Full Circle 3.30.18: Puerto Rico, Promesa and the Fiscal Control Board

Six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria we continue the conversation about Puerto Rico or Borinquen and disaster capitalism.

This time:

  • We welcome Ricardo Ortiz, who will clarify the role of the Fiscal Control Board, or “La Junta,” in the progression of disaster capitalism measures, what is next to come and what can we do about it.
  • We will also speak with Daniel Orsini Velez, member of The Center for Political, Educational and Cultural Development, about how Boricuas are de-colonizing health, food, education and more.

All that and great Boricua music from Manicato tonight on Full Circle.








Exodus: The Post-Hurricane Puerto Rican Diaspora, mapped by MARTÍN ECHENIQUE MAR 13, 2018


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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