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 08-05-2022 UFW march from delano ca to sacramento ca 2022

Tonight on Full Circle we are sharing some sounds from the UFW and their march/pilgrimage to the governor’s office. To demand his signature on AB 2183, CA Ag Labor Relations Voting Choice Act. The right to unionize without fear of intimidation.

On tonight’s show we’ll hear an interview with United Farm Workers Union President, Teresa Romero. We’ll also hear from UFW veteran Dolores Huerta and some sounds from the event kick-off from the 40 acres site in Delano CA.

Teresa Romero (@UFWPresident) · Twitter

full circle 07-29-2022; gathering to Free Leonard Peltier

On tonight’s show First Voice travels to Santa Cruz, California to attend a Gathering To Free Leonard Peltier at the world renowned Barrios Unidos. We’ll hear sounds from the event, including music and interviews. We’ll speak with past Presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party, Gloria la Riva of the Answer Coalition; and we’ll hear from two other Leonard supporters, Jean Roach and Carol Gokee.


To find all the information about Leonard’s case and to see the film “Warrior; The Life of Leonard Peltier” go to the official International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee website

Visit the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition website

Checkout the work of the world renowned Barrios Unidos

Checkout our special guests on social media

Jean Roach (@roach_jean) / Twitter › carol.browngokee

Checkout more facts about Leonard’s case on

Read Leonard’s story of his experiences in a U.S. residential boarding school in this Native News Online article

Watch a Youtube video of the entire Gathering to Free Leonard Peltier posted by John Doe 13k Gathering to FREE Leonard Peltier in Santa Cruz, CA

Learn more about all the Stations of the Pacifica Radio Network at

full circle 07-22-2022; hittin the streets of antioch for housing rights

Tonight on Full Circle, First Voice takes it to the streets of Antioch in East Contra Costa County. On tonight’s show, we’ll hear sounds from a housing rights protest at the Delta Pines apartments in Antioch. We’ll also hear a conversation I had with Jose Cordon of Monument Impact of Concord. He is the special projects organizer and they are presenting a play in Antioch about housing and gentrification called, Nosotros, and we’ll be asking for you support as part of the summer fund drive. All that tonight on Full Circle, I am your host Freewillin Franklin.


Monument Impact of Concord

ACCE, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

To hear Creative Commons instrumental music used in Tonight Show 

Bassment FM Instrumental Institution


Bassment FM creative Commons Hip Hop

 Creative Commons Hip Hop Instrumentals – Bassment FM

Tune into Full Circle this Friday July 22nd to hear sounds from a recent protest at Delta Pines Apartments in Antioch.

Tune into Full Circle this Friday July 22nd to hear sounds from a recent protest at Delta Pines Apartments in Antioch. Residents of the Delta Pines Apartments and their supporters along with ACCE. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and ECRG, East County Regional Group marched to the managers office of the Delta Pines Apartments. There they were confronted by private security who threatened to call police and have people arrested. The protest had 3 demands. 1 rent control as many residents have had increases up to 700 dollars a month.. 2. Just cause for eviction and 3. anti harassment protection for renters. They also demand that the apartment complex bring the living conditions up to livable standards and called out the city council for their lack of meaningful action. Tune in Friday to KPFA Radio 94.1 FM or at 7pm to hear the voices of the residents and supporters. We’ll also hear an interview with Jose Cordon of Monument Impact of Concord as they bring “Nosotros” their play about housing and gentrification to the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch. Just a reminder. This show will be a fundraiser for KPFA Radio. If you appreciate this type of reporting, Please make a donation at

full circle 07-15-2022; California Reparations Task force listening session

Tonight on Full Circle we’ll hear about the CA Reparations Task Force. What’s happened in the past year, and what’s ahead of us. You’ll get a chance to submit testimony to the CA Reparations Task Force as the Interim Report released a couple months ago begin its final revision, centered around community testimony. And you’ll get a chance to hear stories and experiences from another Anchor Organization for the Taskforce. Chris from CJEC, will be joining us at the end of the show.


California Assembly Bill 3121:/

Executive Summary of the Interim Report:https://OAG.CA.GOV/AB3121/reports


CA Assembly Bill 3121: OAG.CA.GOV/AB3121

Coalition For A Just And Equitable California:
“Nothin but Up” by KAnstant


Tonight on Full Circle First Voice Apprentices and KPFA staff share personal stories and discuss the impact, past and present of ROE V WADE. On tonight’s show we’ll hear

Sounds from a Bay Area protest the day the decision was dropped.

We’ll also hear a conversation between First Voice graduate Sharon Peterson and current producer Pamela Lyons on the recent Supreme Court decision. Later in the hour we will hear a feature story looking into travel to safe states for abortions. We’ll also hear a personal story from KPFA Program Director, Laura Prives.


Planned Parenthood:



Tonight Full Circle celebrates the West Oakland Juneteenth Celebration organized by B-H Brilliant Minds Project. On tonight’s show we’ll hear interviews with community organizations that were recipients of the Huey P. Newton Trail Blazer and Legacy Award. We’ll also speak with Barbara Howard the founder of the B-H Brilliant Minds West Oakland Juneteenth celebration and her plans to pass the torch to the next generation of leaders. And we will also hear from some of those young folks. All that tonight on Full Circle.

Links and informationBH Brilliant Minds Project King Bank of the Bay Live Love Foundation Girls Code Bay Area Chapter

Checkout Telice, in videos on YouTube featuring her TURFin dace performance Radio and TV and Human Resource Education Center

Full Circle 06-24-2022; pride with Rainbow community center

Happy Pride month people, as the month comes near its end there are festivities planned around the bay area. On tonight’s show we’ll hear an interview with the Executive Director of the Rainbow Community Center of Concord, Kiku Johnson. Kiku will share his story about growing up and coming out. He’ll also bring us important information about Rainbow Community Center, And he will share some of the music he loves. That’s tonight on Full Circle.

Links and information

Rainbow Community Center

Clayton Pride (Parade)

Open Source SOGIE Handbook – Spanish

Open Source SOGIE Handbook – English

The Trevor Project

Read the FBI file on the case of Timothy Charles Lee

Read the newspaper articles about Timmothy Charles Lee and other lynchings in Contra Costa County in 1985 & 87.

Associated Press article Times article

Watch the music videos selected by Kiku for the show. Even a couple we didn’t get to play.

Full Circle 06-17-2022; Community Voices

Tonight on Full Circle we bring you voices from the community. On tonight’s show we’ll get some news on an upcoming event in support of Leonard Peltier at Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos, folks from the Apprenticeship Program and the La Onda crew will be there. We’ll also hear some voices from the Interrupt Violence Vigil held in Antioch Sunday June 6th. And we’ll hear from youth activists as they speak with our own Joy Moore and Ms. M at an Environmentalist Community Convening of Youth hosted by Moving South Berkeley Forward. All that tonight on Full Circle.


Follow the links below for information about organizations featured on tonight’s show.

Antioch City Council-

Antioch City Council District 1 Rep. Tamisha Torres-Walker on Facebook

Antioch City Council District 1 Rep. Monica Wilson on Facebook

Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe on Facebook-

Moving South Berkeley forward-

Acta Non Verba Community Farm-

Moms Demand Action

See the video for the song Hold On A Change Is Coming by Sounds of Blackness Hold On (Change Is Comin’)

Instrumental Music in the background was from Basement FM on Youtube Creative Commons Hip Hop Instrumentals – Bassment FM

Full Circle 06-10-2022 Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival

Tonight on Full Circle we bring you sounds from the Eastside Arts Alliance 22nd Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival. On tonight’s show we’ll hear interviews recorded at the festival by First Voice apprentices, including Uncle Bobby aka Cephus Johnson. We’ll also hear some live music performances recorded at the festival and we’ll hear from the man of the hour himself, Malcom X in a short clip from his 1964 speech the Ballot or the Bullet.

Follow the links below for information about organizations featured on tonight’s show.

Learn more about the 

Pacifica Radio Network

Love Not Blood Campaign

Eastside Arts Alliance, website 


Girl Project

Friends of San Antonio Park the vido of some of the performances on the waajidsvideo Youtube Channel 22nd Annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival = Oakland City General Plan Webpage = Oakland General Plan Video