Asian Media Access - November 2014

What's New?

RadioASIA Revamped for the New Year

RadioASIA is a 24hour radio station aimed to entertain, educate, and elevate the Asian experience.  We are the few radio station where people can hear authentic traditional and contemporary Asian music.  We currently have Laotian, Hmong, Chinese, and Korean.

Live Broadcasting
RadioASIA would like to invite you to join and celebrate the Hmong New Year!  RadioASIA will be broadcasting LIVE!  There will be entertainment, programming, and deals.

RadioASIA will be at Hmong American New Year in Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16.    Come and tune to us, as we will be broadcasting music, artist interviews, and talk shows from the site!

We will also be broadcasting LIVE at Hmong Village on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.  We will interview local business owners and perhaps give out limited deals at their shop if you listen to the radio!  You cannot miss this opportunity.

Independent Music
RadioASIA is always a strong supporter for local independent music especially from the Asian community.  We believe in fostering talented local artist who has limited venue to display their work across their target listeners.  This is a great outlet for any interested artist to promote their work 24/7 with RadioASIA.  Contact Kue Xiong at

Volunteer Opportunity
RadioASIA is seeking volunteers who are interested in learning about the radio, business, or programming.  Contact Kue Xiong at


These projects are supported in part by  MN State Arts Board, all radio programming are made possible through General Operational Grant and Arts Learning Grant (Through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.)


Penn and Plymouth Development Summit

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: UROC
2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Registration is FREE and open to the public.
RSVP is not required but appreciated towards refreshment count purposes.

The purpose of this year’s Summit is for community information sharing & discussion along with reports to the community since last year’s summit.  Last year’s Summit focus on connecting the community to resources available from various Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), in which for the past 10 years, MN has actively developed public transit options, such as: the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (along St. Paul University Ave.) and Southwest LRT (proposed line from Eden Prairie to Minneapolis), etc. These diverse Transit Options aim to link neighborhoods to future economic development and health/environmental impacts.

Please join us again this year for updates as well as possible next steps (if there are any).

1. One Year Report on Twin Cities Regional Center (TCRC) & Plymouth and Penn
2. Neighborhood Survey & Cluster Discussion
3. Visioning for the Plymouth and Penn Area with 3D Model Exercise
FMI or RSVP: 612-376-7715 or

Asian Media Access After School Programming

It’s November, and the afterschool program at Asian Media Access is underway.  Currently, we have vocals classes at Asian Media Access Multimedia Complex on Mondays nights from 6pm to 9pm.  So far students are learning breathing exercises, warm ups, and their pitches.  Every student is picking up one song s/he wants to cover for and have made it a goal to perfect the song throughout the year.  There are still spots left in this class to join.


In addition, Asian Media Access is also offering tutoring from 4pm – 6pm, Mondays through Thursday.  Ethel Noorwood is a retired principal and co-founder of the Friendship Academy.  The constructed tutoring sessions are a mixture of mentor/youth led, incorporating youth’s interests, belief of themselves and building confidence as well as exposing to them to different experiences and positive needs.   Space is limited and sign up is required.  Contact Kang Vang for more inforamtion at

Youth Media Day Camp

From October 16 – 18, Asian Media Access hosted its annual Youth Leadership Meida Camp.  This year is was a three Media Day Camp in Down town Saint Paul in Film production, stop motion animation and live shooting at SPNN studio, a fun filled MEA Weekend.

On the first day, 18 youth from an array of backgrounds came together to learn the basics of film production.  Armed with flip phones, three teams were sent to shoot a short film they developed.  Then, after 4 hours of shooting, the came back to learn basic editing and had dinner.  On the second day, everyone came back to learn animation basics and learned to make their own bath of homemade play dou.  Next, they were challenged to create an animated short that they must include or incorporate into their live action shoot form the day before.  

The three films that came out were exciting and fresh considering none of the youth have ever done film and animation production before.  Check out their films!

Student Life
A little slice of life film about three youth's ride to school.


Make the World
A action drama about making it a better world to live in.

Broken Hearts
A little of melodrama of falling in love and knowing what you have before its to late.

For more information on future Media Camps, contact

These projects are supported in part by Cultural Star and MN State Arts Board, through General Operational Grant and Arts Learning Grant (Through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.)


HMDC Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hmong Mother and Daughter Club conglomerated Domestic Abuse Month with two days of activities and a wonderful thank you to the guest speakers who took their time to come and share their experiences with the mothers and daughters of the Hmong community.  Ms. Sy Vang started her career as a volunteer for the Lao Family in the late 80’s, where she found first hand a need to provide assistance and protect victims.  Co-founder of Asian Women United Minnesota, Ms. Vang have dedicated her life advocating for women and children of domestic violence.  She joined the club to share her experiences and her journey.   Ms. Youa Yang-Lee is a survivor of domestic abuse, having planned and saved her own life with the help of her Hmong sisters.   The Club watched a short film about her experiences and did a small Questions and Answer session.  You can watch Ms. Yang-Lee’s story here:


Domestic Violence T-shirt Clothesline

Inspired by The Clothesline Project,, Hmong Mother and Daughter Club are making and collecting t-shirts about Domestic Violence.  The Club hopes to collect enough t-shirts to fill a small park installation in May of 2015. 

For more information about the HMDC clothesline project, contact Pa Na Lor at

These activities are sponsored by Asian Media Access, Iny Asian Dance Theater, 4H, and University of Minnesota Extension.

Project PHILLIP Underway

Since the award announcement on Sept. 25, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supported in part by the Affordable Care Act, to all 50 states and D.C. to support programs for the prevention and control chronic diseases—the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, Asian Media Access is busy implementing the first stages of Project PHILLIP, along with the Multi-cultural Community Alliance (MCCA) Coalition, in a wide range of disciplines and culturally- and linguistically-appropriate agencies, embarks on this new Initiative to strategically organize for the implementation of Policy, System, and Environmental (PSE) strategies that can effectively eliminate overweight/obesity and hypertension among People of Color in North Minneapolis - African American/African-born; and Asian Americans - in a variety of settings (homes, work places, schools and communities).  

For more info about the Project PHILIP, please contact the executive director - Ange Hwang.