Full Circle 7-31-15 Hometowns

This Friday on Full Circle, we’re talking about the nice, warm, fuzzy feeling of home. We’re taking your to our hometowns. We bringing you all the way to the Motown scene of Detroit. We share a unique and slightly melancholy story from Westport, CT, and you’ll hear some reflections on the beautiful and charming Oakland, California. We’re happy to share with you why our home towns are special and sooth you with the sounds of comforting hometown tunes.

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Full Circle 07 – 24 – 15 MEDICINE SHOW


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Dr. Peter & Felix Melamed

This week on Full Circle, we’re talking medicines both western and alternative; both prescribed and self-help! Featuring an interview with Dr. Peter and his son Felix Melamed as well as a unique brand of poetry only available on Full Circle!

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The Lovelight Blues Band out of Oakland, Ca brings their unique sound to KPFA and Full Circle! Hear some original hits as well as a few Blues classics in this LIVE performance that features a special tribute to a poet!

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Full Circle 07 – 10 – 15 KUUMBA VOCES INTRO SHOW

This week on Full Circle, the senior group pf apprentices introduce themselves! They’re called ‪Kuumba Voces‬ and they’re the new producers of Full Circle! Listen as they share their stories and a little about what brought them to the program! Josiah Luis, Vika, JC, Zakiyyah, Ron, and Sam make up this dynamic group of Producers and talent! Take a listen!

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Full Circle 7-3-15 Incarceration and Liberation

Tonight on Full Circle we’ll be taking an unconventional look at our prison system.
We’ll be presenting you with positive aspects and creative solutions that have successfully helped formerly incarcerated men and women in the bay area. We’ll learn how prisoners are staying “mindful” while behind bars with the Prison Mindfulness Institute. We’ll explore the possibilities after one’s release with a new mentor-ship program. We’ll also find out about a unique project documenting inmates making positive change in their lives called “The Welcome Home Project.” All that and much more tonight on Full Circle.



Vernon Williams III from The Williams Group and Associates.  If you are interested in helping Vernon with his new mentoring program for returning citizens, please, feel free to contact him by email at vernon@twg.org





Prison Mindfulness Institute – http://prisonmindfulness.org

Welcome Home Project – Community Works’ Welcome Home Project

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Full Circle 6-26-16 Casa Manana Taco Shop Art Show

This week on Full Circle, we’ve kidpnapped you! We’re taking you out of the comfort of the KPFA studio, sneaking you past the guards, and bringing you with us the magical town of Fairfax, California in Marin County for Casa Manana Annual Taco Shop Art Show. You’ll love it: interviews with featured artitsts and creative town residents, poetry, local music, and much more on Full Circle! Check it out!

Check out the live Video Recording of the show with images of the artwork and video of the artists and poets here:

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Full Circle 6-19-15 Juneteenth 2015

Today is June 19th – for many Americans – Juneteenth, the celebration of the day slavery unofficially ended in all of the United States.   On June 19th, 1865 Texas finally complied with abolition and it was the last state in the union to do so, 3 years after the emancipation proclamation was signed.  Learn a little history lesson about Juneteenth, hear some interesting perspectives on the holiday, and get down with us to some celebration music here on Full Circle.

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