Our special new year edition includes excerpts and highlights from past APA Compass programs. A great sampling of the range of topics and guests that we cover, including interviews, roundtable discussions, audio postcards, Angry APA Minute and many more.
This month, APA Compass looks at the Japanese American internment experience including an audio postcard from the Oregon State University commencement where former Japanese American internees were given honorary degrees, a discussion with members of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their experiences at camp and another edition of the Angry APA Minute.
An in-depth conversation with four mixed race and multi-ethnic actors at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Demetra Pittman, Soneela Nankani, Juan LeBron and Joshua Wolf Coleman talk about race and the changing faces of theatre.
Today's guests include MICHELLE HABELL-PALLAN, an associate professor of women’s studies at
University of Washington and author ofLoca
Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture. She’ll talk about the profound influence of Latinos in American popular music. And local activist Maika Yeigh of the Lewis and Clark School of education, discusses the very
expensive "drill and kill" corporately- developed early reading
program pushed by the Bush Administration and purchased by Portland.
Adelina Anthony is a Xicana-Indigena lesbian multi-disciplinary artist who has won many awards for her work addressing colonization, feminism, trauma, memory, gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, in/migration, health, land/environment, and other issues affecting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two-spirited communites. Luz María Gordillo talks with her about her work and her humor.
The prosecution throws up new obstacles in the case of eight former members of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Jailed defendants Jalil Muntaquin and Herman Bell are delayed in their return to New York for a parole hearing.
The New Orientalist Narrative - a critical view of literature that offers a limited view of women and society in Iran and elsewhere in the so-called Middle East. Fatemeh Keshavarz' book "Jasmine and the Stars - Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran" (2007) focuses on Azar Nafisi's book "Reading Lolita in Tehran" to exemplify what is problematic about these narratives. She also introduces some of the absent voices of more complex and comprehensive Iranian feminist literature.
40th Anniversary special - Recordings from the KBOO Archives
In celebration of KBOO's 40th anniversary, we bring you recordings from the KBOO archives - dating back to 1968. Each weeknight at 6:00 - 7:00 pm from June 16th - 20th, we'll play some of these historic, rarely heard recordings.