APA Compass

APA Compass is a collectively produced public affairs program.  Our mission is to provide a forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to Asian Pacific American (APA) communities; to unite, politicize and empower APAs; to raise awareness of social and economic justice issues; to highlight the parallels and intersections between APA experiences and the experiences of other groups; to provide media access, mentorship and training to APAs; to promote APA art and culture; to challenge racist representations and to enable APAs to define themselves. 

We welcome your comments and feedback. Like us or leave us a message at APA Compass Radio on Facebook.  For an index of past podcasts, visit apaCompass.wordpress.com.

Coming Soon

APA Compass: Mee Moua, Andrew Yeh
 

Episode Archive

APA Compass on 04/06/12

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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, April 6, 2012, at 9 A.M.  We'll have a provocative roundtable discussion about the Coalition of Communities of Color's "Unsettling Report" on the Asian Pacific Islander Community in Multnomah County.  Surprisingly, the local API community is worse off than that of Seattle or the nation, and we'll discuss why with Prof. Ann Curry-Stevens, June Arima Schumann, and Rev.

APA Compass on 03/02/12

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Amy Chua, Thanhha Lai, Goldann Salazar, Musa Ahmed

We feature: The Tiger Mom (and Yale Law professor) Amy Chua, who instigated a worldwide parenting debate with her book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"; Thanhha Lai, whose book "Inside Out and Back Again" based on her life as a ten-year-old immigrant won the Newbery Honor and National Book Award; and Goldann Salazar and Musa Ahmed, who share autobiographical stories from their performance of "Race Monologues" at Lewis and Clark College.

APA Compass on 02/03/12

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Fri, 02/03/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, February 3, 2012, at 9 A.M. We feature

APA Compass on 01/06/12

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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Best of 2011

Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, January 6, 2012, at 9 A.M. for our "Best of 2011" program. We feature interviews with YouTube phenomeon Jimmy Wong, 200m world champion and paralympic ambassador Anjali Forber-Pratt, and visual artist Sharon Inahara. Local youth share reflections on Vincent Chin in a segment from our APA Popwatch series. And, our popular "Angry APA Minute" series continues with the stories of Simon Young, Purvi Shah, and Sarika Mehta.

APA Compass is the Pacific Northwest’s Only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio show. Each month, our collective focuses on issues relevant to APA communities and features an Angry APA minute where listeners like you can sound off.

APA Compass on 08/05/11

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Annual summer music show on APA Compass

Today is the APA Compass annual summer music show! We'll feature Jimmy Wong, Rupa of Rupa and the April Fishes and Lola Fair and Baby J.

APA Compass on 02/04/11

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Fri, 02/04/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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API Pride, acid violence and the documentary Finding Face, and more

We talk with the community organization API Pride about their upcoming Lunar New Year's Banquet, and interview professor Patti Duncan about her documentary “Finding Face,” which documents the controversial case of Tat Marina, a young woman who was attacked with acid in 1999. There's also another edition of Pop Watch, looking at Asian Pacific Americans in the media, and another Angry APA Minute.

APA Compass on 01/07/11

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Fri, 01/07/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass features the best segments from 2010

This Friday, January 7 at 9am PST, hear some of our favorite APA Compass segments from 2010 including our interviews with Jeff Chang, hip hop journalist, author and activist; Judy Yung, author of "Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America"; Jay Sario, Filipino American fashion designer from Project Runway Season 7; an audio postcard from the local Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night and more. Tune it to KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland or stream it online at http://kboo.fm/listen.

APA Compass on 12/03/10

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Fri, 12/03/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Asian Pacific American food and holiday traditions

Today on APA Compass we'll celebrate the holiday season, exploring food and holiday traditions for Asian Pacific Americans including an audio postcard from downtown Portland food carts and a roundtable discussion with special guests James Louie, co-owner of Huber's and Timothy Nishimoto, from Pink Martini and owner of Vino Paradiso.

Also, on Pop Watch we discuss the new network TV program Outsourced and another edition of the Angry APA Minute.

APA Compass on 11/05/10

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APA Compass kicks off APA Pop Watch with a look at APA representation on TV

APA Compass will kickoff a new series, "APA POP WATCH", with focus on APAs in the media and pop culture. This month we'll dedicate the whole show to APA Pop Watch and take a critical look at TV. There's a whole slew of new shows featuring APA faces including Nikita, Outsourced and Hawaii 5-0, as well as others such as Community, Grey's Anatomy and Flash Forward. We'll look at these shows as well as how APA representation on TV has changed over last few years.
 

APA Compass on 10/01/10

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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass features author Judy Yung and fashion designer Jay Nicolas Sario

This month we're speaking with Judy Yung, author of a new book, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America.

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Decriminalization of gay sex in India and it's effects on South Asian LGBTQs in the U.S.

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Thu, 08/06/2009

This month, APA Compass tackled the topic of homeland politics and how it effects Asian Pacific Americans. To look at it through a very specific issue, APA Compass member Priya Kandaswamy spoke to Dr. Svati Shah and author Minal Hajratwala about the recent decriminalization of gay sex in India.

Dr. Shah is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of Massachussets at Amherst, and author of a forthcoming book about sex work in Mumbai. Ms. Hajratwala is author of Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Countries, as well as a poet, performer and queer activist.

Prison activist Victoria Law discusses her new book "Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggle of Incarcerated Women"

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Thu, 07/02/2009

Victoria Law is an activist, mother, photographer and writer. APA Compass member Toni Tabora-Roberts spoke with her about her new book Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggle of Incarcerated Women and her work as a prison activist. This is a longer version of the interview which aired on the July 3, 2009 APA Compass program.

Interview with Hawaiian hip hop artist Sudden Rush

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Thu, 06/04/2009

APA Compass's Kushlani De Soyza speaks with Hawaiian hip hop artist Sudden Rush. This interview originally aired as part of an APA Compass program about Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka Bill.

Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly discusses her documentary Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i

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Thu, 06/04/2009

APA Compass members Patti Duncan spoke with filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly about her new documentary Nono Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i. This interview originally aired on an APA Compass program about Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka Bill.

Roundtable discussion about Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka bill

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Thu, 06/04/2009

APA Compass member Elaine Cha hosts a discussion with author and professor Dr. Kēhaulani Kauanui and Native Pacific Islander and activist Angela Robinson. They discuss Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka Bill.

Interview with Joyce Yang from KIWA

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Thu, 04/30/2009

Elaine Cha interviews Joyce Yang from the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance about her experiences becoming an organizer and KIWA's current campaigns and planned activities for May Day

Interview with Kent Wong from UCLA's Center for Labor Research and Education

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Thu, 04/30/2009

Priya Kandaswamy's live interview with Kent Wong for APA Compass' May Day Special, discussing current labor issues facing Asian Pacific Americans.

Minal Hajratwala's Angry APA Minute

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Thu, 04/30/2009

Minal Hajratwala sounds off about her experiences with the recent Amazon.com censorship of LGBTQ titles and content.

Interview with Bethany Leal from MIWON

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Thu, 04/30/2009

Sudarat Musikawong talks with Bethany Leal about Multiethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network about their latest activities and planned actions for May Day

Interview with filmmaker Tze Chun about his film Children of Invention

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Thu, 04/02/2009

APA Compass collective member Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews filmmaker Tze Chun. His film Children of Invention was the Opening Night Film of the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival in April 2009.

Playlists

APA Compass playlist for 09/04/2009

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Betty SooWhisper My NameHeat Sin Water Skinwww.bettysoo.com
Betty SooNever The Pretty GirlHeat Sin Water Skinwww.bettysoo.com
Betty SooNever Knew No LoveHeat Sin Water Skinwww.bettysoo.com
GirlymanKittery TideEverything's Easywww.girlyman.com
GirlymanSomewhere Different NowEverything's Easywww.girlyman.com
GirlymanEasy Bake OvensEverything's Easywww.girlyman.com
Thao with the Get Down Stay DownBag of HammersKnow Better, Learn Fasterwww.myspace.com
Exit ClovViolent BerriesRespond, Respondexitclov.com
Alice TongTrySmallwww.myspace.com
Marie DigbyUnfoldBreathing Underwaterwww.youtube.com
Melissa PolinarSing To Mewww.myspace.com
Judith HillSwitchin' Upwww.judithhillmusic.com

 Here's the playlist for the 2009 APA Compass music show. Check out our podcasts here at www.kboo.fm/apacompass, and if you have ideas for stories or an Angry APA Minute, email us at apacompass@gmail.com

APA Compass playlist for 08/01/2008

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Ananda ShankarStreets of Calcutta
JJ MagazineDaniel Burnham
Pink MartiniBukra Wba'DoHey Eugene!
The SlantsStrangleholdSlanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts
Dengue FeverOne Thousand Tears of a Tarantula
Animal FarmThe Show Must Go On
Rupa & the April FishesMaintenant
Asian Dub FoundationJericho

APA Compass's Annual summer music special featuring a wide variety of Asian and Asian Pacific American artists.

 

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