Pacific Underground

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Airs at: Fri, 09/28/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Every first Friday from 9am-10am and every fourth Friday from 11am-12pm.

Pacific Underground is a show for and by the Asians and Pacific Islander (API) communities

There are nearly 225,000 APIs in Oregon. But in one of America’s whitest states, the issues that impact us simply aren’t covered. Imagine: 225,000 stories untold.

Stay tuned here for interviews, documentaries, audio essays, performances, as well as real-time coverage of national social, economic and political issues affecting APIs in your local community. 

Since the end of the only Pacific Northwest API public affairs radio program, APA Compass, there has been a lack of API representation in Oregon media. We believe that by creating a public platform in which APIs can tell our stories in a way that reflects our actual experiences, 

  • we empower our communities, 
  • we expand our reach in spaces previously denied to us and 
  • we honor the legacy of generations before us who have been left out of American narratives.

Pacific Underground is holding space for API community members who want to be heard. If you want to join us, email pacificunderground@kboo.org. No experience necessary. 

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APA Compass Returns!

Airs at: Fri, 09/07/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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2018 marks 13 years of public affairs programming at KBOO for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, between the last three years of both Pacific Underground and the equally fantastic Intersections Radio, and the ten (!) years that APA Compass was on the air (2005-2015). To ... Read more

Crazy, Rich "Asians" and other media representations

Airs at: Fri, 08/24/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Crazy Rich Asians is doing well in the box office and is trending on social media, especially among Asian American. There are many who love the movie and say it represents a big step in representation, while there are many who could do without it and say it only furthers th... Read more

KBOO Block Party

Airs at: Sat, 08/11/2018 at 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
For KBOO's 50th anniversary party, we have decided to bring attention to a part of KBOO's history that is not often discussed on air.   In support of those who have asked and needed our community to self-reflect and create true systemic change, we're bringing you the sound... Read more

T Ngu of Project Object

Airs at: Fri, 08/03/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Let's get personal with T Ngu, owner of Project Object! Join producer Vy Pham in a journey of learning about T's life story, including her family's resilience and survival as refugees in America, the birth and vision of Project Object, and the hardships of being a small bus... Read more

Vaidehi Joshi

Airs at: Fri, 07/27/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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If you've ever wanted to learn more about tech and computer science but thought that it was too inaccessible a field for you, Vaidehi Joshi wants to help change that. Vaidehi is a software engineer with Tilde, and she also co-hosts the Base.cs podcast. Producer Kat Batuigas... Read more

Joe Kye: Live Music on KBOO

Airs at: Fri, 07/06/2018 at 9:15am - 9:45am
Produced for Pacific Underground
Violinist-looper Joe Kye performed live for the Pacific Underground show - July 6, 2018. To hear the full show, please visit https://kboo.fm/media/66368-joe-kye Read more

Joe Kye

Airs at: Fri, 07/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Musician Joe Kye plays live and we talk about his upcoming performances. Also we talk about his experience with having a green card and the process of becoming a US citizen.  Read more

Portland Chinatown Museum

Airs at: Fri, 06/22/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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During the 1890s, Portland had the second-largest Chinatown in the United States. Today, its history stands in danger of disappearing altogether.  Join Pacific Underground Producers Tabitha and Jake this morning as we talk about Portland's new Chinatown Museum with Museum D... Read more

Pacific Underground on 06/01/18

Airs at: Fri, 06/01/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Heritage Month

Airs at: Fri, 05/25/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!  While past listeners may remember that the commemoration of this month has been somewhat controversial among members of Pacific Underground, this year we are choosing to highlight certain important figures and moments in the As... Read more