signing/lecture
Incident at Otterville Station
September 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Galleria,
Edina MN
Book signing
Incident at Otterville Station
September 22, 2014,
7:00 p.m.
Warden's House Museum
Stillwater, MN
Book signing/lecture
Incident at Otterville Station
September 21, 2014,
2:00 p.m.
"The Bookcase"
Wayzata, MN
Book signing/lecture
Incident at Otterville Station

2013

Thursday, December 5
1:00 p.m.
Vintage Aircraft Facility,
Sonoma, CA
Book signing
Sierra Sue II
Thursday, November 14
7:00 p.m.
Belmont library
Belmont, CA
Book signing
Michael and the Whiz Kids
Friday, September 27 New York Times,
interview
Origins of the Jumpshot
Tuesday, September 24 University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Book signing
Enemies
Saturday, September 21 San Mateo, CA
Book signing
Michael and the Whiz Kids

2012

September 27, 2012 New York Times,
interview
Origins of the Jumpshot
August 29, 2012
12:00 p.m.
Hormel Historic Home
Austin, MN
Book signing
Birch Coulie
August 25, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Turner Hall
New Ulm, MN
Book signing
Birch Coulie
August 25, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Renville County Historical Society
Morton, MN
Lecture, Book signing
Birch Coulie
August 21, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Redwood Falls Public Library
Redwood Falls, MN
Lecture, book signing
Birch Coulie
August 21
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Turner Hall
New Ulm, MN
Book signing
Birch Coulie
Thursday, April 12, 2012
7:00 pm
Belmont Library
Book signing
Birch Coulie

2011

August 18, 2011 Austin Daily Herald,
Interview
Sierra Sue II
August 18, 2011 Rochester Post-Bulletin,
Interview
Sierra Sue II
August 17, 2011 Austin, Minnesota
Lecture
Sierra Sue II
April 24, 2011 Columbia Daily Tribune
Interview
Origins of the Jumpshot
April 3, 2011 Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Interview
Origins of the Jumpshot
April 2, 2011 New York Times
Interview
Origins of the Jumpshot

2010

June 1, 2010,
7:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Bismarck, ND
Book signing
Enemies
May 4, 2010,
7:00 p.m.
Belmont Library
Belmont, CA
Book signing
Enemies
August 28, 2010
2:00 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Lecture
Enemies
  May 30-June 2 Alien Enemy Planning Conference
Ft. Lincoln, Bismarck, ND
 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
12:00 NOON
Millbrae Rotary, Millbrae, CA
Lecture
Kokomo Joe

2009

September 11, 2009
Asian Pacific Coummunity Counseling Fund Raiser
Sacramento State Alumni Center
Sacramento, CA
Kokomo Joe
July 30, 2009 Book review
Nichi Bei Times
San Francisco, CA
Kokomo Joe
July 29, 2009
12:00 noon
Lecture, Book signing
Rotary
Orinda, CA
Kokomo Joe
June 10
12:00 noon
Speech
Rotary
Foster City, CA
Kokomo Joe
June 2, 2009 Interview
KALW Radio,
San Francisco
Kokomo Joe
Saturday, May 23, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Lecture/Book signing
San Mateo Main Library, San Mateo, CA
Kokomo Joe
Thursday, May 14, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Lecture/Book signing
Belmont Library, Belmont, CA
Kokomo Joe

Saturday, May 9, 2009
time TBD

Lecture/Book signing
Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
Los Angeles
Kokomo Joe
Saturday, May 2, 2009 Interview
NPR/Only a Game
Listen to the podcast
Kokomo Joe
Thursday, April 30, 2009
6 p.m.
Lecture,
Canada College,
Redwood City, CA
Kokomo Joe
Saturday, April 18, 2009
12:00 noon
Lecture/Book signing
National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)
San Francisco, CA
Kokomo Joe

Origins of the Jump Shot
Monday, April 6, 2009
5:00 p.m.
Book signing
Book & Game
Walla Walla, Washington
Kokomo Joe

Gambler and the Bug Boy
Monday, April 6, 2009
1:00 2:00 p.m.
Book signing
Woodward Canyon Winery
Lowden, Washington
Kokomo Joe

Gambler and the Bug Boy
Monday, April 6, 2009 Interview
KCBS-TV
San Francisco
Origins of the Jump Shot
Sunday, April 5, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Lecture/Book signing
White River Valley Museum
Auburn, Washington
Kokomo Joe
March 30, 2009 Interview
"Eye on the Bay" program
Channel 5, KPIX/CBS
San Francisco
Origins of the Jump Shot
March 29, 2009 Interview
Tri-City Herald
Kokomo Joe
March19, 2009 Testimony
Hearing: House Subcommittee on Immigration
Washington, DC
World War II Enemy Alien Internment
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Reading
Writer's Block podcast series, KQED
San Francisco, CA
Kokomo Joe

2008

September 4, 2008
12:00 p.m.
Speech
San Mateo Chapter of SIRS
San Mateo Elks Club
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
August 10, 2008
1:00 p.m.
Play Reading
NJAHS
San Francisco
The Master Tailor's Wife
July 5, 2008 Speech
Oral History Association Conference
Denver
Enemies
March 26, 2008 Speech/Book Signing
San Leandro Breakfast Club
San Leandro, CA
Enemies
March 15, 2008 Speech/Book Signing
Burlingame AAUW
Burlingame, CA
Gambler and the Bug Boy
March 7 , 2008 Interview/story
Rocky Mt. News
Origins of the Jump Shot
March, 2008 Interview
Penthouse Magazine
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 28, 2008 Speech/Book Signing
San Mateo Rotary
Gambler and the Bug Boy
February 23, 2008
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Speech
Sacramento JACL "Day of Remembrance" Ceremonies
Sacramento, CA
Enemies
February 16, 2008 Interview
Associated Press
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 16, 2008 Interview
USA Today
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 14, 2008 Interview/story
Ferndale Enterprise
Kokomo Joe
February, 2008 Interview
Mpls.-St. Paul Magazine
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
January 30, 2008 Interview
Rocky Mt. News
Origins of the Jump Shot

2007

November 17, 2007 Radio Interview
KNBR, San Francisco
Gambler and the Bug Boy
November 10, 2007 Book Review
San Mateo County Times
Gambler and the Bug Boy
October 28, 2007 Interview
San Mateo County Times
The Pay Less Case
October 25, 2007 Speech/Book Signing
Oral History Association Conference
Oakland, CA
Enemies
October 18, 2007 Book Review
San Mateo County Times
Gambler and the Bug Boy
October 13, 2007
2:00 p.m.
Book Signing
Belmont Library
Gambler and the Bug Boy
June 6, 2007 Interview
USA Today
Enemies
April 30, 2007 Film Interview
KQED-TV, San Francisco
Enemies
April 28, 2007 Interview
San Mateo County Times
Enemies
April 28, 2007 Interview
San Jose Mercury News
Enemies
April 28, 2007
1:00 pm
Enemy Alien Conference
San Mateo, CA
Enemies
January 3, 2007
1:00 pm
San Bruno Rotary
San Bruno, CA
Enemies

2006

June 24, 2006 Univ. of Minnesota Crookston Enemies /
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
June 10, 2006 Manzanar National Historic Site Enemies
June 10, 2006 Exhibit Opening
Manzanar, CA
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
March 2, 2006 Speech
San Mateo SIRS
San Mateo, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 15, 2006 Radio Interview
KNBR
Enemies

2005

October 16, 2005 Speaker
"Traces" Museum Opening
St. Paul, MN
Enemies
July 4, 2005 Book Signing
Austin, MN
Sierra Sue II
Summer, 2005 Book Review
SFSU Magazine
San Francisco, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
June 2, 2005 Panelist/Speaker
WWII Internment Conference
San Francisco, CA
Enemies
May 17, 2005 Lecture
Rotary Club
Millbrae, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
May 2, 2005 Interview/Book Review
Associated Press
Nationwide
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
April 24, 2005 Book Review
LA Daily News
Los Angeles, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
April 13, 2005 Commentary
TV Documentary
"Black Sox Scandal"
ESPN-2
"Roly and the Alderman"
April 8-9, 2005 Lecture
"Assembly on Wartime Relocation
& Internment of Civilians"
San Francisco, CA
Enemies
March 19, 2005 Book Review
RobertParker.com
Baltimore, MD
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
March 13, 2005 Book Review
Roanoke Times
Roanoke, VA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 28, 2005 Speech
Rotary
Belmont CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 26, 2005 Story
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 20, 2005 Radio Interview
WSCR/CBS
Chicago, IL
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 20, 2005 Radio Interview
NPR/"Only A Game"
Nationwide
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 18, 2005 Book Review
WBUR.ORG
Boston, MA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 18, 2005 Radio Interview
WCLO
Janesville, WI
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 14, 2005 Radio Interview
WLW
Cincinnati, OH
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 9, 2005 Radio Interview
WREL/ABC
Lexington, VA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
February 9, 2005 Radio Interview
KLPW
St. Louis, MO
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
January 21, 2005 Radio Interview
WSVA
Harrisburg, VA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
January 18, 2005 Radio Interview
Fox Radio
Fresno, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
January 18, 2005 Radio Interview
Fox Radio
Fresno, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
January 18, 2005 Radio Interview
Fox Radio
Fresno, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
January 11, 2005 Radio Interview
KXEL
Waterloo, Iowa
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
January 11, 2005 Lecture
American Assoc. of Univ. Women
San Mateo, CA
The Pay Less Murders
January 4, 2005 Radio Interview
Sport 2 - Sports Radio Network
Kansas
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers

2004

December 31, 2004 Book Review
American Jewish World
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 20, 2004 Story
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 20, 2004 Story / Interview
San Francisco Chronicle
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 18, 2004 Radio Interview
KWRE-AM
St. Louis
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 16, 2004 Story
Chicago Sun-Times
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 16, 2004 Book Review
BASN
Richmond, VA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 12, 2004
2:00 pm
Book Signing
Twin Pines Senior Center
Belmont, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 9, 2004 Book Review
San Mateo Daily News
San Mateo, CA
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
December 8, 2004 TeamWorks Media
"The Team That Changed the World"
PBS TV Documentary Airing February, 2005
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
November 29, 2004 Book Review
Syrcause Post Standard
Syracuse, NY
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
September 6, 2004 Lecture, Northeastern Nevada Museum
Elko, Nevada
"A Fair Fix: The 1947 Elko Co. Fair"
July 4, 2004
10:30 am
Scholars' Panel
Tule Lake Day of Remembrance Ceremonies
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
June 26, 2004 Scholars' Panel
Oakland Museum
Oakland, CA
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
June 16, 2004
7:30 pm
Authors' Night / Book Signing
Belmont Main Library
Belmont, CA
Enemies
February 28-29, 2004 Scholars Panel / Book Signing
"Snow Country Prison"
Exhibit Opening
Grand Forks, ND
Enemies
January 26, 2004
7:30 pm
Speech / Book Signing
Millbrae AAUW
Enemies
January 15, 2004
12 noon
Speech
55+ Club
Foster City, CA
The Pay Less Murders

2003

October 5, 2003
2 - 5 pm
Scholars Panel / Book Signing
UTTC, Bismarck, ND
Enemies
October 4, 2003
6 pm
Keynote Speech, "Snow Country Prison"
Ft. Lincoln Exhibit Opening
UTTC, Bismarck, ND
Enemies
September 13, 2003
2 - 4 pm
Scholars Panel / Book Signing
San Diego Main Library
San Diego, CA
Enemies
August 17, 2003
5 pm
Book Signing
Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose, CA
Enemies
July 20, 2003
2 - 4 pm
Book Signing
Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose, CA
Enemies
May 21, 2003 Interview
HBO - On the Record
Tricksters in the Madhouse: Globetrotters vs. the Lakers
May 21, 2003 Radio Interview
KPFK-FM
Los Angeles, California
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
May 18, 2003 Radio Interview
KNX-AM
Los Angeles, California
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
May 18, 2003
Interview for Documentary Stolen Lives
Tara Entertainment
Los Angeles, California
Enemies
May 18, 2003 Press Conference / Exhibit Opening
UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Powell Library
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
May 15, 2003
Interview / Story
Los Angeles Times
Enemies
May 15, 2003
Interview / Story
Associated Press
Origins of the Jump Shot
May 4, 2003
Interview / Story
Charlotte Observer
Origins of the Jump Shot
Belus Smawley Obit
April 30, 2003
10 am
Lecture / Book Signing
Foothill College
Enemies
April 7, 2003 Speech / Book Signing
Calif. State Univ. at Sacramento
Main Library
Enemies
March 17, 2003
12 noon - 7 pm
Press Conference / Scholars Panel / Book Signing
Calif. State Univ. at Sacramento
Main Library
Enemies
March 4, 2003 Press Conference / Speech
Santa Cruz Courthouse
Enemies
February 20, 2003 Panel Presentation
Santa Cruz Community TV
Channel 27
Enemies
February 19, 2003 Speech / Book Signing
Santa Cruz Public Library
Enemies
February 14, 2003 Radio Interview
KNBR-AM San Francisco, California
Enemies
January 31, 2003 Radio Interview
KUSP-FM Santa Cruz, California
Enemies
January 31, 2003 Press Conference / Book Signing
Santa Cruz Public Library
Enemies
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
photo exhibit opening
January 30, 2003 Interview / Story
San Jose Mercury News
Enemies

2002

December 7, 2002 Press Conference
Berkeley Central Library
"The Enemy Alien Files:
  Hidden Stories of WWII"
photo exhibit opening
August 6, 2002 Speech
San Diego Public Library
Enemies
June 24, 2002 Speech
United Airline Retirees
San Mateo, CA
The Pay Less Murders
June 4th, 2002 Speech / Book Signing
San Francisco Sheriff's Air Squadron
Grosvenor Hotel, South San Francisco
Sierra Sue II
April 29, 2002 Speech
Belmont Rotary Club
Enemies
April 3, 2002
Interview / Story
North Pulaski Leader
Jacksonville, AR
Origins of the Jump Shot
March 12, 2002
"The Rick Barry Show"
KNBR
San Francisco, Calif.
Origins of the Jump Shot
March 9-10, 2002 Interview / Story - Author Profile
The San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo, Calif.
 
February 5, 2002
1:00 p.m.
Speech / Book Signing
SIRS, San Mateo, Calif
Sierra Sue II
February 2, 2002 Interview
SM County Times

The Pay Less Murders

January 30, 2002 Radio Interview
WTJS-AM, Jackson, TN
Origins of the Jump Shot

2001

Nov. 17, 2001
5:00 p.m.
Book Signing
NJAHS, San Francisco, Calif.
Enemies
October 9, 2001
7:00 p.m.
TV Interview
"Inside Out w/ Diane Wagner"
Hayward, California
Enemies
Sept. 25, 2001 Interview
The Independent
San Mateo County, Calif.
Enemies
Sept. 22, 2001
7:00 p.m.
Book Signing
NJAHS, San Francisco, Calif.
Enemies
Sept. 7, 2001
7:15 a.m.
Speech
San Mateo Rotary-Sunrise
The Pay Less Murders
July 9, 2001
1:00 p.m.
Speech / Book Signing
SIRS, South San Francisco
Sierra Sue II

June 3, 2001
3:00 p.m.

Speech / Book Signing
German American Center
Oakland, Calif.
Enemies
June 2, 2001 Interview
San Jose Mercury News
Enemies
June 2, 2001
10:00 a.m.
Radio Interview
KUSF-FM, San Francisco, Calif.
Enemies
May 24, 2001 Book Review
California Staats Zeitung
Enemies
May 2, 2001 Speech / Book Signing
SIRS, Redwood City, Calif.
Origins of the Jump Shot
April 26, 2001 Interview
San Mateo Journal
The Pay Less Murders
April 25, 2001
1:00 p.m.
Speech
SIRS, San Mateo, Calif
The Pay Less Murders
April 4, 2001
7:30 p.m.
Speech / Book Signing
San Bruno Public Library
San Bruno, Calif
Origins of the Jump Shot
February 8, 2001
1:00 p.m.
Speech / Book Signing
SIRS, Belmont, Calif.
Origins of the Jump Shot
January 24, 2001 Interview
Die Neue Presse
Enemies
January 12, 2001 Interview
Deutschland Radio Berlin
Enemies
January 10, 2001
1:00 p.m.
Speech / Book Signing
SIRS, San Carlos, Calif.
Origins of the Jump Shot

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