Category Archive: Radio

Jonathan Rosa: Drop the I-Word!

Jonathan Rosa is a Linguistic Anthropology scholar at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is currently leading the “Drop the I-word” campaign, referring to the use of the term “illegal” with specific… Continue reading

GB Tran’s Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

While I was out east all summer, I basked in the balmy weather in New York City for a few days. I took the opportunity to hang out with GB Tran, and do… Continue reading

Colored Pencils: Making Change

Air Date: 10/2/2012 on KBOO, 10/6/2012 on KZME:   I recently began producing work for Dmae Roberts and MediaRites Productions. My first piece, which aired on KBOO’s Stage & Studio, featured Colored Pencils as part of Dmae’s Making Change series. Making Change is… Continue reading

Back to School: Affirmative Action Policies

Our September episode of APA Compass featured a panel discussion on Affirmative Action policies as they apply to higher education. This issue was inspired in part, because this week, many universities opened their doors to a… Continue reading

Karthick Ramakrishnan: Reframing the Pew Study

Recently, the Pew Research Center released a statement that Asian Americans quote “have overtaken Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants arriving each year in the United States.” The report received a… Continue reading

Kiran Ahluwalia: Fusing Ghazals

Ghazal singer, Kiran Ahluwalia, released her fifth album, Aam Zameen: Common Ground, last year. This won her second Juno award for Best World Music Album. Kiran’s musical style is known for fusing other music… Continue reading

Bhi Bhiman: Vintage Blues

Sri Lankan American blues singer, Bhi Bhiman, released his second album, Bhiman, this past January. Born in St. Louis, MO, he currently resides in San Francisco, CA. His unique style is influenced by Blind Blake, Nina… Continue reading

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show. He is a writer for the FX Network show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. You… Continue reading

Dilruba Ahmed: Dhaka Dust

Bangladeshi American poet, Dilruba Ahmed, joined us on APA Compass to chat about her debut collection, “Dhaka Dust.” “Dhaka Dust” won the 2010 Bakeless Literary prize for poetry, which honors new authors of literary… Continue reading

Enrique Peñalosa: Urban Planning in Latin America and Beyond

I spoke with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota and strategic planning consultant. He presented “Planning Cities for People: An International Perspective” at the Gerding Theater in Portland on May 14, 2012.… Continue reading