FULL CIRCLE 02-16-18 Between Us


Tonight! We ask… how can our art be part of the resistance? Specifically… theater.

On tonight’s show:

…  I am joined live in studio by Jon Tracy and Dezi Solèy of local theater company TheatreFIRST.

…  We will discuss their show “Between Us” which opens this Sunday! – Dezi’s role as the late Marie Laveau – and how T1 is doing theater differently.

…  Plus! We will have a ticket giveaway — you don’t want to miss this.

All that tonight on Full Circle.




“Between Us” Trailer

Dezi Soley

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Full Circle 2-9-18: UnCommon Law

Tonight, we discuss incarceration.

From Angela Davis’ “Are Prisons Obsolete?” to Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” the surge of freedom fighters challenging our mass incarceration system is ever-increasing, particularly in light of growing ICE raids and the reign of violence targeting black and brown communities.

On tonight’s show:

  • I am honored to be joined by Keith Wattley, founder and executive director of UnCommon Law, for the entire hour.
  • We will listen to voices from UnCommon Law’s event, “UnCommon Heroes.”
  • We will discuss recent criminal justice reform efforts …
  • And … the changes Keith continues to envision in the fight for justice.

All that tonight on Full Circle.


UnCommon Law

UnCommon Heroes Footage

Asian Prisoner Support Committee

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

“Life After Life” by Tamara Perkins Film Screening: tickets and info here.

Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos – spoke about being spiritually grounded behind bars and about the need for community

Washington ExaminerCriminal Justice Reform Poised to Take Off in 2018

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Full Circle 2/2/18 Puerto Rico 4 months after.

It’s been more than four months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico, or Borinquen, the island’s indigenous name. You might be wondering how things are over there, so on tonight’s show:

We will update you on how disaster capitalism measures continue to unfold. We will speak with Raul Garcia from earthjustice.org about the role of US Congress and its agencies in Borinquen’s failed disaster relief.
And we will learn about what Borinquen really needs, what has been done by Boricuas on the island, and what can you do to support them.



Reuters:  Puerto Rico Four Months After

Center for Investigative Journalism: The actual death toll on the island in the wake of the storm exceeded 1,000 people.


Dan Vineberg / The New Travel Channel on YouTube:

How Is Life in Puerto Rico, 90 Days After Hurricane Maria (video)

More YouTube Videos:

Four Months Without a Roof, Power and Running Water

A Tale of Two Puerto Ricos

Learn more about RAUL GARCIA

Learn more about EARTHJUSTICE

Earthjustice News and Blogs:

Disaster Relief Package Falls Short Of Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico

How a Polluter Is Capitalizing on Disaster in Puerto Rico by Hannah Chang


Learn more about NAOMI KLEIN

VIDEO:  Naomi Klein Jan 26 2018 Disaster Capitalism Forum in Puerto Rico

Important Senators and Congressmembers for Puerto Rico

Recent Articles

Caribbean Business article:   Implementation of ‘shock doctrine’ in Puerto Rico denounced

Caribbean Business article:  Puerto Rico Senate approves bill to eliminate debt audit commission

Washington Press article:  The Trump Administration Just Shut off Food and Water Aid to Puerto Rico

Non-Profit Organizations Helping in Vieques

University of Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Barrio Solar

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Full Circle 1-26-18: #Right2Resist –Challenging Islamophobic Policy

This weekend marks the One Year Anniversary of the landmark SFO protest against one of Trump’s first Executive Orders: The Muslim Ban.

On tonight’s show:

  • Lara Kiswani of the Arab Resource Organizing Center gives a retrospective on the three Muslim Bans that went into effect since last January …
  • We investigate the connection between the bans and U.S. Imperial and military interests …
  • Then we will be joined live in studio by two members of the Palestinian Youth Movement to investigate the move to make Jerusalem the capital of the settler state of Israel …
  • And we will talk about the powerful resistance movements that have been fighting all along the way.

All that tonight on Full Circle.


“Free Ahed Tamimi!” January 31 in Oakland


Arab Resource and Organizing Center:     email      website

Bay Resistance

Stop Urban Shield

Palestinian Youth Movement      email     Facebook     Twitter: @PYM_USA


Edward Said’s “On Orientalism”

Reel Bad Arabs




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Full Circle 1-19-18: Persecutory Culture

On tonight’s show we’ll look at …

… The detrimental effects of anxiety, fear and anger occurring when any group focuses on differences between themselves and others, even if those differences are imagined or artificially created.

… And, we will look back over millennia to help us understand this issue in our current day.

We also talk about the First Voice Apprenticeship Program, producers of Full Circle.  We’re looking for new apprentices.  Apply any time between now until February 23, 2018, at 5:00pm.  (See below for details.)  More than ever, we all need to raise our voices!

All that tonight on Full Circle.



2018 online course: Treasures of Women’s History

Webcasts and other events

Suppressed Histories Archives on Facebook


Download an Application, or call (510) 848-6767, x235

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Full Circle 1.12.18: Native Americans Making A Difference

Tonight we honor the work of Native Americans and their allies, who dedicate their time and energy to raising awareness of the struggles and needs of their communities.

On tonight’s show, we …

Hear from prayerful Black Friday protesters at the Emeryville Shellmound, a.k.a. The Bay Street Mall.

We’ll also hear one woman’s story about her battle against meth and addiction on her reservation and within her own family.

Finally we’ll hear from Native Artists in Action – hip hop and rap artists as well as community educators.

All that tonight on Full Circle.



MLK Day Prayer at the West Berkeley Shellmound


For more information about Mothers Against Meth Alliance visit their website also visit their Facebook page

For more info on Native Artists in Action, check out their website

To see the music video for the song “Angel” check out the Facebook page of K.Benally and LetsJusB

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Full Circle 1.5.18: You Say You Want a Resolution. So Do We! We Also Want a REVOLUTION! (State of Pacifica)

So … initially we had in store for you all a show about resolution and revolution … what time tested techniques do we use to create lasting transformation?  BUT… there is a crisis going on here at KPFA/Pacifica that we simply cannot ignore … therefore …

On tonight’s show, we will:

  • Discuss the facts of the matter at hand.
  • Speak with Grace Aaron of the Pacifica National Board.
  • And hear from you!  We want to give you an opportunity to call in to ask questions and discuss solutions.

All that tonight on Full Circle.


The Pacifica National Board can be emailed at: pnb@pacifica.org

KPFA programs addressing this issue:


SF Chronicle

Wall Street Journal

East Bay Express


SF Bay View

Mercury News



Pacifica in Exile

KFCF Editorial

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