6/23/11 Celebrate South Asian Pride

[audio http://archives.kpfa.org/data/20110623-Thu1900.mp3]

Tonight on Apex Express, we’re celebrating pride.

  • We have a segment by Preeti Mangala Shekar of the Apex Express crew, who produced the piece while on sabbatical in her hometown of Chennai. Preeti speaks with a leading transgender rights activist Kalki Subraa-Maneeyen.
  • We bring you a short segment, originally aired on South Asia Wired which tells the story of Christy Raj, a transgender youth living in India.
  • Mariam Sasha sits down with Dipti Ghosh, a queer Indian activist who does work both in the U.S. and India.
  • And, we bring those segments to you sprinkled along the way with some amazing musical pieces by API artists.

Stay tuned, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to Joe Bataan’s show at Yoshi’s SF, Saturday, June 25th. Tune in next week to hear R.J.’s interview with this veteran of hip-hop.

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