Category Archive: Radio

Racial Disparities in Oregon: Panel Discussion

The Coalition for Communities of Color published a thorough report in 2009, detailing the staggering disparities in racial minorities in Multnomah County, Oregon (home to Portland). Last month, they developed another report specific… Continue reading

Amy Chua: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School and author of the critically-acclaimed Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is now on her paperback tour, which began here in Portland. I sat down with her at our… Continue reading

Thanhha Lai: Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhha Lai is the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. Thanhha Lai’s semi-autobiographical book of prose poems won the 2011 National Book Award for Young Adult Literature as well as the 2012 Newberry Honor. I interviewed her… Continue reading

Angry APA Minute: My Ambiguous Ethnicity

As if guessing my ethnicity wasn’t enough fun, it gets even more complicated when the outside world has to guess my race. Inspired by an angry post on Sepia Mutiny, I did another… Continue reading

DJ Phatrick: Inspiring Youth in Los Angeles

Patrick Huang, or DJ Phatrick, is a Chinese American DJ and educator, based out of Los Angeles. He was recently featured in a short documentary, “Loves of a DJ”. He also runs Sessions LA… Continue reading

Manvee Vaid on Indian Folk Art

For our November broadcast of APA Compass on KBOO 90.7 FM, I spoke to Manvee Vaid. Manvee is a practicing artist and curator of Indian Art based out of Chicago, Illinois. She experiments… Continue reading

Angry APA Minute: Movies are Not Real Life

I contributed an “Angry APA Minute” to APA Compass for our October, 2011 show last week. After dealing with ignorant assumptions (such as my eating monkey brains according to Indiana Jones and the… Continue reading

Kiran Ahuja: White House Initiative on AAPIs

I spoke with Kiran Ahuja, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for APA Compass on KBOO 90.7 FM here in Portland. Kiran told me a… Continue reading

Rupa Marya on Music and Medicine

Rupa Marya, lead vocalist and musical director of Rupa & the April Fishes, and a doctor and professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. While on tour, we sat down… Continue reading

SAALT gears up for the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

In light of the death of Osama Bin Laden, the world has been reflecting on the upcoming ten-year anniversary of September 11th. While I was visiting Washington, DC back in June, I sat… Continue reading