APA Compass: Best of 2013

APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Best of 2013
APA Compass features selections from our best programming from 2013:
  • Comedian Jenny Yang, co-founder of the first-ever, all female, Asian American standup comedy tour, "Dis/orient/ed Comedy"
  • Film maker Vidyut Latay's documentary, "Beyond Silence" chronicles the lives of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Mumbai India.  The film has won the Award of Merit for Short Documentary - Best Shorts Competition in LA Jolla, CA.
  • Professor Pinky Hota of Smith College speaks on women and violence, and the social uprising in India.
  • Stories from Japanese-American WWII veterans and camp internees, who recently came together in Portland to celebrate the veterans' Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Historian Jo Ogden, describes the Punjabi community which thrived in Astoria, Oregon around 1900, and explains the leading role they played among the Punjabi diaspora.
  • Local community organizer, Dr. Thuy Tran, encourages more Asian-Americans to find their political voice.
  • Liz Rogers presents this tribute to Afifa Ahmed Shafi, a terrific community organizer, and one of the founding collective members of this radio program.  Our collective fondly remembers her as kind and generous, committed and dedicated, amazing and super cool.


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