Full Circle 03-17-2023; Voices From Wounded Knee 50th Anniversary

This week on Full Circle we will honor Women’s History Month with women and youth voices from the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation/ Liberation of Wounded Knee. On tonight’s show we’ll hear youth poets as they share their poetry during the opening night of festivities which honored 40 years of KILI Radio, an independent, Lakota owned and operated, fm radio station. Then we’ll hear the voices of women veterans of the 1973 occupation and participants here at the 2023 50th anniversary. We’ll also hear the voice of  Walaa, a Palestinian from Hebron who stands in solidarity with the American Indian Movement and liberation of Wounded Knee.That’s tonight on Full Circle.

Check out Dances With Words on Instagram @danceswithwords_ https://www.instagram.com/danceswithwords_/?hl=en

Check out information on the First Peoples Fund


Check out the video from the Four Directions walk and rally at the Wounded Knee site. https://fb.watch/jkR88cbTrZ/

FullCircle 03-10-2023; Local Music artist and Advocates

This week on Full Circle, we  will check out the local music scene. On tonight’s show we’ll hear from Graal Swartz of Soul Machanix.. He’ll give us a little history of the band and tell us about their upcoming show at Yoshi’s. We’ll also check in with local music advocate out of Concord, Dave Hughes. He hosts a local music show, The Beat of Diablo, he’ll share some local music and tell us where we can catch some live music here in Contra Costa County. That’s  tonight on Full Circle.

Soul Mechanix on YouTube:


 Soul Mechanix on Facebook:



Bio, contact info, links to other sites

IG @mrdavehughes 


Archived episodes, all 75

IG @thebeatofdiablo.co.


IG @concordcouchconcerts 


Links to BandCamp pages of local music releases

Social media links to any artists featured on The Beat of Diablo or Concord Couch Concerts can be found at either TheBeatofDiablo.com OR ConcordRockCity.com by clicking “Artists”

Full Circle 03-03-2023; Supporting FisrtVoice Media

Tonight on Full Circle we’ll hear some history of First Voice by two of the founders, Michael Yoshida and Norman Jayo. We’ll also hear the opening of the 50th anniversary ceremonies honoring Wounded Knee 1973-2023 just recorded on Monday in South Dakota. And we’ll check out some stories from past award winning First Voice producers. All that and we’ll be asking for your support for kpfa tonight for the winter fund drive. That’s tonight on Full Circle.

If you want to send an email in support of First Voice. You can email KPFA IGM at antonio@kpfa.org and also copy the KPFA Local Station Board at kpfalsb@googlegroups.com

To hear more stories from the award winning series Crossing East check out the website https://www.crossingeast.org/index.htm

To learn more about LYRIC Center for LGBTQIA+ Youth check out their website https://lyric.org/

Check out the full video to the Wounded Knee Liberation Ceremonies follow this link to the First Voice Media Facebook page https://fb.watch/j2sJ3x2hFt/

celebrating black history month

On tonight’s Full Circle, we re-visit an archived program that was recorded in February 2006. It’s black history month tribute Includes:

-spoken word from Langston Hughes and June Jordan

-an honoring of Coretta Scott King

-Berkeley High School students about the meaning of black history month to them

-the Ben Oni Orchestra live!

-the Ben Oni Youth Orchestra

Full Circle 02-17-2023 A Black Women’s History of the United States

(ICYMI) Tonight’s Full Circle, discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross.  In addition, sentient shiloh b plays excerpts of archived speeches and readings of Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ntozake Shange and Kathleen Cleaver from the Pacifica Radio Archives Voices that Changed the World Collection. All five women are contained in the powerful and important pages of A Black Women’s History of the United States because they all voice their visions of liberation, courageously resist, and assert their autonomy and authority in calling for social justice and how to achieve it.  Black Women musicians provide the soundtrack to accompany and amplify these freedom dreams and calls for collective liberation. Tracy Chapman, Seinabo Sey, Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Nina Simone, and Shelly Doty with Skip the Needle are heard in this hour.

# kpfaradio # fullcircle #pacificaradio #firstvoiceapprentice #communitiesofcare #transformativejustice #ablackwomenshistoryoftheunitedstates #blackwomenwords #collectiveliberation #freedomdreams #musicsavesmylife #riseup #skiptheneedle #andraday #aliciakeys #johnlewisvotingrightsadvancementact #seinabosey #tracychapman #beaconpress


Beacon Press: A Black Women’s History of the United States

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution

Pacifica Radio Archives 

Seinabo Sey – I Owe You Nothing 

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Act now to protect our #FreedomToVote!

H.R.4 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021

Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)

Sassafrass: Ntozake Shange 

Andra Day – Rise Up [Official Music Video] [Inspiration Version]

Feeling Good – Nina Simone (1965)

Music Saves My Life: Skip the Needle 

Little Village Foundation 

Skip the Needle Flips the Script | East Bay Express | Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda 


Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation 

WATCH | Dr. Ramey and Dr. Gross Discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States

Full Circle 02-10-2023 BIPOC and Farming

(LATE POST) On last weeks Full Circle show we heard from 4 phenomenal people who use and advocate ecological farming and/or gardening. Kanchan Dawn Hunter from Spiral Gardens in Berkeley, CA; Kelly Carlisle from Acta Non Verba in Oakland, CA, Marissa Lamagna, Bay Area Green Tours, based in Berkeley CA; and Dennis Hutson’s Allenworth Farm in California’s Central Valley.


Spiral Gardens: www.spiralgardens.org

Acta non Verba: www.anv.org

Bay Area Green tours: www.bayareagreentours.org;


Full Circle 02-03-23; Black History Music Selections

This week on Full Circle we celebrate Black History Month with music. On tonight’s show we’ll hear music introduced by First Voice apprentices and graduates that highlight African American artists. Their music and words.

PLAY LIST: Check out tonight’s music choices on youtube.

Barbara Mason – A Good Man is Gone

Pentatonix – Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Official Video)

Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come (Official Lyric Video)

John Legen & The Roots – Our Generation (The Hope of the World)

Same Blood by Aloe Blacc

Fight The Power

Stevie Wonder – All In Love Is Fair

Bill Withers – Grandma’s Hands (Official Audio)

Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Wang Dang Doodle-Koko Taylor (THE BEST VERSION)

Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog (1952) Blues

The Chambers Brothers- Uptown Harlem





Full Circle 01-27-2023; Wounded Knee 50th Anniversary & Leonard Peltier

This week on Full Circle we get some information on the 50th anniversary gathering for Wounded Knee and the fight to free Leonard Peltier, imprisoned now for 48 years for a crime he did not commit. On tonight’s show, we’ll speak with Carla Cheyenne, an organizer for the 50th anniversary of Wounded Knee. We’ll also hear from Dawn Lawson of the Eagle and the Condor Coalition, she is helping to organize a rally at the CA State Capitol calling for freedom for Leonard Peltier.

Follow the international Leonard Peltier defense committee on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/PeltierHQ

Learn more about Leonard Peltier and his case at the Who Is Leonard Peltier website https://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/

Also follow https://freeleonardpeltiernow.com/

Follow the eagle and the Condor Coalition on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/473030611668267/?hoisted_section_header_type=recently_seen&multi_permalinks=480000210971307

Follow the Vigil for Leonard Peltier at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Facebook at The Vigil For Leonard Peltier

Check out the music from Tonight Show on YouTube. 

Floyd Red Crow Westerman – Wounded Knee

The Beat Goes On..Tribute to Leonard Peltier

Full Circle 01-20-2023; Politicts and First Time Voters

This week on Full Circle we dive into politics, some national and some local politics of East Contra Costa County in the city of Antioch. On tonight’s show we’ll hear an interview with Antioch city Council woman Tamisha Torres-Walker, fresh out of her recount victory. We’ll also hear from an advocate for the unhoused, Nicole Gardner of Facing Homelessness in Antioch, she’ll speak on the Antioch city government and the Antioch police treatment of the unhoused community. And we’ll hear from Apprentice Pamela P, as she speaks with a couple young folks who voted for the first time in the 2022 midterms.

Follow Nicole Gardner and facing homelessness on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1851600951742945 

Or If you would like to volunteer or donate supplies. check out their website at https://www.facinghomelessness925.com/ 

You can follow City councilwoman District 1 in Antioch, Tamisha Torres Walker on her Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TamishaforAntioch 

If you would like to read the young voter election data from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, you can find it here. https://circle.tufts.edu/2022-election-center#youth-turnout-second-highest-in-last-three-decades 

Check out tonight’s music choices on youtube. 

The Dirty Youth – “Rise Up” – Official Music Video

Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile Perform “A Beautiful Noise” | Every Vote Counts

Full Circle 01-06-2023; Angelo Quinto 2nd Annual Commemoration

This week on Full Circle we spend the hour on the case of Angelo Quint, Angelo, a Navy veteran, was killed by Antioch police officers December 23rd 2020 as they responded to a mental health call from the family. On tonight’s show we’ll hear sounds from the 2nd Annual Memorial commemorating the life of Angelo Quinto. Including the family, the family attorneys and impacted families. We’ll also hear an in depth interview with the Quinto-Collins family attorney Ben Nisenbaum. All that and we’ll feature music from the Justice for Angelo Quinto Justice For All ep.

Check out the music from the Justice For Angelo Quinto Justice For all ep by Beatrock music on Bandcamp https://variousartistsbeatrock.bandcamp.com/album/justice-for-angelo-quinto-justice-for-all

Check out the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) online panel briefing to discuss topline findings and key recommendations of its new report, “‘Excited Delirium’ and Deaths in Police Custody: The Deadly Impact of a Baseless Diagnosis,” which finds that “excited delirium” is not a valid, independent medical or psychiatric diagnosis. This panel includes the Quinto Collins family.

PHR Report “‘Excited Delirium’ and Deaths in Police Custody: The Deadly Impact of a Baseless Diagnosis,”

Video featuring the Quinto Collins family https://phr.org/our-work/resources/excited-delirium/Follow the Facebook for Justice For Angelo Quinto here https://www.facebook.com/groups/893825794708683

Follow the Miles Hall Foundation here https://www.themileshallfoundation.org/

Follow the Love Not Blood Campaign led by the family of Oscar Grant here https://lovenotbloodcampaign.com/