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

APA Compass on 10/03/14

Program: 
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
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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.

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APA Compass: Comedian Jenny Yang

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013

Writer and comedian Jenny Yang’s live performances draw from her experiences as an immig­rant, Asian American and recov­ering overa­chiever. Jenny co-founded the first-ever all female, Asian American standup comedy tour, Dis/orient/ed Comedy, which highlights the powerful and funny voices of diverse talent: a Japanese former import car model, a high-energy South Asian transgender boi, and an Egyptian-American female grouch. Interviewed by Luann Algoso, produced by Luann Algoso and Andrew Yeh. 

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. Our archives are at apaCompass.wordpress.com.  If you have a story idea or would like to contribute, leave us a message on our Facebook page, APA Compass Radio.

  • Length: 18:58 minutes (17.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

APA Compass: Kushlani's May PopWatch

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013

In this month's PopWatch segment, Kushlani takes on racism in a recent Chevy ad and discusses the latest news about Lela Lee's Angry Little Girls comic strip and Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin. 

Post-show edit from Kushlani: Someone just asked me why "ching chong" and "Fu Manchu" are actually racist and not just dumb and dated ways to describe Chinese people. In a nutshell, both terms have been used for a century or so to stereotype people of Chinese descent as incomprehensible, strange and un-American. "Ching chong" is nothing less than a racist taunt used to humiliate and marginalize people of Chinese and other East and Southeast Asian heritage. It's no joke, and that's all there is to it. Thanks for listening!

PopWatch is a regular APA Compass feature on representations of Asian Pacific Americans in the mass media and pop culture.

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

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APA Compass
program date: 
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.

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

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program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013

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

Produced by Andrew Yeh

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

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
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.

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

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
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
program date: 
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.

 

 

 

APA Compass: Merlyna Lim on minority voices in social media

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APA Compass
program date: 
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
program date: 
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
program date: 
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)

Playlists

APA Compass playlist for 09/04/2009

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Program name: 
APA Compass
Air date: 
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

Program name: 
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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