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

APA Compass: Sandra Tsing Loh, Jean Kwok

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APA Compass
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Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Sandra Tsing Loh, Jean Kwok
APA Compass features
  • Author and radio personality, Sandra Tsing Loh, tells us about her experiences navigating the ups and downs of menopause, including losing her desire to mother two her daughters.  Her latest book is "The Madwoman in the Volvo".
  • Acclaimed author Jean Kwok, whose latest novel "Mambo in Chinatown", describes a young woman who is struggling to reconcile the disparate worlds of working-class Chinatown and the professional ballroom dancing circuit.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.

APA Compass on 06/06/14

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APA Compass
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Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

APA Compass on 06/06/14

Program: 
APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A forum for dialogue, exploration, and dissemination of issues pertinent to APA communities

APA Compass: Chang-Rae Lee, Marivi Soliven

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APA Compass
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Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:00am
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APA Compass: Chang-Rae Lee, Marivi Soliven
On the next APA Compass:
  • Award winning author, Chang-Rae Lee, describes his Asian-American heaven and his latest novel "On such a Full Sea".
  • Marivi Soliven explores the Filipina immigrant experience in her novel "The Mango Bride".

APA Compass: Jaideep Singh, Linda Ueki Absher

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Jaideep Singh, Linda Ueki Absher
On the next APA Compass:
  • Dr. Jaideep Singh, Scholar with UC Berkeley's Center of Race and Gender, discusses the severe bullying and harassment of Sikh-American children
  • Linda Ueki Absher, hipster librarian, presents her Angry APA Minute, Keep Portland White!
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.

APA Compass: Anselmo Villanueva, Susan Choi, Kim Fu

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Anselmo Villanueva, Susan Choi, Kim Fu
On Friday's APA Compass:
  • Anselmo Villanueva, Executive Director of the "Disorient Film Festival of Oregon", tells us what's up and coming in Asian-American film. 
  • Susan Choi, author of the novel "My Education", shares her secrets for writing about passion, obsession, and love.
  • Author Kim Fu explores culture and gender in her debut novel, For Today I Am A Boy.  
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.

APA Compass: Ishmael Beah, Malinda Lo, Lyndee Mah

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APA Compass
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Ishmael Beah, Malinda Lo, Lyndee Mah
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APA Compass: Gene Yang, Andrew Lam, CHOPS

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APA Compass
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Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Gene Yang, Andrew Lam, CHOPS
On Friday's APA Compass:
  • Gene Luen Yang writes and illustrates award winning graphic novels for adults and kids.  He tells us about the controversy surrounding his most viewed "The Last Airbender" writing, and the inspiration behind his latest creations, the companion novels "Boxers" and "Saints".
  • Producer and hip hop rapper CHOPS talks about his kickstarter campaign to produce a great album of amazing Asian-American musicians.
  • Award winning author and journalist Andrew Lam tells us why he cofounded New American Media.  "Birds of Paradise Lost" is his latest story collection on the Vietnamese disaspora.
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APA Compass: Best of 2013

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APA Compass
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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 veteran

APA Compass: Justice and the Arts

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APA Compass
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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Justice and the Arts
On this Friday's APA Compass: Justice and the Arts
  • Musician Simon Tam describes his ongoing legal action to trademark his band's name, "The Slants."  The US Patent and Trademark Office denied his applications on the grounds that the word is offensive, though approved hundred of other trademarks containing the same word.
  • Vanita Gupta, ACLU deputy director, speaks of her efforts to improve the racial inequities of the criminal justice system.
  • Filmmaker Vu Pham talks about his family circumstances which led him to write and direct the film, "Sway of the Knife."
  • In this end of the year edition of "Heart2Heart with Ka", Ka sp

Audio

Linda Ueki Absher's Angry APA Minute "Hapa For Hire"

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/05/2013

Linda Ueki Absher sounds off in her Angry APA Minute, "Hapa For Hire".

Produced by Andrew Yeh

Ann Wetherell and the "Flying Tigers: Chinese American Aviators in Oregon, 1918-1945"

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/05/2013

Professor Ann Wetherell tells us why Portland had an unusually large number of Chinese-American pilots in the early 1900s. Professor Wetherell is the curator of “Flying Tigers: Chinese American Aviators in Oregon, 1918-1945″.

Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh.

Sonia Faleiro author of "Beautiful Thing" on women's rights in India

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APA Compass
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Fri, 03/01/2013

Sonia Faleiro, author of Beautiful Thing, explains the culture of Bombay's Dance Bars and the recent social uprising around women's rights in India.

Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh.

Pinky Hota on women and violence and the social uprising in India

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APA Compass
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Fri, 03/01/2013

Anthropology Professor Pinky Hota of Smith College speaks on women and violence and also about the social uprising in India.

Interviewed and produced by Kushlani de Soyza.

 

 

 

Patti Duncan's documentary on acid violence, "Finding Face"

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APA Compass
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Fri, 03/01/2013

Professor Patti Duncan on her documentary film "Finding Face", the story of survivor Tat Marina and the rise and decline of acid violence against Cambodian women.

Interviewed by Sarika Mehta.  Produced by Sarika Mehta and Andrew Yeh.

APA Compass: Merlyna Lim on minority voices in social media

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APA Compass
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Wed, 02/06/2013
Arizona State professor Merlyna Lim on how minority voices use social media to organize

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.
  • Length: 10:08 minutes (9.27 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

APA Compass: Race Monologues from the Lewis and Clark Multicultural Symposium

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APA Compass
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Wed, 02/06/2013

"The Race Monologues" are the popular student production and a highlight of the Lewis and Clark Multicultural Symposium.  We feature recordings of six of the performers: Camille Christie, Raymond Fenton, Jasmine Graze, David Jenkins, Guadalupe Triana, and Tony Zamora.

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.
  • Length: 26:17 minutes (24.06 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

APA Compass: APAs and Politics Roundtable

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APA Compass
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Fri, 11/02/2012

Kushlani de Soyza hosts a roundtable discussion with local APA leaders, Helen Ying and Joseph Santos-Lyons.  We discuss some of the issues relevant to APAs in Oregon and nationally, such as changing demographics, voting rights, and economic and racial justice.

  • Length: 27:26 minutes (23.6 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 120Kbps (ABR)

APA Compass: The 1882 Project

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APA Compass
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Fri, 11/02/2012

The US Congress passed resolutions this summer formally apologizing for the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which denied citzenship and basic rights to Asians for more than half a century.  Numerous Asian-American groups under the umbrella of the 1882 Project worked passionately for several years to attain this apology.  We learn from the organizers why the apology and education are essential for protecting civil rights for all Americans.

"Deep Creek" music courtesy of Gareth Tabor.  Podast produced by Andrew Yeh.


 

  • Length: 13:41 minutes (10.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 104Kbps (ABR)

Angry APA Minute: Linda Ueki Absher's "Keep Portland White"

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APA Compass
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Fri, 11/02/2012

This month's Angry APA Minute comes to us from the local librarian and blogger, Linda Ueki Absher, who tires of granting the "Asian Seal of Approval" and proclaims: "Keep Portland White!"

  • Length: 6:43 minutes (5.7 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 118Kbps (ABR)

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
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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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