We’ll be hearing about Taskforce Haiyan, a local effort to support the 4 million people in the Philippines who were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan.
Then we’ll learn about Kearny Street Workshop’s artist reception in Oakland focusing on finding home where the heart is.
Photo from makanamusic.com
We’ll round out the hour with an interview with Hawaiian slack key guitar icon, Makana. The guitarist, singer, and composer made headlines in 2011 when he played his protest song, “We Are the Many” at the APEC World Leaders’ Dinner. Since then, he’s continued to evolve, creating Hawaiian music that speaks to the realities of our time. His new album, Ripe, is out this week.
We also have a ticket give away for Balkan Beatbox. Tara Dorabji hosts.
We dedicate most of our show tonight to those in the Philippines, who are living with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Those who are mourning lost relatives, who are searching amongst crumbled homes, who are trying to make sense of the physical, and emotional damage of such a huge disaster. We’ve switched up our originally planned programming for tonight to bring you coverage of what’s been happening here in the Bay in response to the typhoon.
Anakbayan East Bay held a vigil for victims of Typhoon Haiyan this past Weds. Photo credit: Brooke Anderson
We bring you voices from a candlelight vigil in Oakland last night, organized by Anakbayan East Bay. Rhonda Ramiro from BAYAN USA, and Taskforce Haiyan, tells us what the latest updates from on the ground are, and why it’s important to donate to grassroots organizations like NAFCON for relief efforts. Gopal Dayaneni of Movement Generation gives us the downlow on why this disaster is only one piece of the climate injustice in the Philippines. And we end with songs from the Philippines.
To close tonight’s show we’ll pay tribute to San Francisco DJ Cheb i Sabbah who passed away last week.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR (including tons of fundraising events for Typhoon Haiyan relief):
TURN UP for THE PHILIPPINES
FRI 11/15 10pm
Skylark Bart (16th & Valencia, SF)
Greetings, if you are in the SF area we are collecting donations at Skylark Bar (16th and Valencia) tomorrow night between 10pm-2am. All donations will be sent to NAFCON to support relief efforts.
We <3 the Philippines
Saturday, Nov 16th (10pm-2am).
1924 Franklin Street (3rd Floor), Oakland
$5- 10 Sliding Scale @ the door.
Queer and allies party to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
**PLEASE RSVP – Email or FB private message us if you are attending. You will need a special passcode to get into the building.** www.gabusa.org
Pinata Colada: fundraiser for typhoon haiyan relief
Sunday, Nov. 17, 5:30 PM
In the east bay (location tbd)
Get updates on the situation on the ground + the progress of relief efforts in the Philippines.
We’ll bring the Piñata and the Piña Coladas.
You bring a donation for typhoon haiyan relief efforts. For more information: nafconusa.org
Book Talk: BOXERS & SAINTS By graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang Nov. 16, 2013 Saturday 3:00 pm
Where: Eastwind Books of Berkeley
*2066 University Avenue; Berkeley, CA 94704* www.asiabookcenter.com email: email@example.com Boxers and Saints is a graphic novel that offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature, tackling the difficult subjects of nationalism, faith, and coming-of-age.
Tonight’s show spotlights the annual Thirdi South Asian film festival, this year celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema and women filmmakers. Tune in and find out about this year’s films centred around gender and sexuality and a country spotlight on Pakistan. Community calendar, news updates and more.
WBAI’s Asia Pacific Forum covered the exciting and historic community-led victories against Stop & Frisk and other racial profiling and oppressive practices by the New York PD.
You’ll hear the voices of Andrea Ritchie of Streetwise & Safe, Jennifer Ching of Queens Legal Services and Lynly Egyes of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center – all based in New York. Apex Contributor Ellen Choy brought the story to Apex. It was produced by Asia Pacific Forum’s Michelle Chen.
Finally, should residents be able to call the shots about how their tax dollars are spent? In Oakland, the Community Democracy Project is collecting signatures for a ballot measure that would do just that. Modeled on the democratic budgeting practices of Puerto Allegre, Brazil and Medellin, Colombia.
We talk with Jiwon Chung and Alexa Chua to learn more about how democratic budgeting would work.