Media

An Angry APA Minute from 14 year old Sara Onitsuka

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APA Compass
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Fri, 11/05/2010

14 year old Sara Onitsuka has some thought provoking things to say about representations of Asian Americans in the media.

6:00 minutes (5.5 MB)

Context for looking at APAs on television and an audio postcard

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 11/05/2010

First up, Marie Lo gives some context for analyzing images of APAs on mainstream popular media. For more information on some of the resources and items mentioned check out the links below:

Asian American Justice Center's TV Diversity Report Card

Media Action Network for Asian Americans - Dedicating to monitoring the media and advocating balanced, sensitive, and positive coverage and portrayals of Asian Americans.

More on the recent racist anti-Chinese political ad that ran for during this past election season (these blogs are also generally great resources for examining APA media representation:

13:51 minutes (12.69 MB)

Debut of Pop Watch, a critical look at APA representation in media and pop culture: This month a roundtable about APAs on TV

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 11/05/2010

First Kushlani de Soyza speaks with Vincent Pham, doctoral candidate in Communication and graduate teaching assistant in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois and co-author of Asian Americans in the Media.

Then, Vincent joins Kushlani and other APA Compass collective members, Sarika Mehta, Brian Yarne and Toni Tabora-Roberts in a roundtable discussion about the current slew of mainstream TV shows that feature Asian Pacific Americans.

39:36 minutes (36.25 MB)

Political Suicide and the Progressive Dilemma

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Mon, 11/08/2010

 Bill comments on the accusations that Democrats went too far left in the last two years, and suggests that a major component of their losses in the last election was a looming threat by businesses to set up shop elsewhere. We are told to lay of the Democrats for not committing political suicide, but to also realize that for that reason we cannot look to them as agents of real change.

 
3:55 minutes (3.59 MB)

Organizing for a Free Society

program date: 
Mon, 11/08/2010

 Bill talks about building a progressive movement with John Cronan of Organization for a Free Society. Their website details a manifesto and points of unity among diverse groups.

7:29 minutes (3.43 MB)

Electoral Psychology

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program date: 
Mon, 11/08/2010

Jan and and Nancy Hollander talk about the psychodynamics of the recent elections, the fear and anger so strongly mobilized around them, and the possibility of turning fear into constructive action.

Nancy Hollander is a psychoanalyst, professor emeritus at California State University and author of "Uprooted Minds." 

11:28 minutes (10.5 MB)

Well Read Red: Post-Election Shakedown

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program date: 
Mon, 11/08/2010

Well Read Red Frann Michel reflects on the recent elections, voters' motivations, and surveys the broad response by progressives and leftists in the media. Read her essay HERE, which is chock-full of links.

7:38 minutes (6.99 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour November 8th

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program date: 
Mon, 11/08/2010

 Today's Old Mole, hosted by Bill Resnick, is almost all about the elections. It features interviews about election psychology, organizing for a free society, and how competition ties the hands of progressive city politics. We also hear two commentaries about the elections.

3:55 minutes (3.59 MB)

Positively Revolting on 11-05-10: The Spirit of Rebellion

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Fri, 11/05/2010

Throughout November, Ani and Lyn will celebrate resistance to our current culture of corporate rule and dominator mentality

55:17 minutes (50.63 MB)

An election post-mortem and the path forward for progressives

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Tue, 11/09/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

The story of the 2010 midterms -- depending on your perspective -- is one of opportunity lost. President Obama and the Democrats were swept into office in 2008 on a wave of populist optimism, with all their stars aligned. The country seemed poised for a neo-Rooseveltian turnover, a new New Deal.

56:36 minutes (25.91 MB)
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