Pacific Underground

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Airs at: Fri, 10/26/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Every first Friday from 9am-10am and every fourth Friday from 11am-12pm.

Pacific Underground is a show for and by the Asians and Pacific Islander (API) communities

There are nearly 225,000 APIs in Oregon. But in one of America’s whitest states, the issues that impact us simply aren’t covered. Imagine: 225,000 stories untold.

Stay tuned here for interviews, documentaries, audio essays, performances, as well as real-time coverage of national social, economic and political issues affecting APIs in your local community. 

Since the end of the only Pacific Northwest API public affairs radio program, APA Compass, there has been a lack of API representation in Oregon media. We believe that by creating a public platform in which APIs can tell our stories in a way that reflects our actual experiences, 

  • we empower our communities, 
  • we expand our reach in spaces previously denied to us and 
  • we honor the legacy of generations before us who have been left out of American narratives.

Pacific Underground is holding space for API community members who want to be heard. If you want to join us, email pacificunderground@kboo.org. No experience necessary. 

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Jacob Bureros of Direct Action Alliance

Airs at: Fri, 08/04/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jacob Bureros of Direct Action Alliance joins us in studio for another converstaion about sustainable activism, fighting facism, and life in Portland. Read more

An Interview with D Pei Wu

Airs at: Fri, 07/28/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Our interview with organizer D Pei Wu is finally here for your ears! D is an organizer and former head of Jobs with Justice in Portland. We talk to them to find out about their journey in organizing and find out why the labor movement is important to them.  Read more

Calling out facism and calling in activism

Airs at: Fri, 07/07/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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We speak with activist Jacob Alejandro from Direct Action Alliance to talk about calling out facism in a time of divisive politics and divided communities. How do we sustain activism and how do we call communities together to fight white supremacy? We also talk about how t... Read more

Activism, resistance, and some poetry

Airs at: Fri, 06/23/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  How do we sustain activism and resistance in a time where political division and bigotry have become the norm? In our continuing exploration of finding sustainable answers, we talk to activist D Pei Wu about their work and try to get some insight about what path towards ... Read more

Scot Nakagawa of Race Files

Airs at: Fri, 06/02/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Where do we go from here? This is a question we've been asking ourselves a lot since the results of the presidential election were announced. To help give us some understanding about how we move forward in fighting oppression, we spoke with anti-fascist activist Scot Nak... Read more

Names

Airs at: Fri, 05/26/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Our names play an interesting role when it comes to our identity. On top of all the complex background behind a person's name, many AAPIs have the added layer of having both an "American name" and an "Asian name" that ultimately play a role in how we see ourselves and ou... Read more

Another awkward Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Show...

Airs at: Fri, 05/05/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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May is Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month so we've decided to have another awkward episode about it. Last year, the crew of Pacific Underground found themselves in the not so comfortable position of being live on air while realizing that most of us didn't care to celeb... Read more

Oppression Olympics with Scot Nakagawa; Author Hari Kunzru talks about "White Tears"

Airs at: Fri, 04/28/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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In a time where discussions around activism has taken over the social media scene, the topic of oppression olympics has become a relevant one. Although not a new idea, the pitting of marginalized groups against one another has been a tool of oppression used in our country s... Read more

Pacific Underground on 04/07/17

Airs at: Fri, 04/07/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Pacific Underground on 03/24/17

Airs at: Fri, 03/24/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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