(ICYMI) Tonight’s Full Circle, discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross. In addition, sentient shiloh b plays excerpts of archived speeches and readings of Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ntozake Shange and Kathleen Cleaver from the Pacifica Radio Archives Voices that Changed the World Collection. All five women are contained in the powerful and important pages of A Black Women’s History of the United States because they all voice their visions of liberation, courageously resist, and assert their autonomy and authority in calling for social justice and how to achieve it. Black Women musicians provide the soundtrack to accompany and amplify these freedom dreams and calls for collective liberation. Tracy Chapman, Seinabo Sey, Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Nina Simone, and Shelly Doty with Skip the Needle are heard in this hour.
Congratulations Natalie Kilmer!!! And shout out to A Word From. Natalie was the only person from her group A Word From, to hang on to the Apprenticeship Program when in March of 2020 the state ordered a mandatory shelter in place for the first time due to COVID 19.
It was at that time the KPFA also shut its doors to most of us non-essentials as we were deemed and we were all asked to work from home if we could..
Anyways needless to say that it was tough to continue life itself let alone continue a radio broadcasting training program from home. But Natalie did and she graduated in June of 2021. At that time it seemed for a moment the pandemic was lightening and we had a small gathering of 5 people where we honored Natalie for her work and for her commitment.
This week on Full Circle we will honor Women’s History Month with women and youth voices from the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation/ Liberation of Wounded Knee. On tonight’s show we’ll hear youth poets as they share their poetry during the opening night of festivities which honored 40 years of KILI Radio, an independent, Lakota owned and operated, fm radio station. Then we’ll hear the voices of women veterans of the 1973 occupation and participants here at the 2023 50th anniversary. We’ll also hear the voice of Walaa, a Palestinian from Hebron who stands in solidarity with the American Indian Movement and liberation of Wounded Knee.That’s tonight on Full Circle.
This week on Full Circle, we will check out the local music scene. On tonight’s show we’ll hear from Graal Swartz of Soul Machanix.. He’ll give us a little history of the band and tell us about their upcoming show at Yoshi’s. We’ll also check in with local music advocate out of Concord, Dave Hughes. He hosts a local music show, The Beat of Diablo, he’ll share some local music and tell us where we can catch some live music here in Contra Costa County. That’s tonight on Full Circle.
Tonight on Full Circle we’ll hear some history of First Voice by two of the founders, Michael Yoshida and Norman Jayo. We’ll also hear the opening of the 50th anniversary ceremonies honoring Wounded Knee 1973-2023 just recorded on Monday in South Dakota. And we’ll check out some stories from past award winning First Voice producers. All that and we’ll be asking for your support for kpfa tonight for the winter fund drive. That’s tonight on Full Circle.
If you want to send an email in support of First Voice. You can email KPFA IGM at email@example.com and also copy the KPFA Local Station Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
(LATE POST) On last weeks Full Circle show we heard from 4 phenomenal people who use and advocate ecological farming and/or gardening. Kanchan Dawn Hunter from Spiral Gardens in Berkeley, CA; Kelly Carlisle from Acta Non Verba in Oakland, CA, Marissa Lamagna, Bay Area Green Tours, based in Berkeley CA; and Dennis Hutson’s Allenworth Farm in California’s Central Valley.
This week on Full Circle we celebrate Black History Month with music. On tonight’s show we’ll hear music introduced by First Voice apprentices and graduates that highlight African American artists. Their music and words.
PLAY LIST: Check out tonight’s music choices on youtube.
This week on Full Circle we get some information on the 50th anniversary gathering for Wounded Knee and the fight to free Leonard Peltier, imprisoned now for 48 years for a crime he did not commit. On tonight’s show, we’ll speak with Carla Cheyenne, an organizer for the 50th anniversary of Wounded Knee. We’ll also hear from Dawn Lawson of the Eagle and the Condor Coalition, she is helping to organize a rally at the CA State Capitol calling for freedom for Leonard Peltier.
This week on Full Circle we dive into politics, some national and some local politics of East Contra Costa County in the city of Antioch. On tonight’s show we’ll hear an interview with Antioch city Council woman Tamisha Torres-Walker, fresh out of her recount victory. We’ll also hear from an advocate for the unhoused, Nicole Gardner of Facing Homelessness in Antioch, she’ll speak on the Antioch city government and the Antioch police treatment of the unhoused community. And we’ll hear from Apprentice Pamela P, as she speaks with a couple young folks who voted for the first time in the 2022 midterms.
This week on Full Circle we spend the hour on the case of Angelo Quint, Angelo, a Navy veteran, was killed by Antioch police officers December 23rd 2020 as they responded to a mental health call from the family. On tonight’s show we’ll hear sounds from the 2nd Annual Memorial commemorating the life of Angelo Quinto. Including the family, the family attorneys and impacted families. We’ll also hear an in depth interview with the Quinto-Collins family attorney Ben Nisenbaum. All that and we’ll feature music from the Justice for Angelo Quinto Justice For All ep.
Check out the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) online panel briefing to discuss topline findings and key recommendations of its new report, “‘Excited Delirium’ and Deaths in Police Custody: The Deadly Impact of a Baseless Diagnosis,” which finds that “excited delirium” is not a valid, independent medical or psychiatric diagnosis. This panel includes the Quinto Collins family.