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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Mecha Samurai Empire's Peter Tieryas

Airs at: Fri, 12/07/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
What would Western North America look like if the Axis powers had won WW2?  In Peter Tieryas's new dystopian alternate history novel, Mecha Samurai Empire as well as his previous, United States of Japan, this scenario is explored with frightening detail. In conversation wit... Read more

Pacific Underground on 12/07/18

Airs at: Fri, 12/07/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Another episode about food

Airs at: Fri, 11/23/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  It's time for another food episode here on Pacific Underground. Past guests and friends of the show give their recommendations on where to eat in town. We also hear stories from a segment we produced for our first food episode in season one where we explore what made us ... Read more

Artists Lynn Yarne and Roberta May Wong

Airs at: Fri, 11/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Interview with Portland artists Lynn Yarne and Roberta May Wong who are both featured in the current exhibit "Descendent Threads" at the Portland Chinatown Museum. Also, a vox pop about mental health with audio collected at this year's EPALF (East Portland Arts and Liter... Read more

APANO's Voter Guide; Affinity groups for city employees

Airs at: Fri, 10/26/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Elections are quickly approaching here in Portland so we're talking to Brandon Cruz from APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) to talk about their Voter Guide and efforts to increase voter participation. We'll also be talking to Matt Lim who works for the city... Read more

Neil Aitken

Airs at: Fri, 10/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Join Pacific Underground producers Jake and Jenna as we talk with Portland based Taiwanese and Scottish Canadian poet, programmer, and De-Canon: a Visibility Project co-curator Neil Aitken. Read more

Asian Femme Time

Airs at: Fri, 09/28/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's Asian femme time! Tabitha and Jenna hang out. They try out double eye lid tape and talk about all the things they talk about when they're hanging out off air like dating, music, whiteness, and east Asian American topics.  Read more

APA Compass Returns!

Airs at: Fri, 09/07/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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2018 marks 13 years of public affairs programming at KBOO for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, between the last three years of both Pacific Underground and the equally fantastic Intersections Radio, and the ten (!) years that APA Compass was on the air (2005-2015). To ... Read more

Crazy, Rich "Asians" and other media representations

Airs at: Fri, 08/24/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Crazy Rich Asians is doing well in the box office and is trending on social media, especially among Asian American. There are many who love the movie and say it represents a big step in representation, while there are many who could do without it and say it only furthers th... Read more

KBOO Block Party

Airs at: Sat, 08/11/2018 at 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
For KBOO's 50th anniversary party, we have decided to bring attention to a part of KBOO's history that is not often discussed on air.   In support of those who have asked and needed our community to self-reflect and create true systemic change, we're bringing you the sound... Read more