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”




About First Voice Apprenticeship

First Voice Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and is designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio. First Voice also aims to build and strengthen community and empower our participants to find their voice and tell their stories. The First Voice program is based on community building, a collaborative work environment and passing on our skills and stories. We focus on bringing women and people of color into media and work in partnership with Pacifica community radio station KPFA and other community media outlets, both locally and nationally. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program is currently 18 months. Everyone is required to spend one business day each week working at KPFA, as well as two class nights. The dayshift is a three hour shift and apprentices do administrative and production tasks. The dayshift runs on an intergenerational group learning model, with each phase teaching the next, and integrates service to the station, skills acquired in classes, motivation and leadership.
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