Full Circle 8-10-18: Conversation On Aging


On tonight’s show:

You will hear. about the general medical profession’s approach to aging as we speak with best-selling author and columnist, Barbara Ehrenreich, about her latest book, “Natural Causes”

— We start the conversation about aging and  death with an opinion by Joy Moore

— We continued that conversation with you, our listeners.   yes ,we were taking calls!



To learn more about Barbara Ehrenreich’s current work, checkout the, Economic Hardship Reporting Project at econominhardship.org

Click on this link to read the lyrics to the song “Help The Aged” by the band Pulp.

Click here to see Grandma Vera singing “we fall to pieces”

Grandma’s Hands by Bill Withers


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Full Circle 08.03.18: Malcolm X Jazz Festival

This past May … Oakland’s Eastside Arts Alliance held its 18th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival in San Antonio Park… and KPFA’s First Voice Apprentices were there too!  We brought back interviews, sights and, of course, sounds of our community in concert.

On tonight’s show we will:

  • Hear interviews we collected, including:
    • Eastside Arts Alliance
    • East Oakland Black Cultural Zone
  • We will also hear from Malcolm himself, from the Pacifica Radio Archives …
  • And, what would a jazz festival show be, without music?

All that, tonight on Full Circle.



To learn more about developing an East Oakland Black Cultural Zone, check out this page on the Eastside Arts Alliance website. There you can read an article from the Guardian on the Displacement of Black Oakland residents.

You can also learn more about Live Arts in Resistance on the website

To learn more about Youth Speaks and the work they do with young people in our communities. Please visit their website here.

Other organizations mentioned on tonight’s show:

Urban ED Academy

Cycles of Change

On Track Consulting

Liberate 23rd Avenue

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Full Circle 07-27-18 — Bad Tech and Big Data: The Mechanics of Drone Warfare and Mass Surveillance



  • We aim to shed light on the murky topics of drone warfare and mass surveillance.
  • We speak with guests Pratap Chatterjee, author, along with illustrator Khalil Bendib of non-fiction graphic novel, Verax released in 2017.
  • As a part of KPFA’s Summer Fund Drive, we at Full Circle are offering this journalistic graphic novel as a gift to listeners who donate to KPFA.



Sunday, August 26:  Nationwide Day of Action to #STOPKAVANAUGH.  Block 45’s attempt to appoint a judge who will rule in his personal favor, while taking back women’s and voters’ rights.  UniteForJustice2018.com


To learn more about the graphic novel “Verax” The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare And Mass Surveillance. Please take a moment to visit the Verax website

To learn more about Pratap’s work with CorpWatch, holding corporations accountable for their was making technologies please visit the Killchain website.

To watch a short animated video about “killing technologies” from the Killchain website, click here.

Tom Dispatch, A Regular Antidote to the Mainstream Media www.tomdispatch.com

To check out an interactive map of recorded drone strikes in Pakistan and an accurate count and description on the victims, checkout the website Out of Sight Out of Mind


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Full Circle 07-20-18 Drylongso Rising Introduction

On tonight’s show we introduce the new producers of Full Circle: First Voice Apprentice Group 43, Drylongso Rising! We’re taking over! Soon-ish. Please… Don’t tell Group 42. Thank you! So, tonight we will show you:
… Where we’re coming from…
… And where we plan to go from here…
… And we’ll share some great music with you.
All that tonight on Full Circle. We’re your hosts tonight …in alpha-radical order: Kenny C, Stevie G, Aria Moshirian, Mari Nakagawa & Sharon Peterson.

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Full Circle 7.13.18: Render Unto Caesar

Is money truly the root of all evil?  Or is there something that we, collectively, haven’t quite looked at yet?  Is there a way to look at money in a positive light?

Given that most of our lives are made possible dependent on our ability to earn and spend money, we’d like to take a look at the far reaching ramifications of its influence on our lives throughout the generations.

On tonight’s show:

  • We’ll explore the history of the value that we place on paper currency
  • We’ll contemplate the role of money in our lives and how far it’s influence reaches
  • We’ll examine other possibilities of how we can view money

All that tonight on Full Circle.


Pop-Up #Resistance Concert from Award-Winning Musicians, Emma’s Revolution with Lisa Gutkin of the Klezmatics.  Thursday July 26 – 7:30pm – Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists – 1924 Cedar Street (Accessible by BART & Bus lines).  Facebook link to Emma’s Revolution with Lisa Gutkin page for this action and more.

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Full Circle 7.6.18: For the Creatively Maladjusted

When Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s suicides made headlines, we got to wondering …

Given the extreme violence of our political climate, our mental health is of tremendous importance …

But – what does it mean to be mentally, emotionally healthy? Why, in fact, are we made to think our mental, emotional, and physical health are separate?  Whose idea was that? What are the cultural roots of “suicide”?  And how is suicide understood differently across cultures?

On tonight’s show:

  • We are joined by three guests, all healing practitioners and mental health providers — Shauna Janz, Pinar Atesh Sinopoulos-Lloyd, and Bre Williams
  • They join us to analyze our national conversation about suicide
  • Together we’ll interrogate the cultural norms that frame our understanding of health and sickness

All that and more tonight on Full Circle.


LET OUR PEOPLE GO!  July Protest at Richmond Jail/Bay Area ICE Detention Center — Sunday, July 8 — 11am to 12pm — 5555 Giant Highway in Richmond.  Facebook link to “Let Our People Go” page for this action, and more.




Mindful Occupation

The Icarus Project

PEERS Community Mental Health Empowerment


Century of the Self (3 part documentary series)

Dr. Joy DeGruy

(Dr. DeGruy’s video on Post Traumatic Slave Disorder)


“Depression as a disease of modernity: explanations for increasing prevalence” by Dr. Brandon Hidaka: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3330161/

CDC Report: Suicide rates rising across the U.S.

2017 State of Mental Health in America – Ranking the States

Health Care Access Rankings: Measuring affordability and access of health care in the states

Century of the Self (3 part documentary series)

Dr. Joy DeGruy

(Dr. DeGruy’s video on Post Traumatic Slave Disorder)


Bre Williams, PEERS

Shauna Janz

Pinar Atesh Sinopoulos-Lloyd

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FC 6.29.18: People Helping People & Concord and the Navy


Tonight we bring you another episode of “People Helping People,” a show created and produced by First Voice Apprentice graduate, Freewillin Franklin.

On tonight’s show, we’ll …

  • Learn about “Facing Homelessness in Antioch,” a new non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless communities in Antioch.
  • Also, we continue with our drumbeat coverage on the current immigrant detainee policy with an update on the proposed housing of 47,000 immigrants and possibly families at the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

All that … tonight on Full Circle.  (Scroll down for links!)



If you enjoyed our latest episode of People Helping People, and want to help out Nichole and her organization, please visit the Facing Homelessness in Antioch Facebook page.  Or the gofundme page where you can see a video of her in action.

Again … If you know of, or are part of, a non-profit organization and are interested in being featured on People Helping People … please send an email to getonphp@gmail.com or call (925) 848-9097 and leave a short message and contact information.

If you happen to be interested in the numbers of homeless people in Contra Costa County. Here is the link to the Contra Costa County “Point in Time Survey”.

If you know someone who is experiencing homelessness and is in need of assistance, please have them call 211.

For those that are looking for a “Families Belong Together” action near you, please visit the Families Belong Together Website.

Concerned in Concord?  Check out Concord Communities Alliance on Facebook!

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