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.

Episode Archive

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II

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APA Compass
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Fri, 06/05/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II



Tim Nakayama with a special interim episode for the Asian and Pacific American Compass public affairs hour, interviews renowned author and journalist Richard Reeves about his new book:

Infamy

The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II

Bestselling author Richard Reeves provides an authoritative account of the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens during World War II

Tenth Anniversary Best of Show

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tenth Anniversary Best of Show

It's our 10th anniversary special AND it's our last episode! We're featuring the BEST of our 10 years as the Pacific Northwest's only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio show! That's interviews, features, and Angry APA Minutes AND we're having a collective reunion in studio to reminisce on the old days. We're also featuring a new piece on Deaf Indians fighting for their rights as we gear up for Compass's makeover to "Intersections", a new radio show produced and hosted by Sarika Mehta. Hosts of today's show are Sarika Mehta, Liz Rogers, Marie Lo, Toni Tabora Roberts and Patti Sakurai (by phone).

APA Compass on 04/03/15

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

Aasif Mandvi on "No Land's Man," the Sikh play Kultar's Mime, and An Angry APA Minute

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APA Compass
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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Aasif Mandvi on "No Land's Man," the Sikh play Kultar's Mime, and An Angry APA Minute

Sarika Mehta interviews Aasif Mandvi, actor, comedian and correspondent on "The Daily Show" about his collection of essays "No Land's Man." Liz Rogers talks to the creators of the powerful Sikh play, "Kultar's Mime." And Dmae Roberts presents An Angry APA Minute.

2015 New Year Special: Best of AAPAM

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APA Compass
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Fri, 01/02/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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2015 New Year Special

Happy New Year from all of us at APA Compass! To celebrate 2015, we're kicking off the new year with a full hour of our most popular segment, the Angry APA Minute! We're featuring:

Atul Gawande, Eric Liu, Elaine Cha

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APA Compass
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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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December APA Compass

It's our last episode of APA Compass for 2014! Don't miss this winter membership drive special! We're featuring:

APA Compass on 11/07/14

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APA Compass
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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

APA Compass on 10/03/14

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APA Compass
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Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

APA Compass: Mee Moua, Andrew Yeh

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APA Compass
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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Mee Moua, Andrew Yeh
For this espisode of APA Compass:
  • Learn about the upcoming Jade Night Markets sponsored by APANO and Portland's Jade District.
  • Mee Moua, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), tells us what Asian-Americans can do to ensure fair representation in politics.
  • In this send-off interview, APA Compass collective member, Andrew Yeh, shares his favorite moments and memories from his tenure. We thank him for his contributions and wish him the best in his future adventures! 
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.

APA Compass: Simon Tam, Alex Tizon, Sara Onitsuka

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Simon Tam, Alex Tizon, Sara Onitsuka
For this episode of APA Compass:
  • Portland musician and TED Talk speaker Simon Tam tells us why the US Patent and Trademark Office will not allow him to trademark his band's name, "The Slants" and how he's responding.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner, Alex Tizon, explores and punctures stereotypes of the Asian-American male identity in his book, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self".
  • Sara Onitsuka explains her college application quandary in her latest Angry APA Minute.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.

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Elaine Cha's Angry APA Minute

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Thu, 04/02/2009

Elaine Cha sounds off in her Angry APA Minute. The Angry APA Minute is a chance for members of the APA Community to express their thoughts on any subject that's bugging them at the moment. Folks interested in being considered for an upcoming Angry APA Minute can contact us through the KBOO website at kboo.fm/apacompass or by email apacompass@gmail.com.

Darn you, Miley Cyrus! Kushlani de Soyza's Angry APA Minute Feb 09

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APA Compass
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Fri, 02/06/2009

 Kushlani de Soyza takes on Disney's top pop princess for making racist gestures in a recently publicized photograph. Not cool, Hannah Montana!

Nami Mun interview February 2009

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Thu, 02/05/2009

Gran Torino film - critical discussion and interview with star Bee Vang

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APA Compass
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Thu, 02/05/2009

In February, APA Compass critically discussed the Clint Eastwood folk Gran Torino, which features Eastwood as a cranky old veteran living in a neighborhood with an influx of Hmong immigrant neighbors. Aslo, an interview with one of the film's stars, Hmong actor Bee Vang.

Ethnic Media, plus Agent Orange Justice campaign

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APA Compass
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Thu, 12/04/2008

This month APA Compass will look at the impact of ethnic media with Abhay Prasad from Trikone, Alex Sonbalee from Siam Chronicle and Sandip Roy from New America Media. Also a talk with delegates from the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour - Dang Hong Nhut, Tran Thi Hoan and Merle Ratner - and another edition of the Angry APA Minute with writer Kip Fullbeck.

Language in APA Communities

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APA Compass
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Thu, 11/06/2008

This month APA Compass examines the impact of language on Asian Pacific American communities.  Guests include Sarika Patel, Mary Li and Pam Pham. Also another edition of the Angry APA Minute.

APAs and the elections

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APA Compass
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Thu, 10/02/2008

First, representatives from APIA Vote and APA for Progress talks about APA involvement in electoral politics. Then, local organizers from the Latino Network and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon discuss the potential impacts of measures on the November ballot for communities of color.

Interview with Los Angeles hip-hop artist Skim

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APA Compass
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Thu, 07/31/2008

Liz Roger's interview with Skim aired on APA Compass August 1st, 2008.

Interview with New York's DJ Rehka

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APA Compass
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Thu, 07/31/2008

Toni Tabora-Roberts' interview with DJ Rehka aired on APA Compass August 1st, 2008.

Interview with Portland singer-songwriter Teri Untalan

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APA Compass
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Thu, 07/31/2008

Kushlani deSoyza's interview with Teri Untalan aired on APA Compass August 1st, 2008.

Playlists

APA Compass playlist for 09/04/2009

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09/04/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
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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APA Compass
Air date: 
08/01/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
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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