1. Education, Education, Education 39:55

Legendary New York radio broadcaster, Joan Hamburg, was fortunate enough to have a very unusual mother.  Her mother insisted Joan get a great education regardless of the social norms of the time.  Yet having a very successful career mom wasn’t always easy for Joan’s  children.She opened her heart and home to her radio family.

Education, practice and lots of hard work are just a few of the characteristics that Christopheren Nomura learned from his Japanese American parents.  He started singing at a very young age with his mother and the rest is history. His family overcame tremendous difficulties as immigrants and Christopheren dedicated his life to singing professionally.

Since this episode was recorded, Christopheren has taken on two teaching positions:   Stonybrook University on Long Island and Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Jackie Tantillo loves being on both sides of the microphone –as Voice Over Artist and Producer/Engineer and in front of the camera as an On Camera Talent. She has been featured in National and International On Camera and Voice Over Commercials and Industrials. Over the years, she has mentored students with an interest in production and broadcasting and has volunteered with elementary school aged children in theatre production. Jackie is able to draw from her many years as a spokesperson and radio talent to bring warmth and insight to her many endeavors, including representative for organizations such as D.A.R.E., March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy and Easter Seals. A mom and the youngest of seven siblings, Italian American born in Rota Spain, Jackie or ‘Juani’ as her family and friends call her, comes from a very close knit family. Her knowledge of conversational French, Italian and Spanish has broadened the scope of her work. She lives in New Jersey and loves spending time with her family in the outdoors and traveling.