Thank you Audacity!!!

What can we say y’all were bold, proud, articulate and more importantly AUDACIOUS!!! We were so blessed to be able to get to meet and work with some of the coolest people on the planet. Good luck out in the world and congratulations on your graduation. It has been my pleasure to travel this road for 2 years with you…. Radio Shaq, K.C, Shanice Smith ,Eric DatboyMedia, Chana Wilson and Theodora

 

Full Circle 01-22-21 Local and National Post Election Politics

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Well the election is over. The inauguration is over. The moving on has begun? This evening we will dive into local and national politics. On tonight’s show we`ll hear from. Green party activist and writer for the SF Bayview Barry Hermanson. Later we’ll hear from the Black Agenda reports Poet in Residence, The town crier aka Raymond Nat Turner. But we kick off the show with a report on local politics out of the Far East.. East Bay that is, Antioch CA. I am your host tonight Freewillin Franklin.. Keep it locked right here to k-p-f-a..

Keep up with newly elected city Councilwoman Tamisha Torres Walker on Facebook @Tamisha Walker for District 1 Antioch City Council

Follow local police reform activist and advocate by following these pages @Justice Advocates and Resources on Facebook and Instagram

Tune into the Bridging The Gap, Conversations on Police Reform Put on by the Antioch city Council. Next meeting; Feb. 18th 10AM.

Check out the work of Journalist Barry Hermonson on SF Bayview Newspaper

Visit these inks to read Barry Hermonson’s November and December articles

Also looking forward to Barry Hermonson’s article for February which will include a report on the 2021 Medicare for All national strategy conference this coming weekend.   https://www.healthcare-now.org/

Hear more from The Town Crier AKA Raymond Nat Turner on the Black Agenda Report website

Full Circle 01-15-2021; Attack On The Capitol

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This week we broadcast live from Huichin-Occupied Ohlone Territory, also known to settlers as Berkeley, CA.  On tonight’s show we will discuss the events of January 6th at the US Capitol.  We look at what happened, what steps have been taken to hold people accountable, and where we go from here to build and embrace our diversity as a nation.  We began with a recap of the efforts made toward justice after the January 6th attack and attempted coup by Drumpf and his supporters.  Followed by tonight’s guests which included Iraq war veteran and now Veteran for Peace, Emily Yates and Professor Erica Peng who teaches a graduate course at UC Berkeley entitled, “Interpersonal Skills and Embodied Leadership.” Emily Yates shares her concerns about last week’s insurrection.  Special guest, Professor Peng guides us in connecting with each other in conversation. We end the show by opening up the phone lines to hear from our supporting listening audience.  We are your hosts Freewillin Franklin and Joy Moore.

To reach out and find or contact Emily Yates and her music her writing on Facebook Instagram or her podcast, What the Folk check out this link: http://linktr.ee/emilyyatesmusic

Also visit the Veterans For Peace website /http://veteransforpeace.org/

To reach out to Erica Peng, try her website ericapengconnects.com

Full Circle 01-08-2021; COVID Race and Democracy

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This week we will check out a Pacifica network produced show/podcast. It’s called, Called COVID, Race and Democracy. On tonight’s show we will hear highlights from the Pacifica Network series. Later we’ll speak with journalist Ann Garrison, one of the producers and hosts of COVID Race and Democracy about the show and the podcast and about the Pacifica Network. Also,  we’ll learn  about Area 941. Have you ever heard of it?  It’s KPFA’s podcast zone on kpfa.org. Well get all that and some great music tonight on Full Circle. I am your host… Freewillin Franklin,

Links and information. 

Check out the work of Journalist AnnGarrison on Black Agenda Report (BAR)

Check out all the stations in the Pacifica Network in the links below and be sure to show you support if you are able. All the stations in the Pacifica Network are listener supported.

KPFA kpfa.org KPFT kpft.org KPFK KPFK.org WBAI wbai.org WPFW   wpfwfm.org/radio

Check out the Covid Race and Democracy website, Pacifica Covid 19 Task Force 

To learn more about the Pacifica Network, visit the website, Pacifica.org

Check out a couple of Ann Garrison’s favorite affiliate stations. KBOO in Portland and in Moscow Idaho KRFP

Also check out the Area 941 Podcast Zone on kpfa.org Register for the 41st Annual EcoFarm Conference online

Full Circle 01-01-2021 Hopes For The New Year

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This week we dive into the new year with you. On tonight’s show we’ll hear the voices of the newest First Voice Apprentices as they begin their studies and training to eventually take over the Full Circle mic. We’ll also get an update on the situation in Yemen from Dr. Aisha Jumaan of Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation and Jeham Hakim of the Yemeni Alliance Committee. Later we wrap up the show with our own Joy Moore and her thoughts going into the new year.

Links and information.

Follow these links for contact information and social media.

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Whoever saves a life is as if saved all Humanity

Email: Aisha@Yemenfoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/savealifeinyemen/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFtUXbWbjSowuFjBBZPpT8w?view_as=subscriber

Yemeni Alliance Committee

FB Flyer & event for the Jan 25th, Bay Area caravan: bit.ly/CaravanYEMEN 

YAC toolkit has a lot of info about the global day of action: https://bit.ly/EndYemenWarNow 

Yemeni Alliance Committee on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YACofCalifornia

Yemeni Alliance Committee invites you to a free virtual film screening of HUNGER WARD (by Oscar & Emmy nominated director Skye Fitzgerald) followed by a Zoom panel discussion on the crisis in Yemen on Saturday, January 16th 2:00-3:30PM EST-Wash DC / 7:00-8:30PM GMT-London. 

The panel discussion will include special guests U.S. Rep Ro Khanna (D-CA) and RT HON Andrew Mitchell (U.K. Member of Parliament) as well as other experts on the crisis. 

Go to https://gathr.us/screening/31710 to register for your free virtual ticket to the event. The Zoom meeting link for the panel discussion will be sent before the event.

Full Circle 12-18-2020 Holiday Music Mix

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show we wish you a Happy Holidays, as Full Circle steps into a holiday break we will hear some favorite Holiday tunes from a variety of genres, of course some Metal, some Punk, Hip Hop and R&B. And again we will be asking for a special holiday donation for this station kpfa. So keep it locked to KPFA.

Playlist and information.

Also make a donation to kpfa anytime at kpfa.org

No Presents For Christmas by King Diamond

God Rest Ye Weary Gentlemen Christmas Song by Dio

Run Run Rudolph by Lemmy Kilmister

Father Christmas by The Kinks

Merry Christmas I don’t Want To Fight Tonight by The Ramones

Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

It’s Gonna Be  Punk Rock Christmas This Year by The Ravens

A Christmas Song by Jethro Tull

Last Christma by Leslie Odam Jr. 

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto

Sleigh Ride by TLC

All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

Full Circle 12-11-2020 Laura Echegaray

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show we will feature one of our star graduate apprentices, Laura echegaray. Laura is an educator, an artist and an all around great person. Tonight we will hear some of Laura’s original work from her first show and her time as an apprentice. We’ll also hear what she’s up to today. Creating beautiful upcycled art and jewelry and performing as a puppeteer. Laura is also a proud Puerto Rican and later she will give us an update on what’s happening in Puerto Rico concerning the coronavirus and also their recovery from the double hurricanes in 2017 Irma and Maria. All that and some great music tonight on Full Circle. I am your host tonight Freewillin Franklin. Keep it locked right here to kpfa.

Check out more from Laura Echegaray,

More of her art and jewelry on Instagram and Ebay

Also check out the Oakland Cottage Industry Virtual Gallery to see all the different artists and crafts.

More of her work with Handful Players. Her acting and puppetry in the Youtube video Looking Back Moving Forward: Past, Present, Future

See more from Handful Players on their Youtube Channel and websiteAlso make a donation to kpfa anytime at kpfa.org

Full Circle, 12-04-2020 Scary Stories

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:a feature story marking 15 years since the execution of Stan Tookie Williams at San Quentin state prison. We’ll hear an excerpt from “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, read by our own Ms. M. Later we’ll hear a soundscape of killer drone reports as weaponized unmanned  aircraft launch deadly strikes on unsuspecting victims. And we will close out the show with a report by Jeannine Etter on the Black Cultural Zone outdoor market in Oakland.

Links and information.

Check out the website for “Redemption Hip Hop United for Tookie Williams” 

Watch the Trailer for the film National Bird

Read about the unique weapon that unleashes 6 giant blades that slice the targets apart, the Hellfire R9X. The weapon the was used in the assassination of Qassim Soleimani

Full Circle 11-27-2020 Music from Native American Artists.

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program.This week we are taking a break from the politics and stories and busting out an all music show for the holiday week. On Tonight’s show we will honor Indigenous people through music. So kick back and enjoy some great music.Tonight on Full Circle all the music will be from indigenous artists.. .. I am your host.. Freewillin Franklin

Here is a complete playlist. SET 1. Angel, Same Planet, Sounds in the Clouds, BY k.Benally and LesJus B. SET 2. Rumble by Link Wray. Witchi Tai To by Jim Pepper. Missionaries by Floyd Red Crow Westerman. Set 3. Still Here by Red Eagle. Frybread and Tortillas by Phil Mashekey. The Walk by Desirae Harp. Carry On by Savage Family. Time Is Of Essence by Shalene Peak. Raid My Home by The Dime.

Follow these links for videos or music that was part of the show tonight.

Angel by K’Benally & Lesjus B

“Same Planet” by K’Benally & Lesjus B feat. Antro of Native Artist in Action 

Sounds in the clouds- Xamorai ft. Kbenally & Letsjusb (Prod. by Kaos)

Rumble by Link Wray with article from Open Culture

Witchi Tia To by Jim Pepper 

Missionaries by Floyd Red Crow Westerman

Raid My Home by The Dime, from Hip Hop’s Contribution ToThe Freedom Campaign 

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Full Circle 11-20-2020 Local Politics Antioch CA Episode 2

Good evening everyone and welcome to Full Circle your cultural affairs radio magazine. Tonight we return to Antioch and hear how the city council has flipped to the more progressive side,  Also now with a majority of people of color. Tonight we will speak with newly elected Antioch city Council District one representative Tamisha Walker. Also joining us will be Antioch Unified School District Trustee, now Antioch City Clerk elect Ellie Householder and newly elected School Board Trustee Antonio Hernandez..All that and some great music, tonight on Full Circle.

Follow Newly elected Antioch City officials on their social media.

Ellie Householder is @Householder925 on all platforms

Antonio Hernandez is @AntonioforAUSD on all platforms’

Find Tamisha Walker on Facebook

Full Circle 11-13-2020Election Aftermath, Local Edition Antioch CA

Good evening everyone and welcome to Full Circle.. Well (na na na na na na na na  hey hey hey goodbye) with the election now nearly two weeks behind us and final results rolling in. Tonight we hear about some big changes in Antioch and why it’s important to vote in your local elections. Joining us will be the new Mayor elect Lamor Thorpe and the new Vice Mayor elect Monica Wilson. We’ll also hear from local residents on how they’re feeling after it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris  will be our next president and vice president. Were gonna mix all this with some great music. All that tonight on Full Circle.. I am your host for the hour Freewillin Franklin…