(ICYMI) Tonight’s Full Circle, discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross. In addition, sentient shiloh b plays excerpts of archived speeches and readings of Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ntozake Shange and Kathleen Cleaver from the Pacifica Radio Archives Voices that Changed the World Collection. All five women are contained in the powerful and important pages of A Black Women’s History of the United States because they all voice their visions of liberation, courageously resist, and assert their autonomy and authority in calling for social justice and how to achieve it. Black Women musicians provide the soundtrack to accompany and amplify these freedom dreams and calls for collective liberation. Tracy Chapman, Seinabo Sey, Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Nina Simone, and Shelly Doty with Skip the Needle are heard in this hour.
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.
Tonight on Full Circle we’ll hear. Interviews collected at the 53rd Chicano Park Day commemoration, including directors and curators of the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center as we tour the museum. Also organizers of the event and indigenous cultural hip hop artists, Aztlan Underground.
LINKS AND INFORMATION: Follow the links below for video links to the interviews from Chicano Park.
Tonight on Full Circle we have two great stories for you. We’ll hear a shout out to the final days of AAPI heritage month with a special piece on Larry Itliong, the Filipino farm worker and organizer who many credit with starting the great grape strike and boycott of 1965. After that we’ll get an update from Camp Ox Sam. That is a resistance camp led by Native elders who are on the frontlines, fighting a mega lithium mine that is desecrating sacred tribal land. We’ll have Chase IronEyes and Max Wilbert on for that.
LINKS AND INFORMATION: Follow the links below for information about the fight to save Peehee Mu’huh, aka Thacker Pass.
Tonight, we are going back to Antioch to get some good news from the East Bay city rocked by a recent police text message scandal and FBI investigation. On tonight’s show we’ll hear two opening ceremonies in the city. First, Antioch is now the only city in Contra Costa County with a non police emergency community response team. We’ll hear some voices from the kick off of what is now known as the Angelo Quinto Community Response Team AQ CRT. We also hear emotional testimony from the opening ceremonies of Antioch’s launch of “Opportunity Village” a downtown hotel converted into transitional housing for our unhoused community. Later, to honor the birthday of Malcolm X, we’ll hear him in his own words after his return from Mecca.
Watch the videos of the openings of the Angelo Quinto Community Response Team and the Opening of Opportunity Village.
Tonight on Full Circle, we will again be covering the Antioch police text message scandal and community outrage. On tonight’s show we’ll hear community response as the community takes to the streets and speaks out about racist police on the department steps ahead of a special city council meeting. We also hear from civil rights attorney John Burris as he launches a federal lawsuit against the Antioch police. John also brings the survivors of this violence to share their stories. And we’ll get an update on upcoming actions
Watch videos of the protest at the Antioch police department and the press conference by civil rights attorney John Burris on First Voice Media Facebook page the links here.
Late post ICYMI, Full Circle 04-21-23, check out these special music selections for Earth Day. These selections were put together and introduced by Mrs. M. The earth has been designated as female, so consequently we consider her nurturing and bountiful, never the less, we know she also has a tumultuous side. Additionally some of her inhabitants have failed to give her proper respect and so our beloved planet is suffering her own timely demise, and thus, the world being of her inhabitants is threatened. Tonight we will have some songs that salute Mother Earth and urge her inhabitant to give her better care. We’ll also have some songs created by earths mortal inhabitants that reflect some of the manifestations we experience from her base, as well as the human feelings and emotions that are artistically linked to her elements. WE LOVE YOU MAMA!!!
Tonight on Full Circle we will be talking about the Antioch Police text message scandal and investigation. On tonight’s show we’ll hear community response as people speak out at a recent city council meeting. We also hear the reflections of city council member and Mayor Pro-tem Tamisha Torres-Walker and Mayor Lamar Thorpe. And we will be asking for your support in honor of kpfa’s 74th birthday.
This week on Full Circle we will be taking a look at Bioneers 2023. The 3 day event is coming to Berkeley next week April 6th, 7th and 8th. On tonight’s show we’ll.speak with 3 organizers of the 3 day event. First up Joy Moore will speak with Marissa LaMagna of Bay Area Green Tours and JP Harpignies, the senior producer of Bioneers 2023. In the second half of the show I speak with Cara Romero, she is organizing the Indigeneity Forum, a series of panel discussions, films and much more, all from a Native or Indigenous perspective
Check out all the happenings a Bioneers 2023 at the Bioneers website Bioneers.org
(ICYMI) Tonight’s Full Circle, Sentient Shiloh B’s Women’s Music Mixtape. These musicians provide the soundtrack for women’s rights, beauty, love, freedom dreams and calls for collective liberation. Dolly Parton starts off the mix and is followed by Eurythmics featuring Aretha Franklin and ends with Queen Latifah’s Ladies First. The second segment begins with Cecile McLorin Salvant singing Ida Cox’s song Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues, next I play Whitney Houston singing Chaka Khan’s song I’m Every Woman, and ends this segment with Chaka Khan singing Woman Like Me and Skip the Needle’s Liberation. Next is Janelle Monae’s Django Jane and Ariana Grande’s God is Woman. The final segment includes the following three songs: Where Do We Go, Solange, Beautiful, Christina Aguilera and ends with Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara.