explorASIAN Festival Blog

Friday, May 2, 2008


Pick up this week's copy of the GEORGIA STRAIGHT and read about some of the artists who are being featured at explorASIAN 2008 along with commentaries about the Asian Canadian experience.


NEW: CBC's Asian Heritage Month website

Radio One - 690 AM
Radio 2 - 105.7 FM
CBC News: Vancouver Saturday and Sunday

May is Asian Heritage Month. This month, CBC brings you special programming and events that acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian Canadians, their contributions to this country and their stories which have become a strong and consistent part of Canada's social fabric.

Check out our highlights for this week below. You can also visit CBC's Asian Heritage Month website 24/7 at

May 5
CBC News: Vancouver Saturday
At 10:30 pm (after Hockey Night in Canada)

Tune into CBC News: Vancouver Saturday with host Rosa Marchitelli and watch CBC's special segment on what Asian Heritage Month is all about, and why it matters.

May 6
CBC News: Vancouver Sunday
at 11:00 pm

Join Rosa Marchitelli for another special segment for Asian Heritage Month. This segment profiles young musicians and poets with a "loud and proud" message for "gay'sian" youth struggling with their identity amid cultural pressures.

Tuesdays and Thursdays in May
To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, CBC Radio One's On the Coast is launching a new series with celebrated chef, author, and Vancouver tour guide Stephen Wong called Slice of the City. Stephen will take listeners to his favourite places to eat, shop and explore Asian culture in Metro Vancouver. This week Stephen will reveal where to get a truly delicious traditional cup of Chinese tea and where to find collectible tin wind-up toys. Check out Slice of the City on On the Coast, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:45 pm. On the Coast can be found on CBC Radio One 690 AM

Friday, May 9th
Tune into The Early Edition at 8:15 am for Margaret Gallagher's Weekend Wrap to find out about special events to mark Asian Heritage Month this weekend.
The Early Edition is on CBC Radio One 690 AM

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