Full Circle 7-3-15 Incarceration and Liberation

Tonight on Full Circle we’ll be taking an unconventional look at our prison system.
We’ll be presenting you with positive aspects and creative solutions that have successfully helped formerly incarcerated men and women in the bay area. We’ll learn how prisoners are staying “mindful” while behind bars with the Prison Mindfulness Institute. We’ll explore the possibilities after one’s release with a new mentor-ship program. We’ll also find out about a unique project documenting inmates making positive change in their lives called “The Welcome Home Project.” All that and much more tonight on Full Circle.

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Vernon Williams III from The Williams Group and Associates.  If you are interested in helping Vernon with his new mentoring program for returning citizens, please, feel free to contact him by email at vernon@twg.org

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Prison Mindfulness Institute – http://prisonmindfulness.org

Welcome Home Project – Community Works’ Welcome Home Project

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Full Circle 6-26-16 Casa Manana Taco Shop Art Show

This week on Full Circle, we’ve kidpnapped you! We’re taking you out of the comfort of the KPFA studio, sneaking you past the guards, and bringing you with us the magical town of Fairfax, California in Marin County for Casa Manana Annual Taco Shop Art Show. You’ll love it: interviews with featured artitsts and creative town residents, poetry, local music, and much more on Full Circle! Check it out!

Check out the live Video Recording of the show with images of the artwork and video of the artists and poets here:

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Full Circle 6-19-15 Juneteenth 2015

Today is June 19th – for many Americans – Juneteenth, the celebration of the day slavery unofficially ended in all of the United States.   On June 19th, 1865 Texas finally complied with abolition and it was the last state in the union to do so, 3 years after the emancipation proclamation was signed.  Learn a little history lesson about Juneteenth, hear some interesting perspectives on the holiday, and get down with us to some celebration music here on Full Circle.

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Full Circle June 6, 2015, Local Art and Artists.

On tonight’s Full Circle, we shine the spotlight on a few local artists and their work, featuring interviews with William Grace-Burchett, Charles Curtis Blackwell and Suaro. We also check out ‘The Q Sides,’ exhibit at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco.DSC_0639

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Full Circle 6-5-15 Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival

We have a very special show for you tonight-we will be taking you to one of Oakland’s most beloved and revolutionary festivals-the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival which took place on May 15th of this year. On tonight’s show… We will be talking to the people who made the festival possible as well as the various groups that were in attendance. We will also be exploring the themes celebrated this years celebration of both the Chicano Arts movement and the 50th anniversary of the Black Arts movement with a commentary by our very own jazz Griot Mr. Greg Bridges. We will also be playing excerpts from some speeches from the brother who the festival is named afte Malcolm X -And of course the music. We will be playing plenty of music from the festival

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Full Circle 05/15/15- The Kat Morgan Show

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This week, we sit down with San Francisco-based soul artist Kat Morgan! We talk to her about her musical inspiration, and hear a little from her yet-to-be-released album “Kam” including a few exclusive LIVE performances!

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5-8-15 The Business of Disease

Today on Full Circle we discuss the sordid business of marketing and advertising that under girds the American healthcare system.  We speak with author and filmmaker Sonia Barrett about her film The Business of Disease and her  book Health: An Inside Job, and Outside Business.

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On the left: Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart with Filmmaker: Sonia Barrett

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