John Feffer discusses "The lies of Islamophobia"

program date: 
Fri, 11/12/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with writer John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of a new exploration of the next wave of Islamophobia in post-election Washington in the context of almost 1,000 years of such fears in the West. Read "The Lies of Islamophobia, The Three Unfinished Wars of the West Against the Rest" at http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175317/
Other writings by John Feffer can be found at his website www.johnfeffer.com

57:04 minutes (26.13 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 11/11/10 - Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story

program date: 
Thu, 11/11/2010

A celebration of civil rights: Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story

Two months after the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ending school segregation, the county engineer of Hillsboro, Ohio - a white man determined to force integration in the segregated town - set fire to Lincoln School, the town's "colored" elementary school. The two-year protest lead by five African American mothers to carry forward the struggle sparked by that fire drew the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall and led to Clemons v. Board of Education the first test case for Brown in the North.

55:33 minutes (50.85 MB)

An Angry APA Minute from 14 year old Sara Onitsuka

APA Compass
program date: 
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

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

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)

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

program date: 
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)

Voices from the Edge on 11-04-2010 What were voters thinking?

program date: 
Thu, 11/04/2010

What were voters thinking? Jo Ann and Dave sort through the midterm election rubble to find out!

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge  (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

55:19 minutes (50.64 MB)

APA Compass on 11/05/10

APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 11/05/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
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.

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