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

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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