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.
This week on Full Circle we dive into politics, some national and some local politics of East Contra Costa County in the city of Antioch. On tonight’s show we’ll hear an interview with Antioch city Council woman Tamisha Torres-Walker, fresh out of her recount victory. We’ll also hear from an advocate for the unhoused, Nicole Gardner of Facing Homelessness in Antioch, she’ll speak on the Antioch city government and the Antioch police treatment of the unhoused community. And we’ll hear from Apprentice Pamela P, as she speaks with a couple young folks who voted for the first time in the 2022 midterms.
This week on Full Circle we spend the hour on the case of Angelo Quint, Angelo, a Navy veteran, was killed by Antioch police officers December 23rd 2020 as they responded to a mental health call from the family. On tonight’s show we’ll hear sounds from the 2nd Annual Memorial commemorating the life of Angelo Quinto. Including the family, the family attorneys and impacted families. We’ll also hear an in depth interview with the Quinto-Collins family attorney Ben Nisenbaum. All that and we’ll feature music from the Justice for Angelo Quinto Justice For All ep.
Check out the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) online panel briefing to discuss topline findings and key recommendations of its new report, “‘Excited Delirium’ and Deaths in Police Custody: The Deadly Impact of a Baseless Diagnosis,” which finds that “excited delirium” is not a valid, independent medical or psychiatric diagnosis. This panel includes the Quinto Collins family.
This week on Full Circle we take a holiday break and bring you some of our seasonal musical choices. On tonight’s show we’ll hear the musical choices of, Shiloh B aka DJ LOH, Micky aka Ms. M, Joy Moore aka Moore Joy, Pamela P aka Pamela Lyons and of course, me, Freewillin Franklin aka Frank Sterling
(ICYMI) Here’s The Replay. Tonight’s Full Circle, Including bonus music tracks that didn’t make it to air. This show is hosted By Sentient Shiloh B, Aka Dj Loh And Freewilllin’ Franklin. Tonight we discuss settler colonialism, with Indigenous historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’ Author of an indigenous people’s History of the United States, and KPFA’s Letters & Politics host Mitch Jeserich.
The photo above, taken in 1870, depicts a pile of bison skulls waiting to be ground up and made into fertilizer. Wikimedia Commons
This week on Full Circle we will be diving into the politics of the National Football League, yes the NFL. On tonight’s show, we’ll hear clips from Dave Zirin’s ground breaking film, Behind The Shield; The Power and Politics of the NFL. And we’ll hear other sports related productions from First Voice Apprentices..including what the tailgate party of the Oakland Coliseum thought of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee. Also, commentary of the black male body as a commodity for use in places like the NFL, and of course, as Full Circle joins in on the Holiday fund drive we will be asking for your support for this important media outlet, KPFA.
This week on Full Circle we will be spending the hour with multi talented performance artist Joy Damiani. On tonight’s show we’ll hear original music performed by Joy Damiani. We’ll also be speaking with Joy about the release of her new book about her military service “If You Ain’t Cheatin’ You Ain’t Tryin’ and other lessons i learned in the Army”. As well as her music career and her podcast “What the Folk”
Check out Joy Damiani’s website for more music and information
This week on Full Circle we will be spending the hour with multi talented performance artist Joy Damiani. On tonight’s show we’ll hear original music performed by Joy Damiani. We’ll also be speaking with Joy about the release of her new book about her military service “If You Ain’t Cheating You Ain’t Trying.and other lessons i learned in the military”. We will also talk about her podcast “What the Folk”.
Check out Joy Damiani’s website for more music and information
This week on Full Circle we are commemorating 530 years of resistance to genocide and colonization by Indigenous People of Turtle Island.. On tonight’s show we’ll hear commentary on what the Thanksgiving day holiday means to Indigenous people. We’ll also be hearing sounds from the 43rd Annual Indigenous People’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering from Alcatraz
This week on Full Circle we’ll be diving back into the lynching case of Timothy Charles Lee at the Concord BART station in 1985. On tonight’s show we’ll hear voices of the community that gathered in Concord for the 1st annual Memorial Walk for Timothy Charles Lee; testimony from Kiku Johnson, the now former
Executive Director of the Rainbow Community Center in Concord. We’ll hear a brief history of lynching in the united states by First Voice graduate Rod Akil and LA based artist Ken Gonzales Day and his history of lynchings in California by Shiloh B. We’ll meet San Francisco based visual artist Maria Judice and learn how Timmy’s story has influenced her life and her work.
Tonight, on Full Circle we give a shoutout to Motown – to Hitsville USA that place on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan that produced music that’s been heard around the world. And that changed the music industry.
We will hear songs and personal stories from Apprentices and Staff of their favorite songs with comments. And a glimpse of how it all started with the Funk Brothers.
To watch the Marvin Gaye videos from the What’s Going On 50th Anniversary click on the links below.