Full Circle 02-19-2021 Legacy and Liability

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Broadcasting from Huichin-Occupied Ohlone Territory, also known to settlers as Berkeley, CA.  On tonight’s show we will hear excerpts from a press conference on the case of Angelo Quinto, a young man who died from a knee on his neck on what the police are calling a medical emergency in Antioch police custody.  Next Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe and Vice Mayor Monica E. Wilson discusses bridging the gap, teen dating violence, black history month programming and the fight for police reform.  Closing out the show is a tribute to the Lawyer and Reverend Pauli Murray.

Links and Information

Angelo Quinto leaves behind his mother, Cassandra, his stepfather, Robert, his two younger siblings, Andrei and Isabella, and his close cousin, Miguel.

Watch the entire Quinto family press conference here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGUE4aBxtXc&feature=emb_err_woyt

Pauli Murray Tribute 

My Name is Pauli Murray (Documentary trailer – Democracy Now)

The Pauli Murray Center

Pauli Murray College (at Yale College)
Florence Price – Sonata in E Minor: Adagio-Allegro (played by Maria Corley) – YouTube

Full Circle 02-12-2021 Black History Continues

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show, we”ll hear pieces produced by past apprentices.Including a look at some dark times in our history when lynching was rampant and I will share a tragic story from my family some listeners may be familiar with. We’ll also hear some thoughts on Harlem history and Billie Holiday. Later we will have a short tribute to one of the original Supremes. All that tonight on Full Circle, I am your host, Freewillin Franklin coming to you from downtown Antioch Bay Miwok territory. Keep it locked right here to KPFA.

Links and information

Read the newspaper articles about the lynchings in Contra Costa County in 1986 & 87.

Associated Press article https://apnews.com/article/6d587bda7517c77cd5c4550ada11f716

LA Times article https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-06-24-mn-21180-story.html

Letters and Politics w/ Mitch Jeserich – YouTube channel

MARY WILSON

Solo – “Someday We’ll Be Together” (1989) – YouTube

“Someday We’ll Be Together” and Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party Leader

Full Circle 02-05-21,Black History Month Kick Off Celebration

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show, We”ll hear how a decade long tradition in Antioch has gone virtual during these COVID times. And we’ll get an update on truth, reconciliation and reparations from our own Joy Moore with writer and historian, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz. Later we will bring back an archival interview with renowned poet, author and former KPFA programmer Adam David Miller. All that and more tonight on Full Circle. I am your host, Freewillin Franklin. Coming to you from downtown Antioch… Bay Miwok territory, keep it locked right here to k-p-f-a..

To log into the 11th Annual Black History Arts and Artifacts Virtual Exhibit click on the link. https://www.gracearmsofantioch.org/black-history The event kicks off at noon Saturday Feb.6th

Check out the Turn Up Kids AKA “TUK” on their youtube channel below.

Turn Up Kids on Youtube

Follow Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on Facebook

Full Circle01-29-2021; Surviving Covid, Making Moves from Past to Present and Into 2021

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show we”ll hear from three graduate apprentices about what’s going on. How things happen in our life and some plans for making change in 2021. Also we’ll get an update from Jehan Hakim of Yemeni Alliance Committee on some of the first moves of the Biden Harris administration and she’ll give us information on a live screening of the documentary film Hunger Ward, filmed entirely in Yemen  over a two month period in a Yemeni hospital. And later we’ll hear how a small Oakland restaurant is surviving during this pandemic while places all around are closing up. All that and more tonight on Full Circle

Links and information

Register here for the upcoming film screening of Hunger Ward: https://www.fcnl.org/yemenfilm

Check out the Hunger Ward website and see the Trailer for the film.

Here are some talking points for those important conversations onYemen and a list of action items in the Yemen Alliance Committee toolkit:

View Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb” 

National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Represent.US – Fighting corruption and Big Money in politics.

US House of Representatives – (202) 224-3121

Find Your Representative

US Senate – (202) 224-3121

Senators – Contact List

FairVote – Gerrymandering/Redistricting and Ranked Choice VotingCheck out Aburaya in downtown Oakland and get yourself some Japanese fried chicken

Full Circle 01-22-21 Local and National Post Election Politics

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and Graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Well the election is over. The inauguration is over. The moving on has begun? This evening we will dive into local and national politics. On tonight’s show we`ll hear from. Green party activist and writer for the SF Bayview Barry Hermanson. Later we’ll hear from the Black Agenda reports Poet in Residence, The town crier aka Raymond Nat Turner. But we kick off the show with a report on local politics out of the Far East.. East Bay that is, Antioch CA. I am your host tonight Freewillin Franklin.. Keep it locked right here to k-p-f-a..

Keep up with newly elected city Councilwoman Tamisha Torres Walker on Facebook @Tamisha Walker for District 1 Antioch City Council

Follow local police reform activist and advocate by following these pages @Justice Advocates and Resources on Facebook and Instagram

Tune into the Bridging The Gap, Conversations on Police Reform Put on by the Antioch city Council. Next meeting; Feb. 18th 10AM.

Check out the work of Journalist Barry Hermonson on SF Bayview Newspaper

Visit these inks to read Barry Hermonson’s November and December articles

Also looking forward to Barry Hermonson’s article for February which will include a report on the 2021 Medicare for All national strategy conference this coming weekend.   https://www.healthcare-now.org/

Hear more from The Town Crier AKA Raymond Nat Turner on the Black Agenda Report website

Full Circle 01-15-2021; Attack On The Capitol

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This week we broadcast live from Huichin-Occupied Ohlone Territory, also known to settlers as Berkeley, CA.  On tonight’s show we will discuss the events of January 6th at the US Capitol.  We look at what happened, what steps have been taken to hold people accountable, and where we go from here to build and embrace our diversity as a nation.  We began with a recap of the efforts made toward justice after the January 6th attack and attempted coup by Drumpf and his supporters.  Followed by tonight’s guests which included Iraq war veteran and now Veteran for Peace, Emily Yates and Professor Erica Peng who teaches a graduate course at UC Berkeley entitled, “Interpersonal Skills and Embodied Leadership.” Emily Yates shares her concerns about last week’s insurrection.  Special guest, Professor Peng guides us in connecting with each other in conversation. We end the show by opening up the phone lines to hear from our supporting listening audience.  We are your hosts Freewillin Franklin and Joy Moore.

To reach out and find or contact Emily Yates and her music her writing on Facebook Instagram or her podcast, What the Folk check out this link: http://linktr.ee/emilyyatesmusic

Also visit the Veterans For Peace website /http://veteransforpeace.org/

To reach out to Erica Peng, try her website ericapengconnects.com

Full Circle 01-08-2021; COVID Race and Democracy

Welcome to Full Circle, your Cultural Affairs radio magazine produced by members and graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This week we will check out a Pacifica network produced show/podcast. It’s called, Called COVID, Race and Democracy. On tonight’s show we will hear highlights from the Pacifica Network series. Later we’ll speak with journalist Ann Garrison, one of the producers and hosts of COVID Race and Democracy about the show and the podcast and about the Pacifica Network. Also,  we’ll learn  about Area 941. Have you ever heard of it?  It’s KPFA’s podcast zone on kpfa.org. Well get all that and some great music tonight on Full Circle. I am your host… Freewillin Franklin,

Links and information. 

Check out the work of Journalist AnnGarrison on Black Agenda Report (BAR)

Check out all the stations in the Pacifica Network in the links below and be sure to show you support if you are able. All the stations in the Pacifica Network are listener supported.

KPFA kpfa.org KPFT kpft.org KPFK KPFK.org WBAI wbai.org WPFW   wpfwfm.org/radio

Check out the Covid Race and Democracy website, Pacifica Covid 19 Task Force 

To learn more about the Pacifica Network, visit the website, Pacifica.org

Check out a couple of Ann Garrison’s favorite affiliate stations. KBOO in Portland and in Moscow Idaho KRFP

Also check out the Area 941 Podcast Zone on kpfa.org Register for the 41st Annual EcoFarm Conference online

Full Circle 01-01-2021 Hopes For The New Year

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This week we dive into the new year with you. On tonight’s show we’ll hear the voices of the newest First Voice Apprentices as they begin their studies and training to eventually take over the Full Circle mic. We’ll also get an update on the situation in Yemen from Dr. Aisha Jumaan of Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation and Jeham Hakim of the Yemeni Alliance Committee. Later we wrap up the show with our own Joy Moore and her thoughts going into the new year.

Links and information.

Follow these links for contact information and social media.

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Whoever saves a life is as if saved all Humanity

Email: Aisha@Yemenfoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/savealifeinyemen/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFtUXbWbjSowuFjBBZPpT8w?view_as=subscriber

Yemeni Alliance Committee

FB Flyer & event for the Jan 25th, Bay Area caravan: bit.ly/CaravanYEMEN 

YAC toolkit has a lot of info about the global day of action: https://bit.ly/EndYemenWarNow 

Yemeni Alliance Committee on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YACofCalifornia

Yemeni Alliance Committee invites you to a free virtual film screening of HUNGER WARD (by Oscar & Emmy nominated director Skye Fitzgerald) followed by a Zoom panel discussion on the crisis in Yemen on Saturday, January 16th 2:00-3:30PM EST-Wash DC / 7:00-8:30PM GMT-London. 

The panel discussion will include special guests U.S. Rep Ro Khanna (D-CA) and RT HON Andrew Mitchell (U.K. Member of Parliament) as well as other experts on the crisis. 

Go to https://gathr.us/screening/31710 to register for your free virtual ticket to the event. The Zoom meeting link for the panel discussion will be sent before the event.

Full Circle 12-18-2020 Holiday Music Mix

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show we wish you a Happy Holidays, as Full Circle steps into a holiday break we will hear some favorite Holiday tunes from a variety of genres, of course some Metal, some Punk, Hip Hop and R&B. And again we will be asking for a special holiday donation for this station kpfa. So keep it locked to KPFA.

Playlist and information.

Also make a donation to kpfa anytime at kpfa.org

No Presents For Christmas by King Diamond

God Rest Ye Weary Gentlemen Christmas Song by Dio

Run Run Rudolph by Lemmy Kilmister

Father Christmas by The Kinks

Merry Christmas I don’t Want To Fight Tonight by The Ramones

Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

It’s Gonna Be  Punk Rock Christmas This Year by The Ravens

A Christmas Song by Jethro Tull

Last Christma by Leslie Odam Jr. 

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto

Sleigh Ride by TLC

All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

Full Circle 12-11-2020 Laura Echegaray

Welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. On tonight’s show we will feature one of our star graduate apprentices, Laura echegaray. Laura is an educator, an artist and an all around great person. Tonight we will hear some of Laura’s original work from her first show and her time as an apprentice. We’ll also hear what she’s up to today. Creating beautiful upcycled art and jewelry and performing as a puppeteer. Laura is also a proud Puerto Rican and later she will give us an update on what’s happening in Puerto Rico concerning the coronavirus and also their recovery from the double hurricanes in 2017 Irma and Maria. All that and some great music tonight on Full Circle. I am your host tonight Freewillin Franklin. Keep it locked right here to kpfa.

Check out more from Laura Echegaray,

More of her art and jewelry on Instagram and Ebay

Also check out the Oakland Cottage Industry Virtual Gallery to see all the different artists and crafts.

More of her work with Handful Players. Her acting and puppetry in the Youtube video Looking Back Moving Forward: Past, Present, Future

See more from Handful Players on their Youtube Channel and websiteAlso make a donation to kpfa anytime at kpfa.org