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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.

Full Circle 8-10-18: Conversation On Aging

  On tonight’s show: — You will hear. about the general medical profession’s approach to aging as we speak with best-selling author and columnist, Barbara Ehrenreich, about her latest book, “Natural Causes” — We start the conversation about aging and  … Continue reading

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Full Circle 08.03.18: Malcolm X Jazz Festival

This past May … Oakland’s Eastside Arts Alliance held its 18th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival in San Antonio Park… and KPFA’s First Voice Apprentices were there too!  We brought back interviews, sights and, of course, sounds of our … Continue reading

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Full Circle 07-27-18 — Bad Tech and Big Data: The Mechanics of Drone Warfare and Mass Surveillance

  ON TONIGHT’S SHOW: We aim to shed light on the murky topics of drone warfare and mass surveillance. We speak with guests Pratap Chatterjee, author, along with illustrator Khalil Bendib of non-fiction graphic novel, Verax released in 2017. As … Continue reading

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Full Circle 07-20-18 Drylongso Rising Introduction

On tonight’s show we introduce the new producers of Full Circle: First Voice Apprentice Group 43, Drylongso Rising! We’re taking over! Soon-ish. Please… Don’t tell Group 42. Thank you! So, tonight we will show you: … Where we’re coming from… … Continue reading

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Full Circle 7.13.18: Render Unto Caesar

Is money truly the root of all evil?  Or is there something that we, collectively, haven’t quite looked at yet?  Is there a way to look at money in a positive light? Given that most of our lives are made … Continue reading

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Full Circle 7.6.18: For the Creatively Maladjusted

When Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s suicides made headlines, we got to wondering … Given the extreme violence of our political climate, our mental health is of tremendous importance … But – what does it mean to be mentally, emotionally … Continue reading

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FC 6.29.18: People Helping People & Concord and the Navy

  Tonight we bring you another episode of “People Helping People,” a show created and produced by First Voice Apprentice graduate, Freewillin Franklin. On tonight’s show, we’ll … Learn about “Facing Homelessness in Antioch,” a new non-profit organization dedicated to … Continue reading

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