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.

Episode Archive

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II

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APA Compass
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Fri, 06/05/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II



Tim Nakayama with a special interim episode for the Asian and Pacific American Compass public affairs hour, interviews renowned author and journalist Richard Reeves about his new book:

Infamy

The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II

Bestselling author Richard Reeves provides an authoritative account of the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens during World War II

Tenth Anniversary Best of Show

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tenth Anniversary Best of Show

It's our 10th anniversary special AND it's our last episode! We're featuring the BEST of our 10 years as the Pacific Northwest's only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio show! That's interviews, features, and Angry APA Minutes AND we're having a collective reunion in studio to reminisce on the old days. We're also featuring a new piece on Deaf Indians fighting for their rights as we gear up for Compass's makeover to "Intersections", a new radio show produced and hosted by Sarika Mehta. Hosts of today's show are Sarika Mehta, Liz Rogers, Marie Lo, Toni Tabora Roberts and Patti Sakurai (by phone).

APA Compass on 04/03/15

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

Aasif Mandvi on "No Land's Man," the Sikh play Kultar's Mime, and An Angry APA Minute

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APA Compass
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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Aasif Mandvi on "No Land's Man," the Sikh play Kultar's Mime, and An Angry APA Minute

Sarika Mehta interviews Aasif Mandvi, actor, comedian and correspondent on "The Daily Show" about his collection of essays "No Land's Man." Liz Rogers talks to the creators of the powerful Sikh play, "Kultar's Mime." And Dmae Roberts presents An Angry APA Minute.

2015 New Year Special: Best of AAPAM

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APA Compass
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Fri, 01/02/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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2015 New Year Special

Happy New Year from all of us at APA Compass! To celebrate 2015, we're kicking off the new year with a full hour of our most popular segment, the Angry APA Minute! We're featuring:

Atul Gawande, Eric Liu, Elaine Cha

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APA Compass
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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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December APA Compass

It's our last episode of APA Compass for 2014! Don't miss this winter membership drive special! We're featuring:

APA Compass on 11/07/14

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APA Compass
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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

APA Compass on 10/03/14

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APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

APA Compass: Mee Moua, Andrew Yeh

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APA Compass
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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Mee Moua, Andrew Yeh
For this espisode of APA Compass:
  • Learn about the upcoming Jade Night Markets sponsored by APANO and Portland's Jade District.
  • Mee Moua, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), tells us what Asian-Americans can do to ensure fair representation in politics.
  • In this send-off interview, APA Compass collective member, Andrew Yeh, shares his favorite moments and memories from his tenure. We thank him for his contributions and wish him the best in his future adventures! 
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.

APA Compass: Simon Tam, Alex Tizon, Sara Onitsuka

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Simon Tam, Alex Tizon, Sara Onitsuka
For this episode of APA Compass:
  • Portland musician and TED Talk speaker Simon Tam tells us why the US Patent and Trademark Office will not allow him to trademark his band's name, "The Slants" and how he's responding.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner, Alex Tizon, explores and punctures stereotypes of the Asian-American male identity in his book, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self".
  • Sara Onitsuka explains her college application quandary in her latest Angry APA Minute.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.

Audio

Sara Onitsuka's Angry APA Minute

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Fri, 09/03/2010

Sara Onitsuka submitted this "Eye-Opening" APA Minute.

  • Length: 5:09 minutes (7.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

APA Compass Jean Kwok Girl in Translation

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/06/2010

APA Compass' Liz Rogers interviews author Jean Kwok, whose novel, Girl in Translation, has been picked up as one of the books to read by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, and more.  It's story about loss of innocence, overcoming hardships, and love.
 

  • Length: 15:05 minutes (13.82 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

APA Compass Ed Lin Snakes Cant Run

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/06/2010

APA Compass' Andrew Yeh interviews Ed Lin, author of three novels: Waylaid, This is a Bust, and Snakes Can't Run.  His work has been awarded two Asian American Literary Members' Choice Awards, the Booklist Editor's choice and Top Ten First Novel, and a Publisher's Weekly's starred review.  The last two novels are a series starring a Chinese-American police officer in New York City's chinatown.
 

  • Length: 18:27 minutes (16.89 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

APA Compass Deanna Fei A Thread of Sky

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/06/2010

Kushlani de Soyza interviews author Deanna Fei. Fei's debut novel, A Thread of Sky, has received great praise from the New York Times and others.  It tells the story of six women from three generations who travel together to China to reconnect with their family history and strengthen their family ties.
 

  • Length: 15:51 minutes (14.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Interview with Jeff Chang

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Fri, 07/02/2010

The full version of APA Compass' interview with author/activist Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. Recorded in June 2010.

  • Length: 39:51 minutes (36.49 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Madhavi Bhasin on new social media in South Asia

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/07/2010

APA Compass features a converstion with Madhavi Bhasin, who studies new social media (such as Facebook and Twitter) affect politics and public opinion in South Asia.

  • Length: 13:45 minutes (12.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Postcolonial Citizen, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/02/2010

APA Compass collective member Kushlani de Soyza talks with author Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt about her new book, The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant.

White Christmas: A Rant (Angry APA Minute)

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/02/2010

Kushlani de Soyza sounds off on being racially profiled by "Santa Claus with a day job as a low-level federal bureaucrat."

I Am Asian American by students from Lane County's Rites of Passage

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APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 08/06/2009

Last month we had a chance to meet students from the Pan Asian Rites of Passage program in Lane County, OR. During this month's program, APA Compass aired the audio from the video I Am Asian American by Jia Ming Chen & Eugenia. This is the audio we played. Click here for the original video.

What is the meaning of home? An audio postcard

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Thu, 08/06/2009

Recently, APA Compass took a trip to a local Asian mall to talk to local community members about their ideas about home, homeland politics and maintaining those connections.

Playlists

APA Compass playlist for 09/04/2009

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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

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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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