Jenna Yokoyama, Pacific Underground, August 25- August 31

Jenna Yokoyama is a Japanese American. She co-hosts the show Pacific Underground (Facebook, Twitter) on KBOO in Portland, Oregon.   It is heard on the FOURTH Friday of every month at 11:00 a.m.   It is also on podcast via Soundcloud and iTunes.    According to its website,

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.

Pacific Underground is a show by Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) taking the mic into our own hands.

Jenna covers a lot of ground in this conversation.  We discuss religion, racism and the daily indignities APIs face to the social transformation underway with younger generations.   She talks about the problem of the European designation “Asian” to refer to nearly half the planet as well as the necessity for APIs to unite as “Asian-Americans” for the purpose of empowerment.

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Thursday, August 25th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 28th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, August 28th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 28th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 29th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, August 28th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

Jenna was featured on the pilot of a new show, The Beloved Community, that aired Friday August 12th at 9 am on KBOO, 90.7!