Full Circle 9-15-17 National Bird

Tonight, Full Circle again comes to you prepared to do our part to raise funds for this important station. And we bring you “National Bird”… a documentary film that takes a look at our secret drone warfare program and the sensor operators that control them.

“National Bird” is a documentary film that takes a critical look at what happens to drone pilots when they are overworked, over stressed, and still pushed to keep going.
And it also speaks with survivors who live in fear of an instant out of nowhere strike from the sky.

On tonight’s show …

We’ll feature excerpts from “National Bird.”  We’ll also speak with one of the producers/directors of the film, Sonia Kennebeck.  And, of course, tonight we will be asking for your support for KPFA and the Apprenticeship Program!

Interactive map of drone strikes in Pakistan.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Drone Wars site.

Please visit the National Bird website: http://nationalbirdfilm.com/


Upcoming Events & Actions

SEPTEMBER 24, SUNDAY, 4:00pm:  CodePink Gathering.  All are welcome, pink and “otherwise.”  For address & BART pick-up, email EastBayCodepink@gmail.com.

OCTOBER 5 -12:  CodePink Fall Drone Resistance Week.  SHUT DOWN CREECH.

APRIL 8-14, 2018:  Mass Mobilization Against Drones and Militarism (Sponsored by CodePink, Veterans for Peace & Nevada Desert Experience)

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Full Circle 09/08/17 — Chile’s 9/11

On tonight’s show we are remembering September 11th, and since I’m sure you will hear a lot about what happened in New York on this date, we are going to talk about what happened in Chile on September 11th of 1973.

On tonight’s show you’ll learn about what happened in Chile on that day, why it happened, why is it still important and how our bay area responded to it.

Tonight we will interview Chileans Fernando Torres and Hector Salgado.

We will also hear from Eric Leeson, one of the founders of La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley.

Then, we will hear the voice of singer-songwriter Victor Jara and talk a bit about Nobel laureate, Pablo Neruda and his connection to the events.

Tonight we are also honored to have Fernando Torres, a Chilean musician and song-writer who lived in Chile at the time of their September 11th, back in 1973 and who was imprisoned and later exiled.

The Shock Doctrine documentary by Naomi Klein on YouTube … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3B5qt6gsxY

100 Blossoms for Violeta Parra Concert … http://sanfrancisco.carpediem.cd/events/4265927-100-blossoms-for-violeta-a-musical-celebration-at-freight-salvage-coffeehouse/

Fernando Torres and Madelina y los Carpinteros … http://redpoppyarthouse.org/event/madelina-y-los-carpinteros-20161029/

La Peña remembers Chile on Sept 11 2017 … https://lapena.org/event/bay-area-remembers-chile-september-11-1973-remembrance-day/

More on Pablo Neruda

Hector Salgado’s film, “Special Circumstances” … https://www.newday.com/film/special-circumstances

More on Victor Jara

Article … https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/18/victor-jara-pinochet-chile-rocks-backpages

Documentary on YouTube … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbmDU21QijA

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Full Circle 9.01.17 “Just Pleasure: Revolutionary Approaches to the Erotic”

Just a quick trigger warning: please be forewarned that this radio hour includes discussion of colonization, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. Please take good care of yourself while you listen.

Since the so-called sexual revolution, have we actually reached a -eh-hem- climax of sexual liberation? Might there still be unfinished work to do? Wouldn’t sexual liberation require consent, decolonization & accountability? Let’s find out.
On tonight’s show, we will:
– Learn about the history of consent on this continent
– Move beyond the dominant understanding of sexuality in settler colonial culture
– And discuss loving with accountability.

This show is a collaboration between Full Circle and Liberation Spring. Featured guests include Dr. Sarah Hunt, Dr, Kim TallBear, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons. All guests are interviewed by Anjali Nath Upadhyay of Liberation Spring.


For links to guests on the show tonight:

Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFHwg6aNKy0

For more from Dr. Sarah Hunt:

http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/ + https://soundcloud.com/user-210912628/sarah-hunt-decolonizing-the-roots-of-rape-culture

For more from Dr. Kim TallBear:

http://www.criticalpolyamorist.com/ + http://indigenoussts.com/

For more from Aishah Shahidah Simmons:

http://justbeginnings.org/ + http://www.lovewithaccountability.com/ + http://notherapedocumentary.org/

For more from Anjali Nath Upadhyay: https://liberationspring.com/

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Full Circle 8/25/17 — “Fortitude” Intro Show

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This show was written, produced, and recorded in Huichin, occupied Ohlone territory, also known to settlers as the Bay Area.

On tonight’s show we are passing the torch, saying farewell to apprentice Group 41 and welcoming us! Group 42, or Fortitude, as you’ll come to know us. This is our intro show.

The apprenticeship program is happy to be supported directly by the community as well as by KPFA. We want to give a grateful shout-out to those community businesses who helped us create a great event for the graduating cohort of apprentices, Group 41 known as Many Voices – ELIFINO, the group that has been bringing you Full Circle for the last 11 months.  The graduates celebrated their certifications with thanks to the following donors:

In Berkeley

Bette’s Oceanview Diner

E-Z Stop Deli

Himalayan Flavors

Juan’s Place

La Mediteranee

Razan’s Organic Kitchen

Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

Trader Joe’s On University

Udupi Palace

Fast Imaging Printshop

In Oakland

Cafe Dejana

In San Francisco

Divisadero Florist

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Full Circle 8.18.17 Popular Education

Good evening everyone… and welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This show was written, produced, and recorded in Huichin, occupied Ohlone territory, also known to settlers as the Bay Area.  With concerns about the state of the public education system and the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. tonight we are bringing you a rich, solutions based discussion on popular education.  On tonight’s show, longtime grassroots educators Anjali Nath Upadhyay and Michael James discuss the roots of popular education. Additionally, Anjali and I explore community education as a vital alternative to – as some call it – the academic industrial complex, and I sit down with a group of participants from the grassroots adult freedom school, Liberation Spring.

For more information related to the topics cover on this episode of Full Circle, please follow the links: Liberation Spring and Dr. Carol Black’s film “Schooling The World: The White Man’s Last Burden”




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Full Circle 8-11-17 Faye Carol

Tune into Full Circle as we feature the music and voice of legendary artist Faye Carol.

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Local Latin Bands


We are taking a close look at some of the Rising Stars of our neighborhood. Yes, these are musicians that migh be practicing three blocks down from where you live and are beginning to make big waves out there. Let’s find out who they are, listen to their music and learn a bit about their careers. All that tonight on Full Circle.


1.PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA/ Pacific Mambo Dance/ Live From Stern Grove Feat. Sheila E, Marlow Rosado and Nora Suzuki. + 3 Studio Bonus Tracks.



MIXTA CRIOLLA/ La Huelga/AfroTaino/Round Whirled Records



Press contact 510-927-7984; hectorlugo65@gmail.com

3.EDUARDO CAMBON/ Yo Vivo Aqui/ Tatuajes del alma



4. LA MODERNA TRADICIÓN/ Los Sitios Llaman/ Danzonemos/


5. MONTUNO SWING/ Lo Que Va a Pasar/Tumalan Music Productions





7.SOMOS EL SON/Me Provocas/ Como te Soñé/ by Braulio Barrera


8. SOLTRON/ Stand up/ Soltron/



9.MAZACOTE/ One for Louie/Timbalero/Stef Records



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