2019 Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow

Come out and support the 27th Annual Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow on October 12, 2019 at the ML King Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California. Full Circle will be there on remote to broadcast the event!!

 

Berkeley was the first American city to establish an Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day, after indigenous groups and supporters came together to successfully urge City Council to establish the holiday. Since then, numerous cities and two states across the country now have their own holidays honoring indigenous communities. Columbus Day remains a national holiday, however, and cities such as Cincinnati have recently rejected proposals to establish Indigenous Peoples Days.

Full Circle 10-4-19 Till Infinity Souls of Mischiefs

Tonight we bring you the documentary film, “Till Infinity” created by Bay Area filmmaker, creative multimedia artist Shomari Smith, who joined us in the studio. The film features Bay Area Rap/ Hip Hop crew souls of Mischief AKA as Hieroglyphics as told by interviews with the crew and other hip hop artists, DJ’s and producers.

Thanks to all that donated during this special KPFA Full Circle Fund Drive Show.

First Voice Apprenticeship would like to extend a special thanks to Juan’s Place, 941 Carleton Street in Berkeley, Trader Joe’s 1885 University Avenue in Berkeley for their generous food donations for our First Voice Apprentice Group 43 Graduation last week. We’d also like to thank Fast Imaging Print Shop for their generosity.

 

View the Till Infinity film trailer

Donate to KPFA and get the film “Till Infinity” Souls Of Mischief Celebrate 93 Till Infinity or any KPFA gear.

Connect with Shomari Smith on social media.

IG  @shomari7832

Connect with his film @tillinfinitydoc

Connect with Hieroglyphics on IG @soulsofmischief

 

Thank you Drylongso Rising

We were so blessed to be able to get to meet and work with some of the coolest people on the planet. Good luck out in the world and congratulations on your graduation. It has been my pleasure to travel this road for 2 years with you.. Steve Grevious, Kendall Crakow,  Mari Nakagawa, Aria Moshirian and  Sharon Peterson.

 

Full Circle 9-27-19 The Shadow & Stevie G

 

Good Evening and Welcome to “Full Circle

on Tonight’s Show:

Stevie “G” takes a first hand retrospective on the nemesis of crime, the purveyor of terror to the underworld… The Shadow…. the shadow had its inaugural show on 9.26.37 and it last aired 12.26.52, spanning 15 years. yesterday (… 82 years ago) was the date of the sunrise of a hero of yet another round of tough times in Urban America,

much like today!!!. should the shadow… ride again!?!?!

We will also hear some music from the Soul Mechanix

Up Next…. On Full Circle… Stay With Us

FULL CIRCLE SCRIPT 09-20-19 BAY AREA NATIVE AMERICAN TWO SPIRITS

 

 

GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “FULL CIRCLE

ON TONIGHT’S SHOW:

FOCUSES ON THE NATIVE AMERICAN TWO-SPIRIT COMMUNITY. THE BAY AREA AMERICAN INDIAN TWO-SPIRITS, KNOWN AS BAAITS, DEFINE TWO-SPIRIT AS “THE COMMONLY SHARED NOTION AMONG MANY NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES THAT SOME INDIVIDUALS NATURALLY POSSESSED AND MANIFESTED BOTH A MASCULINE AND FEMININE SPIRITUAL QUALITIES.

THE SHOW WILL FEATURE A VARIETY OF TWO-SPIRIT VOICES, POETRY, DRUMMING AND SONG DRAWN FROM A PERFORMANCE BY BAAITS THAT WAS PART OF THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA’S QUEER CALIFORNIA

WE’LL ALSO HEAR IN INTERVIEW I DID WITH ROGER KUHN, A BAAITS MEMBER AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST. AS A PH. D CANDIDATE IN HUMAN SEXUALITY, HIS WORK FOCUSES ON TWO-SPIRIT CONCEPTS OF LOVE.

ALL THAT TONIGHT … ON “FULL CIRCLE” … STAY TUNED!

The Tupac Tribute Show 9-13-19

 

This is the “All Eyes On Him: The Tupac Tribute Show,” on Full Circle and tonight, we celebrate the legendary, the iconic, Grammy nominated rapper, actor, fashionista, and freedom fighter. Today marks 23 years since his death; he would be 49 if he was alive today. At 25 years old, Tupac did more for the culture and the music than most do in a much longer lifetime.

On tonight’s show, we’ll honor and celebrate the legend along with his music. We’ll hear some of the poetry he wrote and we’ll talk with Gregg Bridges, of Transitions on Traditions, and Ricky Vincent, of The History of Funk about the legacy of Tupac.

Full Circle 09-06-19 Oakland International Film Festival

Tonight’s show is all about the upcoming Oakland International Film Festival! We will have a conversation with the festival’s founder, David Roach, to discuss the films, the festival’s history and mission and creative infrastructure. Other guests tonight are filmmakers Bennie Mitchell and Jamel Lajuan. Stay tuned.

To find out more about the films at the Oakland International Film Festival – check out their website:

Check out the trailer to Iron Grit.

Click here to learn more about the film, It Is Well.

 

Full Circle 08-30-19 What’s Happening With Our Unhoused Brothers and Sisters

On tonight’s show, we will take a look at what is happening to and for our unhoused brothers and sisters in Antioch, California. Tonight, we’re having a conversation between Homeless Advocates and members of the Antioch City Council discussing treatment of the homeless by the Antioch Police Department.

We will also learn about “Stand Down on the Delta 2019”, a four-day event designed to get struggling and veterans in need of critical assistance the services they need.

All that, tonight on Full Circle.

To learn more about or Register for “Stand Down On The Delta 2019” Follow the links below:

To volunteer as civilian or service provider visit the Delta Veterans Group website

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT: At The Nor Cal Stand Downs website.

Or any V.A. office in the Bay Area.

OAKLAND

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN JOSE

Follow Stand Down On The Delta 2019 on Facebook

Follow Council member Lamar Thorpe and Mayor Pro Tem Joy Motts on Facebook

Full Circle 8-23-19 Aftermath of the OUSD Strike & School Closures

On tonight’s show, we will delve into a discussion of the state of affairs within the Oakland Unified School District. It has been nearly 6 months since Oakland teachers went on strike to protest deplorable conditions within our public schools. Now at the start of a new school year, we ask what, if anything has changed since the strike. Our guests tonight are educators, Fatima Salahuddin and Acacia Woods-Chan; in the studio to give our listeners an inside prospective on public education and OEA – Teachers Union discussions. Stay tuned.

 

https://oaklandea.org/

https://www.ousd.org/

https://www.seiu1021.org/oakland-unified-school-district

 

Full Circle 08-16-2019 Healing Stories

Good evening everyone and welcome to Full Circle your cultural affairs radio magazine. This show is written, produced, and recorded by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program in Huichin, Occupied Ohlone territory, also known to colonizers as the Bay Area.

Tonight’s broadcast is the first show in a series focused on healing racialized trauma in the Black American Community, today, you will hear an authentic conversation I recently had with: Debbie Hailu, program coordinator for “Telling our Stories” at Healthy Black families in Berkeley and Denzel Herrera-Davis, CEO/founder of Cr8 The Space in Oakland and creator of the “2ME4U” events. On tonight’s show, we’ll discuss some of the negative impacts Black People undergo from living in a racialized society, the healing power of Black people telling their stories in their own voices & their local Bay Area organizations that provide platforms for Black people to work out some of their trauma.

 

 

HEALTHY BLACK FAMILIES

BLACK WOMEN’S WRITING CIRCLE AUGUST 16, 2019 BOOK LAUNCH

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE BLACK WOMEN’S WRITING CIRCLE BOOKS 

CR8 THE SPACE

2ME4U

SPIRITHAUS GALLERY

EMOTIONAL EMANCIPATION

WEATHERING THEORY

CHANGES IN INFANT MORTALITY RATES OF AFRICAN FEMALE IMMIGRANTS AFTER LIVING IN THE U.S.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WEATHERING THEORY