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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 03-01-19 “Wilder Than Wild”

  On tonight’s show we will discuss how wildfires pose a deadly threat to our forests and communities. Yet the increasing intensity and impact of these fires is- in part- The result of our misunderstanding of fire…The documentary “Wilder Than … Continue reading

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FC 02-22-19 The Fight Against Monsanto’s Round Up

Tonight, Full Circle comes to you prepared to do our part to raise funds for the important station and this important program… the KPFA First Voice Apprenticeship Program… Have you ever thought about the chemicals we use around our homes … Continue reading

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FC 2-15-2019 ” DJ ARIA”

Good evening everyone and welcome to Full Circle. Your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship program. This show is written, produced,  and engineered in Huichin occupied Ohlone Territory aka the East Bay Area. On … Continue reading

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Full Circle 2-8-19 How to be a true ally: LGBTQIA+ and PWD communities.

On tonight’s show, we’ll focus on two communities I need to know better, and listeners?  Together, we will explore challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ Community and by people with disabilities.  Hopefully, all of us who need to learn can learn … Continue reading

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FC 2-1-19 Incarceration Magazine

  TAKE ACTION! DEMAND THAT THE CITY OF ANTIOCH RELEASE POLICE MISCONDUCT RECORDS! RALLY:  Antioch City Council Meeting (outside) … Tuesday, February 5, 2019 … 5:30pm … 200 H Street, Antioch RALLY:  Hearing w/ Contra Costa Cities and County Sheriff … Continue reading

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Sam Cooke Tribute 1-25-19

On tonight’s show we will pay tribute to Mr. Sam Cooke and his sultry smooth soul music. From his gospel roots in Mississippi and Chicago to his secular musical offerings and the mysterious circumstances of his untimely demise, we will … Continue reading

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Full Circle 1/18/19 Jet Magazine Top 10

Tonight on Full Circle host Stevie G takes over the airwaves with Chaka Khan, Fela, En Vogue, Syreeta, Bob Marley, and many more talented artists.

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