Thank you Audacity!!!

What can we say y’all were bold, proud, articulate and more importantly AUDACIOUS!!! We were so blessed to be able to get to meet and work with some of the coolest people on the planet. Good luck out in the world and congratulations on your graduation. It has been my pleasure to travel this road for 2 years with you…. Radio Shaq, K.C, Shanice Smith ,Eric DatboyMedia, Chana Wilson and Theodora

 

Full Circle 04-09-2021 Pacifica Bylaws Amendments Debate

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Tonight we have a special broadcast for you, as we take a first look into the new proposed Pacifica bylaws amendments and have a friendly debate on some of the aspects of the proposed changes. That’s tonight on Full Circle. I am your host. Freewillin Franklin. Coming to you from downtown Antioch. Bay Miwok territory. Keep it locked right here to k-p-f-a..

Links and information 

To learn more about the yes vote side of the debate, check out the New Day Pacifica Website.

Follow these links to read more about the No vote side of the debate.

Pacifica Fight Back

Pacifica in Exile

Pacifica Democracy Project

Full Circle 04-02-2021 Wanda Johnson

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show, we”ll hear a special interview with an extraordinary woman            

Tonight we will spend the hour with Reverend Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, a young man who was senselessly murdered at the Fruitvale BART station January 1ST 2009. This conversation was produced and conducted by First Voice Graduate Thresa Adams.

Follow the Love Not Blood Campaign online by visiting the Love Not Blood website or on Facebook.

Follow the Oscar Grant Foundation onFacebook or online at OscarGrantFoundation.orgFollow the Oscar Grant Foundation onFacebook or online at OscarGrantFoundation.org

Full Circle 03-26-2021 Sistah Poets

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Tonight we’re honoring and celebrating  Sistah Poets  – talented creative women writers and performers. On tonight’s show we”ll hear from  Raina J. León, phD, A Black and Afro-Boricuan  Philadelphian, educator, writer coach  who lived  for many years in the Chochenyo Ohlone territory of Berkeley and our very own graduate of the KPFA Apprenticeship, Ananda Esteva, poet, writer, and teacher, Ananda Esteva. Finally, again we celebrate and honor another graduate writer and poet of the KPFA Apprenticeship, Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart-Bolling, author of Ghana On My Mind, a reflective collection of poetry and prose of her trip to Ghana.

LINKS:

Follow these links to learn more about Raina J. Leon follow these links:

https://rainaleon.com

https://storyjoyinc.com

https://storyjoy-inc.teachable.com [classes]

https://www.thespeakeasyproject.net/accountability [Write Side by Side workshop.  Next one this summer!  ]

https://www.instagram.com/rainaleon

Follow these links for Ananda Esteva:

Contact info for getting copies of books directly through me

escritora.ananda@gmail.com

I have copies of my poetry chapbook, Pisco Sours with Civil Defense Press

My action packed novel, The Wanderings of Chela Coatlicue from Transgress Press available through Ananda directly via escritora.ananda@gmail.com, Transgress Press,  

Molotov Mouths Anthology Explosive New Writing is available on Amazon.com

And an anthology by Manic D Press, It’s All Good; How Do You Like It Here NOW?

Ananda’s Bio

Watch a video of Ananda reading a poem in the KPFA performance room

Ananda’s Facebook for her novel, The Wanderings of Chela Coatlicue and current events

Word Press site

Follow Zakiyyah GE Capehart-Bolling on Facebook.

ACTIONS

Get information on the protest in Danville for Tyrell Wilson at the Together We Stand Facebook page

National Day of Action Against Anti-AAPI Terrorism

(Saturday, March 27, San Francisco.  11am:  Vigil at St. Mary’s Square.  12pm:  March from St. Mary’s Square to Union Square.  Speeches and martial arts demo at Union Square.)

ALLY/COLLABORATOR TRAININGBystander Intervention Training  (free, recurring)

Full Circle 03-19-2021; Bring It Forward, Marcus Garvey & Community Press Conference Against Hate Speech

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show, we bring you another two-part show. We’ll get a history lesson brought to you by Graduate Apprentice Theodora Adkins and her second installment of Bring It Forward this time focusing on Marcus Garvey. Will also take it back to Antioch CA where East Contra Costa County  black clergy political leaders and a multicultural coalition of citizens have United against hate speech coming from local blog east County Today. All that tonight on Full Circle. I am your host, Freewillin Franklin. Coming to you from downtown Antioch. Bay Miwok territory. Keep it locked right here to k-p-f-a

Read the open letter sent to East County Today by Black organizations, political leaders and clergy on East County North Star News 

Check out East County North Star on Facebook 

Check out Antioch City Councilwoman Tamisha Torres Walker and Frank Sterling appearing on KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio addressing the East County Today hate speech and Antioch police reforms.

To keep up to date on planned actions in Danville CA related to the shooting death of Tyrell Wilson, Follow Together We Stand on Facebook

Check out last night’s Apex Express to hear their take on the targeting of Asaian and API folks in Atlanta and around the country. Listen in the archives on kpfa.org

Full Circle 03-12-21 Ghana On My Mind and Tamisha Torres Walker Antioch City Council

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Tonight we have a special show for you basically in two parts. First we’ll hear an interview with graduate apprentice Zakiyyah GE Capehart who is launching her first book tomorrow morning; Ghana On My Mind, Reflections of Journeying To The Motherland. Also will get an update on Antioch city politics with Councilwoman of district one, Tamisha Torres-Walker. The city just voted in body cameras and police car dash cams but how will  the city pay for these updates to our police department? Councilwoman Torres-Walker will help us break that down. All that and a little bit more tonight on Full Circle I am your host Freewillin Franklin keep a locked right here to K – P – F – AAAA

Links and information 

If you want to log into the Ghana On My Mind book launch and  Zoom birthday celebration party for Zakiyya, Click on Zoom meeting link https://zoom.us/join  enter the meeting ID 718 3247 8944 then enter passcode 6ppJ7r

Also Follow Zakiyyah and Bryant on facebook at Zakiyyah GE Caprehart-Bolling and Bryant Bolling

Stay on top of Antioch city politics and follow Councilwoman Tamisha Torres Walker on Facebook

Watch Councilwoman Torres Walker at a press conference concerning intercommunal gun violence

Watch the Video to the Angelo Quinto tribute song by Aristyles DeLa Gente on Instagram

Read the Change.org petition For Angelo Quinto

Follow Social media for Angelo Quinto and be able to watch the recording of the live stream of the vigil

Justice For Angelo: Facebook, Instagram

Full Circle Angelo Quinto Birthday Vigil & Bring it Forward; The Harlem Renaissance

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show, we’ll get a community update on the case of Angelo Quinto, a young man who died in police custody after the family says police used the knee on the neck technique in their Antioch home. The family is holding a Birthday Candlelight Vigil to celebrate the Life of Angelo. We also hear Bring It Forward. A special production focusing on the Harlem Renaissance, produced by First Voice Graduate, Theodora Adkins. All that tonight on Full Circle. I am your host, Freewillin Franklin. Coming to you from downtown Antioch. Bay Miwok territory.  Keep it locked right here to k-p-f-a.

Links and information 

Read the Change.org petition For Angelo Quinto

Follow Social media for Angelo Quinto and be able to watch the live stream of the vigil

Justice For Angelo: Facebook, Instagram

Get Directions to the Antioch City Park for the Candlelight Vigil for Angelo Quinto, 5pm at the corner of 10th and A streets.

Black History Month Fund Drive 2-26-21

GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “FULL CIRCLE,” YOUR CULTURAL AFFAIRS RADIO MAGAZINE, PRODUCED BY MEMBERS OF THE FIRST VOICE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM.  WE ARE BROADCASTING LIVE FROM HUICHIN, OCCUPIED OHLONE TERRITORY, ALSO KNOWN TO SETTLERS AS THE BAY AREA. 

ON TONIGHT’S SHOW……

  • I’M BACK AND I WILL BE PLAYING MUSIC FROM ALL OVER AND SOME GREAT INSPIRATION ARTIST OF OUR TIME 
  • WE GO OVER THE HISTORY OF SOME OF THE SONGS YOU WILL HERE TONIGHT 
  • IT’S ALSO OUR FUND DRIVE AND SHOW’S GOAL TONIGHT IS 500 DOLLARS 

ALL THAT TONIGHT ON FULL CURCLE … I’M YOUR HOST RADIO SHAQ AND IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK …….. STAY WITH US 

Full Circle 02-19-2021 Legacy and Liability

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Broadcasting from Huichin-Occupied Ohlone Territory, also known to settlers as Berkeley, CA.  On tonight’s show we will hear excerpts from a press conference on the case of Angelo Quinto, a young man who died from a knee on his neck on what the police are calling a medical emergency in Antioch police custody.  Next Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe and Vice Mayor Monica E. Wilson discusses bridging the gap, teen dating violence, black history month programming and the fight for police reform.  Closing out the show is a tribute to the Lawyer and Reverend Pauli Murray.

Links and Information

Angelo Quinto leaves behind his mother, Cassandra, his stepfather, Robert, his two younger siblings, Andrei and Isabella, and his close cousin, Miguel.

Watch the entire Quinto family press conference here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGUE4aBxtXc&feature=emb_err_woyt

Pauli Murray Tribute 

My Name is Pauli Murray (Documentary trailer – Democracy Now)

The Pauli Murray Center

Pauli Murray College (at Yale College)
Florence Price – Sonata in E Minor: Adagio-Allegro (played by Maria Corley) – YouTube

Full Circle 02-12-2021 Black History Continues

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show, we”ll hear pieces produced by past apprentices.Including a look at some dark times in our history when lynching was rampant and I will share a tragic story from my family some listeners may be familiar with. We’ll also hear some thoughts on Harlem history and Billie Holiday. Later we will have a short tribute to one of the original Supremes. All that tonight on Full Circle, I am your host, Freewillin Franklin coming to you from downtown Antioch Bay Miwok territory. Keep it locked right here to KPFA.

Links and information

Read the newspaper articles about the lynchings in Contra Costa County in 1986 & 87.

Associated Press article https://apnews.com/article/6d587bda7517c77cd5c4550ada11f716

LA Times article https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-06-24-mn-21180-story.html

Letters and Politics w/ Mitch Jeserich – YouTube channel

MARY WILSON

Solo – “Someday We’ll Be Together” (1989) – YouTube

“Someday We’ll Be Together” and Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party Leader

Full Circle 02-05-21,Black History Month Kick Off Celebration

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show, We”ll hear how a decade long tradition in Antioch has gone virtual during these COVID times. And we’ll get an update on truth, reconciliation and reparations from our own Joy Moore with writer and historian, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz. Later we will bring back an archival interview with renowned poet, author and former KPFA programmer Adam David Miller. All that and more tonight on Full Circle. I am your host, Freewillin Franklin. Coming to you from downtown Antioch… Bay Miwok territory, keep it locked right here to k-p-f-a..

To log into the 11th Annual Black History Arts and Artifacts Virtual Exhibit click on the link. https://www.gracearmsofantioch.org/black-history The event kicks off at noon Saturday Feb.6th

Check out the Turn Up Kids AKA “TUK” on their youtube channel below.

Turn Up Kids on Youtube

Follow Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on Facebook