Pacific Underground

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Airs at: Fri, 12/28/2018 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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The Language of Food

Airs at: Fri, 05/27/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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If food were a language, what stories do we tell? This month, Pacific Underground explored what food signifies for us as Asian and Pacific Islande-Americans, what it means to us at different times of our lives, and, in a lot of ways, how we perceive ourselves. First, we sha... Read more

Nobody Knows May Is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Airs at: Wed, 05/18/2016 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Pacific Underground on 04/22/16

Airs at: Fri, 04/22/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Pacific Underground is hosting April's show LIVE from KBOO! Listen in for this special KBOO membership drive show where we talk to conductor Paul Kim of the Oregon Symphony about an upcoming John Williams concert, artist Stephen Poon shares his art and Portland experience, ... Read more

Pacific Underground - Membership Drive Special - Asians and Pacific Islanders in Star Wars

Airs at: Wed, 04/20/2016 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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  The Pacific Underground team presents a special episode about Asian and Pacific Islander (API) representation in Star Wars. Tabitha, Canaan, Pamela, and Jenna have a candid roundtable discussion about this pop culture favorite. With the recent release of the upcoming Sta... Read more

Pacific Underground: Solidarity and Exclusion

Airs at: Fri, 03/25/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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In this month's episode we address the topics of solidarity and exclusion. We start off our show with another installment of "Your English Is So Good" where we interview Canaan Schlesinger, who shares what it's like to be exoticized as a hapa (half-Japanese, half-Jewish). T... Read more

Pacific Underground: Fitting In

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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In this month’s episode of Pacific Underground, we address the topic of fitting-in. We interview Albert Nguyen about his experience of growing up in Minnesota and being an artist in the comic book convention scene. Kianna Angelo and Joe Enlet share about their fight to get ... Read more

Pacific Underground premieres on KBOO!

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On the first episode of Pacific Underground, we interview Kristina Wong, a Chinese-American performer, artist and comedy writer. We also talk with Regie Cabico, an acclaimed Filipino-American spoken word/ slam poet. Finally, we debut a recurring segment called "Your English... Read more