Thank you and congratulations First Voice Graduate Natalie Kilmer!

Congratulations Natalie Kilmer!!! And shout out to A Word From. Natalie was the only person from her group A Word From, to hang on to the Apprenticeship Program when in March of 2020 the state ordered a mandatory  shelter in place for the first time due to COVID 19.

It was at that time the KPFA also shut its doors to most of us non-essentials as we were deemed and we were all asked to work from home if we could..

Anyways needless to say that it was tough to continue life itself let alone continue a radio broadcasting training program from home. But Natalie did and she graduated in June of 2021. At that time it seemed for a moment the pandemic was lightening and we had a small gathering of 5 people where we honored Natalie for her work and for her commitment.

Congratulations on your completion of this program and we are excited for you new podcast, West Coast Water Justice!!!

full circle 12-03-2021 WO2Wa poets west oakland to west africa

Tonight on Full Circle, hosted by graduate apprentice & proud member of West Oakland to West Africa International Poetry Exchange (WO2WA), Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart! We’ll be spending the hour with WO2WA. On October 6, 2017 WO2WA were our guests on Full Circle, prior to their sojourn to Ghana, West Africa. Tonight we will hear all about that trip to Ghana and what WO2WA has been doing since then. We’ll be joined by the founding director, Karla Brundage, along with other members of WO2WA.

Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart Graduate Apprentice of KPFA’s First Voice Media Apprenticeship Program, is a writer, published poet, storyteller, performance artist, visual artist, author and radio producer and host. Her artistic skills combined with a medical  background, allow her to produce shows that help educate and heal the community. Zakiyyah’s voice can be heard on the Full Circle show on KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, CA. Her poetry is published in many anthologies and has been shared internationally. Zakiyyah’s sojourn to Ghana, West Africa inspired her to publish her first book of poems and short stories entitled, “Ghana On My Mind: Poetic Reflections on Journeying to the Motherland”, (on Amazon Books).
Zakiyyah… On Facebook, What’s App and YouTube 
Co-Founder of “TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers”

Guests Info

Karla Brundage 


On Facebook, IG, Twitter and YouTube. 

More contact info for Karla Brundage. 

West Oakland to West Africa

IG: westoakland_westafrica

Twitter: WOakland2Africa

Makeda Esi aka Sandra Hooper Mayfield 


On Facebook, What’s App(510) 717-1308

Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko Mariska…

Full Circle 11-26-2021 Indigenous Self Determination, Sovereignty & Solidarity

We share live recordings and sounds from the 52nd Anniversary Of The Indigenous Occupation Of Alcatraz Held Last Saturday November 20th On The Rock as Native American Heritage Month Draws to an end. 

In the hopes of inviting listeners to turn towards the truth of our living history to and realize  and recognize indigenous self determination, sovereignty, and solidarity.  

sentient shiloh speaks with Morning Star Gali, David De La Gran interviews Dancers and Activist Lisa Felix, Kendall Crakow hears from Paloma Flores, and Freewilling Franklin talks with Dr. LeNada War Jack.  And hear excerpts from the First Native American Secretary Of The Interior Deb Haaland’s press conference.  

The music used in the tribute to Anastasia Russell by Joy Moore was , Temple of Peace (ID 1611)  by Lobo Loco contact:

Morning Star Gali 

IITC California Tribal & Community Liaison

International Indian Treaty Council | IITC 

Lisa V. Felix

Operations Manager

Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples 

Dr. LaNada War Jack

Dr. War Jack recently wrote a book titled  “Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life” which is available on her website

Paloma Flores

Director of Community Development & Partnerships

American Indian Cultural District 

Indians of All Tribes was formed to support the Alcatraz Indigenous Occupation of 1969-1971

Deb Haaland Secretary Deb Haaland

#IndiansOfAllTribes #TreatyCouncil #KPFA #FullCircle #FirstVoiceMedia #IndigenousSovereignty #IndigenousSunriseGathering #IndigenousOccupationOfAlcatraz #SelfRepresentation #LandBack #MMIW #AmericanGenocide #LivingHistory #NationalDayOfMourning #IndigenousThanksgiving #TellTruthfulHistory #Decolonize


On tonight’s show we’ll hear  a conversation hosted by First Voice Apprenticeship graduate Kendall Crakow between Indigenous Health advocates in the Navajo Nation who are preserving culture and building local community to forward a movement for Health Equity across the world. Her guests are Denee Bex MPH,  Adriann Begay MD and Christina Rivera Carpenter. Tonight they share where they draw their strength from and how they are bridging Indigenous knowledge systems with conventional Western Medical models. As they share their Visions for what a future centering the needs of the Navajo Community looks like.


Sogorete Land Trust

HEAL Initiative

Tumbleweed Nutrition

IG Handles

@healinitiative  (UCSF Heal Initiative)

@crisriveracarp  (Cristina Rivera Carpenter)

@tumbleweed_nutrition   (Denee Bex)

@samiseeart   (Sam Shilf, co producer)

@kendz_210 (me)

Full Circle 11-12-2021 We Rise ep. 35; the people are a river

On tonight’s show we’ll hear; Episode 35 of We Rise,  The People Are A River, it’s the story of a small group of artists that journeyed to the Mississippi headwaters to join the fight against the line 3 pipeline. That’s tonight on Full Circle. I am your host Freewillin Franklin with the We Rise crew, coming to you from downtown Antioch, Bay Miwok territory.

Learn more about the cultural Productions of We rise at

Follow We rise on Facebook and Instagram @Weriseproduction 

Follow We rise on Twitter @Weriseproducers 

Learn more about line 3  at stopline

View films from the Native American Cinema showcase at

Get your tickets to the Indigenous Peoples day of Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz at

Full Circle 11-5-2021 Poetry & Revolution

We share live recordings from @Litquake Out Loud’s outdoor stage 10/16 Revolution Poeticized which challenges each of us to reimagine what true political transformation looks like through poetry. In Three Voices, Three Worlds, Achy Obejas presents Boomerang/Bumerán, a bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in mostly gender-free English and Spanish that addresses immigration, displacement, love and activism.

Achy Obejas, Darius Simpson, and Mimi Tempestt who are all writing a different world and way of being into existence, discuss poetry’s role in revolution.  We also provide segments from Litquake’s Out Loud programs Three voices, Three worlds (curated by Achy Obejas) & Revolution Poeticized (curated by Imani Cezanne). Finally we end with a discussion of Audre Lorde’s essay Poetry is Not a Luxury with the three poets. 

Achy Obejas

@achylandia on Twitter

@guaraguasi on IG

Beacon Press for Boomerang/Bumeran 

Imani Cezanne

Darius Simpson

social media: @_dariussimpson 

donation link:

Mimi Tempestt

the monumental misrememberings book by Mimi Tempestt 

Mimi’s Website

Instagram: @thegoddessmimi

Twitter: @MimiTempestt

Full Circle 10-22-2021 – black Panthers 55th anniveRsary

(ICYMI) 55 years ago in Oakland, the community stepped forward with a voice of their own, a voice of the youth, filled with spirit, energy, anger, and a supportive health, educational, political and security perspective. Born out of the Civil Rights narrative and experience, October 1966, the Black Panther Party was formed… and informed the world on the Black community.


If you missed last Fridays Full Circle on KPFA, check out our replay for a fun-filled hour of Music People Love! You’ll hear some of our favorite tunes, and we’ll talk about why we like ‘em and how this music gives us joy, brings back memories & shapes our lives. Our guests will include apprentices past & present, and you’ll hear music from bands including: @ConFunkShunBand @BlackSabbath @EarthWindAndFire & #TheGypsyKings.

Full circle 10-8-2021 CodeBreaker Films

This episode of Full Circle features the two women co-founders of Codebreaker Films production company who’s films highlight national security and human rights issues. Sonia Kennebeck and Ines Hofmann-Kanna share clips from their documentaries “United States vs Reality Winner,” “Enemies of the State” and an earlier film “National Bird” which highlights 3 whistleblowers in the US killer drone program.  We speak with the two women producers and directors about these films and their independent production company Codebreaker Films.


Codebreaker Films (people can sign up to receive our occasional newsletters here)

Enemies of the State

National Bird

Social Media:

IG: @codebreaker_films

Twitter: @c_odebreaker

IG: @soniakennebeck

Twitter: @soniakennebeck

Festivals to watch United States vs. Reality Winner:

Hot Springs Documentary Festival (10/8-10/16)

DoubleExposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington DC (10/13-10/17)

Film Fest Tucson (10/14-10/17)

UN Association Film Festival (10/21-10/31) — one in-person screening in Palo Alto at 9:20pm on Saturday, October 23rd

Lake County Film Festival (11/4-11/15)

Full Circle 10-01-2021 gardening in communities

(ICYMI). I am your host for Full Circle, Joy Moore, from apprentice group 20. In “La Kesh”. Tonight, we’re in conversation with Bonnie Boruki, community food activist of Ashby Community Gardens, Transition Berkeley, Albany Gil Tract and much, much more. Also Rob Bennaton, in a discussion on how to establish new land access opportunities for urban farming and highlighting the need for cities and counties to consider sites as part of open space and climate action plans, to support urban farms and community gardens as local community hubs for resilience. And finally we’ll speak with two workers, Bobby House and Gordon Limbrick who share their work experiences with Planting Justice. All that tonight on “Full Circle.”  Again, I am your host, Joy Moore.

Links and Information

To contact Bonnie Borucki



Check out the GoFundMe for Ashby Garden

Rob Bennaton,

University of California Cooperative Extension

Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor

Landline: (510) 453-3958 

Best to Email as well, if URGENT!  

Please feel free to share it widely.

Bay Area Urban Farming Resources Guide

Learn About Urban Ag

Full Circle 09-24-2021; Josiahluis Alderete poetry night

(ICYMI) This episode of Full Circle joins in on the fall fund drive and continues  honoring storytelling for social change and I am very excited about the fall theme  featuring poetry. Yessss! On tonight’s show we’ll hear amazing poetry recorded live at the steps of the San Francisco downtown public library last week. We also hear from the organizer of the event First Voice graduate and renowned poet Josiahluis Aldereta. We’ll talk about his poetry and his new book Baby Axolotls and Old Pochos and of course, we will be asking for your support tonight as part of the KPFA Fall fund drive..


To connect with the Poets featured in tonight’s show, follow the links below

Josiah Luis

IG @josiah_luis_pocho

Facebook Josiahluis Alderete

To order his book Baby Axolotls and Old Pochos;

Susana Praver-Perez


FB: Susana Praver-Perez

IG: la.doctora.susana

To order her book Hurricanes, Love Affairs,& Other Disasters:

Alan Chazaro

IG @alan_chazaro

Twitter @alan_chazaro


Florencia Milito


Facebook: Florencia Milito