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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 12.14.18 DJ Stevie G

Hey, it’s Friday night!  Tune in tonight for a special musical selection from the one and only Stevie G.  He’ll be blending some of our favorite old soul and funk classics.  Maybe a little Jazz too… And he’ll also have … Continue reading

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Full Circle 12.7.18: David Andrew

Tonight we’ll try to chill out a bit … ‘cause we aaalll need it … with the R&B/soul music of local artist, David Andrew, from his first solo album, “David Andrew” Along with the music, we’ll hear about some of … Continue reading

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DJ SHOW STEVIE G & ARIA

  On tonight’s show we will: have a musical conversation between Aria and myself covering some thoughts of the day. Themes: the system life & love no longer here jobs & economics We also have some great music for you…. … Continue reading

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F.C. 11-23-18: Buen Vivir, Right Living

With the rains just lifting the dense smoke in the SF Bay Area, some might be reminded of the nourishment of life in balance.  The massive fires, both in Northern and Southern California, were devastating.  Wildfires though they are, their … Continue reading

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F.C. 11-16-18: 15 !!The Molotov Mouths Reunite!! Years Later Still Spitting Poetic Fire

  Tonight, we’ve got the Molotov Mouths joining us LIVE in studio. They’re a group of poetic fire-spitters, based in the Bay Area, united by a single goal: Justice.  Politically radical and radically personal, their poetry takes on issues of … Continue reading

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Full Circle 11.9.18: Melvin Dickson & DJ Show

This Bay Area … is the alpha and the omega of many of our life’s themes. After the Midterm Elections on November 6th, we should reflect a bit with some sounds and, at times, a few words. Additionally, we want … Continue reading

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Full Circle 11-2-18 Money, Politics, Ranked-Choice Voting, Oh My! PLUS Oaklanders occupy public land to establish the #HousingandDignityVillage

On tonight’s show, we’ll talk about … Protecting our vote, and raising our voices (even between elections) How we can improve our electoral process so that it better serves, you know … we the people! Money & Politics… and ways … Continue reading

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