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!!!

FullCircle 11-25-2022 Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering

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


Learn more about the International Indian Treaty Council on their website: and follow them on Facebook:

Listen to the entire broadcast of the Indigenous People’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering in the kpfa archives:

Follow Mothers Against Meth Alliance on Facebook:

Full Circle 11-18-2022 Reflections From The Timothy Charles Lee First Annual Memorial Walk

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.

Click here to follow the Facebook page Reopen The Case of Timothy Charles Lee..

Listen to the Extended with Maria Judice on Soundcloud:

Watch the music video “A Good Man is Gone by Barbara Mason Barbara Mason – A Good Man is Gone

 Music used in the Vox Pops by Lofi Beats to Study/Relax lofi hip hop radio – beats to study/relax to 🐾

Learn more about the case of Timothy Charles Lee by reading the FBI public file here.. 

If you need or know someone who needs help or support from the LGBTQAI+ community, please reach out to Rainbow Community Center at this link:

Follow the visual artist Maria Judice at and @mariaajudice (on all platforms)

Lynching in the West

The Legacy of Lynching: Artistic Confrontations of Racial Terror 

Hate Map by State | Southern Poverty Law Center  

Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, and Far-Right Militancy in Law Enforcement | Brennan Center for Justice 

Ken Gonzales-Day 

Weschler & KEN GONZALES-DAY | On the historical reality and artistic representation of Lynchings 

National Portrait Gallery: Unseen – Our Past in a New Light – Ken Gonzales-Day 

Mapping Police Violence 

How White Supremacy Returned to Mainstream Politics – Center for American Progress 

Creative Commons Acknowledgement of asset use in the creation of the Gonzales-Day Commentary by sentient shiloh:

doing donuts 04.wav” by tim.kahn is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

Wind blowing and howling in some small plastic tube in the desert of Chile” by felix.blume is marked with CC0 1.0.

PATH -> Union Square NYC Subway Train Ride” by lifeinchords is marked with CC0 1.0.

Horror Suspense” by JacobS

chroder is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.

Very Creepy Ominous Horror Music 1” by Audio_Dread is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

Full Circle 11-11-2022 Motown Selections

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.

What’s Going On:

Mercy  Mercy Me:

Standing in the Shadows of Motown:

full circle, miss faye carol encore music show, 11.4.2022

On Full Circle tonight, we enjoy again ‘The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol’ as recorded in the KPFA Performance Studio. The show was hosted by First Voice graduate Theresa Adams.
In addition, this show serves as a reminder that on Sunday, Nov 27, at 4pm, the Black Women’s Roots Festival takes place at Freight & Salvage located at 2020 Addison Street in Berkeley – a fabulous afternoon of entertainment, headlined by Faye Carol herself.

full circle 10-28-2022 roe your vote Roe political action sticker

This week on Full Circle We will interview with Imani Wilson Shabazz of PLAN C on Medical Abortion Pill options; Listen to how a group of women in Mexico distribute abortion pills to women in Texas and in other restrictive states; We hit the streets to ask young women how the overturning of Roe has affected the way they will vote; We will listen to Hillary Clinton endorse Proposition 1, a California constitutional amendment to safeguard abortions into the future; We speak with Carol Marasovic, a Berkeley activist, about how we can inspire the youth to vote; We’ll talk to women and men about how men can take a more active role in birth control, And we’ll end the show with a humorous yet important tale from an ancient Greek play on a stand women took to prevent men from going to war.

Links and information



The Post-Roe Abortion Underground


Lysistrata by Aristophones

Bob Dylan

Sweet Honey and the Rock

Full Circle 10-21-2022 Recent Victories, election news, and a Memorial walk for timmy

Tonight on Full Circle we’ll delve into local and state politics with an update on some California bills that were signed this year before the closing of the 2022 legislative session; we’ll hear about a historical rent control policy signing celebration held earlier this week in East Contra Costa City of Antioch; including an excerpt from an Antioch City Council District 1 debate; and finally, we’ll get an update on a special community event to honor a Bay Area resident who was murdered at the Concord BART station in 1985 in what was believed by many to be a racist and homophobic attack.

Find new bills signed into law at the Calmatters and Governor’s website below 

Follow the community organizations from the  rent control celebration

Watch the music videos featured in Tonight Show on YouTube

I HAVE A DREAM-common ft. Will.I.Am LYRICS (Freedom writers)

.A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke Cover) | Brian Owens

One Day – Bakermat ( I Have A Dream REMIX)

Flipsyde – Someday (Official Music Video)

Full Circle 10-14-2022 Indigenous People’s Day Re-cap

Tonight on Full Circle, we’ll honor Indigenous People’s Day 2022. We will hear sounds from the live broadcast on Alcatraz; two special programs from Indigenous People’s Day presented on KPFA; a feature story about Blood Quantum (also known as Paper Genocide); and an interview with Kanahus Manuel, a First Nations sister from unceded Secwepmemc Territory. Manuel is a Tiny House Warrior who is fighting the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which is plowing through their unceded territory.

Follow the Tiny House Warriors on Facebook

Visit the Tiny House Warrior website

To learn more about the Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering, visit the International Indian Treaty Council on Facebook

Visit the KPFA Presents Podcasts at Area 941 on the KPFA website and listen to the Blood Quantum story or any of the personal stories shared during the KPFA Presents Indigenous Peoples Day Special

LIsten to the Sunrise Gathering recorded live from Alcatraz

Listen to the special Flashpoints Indigenous Peoples Day

Full Circle 10-07-2022 Indigenous People’s Day and Free Assange

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show we will hear some sounds from past Indigenous People’s Day gatherings. We’ll also get an update from KPFA producer and First Voice graduate Sara Blanco on the upcoming special hour of programming for Indigenous People’s Day. In the second half of the show we’ll hear speakers from the recent Free Julian Assange, Free Mumia and Free Palestine event held in Berkeley last month and Code Pink Bay Area Coordinator Cynthia Papermaster will give an update on the October 8th Hands Off Assange actions that are planned around the globe including here in San Francisco.


Full Circle 10-07-2022 Indigenous People’s Day and Free Assange By Full Circle KPFA is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

To see the video of Alice Walker reading her poetry follow this link

To see the entire video of the Free Julian Free Mumia  Free Palestine event. Follow this link

You will find both video and more on First Voice Media Facebook page

To follow CodePink online:

To contact Cynthia Papermaster directly email codepinkgg@gmail.comTo learn more about the Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering, visit the International Indian Treaty Council on Facebook

Full Circle 09-30-2022 International Day of Peace

Tonight’s program is a shout out to the United Nations International Day of Peace. On tonight’s we’ll hear about a peace protest from the 1960’s. A report back from the International Day of Peace at Lake Chabot Park in Castro Valley. Recognition of the amazing peace work of Code Pink. An interview with an African-American Buddhist monk whose work has lead to a campaign for his nomination to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

To learn more about the International Day of Peace at Lake Chabot, visit the Eastbay Regional Park website

To see, Imagine the John Lennon video, use the Youtube link below

To see the videos of Michael Lange interviewing Lama Choyin Rangdrol use the links below or go to, or


On tonight’s show we’ll  get an update on the situation in Yemen. After 7 years of  aerial bombardment by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. A ceasefire and truce is in place and has been holding for the past few months. This update comes from the amazing and moving  Dr Aisha Jumaan of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation. Near the end of the show we’ll   hear  a poem performed by Alice Walker at the free Julian Assange Free Mumia Abul Jamal and Free Palestine event held last Saturday at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley. And of course. We will be asking for your support tonight as part of the Fall fund drive. All that tonight on Full Circle


Learn more about the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation and the work they do on their website:

Also, for more information on Yemen, Follow the work of the Yemeni Alliance Committee on their social media outlets



Instagram @YemeniAllianceCommittee

To view beautiful pictures of Yemen and the ancient city of Sana’a visit the website of Bayt Al Fann “Art House”

Watch The Facebook Video with Alice Walker and many other guests Speaking at the Free Jullian Assange, Free Mumia Abu Jamal and Free Palestine Event.

Alice Walker only

The video of the entire evening can be found here