Asian Pacific American

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Jenna Yokoyama, Pacific Underground

Airs at: Sat, 08/27/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
Jenna Yokoyama is a Japanese American. She co-hosts the show Pacific Underground (Facebook, Twitter) on KBOO in Portland, Oregon.   It is heard on the FOURTH Friday of every month at 11:00 a.m.   It is also on podcast via Soundcloudand iTunes.    According to its website, ... Read more

Thirst - Our August Theme

Airs at: Fri, 08/26/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
For the last month of summer, Pacific Underground is presenting 4 different segments around the theme "THIRST": Alan Montecillo talks about thirst for revenge in a piece about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Pamela Santos unpacks the way Asian bodies are racialized,... Read more

Subashini Ganesan + Desdemona Chiang

Airs at: Tue, 08/23/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae features dancer Subashini Ganesan, curator of New Expressive Works (N.E.W.), an important space for independent performing artists. We'll hear about an open house this weekend to preview all the classes and artists at the space. And in the latter half of the show we... Read more

Tim Dang and CAATA ConFest

Airs at: Tue, 08/30/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae talks with Tim Dang, one of the most influential Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre leaders in the country. After 23 years,  Dang recently stepped down as artistic director of East West Players in Los Angeles, the longest running professional theatre of color i... Read more

The Beloved Community: Non-violence, Activism, Political Engagement and Peace Building

Airs at: Fri, 08/12/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Beloved Community
  Tune in for the pilot of a new show on KBOO, “The Beloved Community!” In his 1959 Sermon on Gandhi, Dr. King said: “The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, so that when the battle’s over, a new relationship comes into being between the opp... Read more

Weekly Disruption for Aug 5, 2016

Airs at: Fri, 08/05/2016 at 8:00am - 8:15am
Produced for Pacific Underground
Weekly Disruption is back for another round of disrupting the news. This week we disuprt the news about Korryn Gaines and the toxic masculinity behind a killing of Anna Bui; the Khan family continue to disrupts Trump; Hollywood's further whitewashing in animated films; Suic... Read more

Weekly Disruption for July 29, 2016

Airs at: Fri, 07/29/2016 at 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
Pacific Underground is proud to premiere our latest project, Weekly Disruption. While our regular monthly show focuses on telling the stories of our API communities, Weekly Disruption gives us a chance to talk about stories that are floating around social media and the head... Read more

Weekly Disruption for July 29, 2016

Produced for Pacific Underground
We're trying a new thing at Pacifc Underground called "Weekly Disruption." Each week, we'll talk about news, events, and stories regarding APIs and racism. Our goal is to call out and disrupt stories that we can't help but talk about between our regular monthly shows. Join ... Read more

Portland API Artists

Airs at: Fri, 07/22/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
 This month we're featuring local Portland API creatives that use different forms of self-expression from storytelling to poetry and zines, visual art and audio documentaries, to original music.  Featuring Elina Lim's Invisible Spectrum, Ken Yoshikawa, writer, poet, and per... Read more

API Creativity and Self-Expression

Produced for Pacific Underground
This month, we're going to explore and highlight Portland API creatives. Art can take many forms so we've interviewed a spectrum of artists that express themselves in different ways. First up is storyteller Elina Lim, the founder of Invisible Spectrum Stories featuring "Sto... Read more