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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.

Saurav Sarkar

Saurav Sarkar is a Brooklyn-based journalist and immigrant rights activist. He rejoined Asia Pacific Forum in 2020.

APF Collective Past Members