Asian Pacific American

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Special Report

Airs at: Thu, 07/07/2016 at 5:45pm
Beaverton is one of the most diverse cities in Oregon with one in 5 residents born in a different country and 99 different languages spoken in homes.  Megan Cohen is the Cultural Inclusion Specialist with the Mayor’s office.  She discusses the Cultural Inclusion Program the... Read more

API Mixed Race Identity

Airs at: Fri, 06/24/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
Being mixed race in a word that it focused on labels can bring it's share of challenges as well as joys. For this month's episode of Pacific Underground, we dive into stories of what it means to be mixed race and how those in the API community navigate being a part of multi... Read more

Justice Hope Freedom

Purpose: Justice. Hope. Freedom. Learn about the issues of sex trafficking & exploitation and where this issue intersects with other societal ills such as violence, abuse, poverty, gangs, etc.  Here I will highlight individuals and organizations that are working to bring ju... Read more

Racist Sandwich

FOOD x RACE x GENDER x CLASS What is it like to be a chef of color cooking in America’s whitest major city? Chef Soleil Ho and journalist Zahir Janmohamed tackle this question and many more in their bi-weekly podcast from Portland, Oregon that examines the intersection b... Read more

Theatre Diaspora on KBOO Evening News

Airs at: Tue, 05/24/2016 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
Media Rites' Theatre Diaspora joined the KBOO Evening news live in Studio 2 to talk about their upcoming stage reading of "After the War Blues," a play by Philip Kan Gotanda. We spoke with executive producer Dmae Roberts and actress Wynee Hu about their upcoming performance... Read more

Art Focus with host Andre Middleton

Airs at: Tue, 05/31/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
Two years ago the former Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Furusawa attended a meeting at which tempers flared among members of some local ethnic communities. He was concerned about what he witnessed and began to consider ways in which he could make positive changes. He co... Read more

The Language of Food

Airs at: Fri, 05/27/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
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

Philip Kan Gotanda - Traveling Master

Airs at: Tue, 05/24/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features veteran playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. She first talked to him three years ago when he came to do a talk at Reed College. Now he's a Traveling Master for the Dramatists Guild Fund and will be teaching a class called "Challenges of Writing From a Racial and Cul... Read more

Crossing East Radio Series

Airs at: Mon, 05/30/2016 at 10:00am - 6:00pm
Nearly ten years ago, MediaRites Productions debuted Crossing East, (Our Stories, Our History, Our America), the first and to date only Asian American/Pacific Islander history series on public radio. This series produced by Dmae Roberts, Sara Kolbet and producers around the... Read more