On the Airwaves: Climate Change and Afro-Filipino Food

Mari Rose Taruc, FACES (Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity), Photo by Liana Lopez

Mari Rose Taruc, FACES (Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity). Photo credit: Liana Lopez.

APEX Express

Tonight we’ll be talking about climate change, from here to the Philippines. APEX contributor Ellen Choy brings us coverage of exciting new work in the Filipino community: Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES), a transnational, multi-organization campaign for climate justice. We also talk with people who participated in relief missions in the Philippines. They draw connections between the work that is being done in the Philippines and environmental justice struggles here in the U.S.

Finally, we hear about a delicious monthly event in Oakland from the Filipino Diaspora Kitchen: AfroPino, with this month’s guest of honor, Sugar Pie DeSanto.


APEX Express is a weekly magazine-style radio show featuring the voices and stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders from all corners of our community.  The show is produced by a collective of media makers, djs, and activists and airs each week on KPFA 94.1FM. APEX Express is committed to building a broader social movement for justice and collective liberation for all oppressed people, including poor & working-class people, people of color, women and queer people.  We support grassroots organizing and cultural work that advance these goals, and see APEX as a space for building consciousness and promoting critical discussion about these efforts. Like what you hear? Show your support for independent community media that is free and accessible to everyone by sharing this broadcast of ideas, news, and views with your network of thinkers and doers.