Full Circle 04-15-2022 The BAckyard Hideout

Tonight Full Circle joins in on the KPFA Birthday Celebration, yessssssss!!!!!! And while we’re at it. We will feature The Backyard Hideout, a live and online hang out that features and promotes new artists on the music scene and supports local grassroots  organizations. On tonight’s show we’ll hear some select tracks from The Backyard Hideout’s featured performances. We also hear from the founder and operator of The Backyard Hideout Kevin Mcmanimen. We’ll talk about his idea behind The Backyard Hideout and what he’s doing for new artists and local grassroots organizations. And of course. We will be asking for your support tonight as part of KPFA’s 73rd Birthday Celebration. All that tonight on Full Circle.  I am your host. Freewillin Franklin.

Music breaks from tonight                                                                                                   Johnnys Dead : https://www.facebook.com/SeeYaJohnny                                                          Ian Cowell : https://iancowell.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/neoncowell                         Sour Flower: https://sourflowermusic.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/SourFlowerMusic                                                           Red Tailed: https://redtailed.bandcamp.com/album/demo or https://www.facebook.com/redtailedtheband

The Backyard Hideout youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCef5FicjKdKvpqmkD8K3xoA                       facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBackyardHideout

Full Circle 04-08-2022; Joy Damiani

Tonight on Full Circle we will spend the hour with folk music artist, podcaster and military veteran Joy Damiani. On tonight’s show we’ll hear an interview with graduate Apprentice Sara Blanco and Joy Damiani as she speaks about music, the military, the recruitment of our children and of course war and peace. We also hear some of her music. We will close the show with an announcement of some upcoming events.


Check out Joy Damiani on 

Youtube  Joy Damiani – YouTube

The website http://joydamiani.com/

The “What The Folk: Podcast on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/whatthefolkpod

To find a veteran to come speak about the military at yout elementary or middle school contact ‘We Are Not Your Soldiers” at their website: https://www.wearenotyoursoldiers.org/

To get your free tickets to a poetic experience at the El Campanil Theater in Antioch visit their website at https://us.patronbase.com/_ElCampanilTheatre/Productions/R019/Performances

To learn more about the free Easter food giveaway in Antioch call 925-726-6922. The event starts at 1 p.m. at 611 West 9th Street in Antioch. 611 W 9th St

If you want to attend the launch party for the minister of information podcast it’s Saturday April 9th at Zanzi, at 5:30 p.m. 19 Grand Avenue Oakland California 

Full Circle 04-01-2022 Events In Antioch

Hey all, Tonight on FUll Circle we will feature some sounds recorded at recent events in Antioch. On tonight’s show we’ll hear voices from the Stop the Violence march and rally held in the Sycamore Corridor of Antioch. We also hear from the No Drilling Brentwood march and rally put together by youth leaders in Antioch and Brentwood along with the Sunflower Alliance


All the links and articles for No Drilling Contra Costa and Sunflower Alliance can be found here: https://linktr.ee/nodrillingcc

Learn more about the youth mentorship program 1 Hundred Years, on their website: https://www.1hundredyears.biz/

Follow Bonafide Sisterhood here: https://www.bonafidesisterhood.org/about

Follow City Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TamishaforAntioch


Audiopharmacy ‘Mama’

Creative Commons Hip Hop Instrumentals – Bassment FM

Full Circle 03-25-2022; Personal Stories

(ICYMI) Tonight’s show was all about personal stories. These  personal stories conveyed through interviews and  firsthand narration will give us some insights and thoughts of the person who may be standing next to or passing by us at any given time of the day. On tonight’s show we’ll hear how one man made it from  Michoacan Mexico to be my neighbor here in Antioch California . We also hear the reflections of author, Arif Katib,  recalling a recent trip to the midwest as he traveled to speak about his book “In The Shadows of Obscurity”  and his new film, “Because They Believed”. Later we’ll hear from kpfa mailroom employee Josh Elwood and First Voice graduate Sonja Tyesi. And we will close out the show with some sounds from outside the Contra Costa County  Superior court and District Attorneys office in Martinez as family members react to the sentencing of  former Co Co County sheriff and Danville police officer Andrew Hall to 6 years  for the 2018 killing of Luademere Arboleda


To follow the community organization Conscious Contra Costa, just click on this link, https://www.facebook.com/ConsciousCoCoCounty

Check out Arif Katib’s book “In The Shadows of Obscurity: https://bookshop.org/books/in-the-shadow-of-obscurity-toiling-in-a-reluctant-society/9798696250878

Visit “Just Armour” at their website justarmour.org or follow them on Facebook at justarmour


To hear the music from the story by Arif Katib, search Mr Snooze on Youtube or follow the link below

Acoustic Guitar Instrumental Background Music for Videos I No Copyright Music

Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/kUZTWj2Lxo0

License: Creative Commons 

To hear the music from the interview with Josh Elwood search for Lakey Inspired on youtube or follow the links below.

LAKEY INSPIRED I Mixtape I Ambient, Chillhop, Lofi I No Copyright Background Music

[Insert Title] by LAKEY INSPIRED https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired

Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/daEB_50JyLM

License: Creative Commons — CC BY-SA 3.0 https://goo.gl/1uPfiz

TO hear the music from the migration story of Silvino Acula. Search Conjunto de Arpa Grande Arpex, or follow the link below.

Full Circle 3-11-22: Yoni Ki Baat

Yoni Ki Baat was developed in 2003 by South Asian Sisters, a non-profit collective of South Asian women based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has been performed throughout the United States and around the world.

Tonight’s Full Circle gives an International Women’s Day shout out to the Yoni Ki Baat by sharing some of their stories and poetic musings. Additionally, collective members, including co-founder Sapna Shahani, are interviewed by then First Voice Director Amelia Gonzalez-Garcia and apprentice in training, Pema Chogkhan, of Group 23, Kiva.

Full Circle 03-18-2022; part 1 rona reflections & queer Resilience

(ICYMI) Here’s the Replay. Tonight’s Full Circle, Hosted by sentient shiloh b, AKA DJ Loh is part one of Rona Reflections, which includes six different queer voices: Phillip L. Hammack a sociologist, Jessica Tracy a psychotherapist, Victoria Heilweil a feminist artist, a cultural producer, Victorian Montaño an Indigi Queer interdisciplinary artist, and Nicole Gervacio a social justice media maker and dancer reflecting on queer resilience, revalations, and revolution.  As well as what we need to bring forward into 2022.  This queering of time and space provided by Ms. Rona and her cousins is nowhere near over (which will only occur once the entire world is vaccinated) and we must evolve.  

COVID 19 instituted a global pause which led many to reexamine, rethink, and redefine relationships in most if not all aspects of living.  And what the world needs is healing and transformation.  If we reflect, remember and redefine what is possible based on socially just priorities we will shift and transform culture into a more democratic and inclusive society. We must remember these insights and use them to redesign social structures and systems emanating from a foundation of repair and care.  


Jessica Tracy is a psychotherapist and faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her areas of interest include: queer wellness and identity, complex trauma, and the collective unconscious as it pertains to power dynamics and social systems. you can find out more by visiting her https://www.jessicatracytherapy.com/ 

Jessica Tracy

Victoria Montaño (all pronouns are welcome)  is a first generation, two-spirit, Yoe’me (yaqui), Mexikah, interdisciplinary artist born and raised in the village of Huchiun. Present day known as Oakland, CA. Victoria is a po-scholar, storyteller and land steward with Sogorea te’ Land Trust. Victoria’s work focuses on Indigenous solidarity across false man made borders, land rematriation and the reawakening of ancestral knowledge, etc. 

Victoria Montaño



Victoria Mara Heilweil is a feminist, lens-based artist and curator. she creates archives of the everyday to highlight and value ordinary human experience. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally, including the De Young Museum, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, University Art Gallery at California State Chico, and the Minneapolis Photo Center. Her photographs are included in collections at Cornell University, Center for Photography at Woodstock and CMPC/Sutter Health Van Ness Hospital in San Francisco. Heilweil holds a Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. 

Victoria Heilweil


Phillip L. Hammack is a professor, author, and consultant who specializes in gender and sexual identity diversity. He has published widely in the social sciences and received numerous awards for his research. Hammack’s forthcoming book is titled Radical Authenticity: the 21st Century Revolution in Gender, Sexuality & Relationships (contracted with Oxford University Press). He is Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.

Phillip L. Hammack


we rise is a collective of artists who use multimedia, digital and live productions to challenge audiences to think critically about the systems that oppress us all, and use art to inspire active solidarity. As creatives, we craved a platform to share out the brilliance and bravery of our loved ones. We needed a space where process is just as important as product, where relationships and visions are tended with respect and care. It is rare to be able to gather together and create with integrity and genuine inspiration. This is our greatest aspiration, to nurture a culture of life-changing creativity.


Nicole Gervacio is an interdisciplinary artist based in occupied Ohlone land, Huchiun, commonly known as Oakland, California. a queer 1st gen Pilipinx American, her roots originate from Luzon & the Visayan Islands across the Pacific. Nicole uses various methods & mediums depending on the inspiration, from visual work, to movement, to words, and thrives in collaborative collective-minded communities. She navigates life with ancestors & future generations in mind.

Catherine Petru (aka Cat) is a queer, jewish cultural producer, whose roots extend to the Iberian Peninsula, Czech Replublic, Rrance, Holand, and places unknown. She loves stories, collaborative visioning, and while she appreciates digital technology for its ability to connect us and expand our awareness, she would rather be outside. She’s co-founder and co-director of we rise production, and associate producer at a kids company about.

you have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world and you have to do it all the time – Angela Davis

liberation spring Anjali Lynn Nath Upadhyay 

I began each interview asking everyone to gently close your eyes and notice your breath and think back to march 13th 2020.  Can you remember what it was like for you? What were you thinking, feeling doing the first few days of quarantine?   And then a few weeks in and a few months into it? How did you respond? What did you notice? what comes up when you feel into that memory?

Pleach out to share your stories: sburton@kpfa.org  for part two of rona reflections. 

DJ Loh
aka sentient shiloh b.

Full Circle 03-04-03-2022; Bell Hooks Soundtrack

(ICYMI) Here’s the Replay. Tonight’s Full Circle, Hosted by Sentient Shiloh B, AKA DJ Loh is a soundtrack/mixtape inspired by and created from the main ideas in  Bell Hooks’ All About Love: New Visions Published In 2000. It is one of my favorite books of all time and was written by recently transitioned writer, scholar, thinker and cultural activist Bell Hooks. Rest in Power. And is the first book in her trilogy on love.  

All About Love: New Visions. The lyrics in each of the songs I play tonight revolve around love as a verb and ask the question what would society and our relationships actually look like, sound like and be if we lived according to love? – If we designed systems from a foundation of love and behaved as if we cared more for people and health than property and greed –what Bell Hooks calls a “love ethic”, the world would look very different.

Tonight’s Playlist:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?159620-1/all-love-visions  bell hooks in her own words. 

https://www.shondaland.com/inspire/books/a14418770/tough-love-with-bell-hooks/ interview with bell hooks 


Nina Simone Do I Move You?  1967 From the Album Nina Simone Sings the Blues on RCA Records 

Nina Simone – Do I Move You (Audio) 

Stevie Wonder I Was Made to Love Her 1967 from album with same name released on Tamla Label Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her 

Al Green Simply Beautiful 1972 from the Album I’m Still in Love With You on Hi Records Al Green – Simply Beautiful  

Roy Ayers Love will bring us back together 1979 on the Fever Album from Polydor Records

Roy Ayers – Love Will Bring Us Back Together (1979)  

 Sade The Sweetest Taboo 1985 on the Promise record from Portrait Records 4:37

Sade – The Sweetest Taboo – Official – 1985 

Meshell Ndgeocello I’m Diggin’ You (Like an Old Soul Record) 1993 on Plantation Lullabies from Maverick Records   4:25 can be shortened if need be….

I’m Diggin’ You (Like an Old Soul Record) 

Anthony Hamilton Mama Knew Love 2003 on Comin’ From Where I’m From on So So Def Records  Mama Knew Love  

Leela James Soul Food 2005 A Change is Gonna Come from Warner Records 

Soul Food”, Leela James  

Meshell Ndgeocello Body from Comfort Woman Album released 2003 on Maverick Records again Body  

Mos Def The Panties 2004 on the Album The New Danger released on Geffen Records 


John Legend All of Me 2013 from the Love is the Future Album on GOOD & Columbia Records 

John Legend – All of Me (Official Video)  

Ella Mai Boo’d Up on the Ella Mae Album released on in 2018

Ella Mai – Boo’d Up  Janelle Monea Make me Feel from 2018 on Dirty Computer released on Bad Boy and Atlantic Records Make Me Feel – Janelle Monáe (Clean Version)

Full Circle 02-25-2022 Black Musicians

(ICYMI) On tonight’s Full Circle Black History Month show we will look to the inspiration fostered by Black  musicians. Many genres including Jazz, Blues, hip-hop were given birth from the souls of Black artists. Tonight our Apprentice Cadre chooses music that has been personally inspirational to them. We’ll also here how to get your own copy of your talk from Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh recorded right here in Huichin aka Berkeley.  miss m is your host Tonight.  

Full Circle 02-18-2022; Black History, Pardon Marcus Garvey!

(Late Post ICYMI) Last Friday’s Full Circle, graduate apprentice Theodora Adkins brought us a Black History lesson on Marcus Garvey. She shared her insight along with archival audio, commentary, some great music and an update on the movement for a Pardon of Marcus Garvey from president Joe Biden. All that on Full Circle on KPFA.

You Tube Archives

Henry Louis Gates’ Black History in 2 Minutes or Less-Marcus Garvey 

Malcolm X Discussing Black Nationalism 

Rare 1921 Marcus Garvey Recording

John Henrik Clarke – The Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey’s Fight with W.E.B Dubois and the NAACP

Bob Marley on Marcus Garvey 

Malcolm X on Marcus Garvey 

MLK-Malcolm X-Marcus Garvey on Economic Empowerment 

Democracy Now-Marcus Garvey’s Son Asks Obama to Pardon Marcus Garvey

Descendents of Marcus Garvey Ask Biden to Pardon Marcus Garvey 

Nana Akufo Addo, President of Ghana Celebrates Marcus Garvey Movement and Welcomes Diaspora Home

Dr. Greg Carr Remembering Marcus Garvey’s Words About Reading and Studying 


Nas- Ultra Black Featuring Hit Boy 

Bob Marley & The wailers – Redemption Song 

Mos Def – Umi Says 

The Five Stairsteps – O-o-h Child 

Full Circle 02-11-2022 Joyful Expression

(ICYMI) Our latest show is all about joyful expression, laughter in particular. First, we hear why people think it’s important to keep on laughing. We’ll introduce you to two renowned African American women comedians, Moms Mabley and Aya Deleon. Also we’ll hear clips from an original comedy show produced by Full Circle  apprentices from 2011. Felix Lee reflects on animal emotions and laughter then Taishi & Irene share some of their own jokes and favorite Hari Kondabolu clips, a very funny conscious comedian.  Finally, Full Circle producer and First Voice Graduate and co-host tonight, Joy Moore, shares her story-telling skills at the Women’s Visionary Conference in Oakland, CA in 2019. All that and some music to help us be happy! We’re your hosts, Sharon Peterson, group 43, Drylongso Rising and Joy Moore, In La Kesh group 20 all that tonight on Full Circle.

Music from tonight’s show:

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy (Official Music Video)

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Video)

Black History (It’s Yours) | Black History Month Rap Anthem | Animated Music Video

Griot B – Medieval West Africa (Black History Rap)

Moms Mabley videos from the Smothers Brothers and The Ed Sullivan Show:

Moms Mabley – Comedian (1967)

Old Men (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, April 26, 1970)