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.

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APA Compass: Mee Moua, Andrew Yeh
 

Episode Archive

APA Compass on 02/01/13

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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Race Monologues, Baratunde Thurston, Merlyna Lim

Today's APA Compass program features
* The Race Monologues of six Lewis and Clark students: Camille Christie, Raymond Fenton, Jasmine Graze, David Jenkins, Guadalupe Triana, and Tony Zamora
* Comedian Baratunde Thurston on technology, race, and politics
* Arizona State professor Merlyna Lim on how minority voices use social media to organize

APA Compass on 01/04/13

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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Best of 2012
APA Compass Best of 2012 Podcast

Enjoy the best APA Compass segments from 2012:

APA Compass on 12/07/12

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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jorge Cham, Rupa Marya, Jeremy Lin, Angry APA Minute
Today, we're featuring three internationally known personalities - one artist, one musician, and one athlete

Today, we're featuring three internationally known personalities - one artist, one musician, and one athlete: 

APA Compass on 11/02/12

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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: APAs and Politics

Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, November 2, 2012, at 9 A.M.  Today, we feature an interview with the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, who recently came out as an undocumented immigrant in order to break the stereotypes and advance the conversation around US immigration policy.  We host a roundtable discussion with local APA leaders, Helen Ying and Joseph Santos-Lyons, on APAs and politics.  We highlight the 1882 Project, which successfully pushed for Congress to apologize for the Chinese Exclusion Act.  And, this month's Angry APA Minute comes to us

APA Compass on 10/05/12

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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass interviews GB Tran, and collects youth perspectives

Please join us for APA Compass, this Friday October 5th, at 9am.  We feature in-depth interviews with graphic novelist GB Tran and author Anne Cherian, an audio postcard from the Asian-American Youth Leadership Conference, and an APA minute from high school student Sara Onitsuka.

APA Compass on 09/07/12

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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Affirmative Action Roundtable, Youth Leadership Conference, AAPAM

Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, September 7, 2012, at 9 A.M.  We feature an affirmative action roundtable inspired by the upcoming Fisher v The University of Texas supreme court case, in which a white female student claims she was denied admission to the university due to a race-conscious admissions policy.  The panelists include
* Tricia Brand, Associate Dean of Students, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Lewis and Clark College
* Dr. Toeutu Faaleavam, Director of the McNair Scholars Program, Portland State University
* Prof. Yoon Pak, Associate Professor of Education Policy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

APA Compass on 08/03/12

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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass Annual Summer Music Show

Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, August 3, 2012, at 9 AM.  In our annual summer music show, we feature interviews with

  • Kiran Ahluwalia, an award winning singer of ancient Persian and Punjabi Ghazals;
  • Herb Ohta, Jr., the Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso who visits with us and local elementary students ; and
  • Bhi Bhiman, an exciting new singer songwriter from San Francisco, who's creating cross-cultural folk music.

Please join us on APA Compass, Friday at 9 AM.

APA Compass on 07/06/12

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Fri, 07/06/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass with Hari Kondabolu and John Jung

APA Compass is the Pacific NW's only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio program.  This Friday, we feature an interview with the comedian and community organizer Hari Kondabolu, who blends comedy and activism in his extremely entertaining style.  Also, John Jung, author of Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants, tells us about how he and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek both grew up in the same small Georgia town.

Please tune into APA Compass, Friday July 6, 2012 at 9 AM.

APA Compass on 06/01/12

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass

Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, June 1, 2012, at 9 AM.  We feature interviews with investigative reporter Gregory Nokes, who reveals the story of the murder of 31 or 34 Chinese gold miners in Eastern Oregon; Dilruba Ahmed, award winning author of collection of poems "Dhaka Dust"; Anne Cherian, author of "The Invitation"; and Congresswoman Judy Chu, who speaks about the glass ceiling in gove

APA Compass on 05/04/12

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Fri, 05/04/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Kilong Ung, Anupama Jain, Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Kilong Ung shares emotional stories of how he survived the Khmer Rouge genocide and what he did for revenge. Anupama Jain tells us about how the city of Schenectady, New York was actively recruiting Indo-Guyanese into their city, saying “Quite frankly, you’re an opportunity for us. We are very much looking for a new ethnic group.”   We also interview Samhita Mukhopadhyay, feminist blogger and author of "Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life."  Tune in to APA Compass, the Pacific NW's only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio program.

Audio

Congressional Gold Medal: Roy Matsumoto, Shige Imai

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Fri, 10/04/2013
Japanese-American World War II Nisei Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service were recently celebrated in Portland, Oregon. This tribute included bringing together the honored veterans from Oregon and Washington, the Congressional Gold Medal, screenings of "Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story" and "Searchlight Serenade", and the Minidoka Swing Band.

This podcast features:

  • An audio postcard from the Congressional Gold Medal celebration.
  • Medal recipients Shige Imai and Roy Matsumoto explain their very different roles as Japanese-American soldiers in the US military during WWII.
The companion podcast features:
  • Amy Uyeki's documentary "Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps" explores how music was used to restore a sense of normalcy to the internees.
  • Former camp singer Chickie Ishihara White relates her family's internment era experiences.

Many thanks to event organizers, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Oregon History Museum. Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh and Anna Preble.

APA Compass on 10/4/2013: Congressional Gold Medal, Amy Uyeki, Vivek Bald, heart2heart

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Fri, 10/04/2013
Japanese-American World War II Nisei Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service were recently celebrated in Portland, Oregon.  This tribute included bringing together the honored veterans from Oregon and Washington, the Congressional Gold Medal, screenings of “Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story” and “Searchlight Serenade”, and the Minidoka Swing Band.  We feature interviews with several participants. Many thanks to event organizers, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Oregon History Museum.
  • An audio postcard from the Congressional Gold Medal celebration.
  • Medal recipients Shige Imai and Roy Matsumoto explain their very different roles as Japanese-American soldiers in the US military during WWII.
  • Amy Uyeki‘s documentary “Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps” explores how music was used to restore a sense of normalcy to the internees.
  • Former camp singer Chickie Ishihara White relates her family’s internment era experiences.
  • In his book “Bengali Harlem”, Vivek Bald traces the lives of South Asian Muslim silk peddlers who settled within communities of color in the U.S.
  • “Heart2heart with Ka” features thoughts on leaders and leadership.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. Find podcasts at apaCompass.wordpress.com.  If you have a story idea or would like to contribute, leave us a message on our Facebook page, APA Compass Radio.
  • Length: 59:40 minutes (54.62 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Afifa Ahmed Shafi Tribute from APA Compass

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Fri, 08/02/2013

We feature a tribute to our dear friend and colleague, Afifa Ahmed Shafi, a founding member of our collective, who passed away July 29, 2013. 

Produced by Liz Rogers, and content from Afifa Ahmed Shafi and Sarika Mehta.

APA Compass: Asawin Suebsaeng on the Boston marathon bombing media misidentification

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Fri, 08/02/2013

Asawin Suebsaeng reports on how both new and traditional media misidentified a missing Brown University student, Sunil Tripathi, as the Boston marathon bombing suspect.  Read the Mother Jones article.

Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh.

APA Compass: Bobby Caina Calvan on the Asiana 214 Racist Hoax

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Fri, 08/02/2013

Bobby Caina Calvan describes how multiple news outlets were taken in by a racist hoax following the crash of Asiana flight 214, and how similar mistakes could be avoided in the future.  Read the article "Having more diverse newsrooms won’t always prevent errors like KTVU’s, but it would help" by Paul Cheung and Bobby Caina Calvan.  Calvan is the Media Watch chair at Asian American Journalist Association.

Produced by Andrew Yeh.

Linda Tamura, author of "Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River"

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Fri, 07/05/2013

Professor Linda Tamura, author of "Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River" explains the national notoriety which Hood River, Oregon received after WWII, and how and why she broke the code of silence surrounding the situation. 

Tamura's related exhibit, "What If Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?" is opening alongside the "American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal" exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society on Saturday, August 24, 2013.

Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh.  Photos courtesy of Linda Tamura.

  • Length: 26:18 minutes (24.08 MB)
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Author CP Chang on interracial relationships

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Fri, 06/07/2013

Author and storyteller CP Chang speaks about the challenges of interracial relationships and the challenges of telling those stories.  CP is with the Chicago storytelling collective, 2nd Story, and a contributor to the anthology, "Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low Flying Duck".  Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh.

  • Length: 15:22 minutes (14.07 MB)
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Ruth Ozeki's "A Tale for the Time Being"

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Fri, 06/07/2013

ABA award winning author and film maker Ruth Ozeki presents her latest novel, "A Tale for the Time Being", which brings together themes and personalities from Tokyo and British Columbia.  Interviewed by Marie Lo; produced by Marie Lo and Kushlani de Soyza.

  • Length: 24:06 minutes (22.06 MB)
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APA Call to Action: Save the Grant High School Japanese Program

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/03/2013

Grant High School, Portland, has proposed cuts to its well-regarded and well-loved Japanese immersion and language program for the upcoming academic year.  Student Sara Onitsuka presents this APA Call to Action, and encourages everyone to show support for the program at https://www.facebook.com/SaveGrantJapanese.  Produced by Andrew Yeh. 

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. Our archives are at apaCompass.wordpress.com.  If you have a story idea or would like to contribute, leave us a message on our Facebook page, APA Compass Radio.

APA Compass: Salina Yoon, award winning children's book author

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Fri, 05/03/2013

Award-winning children's author, illustrator, and designer, Salina Yoon, chats with producer Andrew Yeh at the annual Wordstock Festival in Portland.  Salina explains how she chooses the ethnicities of her characters and why her work is the antithesis of electronic books.

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. Our archives are at apaCompass.wordpress.com.  If you have a story idea or would like to contribute, leave us a message on our Facebook page, APA Compass Radio.

Playlists

APA Compass playlist for 09/04/2009

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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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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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