National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistle blowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences….Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home. The show will feature excerpts from the film and an interview with the producer/director Sonia Kennebeck.

Watch the National Bird trailer and locate upcoming screenings near you here.

To view an interactive map of drone strikes in Pakistan.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Drone Wars site.20170224_203759



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Full Circle 2-17-17 Black History

Good evening and welcome to Full Circle. The cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. It’s Black History month. A time to remember the contributions of African Americans. It is also a time to remember the struggles as well as the successes that shaped our lives. Tonight on Full Circle we have a potpourri of stories and commentaries from current and graduate apprentices..

On tonight’s show, we’ll talk about everything from skin color, and hair texture. We’ll also go back to a more somber time when lynching seemed to be as common as the sunrise. Then we visit the black history arts and artifacts exhibit in Antioch.

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Full Circle 002-10-17 Love Show

Tonight on Full Circle ladies and gentleman we will digress from all the commotion and all the excitement that’s going on in the world and just slow it down for a minute and take in a collection of thoughts on something we need just a little bit more of in the world right now. And that is the magic word. Love…Yes.. on tonight’s show…We explore in depth that so elusive word love. So whether you are somewhere madly deep in love… Tired of love…  looking for love… Or lost a love I think we are going to have something that will interest you tonight .

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All across America and throughout the world, the inauguration of President Trump has ignited an unprecedented activism against sexism, racism, classism and xenophobia as is evident in the events that have taken place since his election. The women’s march that took place the day after president Trump was sworn in is a good example of this activism. From Berkeley high school students who took to the street to demonstrate against Trump’s inauguration to the many voices of resistance at the women’s march in Oakland and the protest in San Francisco we speak to representatives from community groups who are actively organizing to resist tyranny and mobilize their communities into action.

Here is a list of the organizations mentioned on the show tonight.

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On tonight’s show we will talk about Lotería, a game of random fortune much like bingo.  In the studio, Pedro Reyes, producer for La Onda Bajita and former event coordinator for the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco.  We will hear how this game has affected the culture from Mexico, to the United States, and beyond. After you consider Loteria think about a new game. Imagine if you will, a game that plays like bingo and reads like an oracle. A game that is both entertaining and educational, a real conversation starter, full of historical and cultural context that spans the globe, a game that can be divisive and healing all at the same time. This revolutionary card game is called Malditoria and we have the creator of this game in studio tonight. Hear all about it on Full Circle.

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Full Circle 1-20-17:Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary

From October 20th through October 23rd Oakland celebrated  the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party and Full Circle was there. On tonight’s show we offer you some of the music and the amazing messages from people who attended the event. Listen to:
● Tracy Sekmet founder of Kiss My Black Arts in Oakland
● Crystal Brown and Oscar Grant’s uncle…..Uncle Bobby and;
● Minister  Keith Muhammad
You can also listen to other great interviews on our website.
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Full Circle 01-13-17 Health & Wellness

Tonight’s show is about some of the components of the growing field that has generally been called ‘alternative medicine’.

Tonight we’re providing information that listeners can use to make personal decisions about these modalities.
Information provided during this radio show is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is not intended to replace the services of a physician. You should not use information you hear tonight to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without personally consulting a qualified healthcare provider.
If you have or suspect you have an urgent medical problem, promptly contact a professional healthcare provider.

Kpfa radio suggests you always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment.

Dr Amelia Barili talks with us about the benefits of Yoga and Qigong

Joshua Muscat, founder of the San Francisco botanical medicine clinic discusses the benefits of herbal medicine

Jeff Levin of the Oakland acupuncture project will share information about the benefits of acupuncture

Contact Information for our Guests:

Amelia Barili

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

2304 McKinley Ave. (510) 848-3440

Monday Nights 7:30 to 9 p.m. Series of 12 Classes

(They are Not drop-in classes)

Spring Session starts January 30th


Register by writing to:

Weekend workshops



March 17 -19, 2017

The Power of Yoga and Qigong

Learn the Practice time-tested techniques that lead to increased energy, less stress, improved concentration, enhanced performance and better relationships.


Aug 11 – 13, 2017 or Aug 11 – 16, 2017

Amelia Barili: Creativity and Healing: The Power of Yoga and Qigong

Stress is “frozen enlightenment.” During troubled times it can throw us out of balance, leave us feeling trapped or negatively affect our health.


Joshua Muscat Founder of the San Francisco Botanical Medicine Clinic


Jeff Levin of the Oakland Acupuncture Project





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