Asian Pacific American

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

Airs at: Fri, 04/28/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
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

AAPI Heritage Month Events

Airs at: Tue, 05/02/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month and events are heating up all over Portland. Up first we'll talk with playwright Nandita Shenoy whose play Washer/Dryer gets its staged reading Oregon premiere by Theatre Diaspora. Shenoy created this play to present re... Read more

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Airs at: Tue, 04/11/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae welcomes back NY Times best-selling author Lisa See who has just released her new book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Lisa See spends a couple of years researching and writing her books. Since Dmae spoke with her in 2014, the author has been researching the Akha, an... Read more

Lighthouse Lessons

Airs at: Thu, 03/30/2017 at 10:00pm - Fri, 03/31/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Lighthouse Sessions
  Lighthouse Lessons is the media-production arm of Lighthouse Art Collective, a community which exists to empower artists and neighbors to to engage with each other and the greater civic arena to facilitate growth, equality, abundance, and fortitude through access to the ... Read more

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Airs at: Thu, 03/23/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  In The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husb... Read more

Stories From Rural Oregon

Airs at: Tue, 03/14/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features rural Oregon author Bing Bingham and his book Shaped By The Land: Stories of the rural American West. We'll hear about his stories of ordinary people in Eastern Oregon and their perspectives and lives are shaped by their surroundings. He'll be reading from his... Read more

Bread and Roses on 03/10/17

Airs at: Fri, 03/10/2017 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
International Women's Day Special by Bread and Roses Since we believe a woman's place is at the head of the struggle, Bread and Roses presents stories of resistance from transnational women and non-binary agents of change. On International Women's Day, we counter the narra... Read more

"ICE Out of Oregon" Rally

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
On Monday, March 6, people representing Portland’s and Woodburn’s immigrant communities rallied outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. KBOO Reporter Canaan Schlesinger has the story, with additional reporting by Pu Epstein.. Read more

Pacific Underground: International Women's Day Special

Airs at: Wed, 03/08/2017 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
What does it mean to be an Asian woman in America in 2017? In this special Interntional Women's Day episode, the women of Pacific Underground explore what the Asian American experience for women in a time when gender expression, identity, and sex are being defined more flui... Read more

Pacific Underground - Live - On Mental Health

Airs at: Fri, 03/03/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Pacific Underground
In this uncharacteristically early morning episode (yes, we consider 9am early, and yes, we're making this a recurring thing!), we have musician and artist Jason Chu on mic guest hosting LIVE!  We'll also be having two other guests on the show to share some of their journe... Read more