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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 https://kpfa.org/area941/program/kpfa-presents/
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.
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.
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