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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 has a 12 months basic skills option and an 18 month graduate level option during which participants produce, engineer & host Full Circle. 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 6-14-19 Father’s Day Tribute

Good evening everyone, and welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine. This show is produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Tonight you’re in for a special treat. We are introducing us… We are KPFA First … Continue reading

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Full Circle 6-7-19 SF Black Film Festival

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine, produced by apprentices of the First Voice Media Action Program. On tonight’s show you will hear interviews and thoughts from “the creative folk” associated with the film industry. In this first … Continue reading

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FC 5/31/19 Berkeley World Music Festival

  Tonight, we bring you some great music to get you excited about the Berkeley World Music Festival, which is taking place tomorrow and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd, at People’s Park, and on Telegraph Avenue. Learn a bit about … Continue reading

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Full Circle 5-24-19 … #MayDay

  Tonight, we bring you sounds from May Day celebrations around Oakland. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program was there as part of a special collaboration with Work Week Radio and Brightpath Video. On tonight’s show … We’ll learn about May … Continue reading

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Full Circle 5-17-19 Malcolm X Our Witness

On tonight’s episode, Stevie G brings some history from the archives, in remembrance of Malcolm X. You’ll hear from Malcolm’s cousin, Jamal X as well as Hakeem Jamal, James Baldwin, Maggie Hathaway, Ernie Smith and Malcolm X himself. You will … Continue reading

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Full Circle 5-10-2019 Honoring Mother’s

Tonight on Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine, join Kenny C & Nancy Jo as they honor all the mamas! Not only do they honor their own mamas, but all the mamas that have lead the way for us … Continue reading

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Full Circle 5-3-2019 Recovery and Addiction Part II

Tonight we bring in our recovery circle to talk about addictions to drugs and alcohol and ways to overcome those addictions. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago on Addictions and Recovery Part I, I kicked a 10 year addiction … Continue reading

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