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PhotoAsia Pacific Forum is the progressive pan-Asian radio show broadcast every other Monday night from 9-10pm on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City and live on the web. APF has operated as a collective since its founding in 1998.

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.

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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.

Stephanie Hoo

Stephanie joined APF in July 2017. She previously worked for the Associated Press, among other jobs in journalism. Her interests include immigration/migration, refugees, and environmental justice.

Areerat Worawongwasu

Areerat "Aree" Worawongwasu is a Thai Mon-Teochew scholar-activist. She is currently pursuing an individualized academic concentration in Decolonization with a minor in Asian / Pacific / American Studies at New York University, where she is President of the Asian Pacific American Coalition. Aree bridges her research and activism into public education, and previously interned at the Museum of Chinese in America, where she did research for the "FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures" exhibit which presents the story of the 1993 Golden Venture refugees who were detained at York County Prison, and also wrote the Museum's core exhibition text on the emergence of pan-ethnic Asian American activism. She joined the APF Collective in Summer 2018. Through APF, she aims to tell underreported stories of Asian America as situated within a global context of decolonial activism, and make oral histories more accessible to the public.

APF Collective Past Members