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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Full Circle: May Day Celebration

Tonight on Full Circle, we pound the pavement at protests at the Port of Oakland, and speak with labor rights author James Tracy and labor organizers Sasha Hammad and Bruce Valde! Also, listen as we delve into some heartfelt labor commentaries from Joy Moore and Josiah Luis Alderete. Check it out!

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Raw footage from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Strike and Protest on May Day:


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Full Circle: Punk Rock & The Gilman Collective 04.24.15

This week on Full Circle we explore punk music, take a visit to Berkeley punk music institution 924 Gilman. We also want to send love up as we dedicate a tribute to our beloved KPFA DJ and Board Operator: the late Wesley Burton. Wesley was a beloved figure at KPFA and was very special to the apprenticeship program. We send our condolences and love to the wife he leaves behind: Graduate Apprentice Lucretia and their young children.

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Footage from the live show at the Gilman:


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Health and Fitness

On tonight‘s show we are going to talk about health and fitness. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American youths aged 12 through 28 are not active on a regular basis.  Numerous studies show how that a lack of physical activity is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.  If we continue this trend we will be a sick nation. Stay tuned as we talk about health and how to live a healthy life style….

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