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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 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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Full Circle 5.4.18: Wonderful Volunteers

Tonight, you are going to want to grab a pen and some paper to note down dates and times of our guests upcoming events all over the bay area… on tonight’s show. You can gain confidence in keeping non-working items … Continue reading

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Full Circle 4-27-18: Berkeley Flea Market

Celebrating the Berkeley Flea Market! Music by Salt People.

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Full Circle 04-20-18 Radical Educators Cast Spells

Three visionary educators – James Damiani, Tiarra “Ms. T” Asia Knox, and Safahri Ra – join Cat Petru (Full Circle, We Rise) and Nicole Gervacio (We Rise) to talk about: – the significance of humility and honesty in the classroom … Continue reading

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FC 04-13-18: Whose Money, Our Money

Tonight, we will ask a question so fundamental, that it rarely, if ever occurs to us … Just what is money? On tonight’s show: • We’ll learn about the creation of money, who gets to create it, and how it … Continue reading

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