Full Circle 02-17-2023 A Black Women’s History of the United States

(ICYMI) Tonight’s Full Circle, discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross.  In addition, sentient shiloh b plays excerpts of archived speeches and readings of Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ntozake Shange and Kathleen Cleaver from the Pacifica Radio Archives Voices that Changed the World Collection. All five women are contained in the powerful and important pages of A Black Women’s History of the United States because they all voice their visions of liberation, courageously resist, and assert their autonomy and authority in calling for social justice and how to achieve it.  Black Women musicians provide the soundtrack to accompany and amplify these freedom dreams and calls for collective liberation. Tracy Chapman, Seinabo Sey, Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Nina Simone, and Shelly Doty with Skip the Needle are heard in this hour.

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Beacon Press: A Black Women’s History of the United States

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution

Pacifica Radio Archives 

Seinabo Sey – I Owe You Nothing 

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Act now to protect our #FreedomToVote!

H.R.4 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021

Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)

Sassafrass: Ntozake Shange 

Andra Day – Rise Up [Official Music Video] [Inspiration Version]

Feeling Good – Nina Simone (1965)

Music Saves My Life: Skip the Needle 

Little Village Foundation 

Skip the Needle Flips the Script | East Bay Express | Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda 


Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation 

WATCH | Dr. Ramey and Dr. Gross Discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States

Patchy Sanders

Group 40 Kuumba Voces Apprentice Vika Aronson spoke with Sara Wilbur of the up and coming alternative folk band Patchy Sanders. Sara tells us her inspiration and influence as a musical artist, as well as how family and storytelling play a role in Patchy Sanders’ music.

Check out the extended version to hear even more from Sara and hear what Patchy has in store for us next!

“Other Worlds”

We are your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by the First Voice
Media Action Program. Tonights host Shora Zamani: “Tonight we’ve got some out of this world treats for you. And I mean literary “out of this world”. In the next hour I encourage you to put aside everyday worries and hurries and look up to the stars and wonder: is there anybody out there? We are lucky in the Bay Area to have a nonprofit organization, called the SETI institute. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Their mission is to do all the meticulous scientific research it takes to relieve us of our existential agony of wondering: are we alone in the cosmos? Our first guest, Senior Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak is a selfdescribed alien hunter. He will take us beyond hollywood movie cliches and provide an inside look into what he and and his colleagues are doing to search for communication from outer space. Later we’ll also hear from Dr. Douglas Vakoch who’s in charge of composing messages to aliens in case they get in touch…”

Host: Shora Zamani.


Cecilia at the controls!

Here is the link to our soundcloud!

If you’re interested to leave your own personal message for life out there, visit the Earth Speaks website at SETI.
You’ll find it at earthspeaks. You can find more about everything we’ve talked about today at seti.org.


Drugs and Addiction

Check out Joseph’s graduation show that focused on drugs and addiction. We heard a great tribute to Gary Webb and a touching piece from Freewillin’ Franklin. Joseph also gave us a glimpse into why he wanted to do this show and interviewed Jermey Daw, author of Weed the People: From the Founding Fiber to Forbidden Fruit. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Be sure to tune in next week for Sulayman’s graduation show tackling the issue of homelessness. 

Black Her-story

On this weeks show Bernard and Neal dipped back into black history and combined it with women’s history month, the result…some black women’s Herstory.

Women’s History



Shwanika and Neal hosted a show paying tribute to Women’s History month on March 22nd. This show featured works by Angelina and Neal, discussion of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a clip of Eve Ensler and a breakdown with our in studio guest Preeti Shekar, the Executive Director of Narika, of the pros and cons of her V-Day and 1 Billion Rising events. This was a truly thought provoking show.

Bernard’s Graduation Show!

On March 15th, Bernard hosted his graduation show featuring 4 black female authors. In this round table they talked about their books, what it takes to get published, and a ton of other things. It was definitely a great show!

Life on Earth: Denizens of Gaia

Check out Orca’s Full Circle graduation show from Friday, March 8th, Life on Earth: Denizens of Gaia. In it, Orca talks about Mother Earth, the creatures inhabiting it, and why we need to protect it.  He had some great pieces and also talked to Caroline Casey and Dr. Michio Kaku. It was a really great, thought provoking show.



Let us know what you thought! And be sure to tune in this Friday, March 15th for Bernard’s graduation show!

Fund Drive Episodes

Check out some clips from our recent fund drive episodes!

Here is an interview with Casa De Chocolates co-owner Amelia Gonzalez from our Valentine’s Day episode.


And here is a clip taken from the documentary “Chisholm 72,” which Neal and Bernard talked about on a Black History themed fund drive show.

Be sure to tune in on Friday, March 8th for Orca’s graduation show “Life on Earth: Denizens of Gaia”!