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5x5_cd_sleeve_tn$3.95 – Download Coming Home – The Return of the Alutiiq Masks

Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks by Dmae Roberts and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, hosted by Shyanne Beatty. Coming Home is a one-hour radio documentary that interweaves oral history interviews, Alutiiq music and soundscapes.This full-length documentary originally aired in 2008 on about 188 public radio stations around the country.

Alutiiq Mask titled “Ashik” (“Protector” is on the left of page)
Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks takes us to Kodiak, Alaska where Alutiiq peoples work to save their language, cultural traditions and heritage by unlocking the secrets of the masks collected by French explorer Alphonse Pinnart in 1872.

When Pinnart died in 1911, he bequeathed the masks to the Chateau Musee, a small museum off the coast of Northern France. The collection survived two World Wars and were “rediscovered” by Alutiiq artists who began making pilgrimages to France in 2000 to see the artifacts of their culture. This led to an unprecedented sharing of history between the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak and the Chateau Musee.

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CrossingEastPosterGo to the Crossing East download page – each hour $4.95Crossing East is an eight-hour radio documentary series on Asian Pacific American History.

Three years in the making, Crossing East was created for release in May 2006, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To date, it has aired on more than 300 public radio stations andis being hailed as the first comprehensive Asian American history series on radio or TV. Crossing East features the work of dozens of producers, scholars, musicians, and actors.

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“Crossing East does for Asian American history what Ken Burns’ PBS series did for the Civil War.”
David Swatling, Radio Netherlands, Amsterdam April 1, 2006

“This is historical documentary radio at its best…”
John Biewen, May 1, 2006


$3.95 – Download The Journey of Lady Buddha$store_buddha

The Journey of Lady Buddha is a an hour-long personal and historical exploration of cultural conflicts in spirituality and the search for the Asian goddess of compassion and mercy, Kuan Yin, by Amerasian Radio Producer Dmae Roberts, creator of the Peabody-award-winning “Mei Mei: A Daughter’s Song.” With readings by Actress Elaine Low, Giang Pham, Yuquin Wang and Ping Khaw-Sutherland and music by Composer Stephen Hoyt.


“It is exceptionally rare to hear a radio program of the quality, depth, and power of The Journey of Lady Buddha. After listening for a few minutes, I stopped what I was doing and simply sat and listened until the end of the program. What a rare jewel.”
Steve Roseman, San Francisco, California

Streaming Audio – Hear a clip from Lady Buddha here


store_dochay$3.95 – Download The Story of Ing ‘Doc’ Hay


MediaRites Productions presents “The Story of Ing “Doc” Hay” by Dmae Roberts. This one-hour documentary about the famed frontier herbalist of the Kam Wah Chung in John Day initially aired in May through August on KOPB, KBOO, KLCC, and KUOW stations in the Northwest.

“The Story of Ing “Doc” Hay” documentary tells the unusual and significant story of Doc Hay and his business partner and friend Lung On who ran the Kam Wah Chung store and medical practice in a small Eastern Oregon town shortly after the Gold Rush and into the 1950’s. Unlike other parts of the country where lynchings and massacres of Chinese immigrants were the norm, these two men were respected members of the community and are still remembered by John Day residents. For more information on the Kam Wah Chung, visit the Oregon State Parks Trust.

Streaming AudioHear a clip from Ing ‘Doc’ Hay here



store_bcm$3.95 – Download The Breast Cancer Monologues

The Breast Cancer Monologues is a one-hour collage of women’s stories produced by Dmae Roberts and the Breast Cancer Radio Arts Project and intricately woven from interviews, readings and dramatizations about how breast cancer has affected the lives of women in America.

Program Description:
One in eight women in this country will develop breast cancer within a life expectancy of 85 years. Only 5-10 percent of breast cancers are linked to genetic history, yet there is little research as to the cause and the treatment can be as deadly as the disease. Breast cancer is still misunderstood and often a taboo subject even among women because of the fear and lack of researched information surrounding it.

Yet, most everyone in America knows someone who has struggled or is struggling with this disease. The Breast Cancer Monologues address the myths and misunderstandings while giving voice to the women who know first-hand the effects of breast cancer.

Streaming Audio – Hear the promo from the Breast Cancer Monologues

Streaming AudioHear ‘My Body, My Temple’ from the Breast Cancer Monologues


store_buddha$3.95 – Download Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song




Winner of the Peabody award, MEI MEI, A DAUGHTER’S SONG is the personal story of cross-cultural and cross-generational conflict produced by Dmae Roberts.

This documentary chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together. Interviews and dramatizations weave in and out to tell the story of a conflicted daughter and a mother who suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two.

MEI MEI has been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Streaming Audio – Hear a clip from Mei Mei here


saw_graphic2$3.95 – Download Secret Agent Woman

Secret Asian Woman is a half-hour personal exploration of identity and Mixed Race by Independent Producer Dmae Roberts, who has to make a daily decision to reveal her ethnicity.

Through her personal story, Dmae charts four decades of a search by multiracial peoples for a name. The politics of calling out racism has changed through the years as has identification. In this half-hour radio documentary, Dmae talks with other Mixed Race Asian women with identities not easily recognized and addresses with humor the complexities involved in even discussing race.

MEI MEI has been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Produced by Dmae Roberts.
Editorial consultations from Catherine Stifter and damali ayo.
Original music by Clark Salisbury. Additional music by Teresa Enrico and Portland Taiko. Interviews with Velina Hasu Houston, Rainjita Yang Geesler, Julie Thi Underhill and Patti Duncan.
Funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council Individual Artist program.

Streaming Audio – Hear a clip from Secret Asian Woman here