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 06/04/10

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APA Compass
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Fri, 06/04/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
APA Compass explores the wild and wonderful world of parenting.

APA Compass on 03/05/10

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APA Compass
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Fri, 03/05/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
How do Asian Pacific Americans create community in Portland?

You'll hear voices from around Portland discussing how we create and define "community." This week's show features Colored Pencils, a monthly arts and open-mike show and APANO's Many Rivers Listening Circle Project. You can also join our roundtable discussion on Creating Community and Identity.

Stay in touch with APA Compass by email at apacompass@gmail.com or become our fan on Facebook.

APA Compass on 08/07/09

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/07/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Tune in for this month's APA Compass, where we'll be discussing homeland politics for Asian Pacific Americans. What does "home" mean for us, for our families, and our communities? What effects do social and political events in our homelands have on us here in the U.S.? We'll feature an audio postcard on the meaning of "home" for local Asian Pacific Americans. You'll hear a live roundtable discussion with scholar and activist Svati Shah and Minal Hajratwala on the topic of the recent decriminalization of gay sex in India. And, as always, another Angry APA Minute!

APA Compass

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APA Compass
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Fri, 07/03/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Interviews with Dylan Rodriguez, Victoria Law, David Kong, Nathan Moon and Many Uch.

This month a look at Asian Pacific Americans and the criminal justice system with interviews with Dylan Rodriguez, author and prison abolisionist with Critical Resistance, and Victoria Law, author and activists who wrote Resistance Behind Bars about women prisoners' resistance, as well as a live discussion with David Kong and Nathan Moon about their experiences within the criminal justice system here in Oregon. Plus an interview with former APA Compass guest Many Uch about his experience dealing with potential deportation to Cambodia due to his prison record and legal changes around the Patriot Act.

APA Compass on 06/05/09

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APA Compass
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Fri, 06/05/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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we're talking with local and national activists about Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka Bill

This month we're talking with local and national activists about Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka Bill. We'll also feature an interview with Hawaiian rappers, Sudden Rush.

Also, do you have an idea for an Angry APA Minute you'd like to submit and perform for the show? Please let us know!

APA Compass on 05/01/09

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/01/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A May Day discussion about immigrants' and workers' rights

For more information about APA Compass, including archives from previous shows, visit kboo.fm/APACompass.

We'll be discussing immigrants' rights and workers' rights with activists from the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Worker Organizing Network (MIWON), the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), and the Asian Pacific American
Labor Alliance
(APALA). We'll also have an Angry APA Minute from author Minal Hajratwala.


 

APA Compass on 04/03/09

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APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Local API activists discuss health issues and what reforming the health care system means for Asian Pacific Americans. Also, a sneak peak at the upcoming "DisOrient Film Festival" in Eugene. And another "Angry APA Minute."

APA Compass on 02/06/09

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APA Compass
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Fri, 02/06/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Today's show includes a panel discussion with Hmong community members, who respond to the new Clint Eastwood film, Gran Torino. Also an interview with writer Nami Mun about her first novel, Miles from Nowhere. The book tells the story of a 1980s urban odyssey in which Joon-Mee, a 12-year-old Korean-American, leaves her troubled Bronx family for the life of a New York City runaway. The novel follows Joon over six years, as she lives in a homeless shelter, finds work as an underage escort and a streetwalker, succumbs to drug addiction and petty crime, then tries to turn it all around.  

APA Compass

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APA Compass
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Fri, 01/02/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Today's APA Compass features highlights from the past year including an interview with hip hop artist Skim, a roundtable discussion on everyday racism and the best of the Angry APA Minutes.

APA Compass

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APA Compass
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Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A look at the impact of ethnic media, also the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour

This month APA Compass will look at the impact of ethnic media with Abhay Prasad from Trikone, Bunloue 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.

Audio

Muslim-American activists discuss Osama Bin Laden's death

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/06/2011

Last month, President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden to the world. Sarika Mehta spoke with Afifa Ahmed Shafi and Muna Abshir Muhamud, two Muslim-American community members, on their thoughts surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, the past decade of Islamophobia and their thoughts on a "post-Bin-Laden" world.

April PopWatch

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/01/2011

Liz Rogers and ThuVan Hoang discuss racist "jokes" in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. They also chat with Jean Quan, the new mayor of Oakland, Calif.

  • Title: April PopWatch
  • Length: 4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

April 2011 Health Care

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/01/2011

APA Compass focuses on healthcare in Asian-Pacific-American communities as Oregon's legislature and the federal government attempt to reform the healthcare system. Our guests are David Rebanal of the Northwest Health Foundation and John Joo, a representative from the Asian-Pacific-American Network of Oregon's Health Equity and Reform Team.

Get involved in APA community activism or find out more about APANO's work on healthcare at www.apano.org.

More information about grant opportunities and other health initiatives is available at Northwest Health Foundation's website,  www.nwhf.org. Also, with National Public Health Week coming up, you can participate in events highlighted at http://public.health.oregon.gov/spotlight/phweek/Pages/index.aspx. You can also stay up-to-date on Oregon's healthcare reform work: www.oregon.gov/oha.

  • Length: 26:31 minutes (24.27 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Local Fundraising for Earthquake Relief

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/01/2011

Listen to Loen and Sho Dozono discuss their recent efforts raise disaster-relief funds for Japan's earthquake and tsunami survivors. They worked with a youth organization called Unite Youth to fold thousands of paper cranes and design t-shirts to raise awareness about Japan's continuing relief efforts.

More information can be found on their Facebook Page, Oregon-Japan Disaster Relief Effort.

  • Title: Japan Relief Efforts
  • Length: 12:19 minutes (11.28 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Angry APA Minute by Simon Tam of the Slants

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/01/2011

Simon Tam talks about the challenges of trademarking his band The Slants' intentionally political name.

  • Title: Simon Tam
  • Length: 9:21 minutes (8.55 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Anjali Forber-Pratt

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APA Compass
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Fri, 03/04/2011

Sarika Mehta speaks with paralympic athlete Anjali Forber-Pratt. More information about her achievements and projects can be found on her website, www.anjfp.com.

  • Title: Anjali Forber-Pratt
  • Length: 21:41 minutes (19.86 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Actor and activist George Takei discusses civil liberties

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 03/04/2011

Actor and activist George Takei discusses civil liberties and the WWII internment of Japanese-American citizens. He was featured at the Japanese American Citizens League's Day of Remembrance.

  • Length: 20:57 minutes (19.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Angry APA Minute with Purvi Shah

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 03/04/2011

Poet and activist Purvi Shah shares an Angry APA Minute -- her poem entitled "The Enemy Within." Her book, Terrain Tracks, is published by New Rivers Press.

  • Title: Purvi Shah
  • Length: 3:13 minutes (2.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Tamiko Beyer, author of Bough Breaks

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 03/04/2011

Kushlani de Soyza talks with poet Tamiko Beyer about her new chapbook, Bough Breaks, just out from Meritage Press. Tamiko's website is www.wonderinghome.com.

  • Title: Tamiko
  • Length: 11:19 minutes (10.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

PopWatch

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 02/04/2011

ThuVan Hoang and Liz Rogers consider “Tiger Moms”, adoptive dads and Rush Limbaugh in this edition of “PopWatch”.

  • Title: PopWatch
  • Length: 7:23 minutes (6.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Playlists

APA Compass playlist for 09/04/2009

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Program name: 
APA Compass
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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

Program name: 
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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