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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 6.22.18 We Rise — Too Legit to Quit Changemakers & Immigration Family Separation

      Tonight we feature a special broadcast you normally only hear on KPFB. Yes B, or some may listen online on KPFA’s new podcast site… either way we have a special treat for you… On tonight’s show: We’ll … Continue reading

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Full Circle 06-15-18 Father’s Day Music Show

Tonight’s show features voices from yesterday’s Families Belong Together rally at El Cerrito Plaza. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, we at First Voice Media dedicate this show to parents separated from their children- not by choice- but by … Continue reading

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Full Circle 6.8.18: Shades of Other — Part 1 (Racial Identity and Law Enforcement)

  Tonight we begin a series of discussions called, “Shades of Other.”  Each episode we will revisit different aspects of life, beginning with America and our racial identity. On tonight’s show we will discuss … Recent news and the rash … Continue reading

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Full Circle 6.1.18: TURN OUT THE VOTE

ON TONIGHT’S SHOW WE’LL … Learn a bit about California’s “Top Two” primary process … Hear about  voter suppression … and what can be done to stop it … We celebrate the influx of women candidates in the 2018 state … Continue reading

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Full Circle 5.25.18: Community Violence Solutions and Resource Fair

  Tonight we showcase some community resources that are available to you. On tonight’s show we’ll hear … Interviews from the recent Resource Fair in Antioch … Music performed live from the Resource Fair by First Voice graduate Apprentice Da’vid … Continue reading

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Full Circle 5.18.18: Marcus Shelby and Voices That Changed the World

Tonight we bring you the musical stylings of Bay Area jazz artists Marcus Shelby and the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. Along with sounds from “Voices That Changed the World” an audio collection of some of the most revolutionary, progressive and thought-provoking … Continue reading

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Full Circle 5.11.18: Rethink Your Drink

On tonight’s show, you will hear all about water.  The state’s “Rethink Your Drink” campaign promotes and emphasizes the importance of drinking water for good health from 2 community groups who are working to get us all to “Rethink Our … Continue reading

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