Covering the collective’s approximately 500 on-air shows from 1998 to 2009, the Asia Pacific Forum Records offer a trove of historical media coverage of significant events and issues impacting Asia/Pacific America. Of particular significance are full-length unedited interviews with notable Asian Americans, including activist Yuri Kochiyama, novelist Jessica Hagedorn, and musician and activist Chris Iijima. There are also scripts (some annotated with handwritten notes), preparatory materials, research notes for shows, and some documentation of APF’s publicity efforts.
As of late 2018, Asia Pacific Forum is no longer broadcast on WBAI 99.5 FM but can be found in podcast form at asiapacificforum.org.
To learn more about the contents of the Asia Pacific Forum Records, located at the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, view the collection’s finding aid.