2010 Programs

Click on the month to listen to the podcast. 

May 2010 – Alternatives to corporate media

  • Toni interviews Asian-American Hyphen Magazine‘s Editor in Chief Harry Mok, on anti-corporate media.
  • Patty Sakurai gives context about Asian Pacific American’s corporate media. 
  • Kushlani De Soyza interviews Madvi Basim, who studies new social media in South Asia and writes extensively on HuffingtonPost and the Foreign Policy Blog’s network. 
  • Liz talks with Odette Keeley, who works with the organization New American Media.

June 2010 – Parenting

  • Audio postcard from Asian-American parents, on raising Asian and biracial children.
  • Marie Lo introduces guests – Catherine Kato and Keiko Buckendahl, and Andrew Yeh, who share their experiences with their APA children.
  • Andrew Yeh’s Angry APA Minute: Racism in three year old children?

August 2010

  • Liz Rogers talks with Jean Kwok, the author of Girl in Translation,
  • Andrew Yeh speaks with Ed Lin, author of Snakes Can’t Run, set in New York’s Chinatown.
  • Kushlani De Soyza talks with Deanna Fei, author of A Thread of Sky, a novel about 5 different Chinese women’s lives as they tour China together.
  • Community Calendar for August 2010.

October 2010 – Fashion and History

  • APA Compass audio starts at 5:21
  • Andrew Yeh chats with historian Judy Yung about Asian-American immigration history, and about her new book Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America.
  • Kushlani and Marie pitch for the KBOO 90.7 fund drive.
  • Kushlani De Soyza speaks with Project Runway’s Jay Nicolas Sario, who will be participating in Portland’s upcoming fashion week.

November 2010
Asian representation in the media

  • Audio starts in the middle of a segment.
  • Marie Lo speaks on the stereotypes of APAs in movies and television, giving examples of stereotyped characters in mainstream popular media.
  • Word from the street – Sarika Mehta and Kushlani de Soyza ask passerbys questions about Asian representation in TV and movies.
  • Kushlani speaks with Vincent Pham, doctoral candidate in Communication, graduate teaching assistant in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, and co-author of the book Asian Americans in the Media.
  • Vincent and Kushlani join the roundtable discussion with other APA Compass members as they discuss current mainstream TV shows that include APAs.
  • 14-year-old Sara Onitsuka shares her views on Asian representation in the media in this thought-provoking APA minute.
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