Brett Akagi, story teller extraordinaire was the speaker for the last meeting of 2016 .   Brett is an award winning storyteller in the news industry well known for the quality of his reporting.  Brett is not known for controversial reporting - he much prefers life stories that show that there's still a lot of humanity out there that we should be proud of.

Brett spoke on his life as a member of a Japanese family and the impact on his life from having family members that both fought for the USA in WW2 and also family members that were placed in internment camps after Japan attacked the USA at Pearl Harbor.
Brett recently did a stint in the Journalism department at KU, teaching the value and art of storytelling in the news industry.