Full Circle 6.22.18 We Rise — Too Legit to Quit Changemakers & Immigration Family Separation




Tonight we feature a special broadcast you normally only hear on KPFB. Yes B, or some may listen online on KPFA’s new podcast site… either way we have a special treat for you…

On tonight’s show:

We’ll hear the latest episode of “We Rise,” a podcast born out of the First Voice Apprenticeship program and KPFA.

In this episode, we hear the voices of kids from Ms. T’s Lupine classroom from Urban Montessori School in Oakland.

And we’ll hear a mash-up of sounds from this week’s news on the immigration battle for dignity.
All that and more tonight on Full Circle.




TOMORROW!  RALLY at Justin Herman Plaza at The Embrarcader0 in San Francisco, Saturday, June 23, 10:00am to 11:30pm.


Find your local protest, and updates, here

EMAILS:  Please send to 2 contractors who are coordinating child prison camps:

1) MVM, Inc.



2) General Dynamics

General Dynamics’ PR Team














PBS:  Executive Order (full text)

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Full Circle 06-15-18 Father’s Day Music Show

Tonight’s show features voices from yesterday’s Families Belong Together rally at El Cerrito Plaza. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, we at First Voice Media dedicate this show to parents separated from their children- not by choice- but by force. By bars and borders. Join hosts Mari Nakagawa and Kendall Crakow for music, resistance, and a ticket giveaway for BACHATANightz-Berkeley Edition at Ashkenaz!



Oakland: If you are in Oakland and want to celebrate the 11th annual Juneteenth in The Town, check out this website. This event will be June 23rd. The Full Circle crew will be there setting up to record interviews at noon… If you there, stop on by and see us.

Berkeley: The South Berkeley Juneteenth Festival will be celebrated on Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Events include African drumming, jazz, blues, gospel and a two-on-two basketball tourney. Free. Click here for more info.

Richmond: The Juneteenth Parade is an annual event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, followed by a family festival from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Nicholl Park, 32nd and MacDonald. Free admission; www.ci.richmond.ca.us/427/Festivals.

Vallejo: The 30th annual Juneteenth Festival, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (behind the JFK Library), Vallejo. Health screenings, exhibits, essay contest winners. Click here for more info.

Antioch: Antioch will celebrate it’s 2nd Juneteenth in three years. The hope is this will become an annual event now being organized by Ruah Community Outreach. This will take place at the Prewett Community Park, 4701 Lone Tree way in Antioch… and runs from 11am to 430 pm. For more information please call (925) 787-4827

Pittsburg: Don’t Miss! Souljahs 9th Annual Pittsburg Juneteenth Celebration & LMCHD Healthcare Fair Saturday June 16th – Noon to 6:00pm Pittsburg City Park – Corner of Railroad Ave & Civic Ave Grand Cultural Celebration Gospel Hour Children’s Area For more information visit the website

San Jose: This will be the city’s 37th annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival. The event will run from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, Admission is free before 1 p.m. and all day for kids; entrance after 1 p.m. costs $10. Click here for more info.

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Full Circle 6.8.18: Shades of Other — Part 1 (Racial Identity and Law Enforcement)


Tonight we begin a series of discussions called, “Shades of Other.”  Each episode we will revisit different aspects of life, beginning with America and our racial identity.

On tonight’s show we will discuss …

  • Recent news and the rash of police being called on P.O.C. just for doing everyday things … bar-b-quein’ … waiting at a table … even sleeping on a couch.
  • Then we’ll get a bit more in-depth with family therapist, Ms. Monika Scott-Davis.
  • And we will have some thoughts from our three-person panel … myself, Steve Grevious (Stevie “G”), my co-host Aria Moshirian, and graduate Apprentice, Junior Jackson.

All that tonight … on Full Circle.


Michael Eric Dyson

Video:  Monika Scott-Davis (Abundant Life Therapy Center)

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Full Circle 6.1.18: TURN OUT THE VOTE


  • Learn a bit about California’s “Top Two” primary process …
  • Hear about  voter suppression … and what can be done to stop it …
  • We celebrate the influx of women candidates in the 2018 state primaries and upcoming midterm elections.
  • And … focus on the importance of voting, even (perhaps especially?) in our deeply flawed system.


2018 Summary of Women Candidates — Center for American Women at Rutgers

ACLU — Fighting Voter Suppression

League of Women Voters (Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville)

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

MapLight:  Donations Sources for Campaigns

Oakland Rising

Organizing for Action

Voters’ Edge


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Full Circle 5.25.18: Community Violence Solutions and Resource Fair


Tonight we showcase some community resources that are available to you.

On tonight’s show we’ll hear …

  • Interviews from the recent Resource Fair in Antioch …
  • Music performed live from the Resource Fair by First Voice graduate Apprentice Da’vid de la Gran …
  • And finally, we will hear from latest KPFA First Voice’s latest community hero …

All that tonight … on Full Circle.


If you or a friend or a loved one have been the victim of sexual assault, violence or sex trafficking and are seeking help, please contact Community Violence Solutions through the website or call the Rape Crisis Hotline at 1.800.670.7273.  You can also reach the Antioch office directly at 925.706.4290.

For domestic violence, elder or child abuse (including dating violence), please contact:

S.T.A.N.D. For Families Free of Violence, or, for assistance and resources, call the crisis line at 888.215.5555.

Family Justice Center about domestic violence and elder or child abuse, including dating violence and sex trafficking.

For mental health, addiction or homelessness issues — please contact Recovery Innovations, now known as RI International or La Clinica De La Raza Behavioral Health And Saint Vincent De Paul.

For assistance with children and parenting – please contact:

Co.Co.Kids, First Five California, Brighter Beginnings in Antioch,

LGBTQ Empowerment Support group, please contact the Center for Human Development or meet at the Antioch Location 301 West 10th Street in Downtown Antioch, 4:30 -6:30 pm every Wednesday, for ages 14-20 years old. The Antioch office number is 925.753.1004, ext.102, or email Kevin directly at kevinm@chd-prevention.org.

For medical dental and optometry – please contact these organizations:

La Clínica De La Raza , Saint Vincent De Paul.  For families — try Brighter Beginnings in Antioch.

For healthy foods and food assistance – please contact:

Saint Vincent De Paul

Fresh Approach


If you are or have experienced discrimination in regards to housing, please contact Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO), by phone at 855.ASK.ECHO or if you’re in Contra Costa County contact the Antioch office directly at 925.732.3919.

For any information on the services of the Contra Costa County Library, please check out their website.

Live music from the resource was performed by La Gran Puchica … check out their Facebook Page.

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Full Circle 5.18.18: Marcus Shelby and Voices That Changed the World

Tonight we bring you the musical stylings of Bay Area jazz artists Marcus Shelby and the Marcus Shelby Orchestra.

Along with sounds from “Voices That Changed the World” an audio collection of some of the most revolutionary, progressive and thought-provoking people we have featured on KPFA and the Pacifica network …

On tonight’s show we’ll …

  • Feature the music of Marcus Shelby and discuss the influence of civil rights in his work.
  • We’ll also hear voices from civil rights heroes and sheroes from the collection.
  • Finally we will be asking for your support for KPFA and, of course, the First Voice Apprenticeship Program.

All that tonight on Full Circle.


Marcus Shelby


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Full Circle 5.11.18: Rethink Your Drink

On tonight’s show, you will hear all about water.  The state’s “Rethink Your Drink” campaign promotes and emphasizes the importance of drinking water for good health from 2 community groups who are working to get us all to “Rethink Our Drink” and drink water instead of sugar sweetened beverages.


The Ecology Center – Youth Environmental Academy

Healthy Black Families – Thirsty for Change! Program

City of Berkeley’s Rethink Your Drink

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