Full Circle 12.15.17: Strike Debt

On tonight’s show we’ll be addressing financial inequality here in the USA.  We’ll discuss …

  • How do we understand the widening wealth gap; what is fueling its runaway increase?
  • Student debt and the cost of higher education as a barrier to building wealth.
  • Also… medical costs, now a leading cause of personal bankruptcy and loss of savings.
  • And finally, blessedly, a review of things being done to address financial inequality, especially in the Bay Area.

LINKS:

STRIKE DEBT WEBSITE   (audio archive in the Media section)

STRIKE DEBT FACEBOOK

MORE INFO:

Runaway Inequality, An Activist’s Guide To Economic Justice by Les Leopold  (Labor Institute Press)

PLAYLIST:  

STRIKE DEBT by RyanNicole

SALLY MAE BACK by DEE-1

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Full Circle 12.8.17: Trumping Democracy

On tonight’s show we’ll be giving clips from the documentary film: Trumping Democracy.   We explore the shock of a Donald Trump victory and the obscure tactic his team used to achieve it.  We will listen to excerpts of the documentary “Trumping Democracy.” which also explains how our use of Facebook and other social media platforms gives them the tools to effectively hack democracy.

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Full Circle 12/1/17: Oakland’s Sugar Freedom Project

 

On tonight’s show, we will hear from folks who are at the frontlines of Oakland’s new soda tax, making sure that it addresses the epidemic of diabetes and other health impacts from too much sugar in our diets, and the racial dimension of this issue.

Tonight, we will …

  • Hear from key leaders from the Sugar Freedom Project, who have gone door-to-door in East Oakland involving the community in setting priorities for this new fee on the soda industry.
  • We will also hear other community and policy advocates from the Oakland Food Policy Council, the East Oakland Collective, and Roots Community Health Clinic weigh in on this issue.
  • Finally, we have the chair of the newly-created Soda Tax Advisory Board in Oakland, which will make recommendations on how to spend up to $10 million for each of the next 10 years.

All that tonight on Full Circle.

 

LINKS:

WWW.SUGARFREEDOMPROJECTOakland’s Soda Tax and the Sweet Taste of Equity (report)

East Oakland Collective

Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA)

Oakland Food Policy Council

Roots Community Health Clinic

PLAYLIST:

Excerpt from Black Man’s Lament (or How Sugar is Made).  Amelia Opie (English abolitionist, 1842)

When Mr. Sugar Comes to Town / La Visita del Sr. Azucar.  Adapted by / adaptado por Harriet Rohmer & Cruz Gomez.  (Children’s Book Press).

Yes, the ice cream truck was playing Turkey in the Straw.

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Full Circle 11-24-17: An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Alice Walker

 

We have such a treat in store for you tonight! We will be airing exclusive segments from City Arts and Lectures’ June Evening with Arundhati Roy and Alice Walker … andI have in studio with me two very special guests whose lives and work are uniquely intertwined with Alice’s and Arundhati’s.

On tonight’s show…

  • We’ll listen to Arundhati Roy reading from her latest novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”
  • We will hear Alice Walker and Arundhati Roy in dialogue
  • And my guests, Hemal Lalabhai, Arisika Razak and I, will discuss the significance of Alice and Arundhati’s incendiary insights and prose today

All that tonight on Full Circle.

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Full Circle 11/17/17: Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism

 

Tonight we will be talking about Puerto Rico, or Borinquen, the island’s indigenous name.  We will discuss the current social and political situation … how we got where we are, and what’s next.

On tonight’s show …

… We will learn some historical facts about the relationship between the U.S. government and Puerto Rico.

… We will go over the concept of disaster capitalism as defined by Naomi Klein in her 2007 book The Shock Doctrine, the rise of disaster capitalism and why is it important to understand Borinquen’s situation.

… We will speak with defend Puerto Rico’s activist Khalil Jacobs Fantauzzi about Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria and how disaster capitalism has been manifested by the powers at play.

… We will learn about what’s happening at the University of Puerto Rico, and how organizations on the island are generating responses to the crisis.

All that tonight on Full Circle.

 

 

LINKS

The of 2,000 U.S. citizens aged 18 and older, conducted from May 6 to 9, found just 43 percent of Americans knew the citizenship status of Puerto Ricans.

DEFEND PUERTO RICO

ANA PORTNOY BRIMMER:

Puerto Rico, Trapped Between Colonialism and Hurricanes

Irma and María: Shedding Light on Puerto Rico’s Colonial Reality

THE PUERTO RICO COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

BARRIO SOLAR https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/barrio-solar-solar-power-for-puerto-rico–2

EVENTS:

REBUILDING PUERTO RICO FROM THE GROUND UP/ NOV 18

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR/ NOV19

Sunday November 19th 1:30PM-4:30PM

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR / UN ASUNTO DE FANILIA

a Benefit for Puerto Rico, Dominica & Houston, Texas

Save the Date!

410 14TH Street @ Franklin (Downtown, Oakland)

info: 510-839-4644

Cover $10 -$20 sliding scale …. Soul Food Dinner $10

ACCESS TO ELEVATOR AT FRANKLIN ST. ENTRANCE

FREE PARKING LOT ON FRANKLIN STREET ACROSS FROM GEOFFREY’S EASTSIDE (Douglas Parking)

www.Geoffreyslive.com or www.Avotcja.org

Puerto Rico Shorts: Benefit For Puerto Rico/  NOV 19

https://www.facebook.com/events/140727356553673/

 

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FULL CIRCLE 11.10.17: ANTI-MILITARISM SHOW

We commemorate  Armistice Day – Veterans Day – Remembrance Day…………..A memorial of the day in 1918 when the Allied Forces signed an armistice With Germany effectively ending all military operations and hostilities in all theatres and fronts of World War One. On this show we’ll hear from two veterans who have focused their life on peace.  Discuss strategies for ending war and the Military Industrial Complex with a left-wing military historian and professor.  We’ll also hear some anti-war music, both well known songs and some just written.

 

LINKS:

Check out the Veterans For Peace website and learn more about the campaign to Reclaim Armistice Day.

To learn more about Jason S. Ridler Ramirez try his WordPress page and his website

For full interview with Jason Ridler Ramirez click here

To watch the films mentioned during the show tonight click here for War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits are Spinning Us to Death

Or check out Militainment, Inc.

ANTI-WAR MUSIC PLAYLIST

War – Edwin Starr

Ball of Confusion – The Temptations

Hero of War – Rise Against   

Universal Soldier – Donovan   (sung by Buffy Sainte-Marie)

Rich Man’s War – Steve Earle  

Fortunate Son— Credence Clearwater Revival

I feel like I’m fixin to die Rag – Country Joe and the Fish   

Phil Ochs  — I ain’t a Marchin’ anymore   Phil Ochs  —  The war is over

I can’t take it no more – John Fogarty  

Holiday  — Green Day  

Zombie  —  The Cranberries  

(all we are saying is) Give Peace a Chance –the Plastic Ono Band  

Imagine – John Lennon

Born in the USA  — Bruce Springsteen

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FULL CIRCLE 11-3-17 PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

 

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program.  Tonight we bring you another presentation of our new segment, “People Helping People.”

On tonight’s show, we’ll …

  • Learn about Opportunity Junction, a free job training and placement program for folks in Contra Costa County …
  • We’ll also learn about White Pony Express and Bay Point Community All-In-One, two organizations that help with free food, clothing and much more …

All this is part of People Helping People.  That’s tonight on Full Circle.
For more information on the services and training provided by Opportunity Junction, stop by their location in Antioch at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. You can also call 925-776-1133 or visit the Opportunity Junction website. If you want to contact their partners, Spark Point Career Services at Ambrose Community Center in Bay Point, call 925-252-2336 and ask for Nazaria Preciado.

To read a blog about K’Zia’s story, check it out here

To partner, volunteer or to receive services from White Pony Express checkout their website or give them a call at 925-322-0604

Finally, to contact Bay Point Community All N One, visit their website or call Delano Johnson directly at 925-812-2939

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