Full Circle Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tonight we air a special two-part show on Full Circle. During the first half we get a sneak peak inside one of the Bay Area’s best arts organizations that speaks directly from the voice of the African-American culture. The Black Repertory Group is an institution out of Berkeley, CA. During the second half of the show we pay tribute to my musical mom (drum roll please), Aretha Franklin. Joining me in the studio will be,  Bay Area music legend…, Janice Maxie-Reid.


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Full Circle 3-15-19 Community Open House

Good evening everyone and welcome to full circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the first voice apprenticeship program. This show is written, produced and engineered in huichin occupied ohlone territory aka the east bay area. On tonights showwe will be speaking with some organizations providing services to our local, east bay community including the women’s cancer resource center, the plymouth church of Jazz & justice, & the eden council for hope opportunity housing (ECHO). All that tonight on full circle. We’re your hosts Aria Moshirian & Mari Nakagawa. Keep it locked.

Learn more about the Women’s Cancer Resource Center here.

For more information on the Plymouth Church of Jazz and Justice, visit their website here.

For more information about ECHO housing and how you can be part of the team, or if you need help with housing discrimination or advice as a landlord please feel free to contact Eden Council of Hope and Opportunity through the website. Or you can call: The  Hayward office at 510-581-9380… The Antioch office 925-732-3919… The Housing Services Center in Livermore 925-583-5992 or ​925-449-7340… The Oakland office 510-496-0496… The office in Monterey 831-566-0824 or call the help line toll free at 855-ASK-ECHO

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Full Circle 3-08-19 International Women’s Day 2019

It is March 8- International Women’s Day. Tonight on Full Circle we bring you the voices of influential women who have fought for our rights on variety of fronts. Audre Lorde, Bella Abzug, Dolores Huerta, Angela Davis and many more……

You will will also hear from some of our very own women of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program, sharing insights about the #Me too movement, activism, and sisterhood.

All This Tonight On Full Circle.


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Full Circle 03-01-19 “Wilder Than Wild”


On tonight’s show we will discuss how wildfires pose a deadly threat to our forests and communities. Yet the increasing intensity and impact of these fires is- in part- The result of our misunderstanding of fire…The documentary “Wilder Than Wild” reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests- and wild land-urban landscapes- to large, high intensity wildfires… and it explores strategies to mitigate the impact of these fires.  Tonight, we’ll hear excerpts from the film and speak with film producers Kevin White and Stephen Most.  All This Tonight On Full Circle.


Click here to learn more about the documentary film Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future

Learn more about producer and writer Stephen Most’s book Stories that Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary

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FC 02-22-19 The Fight Against Monsanto’s Round Up

Tonight, Full Circle comes to you prepared to do our part to raise funds for the important station and this important program… the KPFA First Voice Apprenticeship Program…

Have you ever thought about the chemicals we use around our homes and in our yards..AND What they may be doing to us.. Our families our pets the environment and even the insects..

I’m speaking particularly of the weed killer Round Up… Created and manufactured by mega corporation Monsanto..

On tonight’s show…

… we’ll discuss the book “the fight against Monsanto’s Round Up” the politics of pesticides

… in the discussion we will be speaking with the author of the book Mitchel Cohen and contributor Brian Tokar

… Mitchel Cohen is also a contributor to one of our sister stations WBAI in New York. So we will discuss the importance of community radio and a network like Pacifica

… and of course tonight we will be asking for your support for KPFA and the First Voice Apprenticeship Program! 

LINKS: More about Mitchel Cohen and his writing

More about Brian Tokar and his writing

Still more on Brian Tokar

Videos broadcasts produced by First Voice Apprentices..

Block the Boat 1

Block the Boat 2

March For Climate Jobs and Justice West Coast Action 1

March For Climate Jobs and Justice West Coast Action 2

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FC 2-15-2019 ” DJ ARIA”

Good evening everyone and welcome to Full Circle. Your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship program. This show is written, produced,  and engineered in Huichin occupied Ohlone Territory aka the East Bay Area. On tonight’s show, we will vibrate on a higher consciousness together with music as our conduit to revolutionizing our minds.  Along the way we will collect jewels together from the voices of revolutionaries.  Also we will have an update with our own Freewillin Franklin on SB 1421 the right to know or police transparency act.  Lastly, we will relay some information on how to help put pressure on the United States from meddling in South America, in particular Venezuela.  All that tonight on Full Circle. I am your host Aria Moshirian.


Hell Razah & Shabazz – “Ganglove”

Immortal Technique – “Sign Of The Times”

Sole – “The Formula”

Lowkey feat. DAM, The Narcicyst, Eslam Jawaad, Hich-Kas, Reveal, Hasan Salaam &  Shadia Mansour – “Long Live Palestine Part 2”

Gill Scott-Heron – “Message To The Messengers”

Vinnie Paz – “Making A Killing”

Antibalas – “Nyash & “Sister”

Fela Kuti – “Coffin For Head Of State”


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Full Circle 2-8-19 How to be a true ally: LGBTQIA+ and PWD communities.

On tonight’s show, we’ll focus on two communities I need to know better, and listeners?  Together, we will explore challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ Community and by people with disabilities.  Hopefully, all of us who need to learn can learn something together! We will explore ways to “call people in,” when they make mistakes, rather than “call them out,” and, most important tonight we will learn how to become more effective allies with the LGBTQIA+ Community and with people with disabilities.  All that tonight on “Full Circle” stay with us!


What Do You Say After You Say Hello?  A Guide to Disability Etiquette

Access-Centered Movement  (Jess Dene Schlesinger)

Affirmative Acts Coaching, Mindfulness and Training  (Fresh! “Lev” White)

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