Radio Bandung, a weekly magazine of Asian and Pacific Islander Pacific Islander
1. A native or inhabitant of any of the Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian islands of Oceania.
2. A person of Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian descent. See Usage Note at Asian. news and audio art, is broadcast every Monday from 10 to 11 p.m. on WBAI, 99.5 FM, in New
York City. The name comes from the 1955 conference of nonaligned non·a·ligned
Not allied with any other nation or bloc; neutral: A group of 20 nonaligned nations urged a treaty to ban space weapons. nations held in Bandung, Indonesia. "Malcolm X Malcolm X, 1925–65, militant black leader in the United States, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, b. Malcolm Little in Omaha, Neb. He was introduced to the Black Muslims while serving a prison term and became a Muslim minister upon his release in 1952. often referred to the |spirit of Bandung' as an inspiration for African-Americans," says Lawrence Chua, one of the radio program's founders. "It is a very resonant conference for people of color Noun 1. people of color - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
people of colour, colour, color
race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important , because it is the first time all of these nations got together and tried to reach out beyond their own borders." Radio Bandung is attempting to do something similar. A recent flier requesting audio submissions announced, "We want to hear about Vietnamese-American skateboarders, Tibetan-American body builders, Samoan-American hip hop, New Jersey bhangra bhangra (bhängˑ·r),
n Latin name:
Eclipta alba; teams, Koreatown reggae, AIDS educators, laundry workers, taxi drivers, sex workers, garment-factory workers, and high-fashion designers, transvestites, the differently abled abled
having a range of physical powers as specified: less abled, differently abled , monks, imams, priests, and bonzes." "All of these things exist," says Chua. "We want to reflect that diversity. It's an effort to combat some of the more restrictive aspects of multiculturalism. The need for that became apparent in what happened in L.A. last year - we need to get beyond our particular communities." Chua and the other founders of Radio Bandung hope to go national soon. They have been working with producers in San Francisco and Hawaii, and have sent out feature segments to a number of stations. "There's a real thirst for this kind of programming," says Chua.