Stay Up to Date

APF Newsletter

Subscribe to our email list and find out what’s new on the show each week:

Podcast and RSS Feeds

Listen to APF whenever and wherever you want! LEARN MORE >

Podcast iTunes RSS

News & Events

Friends of APF


PhotoAsia Pacific Forum is the progressive pan-Asian radio show broadcast every Monday night from 9-10pm on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City and live on the web.

We cover underreported stories from Asia, as well as Asian American politics and culture. Our guests have included Arundhati Roy, Gary Locke, Jessica Hagedorn, Tariq Ali, Yuri Kochiyama, David Henry Hwang, Monique Truong, Edward Said, Maxine Hong Kingston, Vijay Prashad, Cathi Tactaquin, Zia Mian, Grace Lee Boggs, Vivek Bald, Phil Tajitsu Nash, Bhairavi Desai, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Monami Maulik, Margaret Fung, Robin D.G. Kelley, Shashi Tharoor, Joo-Hyun Kang, Mike Honda, Vandana Shiva, John Liu, Stacey Ann Chin, Jeff Chang, DJ Rekha, and Asian Dub Foundation.

Asia Pacific Forum airs on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City. WBAI is part of the Pacifica Foundation, a national radio network founded in 1946 with additional affiliates in Houston, Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Washington, D.C. Pacifica is a non-commercial, listener-sponsored network founded on a strong community role in each individual station.

To get the latest news about the show, you can find APF on Facebook or on Twitter @apfradio.

APF Collective Core Members

Olivia Canlas

Olivia joined APF in November 2013. Her interests include: militarism and its impact on women; Asian Pacific Islander diaspora and the unique/shared struggles of people of color in the United States; and cultural work as a means of organizing and resistance. She is a transnational feminist and works with the NYC Chapter of AF3IRM.

Michelle Chen

Michelle works and plays in New York City. Her various occupations have included ethnographic research in Shanghai and coat-checking at a West Village jazz club. She is a regular contributor to Colorlines and In These Times, and her reporting and writing have also appeared in Ms., Newsday, Progressive Media Project, Women’s International Perspective, and her old zine, cain. She joined the APF Collective in 2010.

Naved Husain

Naved Husain joined APF in December 2014. His interests include the connections between the war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on immigrants and the connections between these "wars" and finding the connections between the groups most impacted, in particular Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. Naved has a background in labor and community organizing in the Bay Area and is now currently based in the NYC/New Jersey metropolitan area.

APF Collective Past Members