Thank you and congratulations First Voice Graduate Natalie Kilmer!

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.

Congratulations on your completion of this program and we are excited for you new podcast, West Coast Water Justice!!!

Full Circle 01-07-2022 Erica Peng Connects w/Dr. Lynne Morrow

Tonight on Full Circle we’ll share a conversation with two exceptional guests recorded October 14th 2021 , Erica Peng, who teaches a course at UC Berkeley, Haas school of business called, “Interpersonal Skills and Embodied Leadership.” Erica teaches what many are not conscious of,  deep listening with empathy. And also with us is Dr. Lynne Morrow, Stanford graduate and Grammy-nominated conductor and singer who connects people through music. Dr. Morrow is a scholar of all genres of American music and leads workshops including african american spirituals. She also teaches singing and directs the Oakland Symphony Chorus. They‘re here to talk about how they help guide people to experience positive emotional connection, with themselves and others, which has the profound effect of calming the anxiety and stress that so many are feeling, especially now!


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Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Wade in the Water

Let It Go – James Bay (Lyrics) 🎵

Full Circle Girl Group Musical Mash Up

Tonight as 2021 draws to an end… We invite you all to an eclectic listening party of girl groups from current and past graduates of the kpfa apprenticeship program.  

These selections serve up songs of dissent, solidarity, and insight as we reflect and ruminate on this past year and await and contemplate 2022.  I don’t know about you, but I am having all the feelings about both 2021 and 2022- it’s like the last 12 months have taken years and also feel like it was such a blur.  I am sentient shiloh also known as DJ Loh in one of my past lives  entering your ears from Huichin-occupied Ohlone territory also known to settlers as Fruitvale in Oakland.  Grab your tea or an adult beverage and join me for a fierce female mix.

Links and information:

Full Circle 12-24-2021 Music Mash up & More

Welcome, (ICYMI ) as we delve into the Full circle Archives – remembering our roots and celebrating them as we move towards Full Circle’s 20th anniversary in 2022. Over the years at Full Circle we have taken pride in bringing in local artists. Part of our training has been around how to do the set up, the mics, the mixing and the recording. In this time of Covid closure, lock down  and isolation, our Full Circle crew hasn’t been able to keep that aspect in practice. So tonight we’ll share some of those past shows along with some holiday reflections . On tonight’s we’ll hear music from: Daughters of Yam, Vukani Mawethu and Laura Inserra and T Bird. Also Commentaries from Veronica Moscoso and  Mia Parsons And we’ll hear some other voices from our First Voice Apprenticeship Family.   


Good evening everyone  and welcome to “Full Circle,” your Cultural Affairs Radio Magazine. I am your host tonight, Joy Moore, from kpfa Apprentice Group 20,  “In La Kesh”. Tonight, we’re presenting an open forum called Express Yourself. We’ve invited folks to say, share, play or express their thoughts and/or feelings, however they choose. First up, I will share a very  exciting and memorable encounter, conversation and the relationship from a chance encounter. Next we’ll hear from Mike Chang, a good friend of mine who will share a piece of music. Then Shiloh Burton, current kpfa Apprentice shares two pieces. Later Freewillin Frank Sterling shares his appreciation for Zeum Children’s Museum in San Francisco. Finally we’ll hear from Ms. M, Executive Director of the kpfa Apprenticeship Program, and Executive Producer of Full Circle, as she shares a conversation between Josh Elwood, the best kpfa mail room supervisor ever and Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters and Politics.

Check out Pushing Limits and Josh Elwood on kpfa 94.1 FM or every other Friday at 2:30 p.m. 

Check out Letters and Politics with your host Mitch Jeserich, weekdays at 10 a.m. on kpfa 94.1 FM end

To learn more about Zeum, San francisco’s Children’s Museum. Check out their website at Watch the trailer to the movie Judas and The Black Messiah on YouTube.

fullcircle 12-10-2021 Indigenous Resistance

ICYMI, Check out this week’s Full Circle with Freewillin Franklin to learn about what’s been happening in Wet’suwet’en territory around the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. Many folks became aware of this story when Democracy Now broadcast footage of a raid on one of the Wet’suwet’en camps set up to resist the pipeline.

According to Coastal GasLink’s website, the proposed 670 kilometre long Coastal GasLink Pipeline will transport natural gas to the approved LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Canada facility near Kitimat. In doing so, the pipeline route will cut through the heart of Wet’suwet’en territory. Joining me tonight to talk about this is Shay Lynn Sampson.

Shay Lynn Sampson is an Indigenous Land Defender from the Gitxsan Nation. She was arrested on November 19, 2021 during the militarized raid on Wet’suwet’en Yintah alongside 30 other arrests that happened within a 2 day period, and held for a 4 day period in police custody before being released under conditions.

We also speak with Max Wilbert about the proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. And we’ll kick off the show with a tribute to Myron Dewey.

Follow Indigenous resistance movements at the links below.

Wet’suwet’en Territories and Coastal Gaslink




Twitter  @Gidimten Instagram @yintah_access

Checkout our first interview about the proposed Thacker Pass lithium mine with Max Wilbert and Daranda Hinkey

Keep up on information about Peehee Mu’huh



Instagram @peopleofredmountain

Twitter @PeeheeMuhuh

Check out the Cherry Creek Singers and the NoDAPL song on YouTube

Checkout the work of documentary filmmaker Michael Toledano

full circle 12-03-2021 WO2Wa poets west oakland to west africa

Tonight on Full Circle, hosted by graduate apprentice & proud member of West Oakland to West Africa International Poetry Exchange (WO2WA), Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart! We’ll be spending the hour with WO2WA. On October 6, 2017 WO2WA were our guests on Full Circle, prior to their sojourn to Ghana, West Africa. Tonight we will hear all about that trip to Ghana and what WO2WA has been doing since then. We’ll be joined by the founding director, Karla Brundage, along with other members of WO2WA.

Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart Graduate Apprentice of KPFA’s First Voice Media Apprenticeship Program, is a writer, published poet, storyteller, performance artist, visual artist, author and radio producer and host. Her artistic skills combined with a medical  background, allow her to produce shows that help educate and heal the community. Zakiyyah’s voice can be heard on the Full Circle show on KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, CA. Her poetry is published in many anthologies and has been shared internationally. Zakiyyah’s sojourn to Ghana, West Africa inspired her to publish her first book of poems and short stories entitled, “Ghana On My Mind: Poetic Reflections on Journeying to the Motherland”, (on Amazon Books).
Zakiyyah… On Facebook, What’s App and YouTube 
Co-Founder of “TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers”

Guests Info

Karla Brundage 


On Facebook, IG, Twitter and YouTube. 

More contact info for Karla Brundage. 

West Oakland to West Africa

IG: westoakland_westafrica

Twitter: WOakland2Africa

Makeda Esi aka Sandra Hooper Mayfield 


On Facebook, What’s App(510) 717-1308

Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko Mariska…

Full Circle 11-26-2021 Indigenous Self Determination, Sovereignty & Solidarity

We share live recordings and sounds from the 52nd Anniversary Of The Indigenous Occupation Of Alcatraz Held Last Saturday November 20th On The Rock as Native American Heritage Month Draws to an end. 

In the hopes of inviting listeners to turn towards the truth of our living history to and realize  and recognize indigenous self determination, sovereignty, and solidarity.  

sentient shiloh speaks with Morning Star Gali, David De La Gran interviews Dancers and Activist Lisa Felix, Kendall Crakow hears from Paloma Flores, and Freewilling Franklin talks with Dr. LeNada War Jack.  And hear excerpts from the First Native American Secretary Of The Interior Deb Haaland’s press conference.  

The music used in the tribute to Anastasia Russell by Joy Moore was , Temple of Peace (ID 1611)  by Lobo Loco contact:

Morning Star Gali 

IITC California Tribal & Community Liaison

International Indian Treaty Council | IITC 

Lisa V. Felix

Operations Manager

Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples 

Dr. LaNada War Jack

Dr. War Jack recently wrote a book titled  “Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life” which is available on her website

Paloma Flores

Director of Community Development & Partnerships

American Indian Cultural District 

Indians of All Tribes was formed to support the Alcatraz Indigenous Occupation of 1969-1971

Deb Haaland Secretary Deb Haaland

#IndiansOfAllTribes #TreatyCouncil #KPFA #FullCircle #FirstVoiceMedia #IndigenousSovereignty #IndigenousSunriseGathering #IndigenousOccupationOfAlcatraz #SelfRepresentation #LandBack #MMIW #AmericanGenocide #LivingHistory #NationalDayOfMourning #IndigenousThanksgiving #TellTruthfulHistory #Decolonize


On tonight’s show we’ll hear  a conversation hosted by First Voice Apprenticeship graduate Kendall Crakow between Indigenous Health advocates in the Navajo Nation who are preserving culture and building local community to forward a movement for Health Equity across the world. Her guests are Denee Bex MPH,  Adriann Begay MD and Christina Rivera Carpenter. Tonight they share where they draw their strength from and how they are bridging Indigenous knowledge systems with conventional Western Medical models. As they share their Visions for what a future centering the needs of the Navajo Community looks like.


Sogorete Land Trust

HEAL Initiative

Tumbleweed Nutrition

IG Handles

@healinitiative  (UCSF Heal Initiative)

@crisriveracarp  (Cristina Rivera Carpenter)

@tumbleweed_nutrition   (Denee Bex)

@samiseeart   (Sam Shilf, co producer)

@kendz_210 (me)

Full Circle 11-12-2021 We Rise ep. 35; the people are a river

On tonight’s show we’ll hear; Episode 35 of We Rise,  The People Are A River, it’s the story of a small group of artists that journeyed to the Mississippi headwaters to join the fight against the line 3 pipeline. That’s tonight on Full Circle. I am your host Freewillin Franklin with the We Rise crew, coming to you from downtown Antioch, Bay Miwok territory.

Learn more about the cultural Productions of We rise at

Follow We rise on Facebook and Instagram @Weriseproduction 

Follow We rise on Twitter @Weriseproducers 

Learn more about line 3  at stopline

View films from the Native American Cinema showcase at

Get your tickets to the Indigenous Peoples day of Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz at