Circle A Radio

Circle A covers local, national and international issues, focusing on the voices of communities who, for political reasons, are not allowed a voice in the mainstream media.

For more information email us, or continue to the Audio Tab to listen to our past shows.

 

Circle A Radio is also currently broadcast on KRFP, 92.5 fm in Moscow, Idaho at 11:30 am Saturdays (http://www.radiofreemoscow.org), and also on WPRR 1680 AM a Pacifica affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We broadcast Saturdays at noon, 8pm and over night Sunday at 4am.  (http://www.publicrealityradio.org)

Episode Archive

Circle A Radio on 02/15/12

Air date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The Congo and Exploitation of Resources

Tonight on Circle a Radio, we talk about conflict minerals, the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations and multinational corporations continue to play in the exploitation of the resources of Africa.

We hear from many, including

  • Kambale Musavuli, a spokesperson and student coordinator for Friends of the Congo,
  • Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu, a radio reporter, and founder of South Kivu's Association of Women Journalists, and
  • Aaron Hall, from The Enough Project.

Circle A Radio on 09/21/11

Air date: 
Wed, 09/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Anniversaries: Attica, Magdalene Asylums, and James Chasse.

Anniversaries give us an excuse to reflect on where we have come from, and where we would like to go, and to reflect on our values. The mainstream media and government used the commemorations of 9/11, for example, to remind us to be afraid and to promote the “war on terror”. Tonight on Circle A Radio we look at other anniversaries in September, to remind ourselves of the importance of struggle, fighting injustice, and continuing the work we do. We will remember the Attica Rebellion which began on September 9, 1971, the closing of the last of the Magdalene Asylums in Ireland on September 25, 1996, and the killing of James Chasse by law enforcement officers on September 17, 2006 in Portland.

Circle A Radio on 06/01/11

Air date: 
Wed, 06/01/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Outside In Guerilla Theatre Media Project

Tonight Circle A Radio is showcasing  peer education media pieces produced by the Guerilla Theatre youth group from Outside In. We'll talk about HIV and STI transmition, how to make informed choices, and the importance of communication and peer education.

Circle A Radio on 01/05/11

Air date: 
Wed, 01/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The Rural Organizing Project at 18


Tonight Circle A Radio will air interviews recorded during the Roots and Wings Celebration of the Rural
Organizing Project. We included about 2/3rds of people who participated in the interviews, talking about the beginnings of ROP, how different individuals came across ROP and how it has effected their organizing or their lives, and some anecdotal snippets about the marches, the caucuses,  the demonstrations, and other events that ROP has helped them with, across the state over the past 18 years.
 

Circle A Radio on 10/06/10

Air date: 
Wed, 10/06/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with the Fire Frashour Campaign

We interview a few representatives from the Fire Frashour Campaign. The campaign is calling for the dismissal of officer Ron Frashour, who fatally shot the unarmed Aaron Campbell in January, 2010. The campaign is also calling for the firing of any police officer involved in a fatal shooting.


The campaign calls specifically for:
“The firing of Officers Frashour, Humphreys, Walters and all other killer cops --including those responsible for the death of Keaton Otis; open contract negotiations between the City of Portland and the Portland Police Association; an end to mandatory arbitration in the Portland Police Association contract.”

Circle A Radio on 09/15/10

Air date: 
Wed, 09/15/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Raize the Walls Conference

Tongiht we talk to Lydia Anne Bartholow, one of the organizers of the Raize the Walls Mini Conference, and Ed Mead, a member of the George Jackson Brigade, about the importance of supporting Political Prisoners.

 

Circle A Radio on 08/04/10

Air date: 
Wed, 08/04/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
A Show on Marilyn Buck, Carlos Alberto Torres, and other political prisoners.

Tonight on Circle A Radio we celebrate the release of Marilyn Buck and Carlos Alberto Torres from their long prison sentences. We also talk about the state of political prisoners in the U.S., and we mourn the passing of Puerto Rican Freedom Fighter, and former political prisoner, Lolita Lebron.

Circle A Radio on 07/07/10

Air date: 
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Summer Reading Program

Tonight we talk to info shop volunteers, printers, publishers, authors, activists and anarchists about their summer reading!

Circle A Radio on 05/19/10

Air date: 
Wed, 05/19/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Take Back the Land National Month of Action

This month, local organizations all over the country are taking action as part of the national Take Back the Land movement.  Local Action Groups are educating, organizing and taking direct action to support families facing eviction; to open empty, foreclosed homes for people without housing; to assert the right to occupy vacant government properties and land, and to demand that those forced to leave their long time communities have the right to return.

Circle A Radio on 05/05/10

Air date: 
Wed, 05/05/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Rose City Antifa talks about the rise in Portland Neo Nazi Activity

March 27th in Downtown Portland a well known anti racist activist was shot in an assassination attempt by local neo Nazis . In Vancouver BC the house of an anti racist activist was bombed after he had organized a rally in March that drew hundreds of anti-Nazi protestors, and was in response to a planned white supremacy, neo-Nazi rally that never materialized. 

Tonight on Circle A Radio, we’ll discuss the current rise in fascist activity,  the history of aggressive racism in Portland and resistance to it with Alicia, a member of the Portland chapter of Anti Racist Action. We’ll also hear from one of the founders of the ARA, which began in Minneapolis.
 

Audio

UK Rising

program date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/02/01/black-activists-rising-against-the-cuts/

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

  • Length: 57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

California Prison Hunger Strike

program date: 
Wed, 08/03/2011

We bring you an update on the historic California Prison Hunger Strike. We interview prison activist Sam Paige, and Betty, whos husband is currently in the Security Housing Unit of the Pelican Bay .State Prison in Crescent City, California.

  • Length: 57:56 minutes (53.04 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Life During Wartime #6 - The Troubles

program date: 
Mon, 07/25/2011

After a vicious attack this weekend by the Seattle police on a house party of anarchists, we were requested to repost this audio documentary about the house party that was viciously attacked by the Portland police in March, 2001.

Bail money is being collected.

Paypal: seattlelegaldefense@gmail.com

  • Length: 55:02 minutes (50.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Restorative Listening

program date: 
Wed, 07/20/2011

Celeste Carey and Judith Mowry are co-founders of the Restorative Listening Project. The restorative listening project is a monthly forum that uses story telling to create a greater understanding of gentrification in North and NE Portland. The Restorative Listening Project is based on the principles of Restorative Justice which says that only when those most impacted are heard, acknowledged and efforts have been made to repair the harm can the community be made whole again.We’ll listen to an interview with Celeste Carey and Judith Mowry, conducted by Arlie Sommer, recorded at the Voices of Portland event hosted by the Dil Pickle club on May 26th,. 2011. We’ll also hear from Noni Cause and Pastor Don Fraizer, from recordings made at Restorative Listening Sessions. 

 

  • Length: 58:46 minutes (53.8 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Outside In Guerilla Theatre Media Project

program date: 
Wed, 06/01/2011

Tonight Circle A Radio is again collaborating wth the Guerilla Theatre youth group from Outside In. We are showcasing  peer education media pieces about HIV and STI transmition, how to make informed choices, the importance of communication and peer education, and more.

If you are interested in hearing our the first show produced by Guerilla Theatre youth, go to http://kboo.fm/node/26183.

We included clips from the  the "Life of Youth" films. You can view them at from, the link is
http://www.youtube.com/user/CHATpdx
clips were shared from Needle Exchange Saves Lives
http://www.youtube.com/user/CHATpdx#p/u/7/knJFoyRuN7k, and VD
http://www.youtube.com/user/CHATpdx#p/u/2/cSv0RsgdMtI

Guerilla Theatre and KBOO will produce another show together in the Fall.

Rural Organizing Project in Bend

program date: 
Wed, 05/18/2011

The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon.  On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.

  • Length: 58:43 minutes (53.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Keaton Otis Memorial

program date: 
Fri, 05/06/2011

Keaton Otis was shot and killed by Portland police on May 12, 2010, after a routine traffic stop at Northeast 6th and Halsey in Portland. He was 25. Tonight on Circle A Radio we’ll talk with Fred Bryant, father of Keaton Otis, and Geoff, part of Fred’s support network, about the upcoming anniversary of Keaton’s death, and the memorial to celebrate his life. Stay tuned.

  • Length: 36:05 minutes (33.04 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Elaine Brown

program date: 
Wed, 04/20/2011

Tonight on Circle A Radio, we feature the former Chairman of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown.  Brown is author of the books “A Taste of Power” and “The Condemnation of Little B”.  She’s the cofounder of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice and The National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform.  She’s also on the Committee to free Chip Fitzgerald.   She regularly lectures at colleges and universities around the country on “New Age Racism in America”.  A long time prisoner advocate, Elaine Brown was a close advisor to prisoners who took part in the historic prison strikes in Georgia this past December.  Here is her keynote speech from the opening night of The Counter Counter Insurgency Convergence, which took place at Reed College, April 8th thru the 10th, 2011.

  • Length: 58:05 minutes (23.27 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

Reproductive Justice

program date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011

On this show, we talk about reproductive rights and reproductive justice, with three long-time activists.  Judith Arcana is an author, teacher, and member of the Chicago underground service that helpled women and girls obtain safe abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure.  Toni Bond Leonard is President and CEO of Black Women for Reproductive Justice, and a member of the Trust Black Women coalition, who are currently fighting a racist anti-choice billboard campaign.  Michelle Stranger-Hunter is the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-choice Oregon.

For more information, listen to the show and check out:

www.juditharcana.com

www.bwrj.org

www.prochoiceoregon.org

Links to support the bowl-a-thon can be found at:

http://bowlathon.nnaf.org/nnafbowl/fundevent.asp?nnaffundid=27

 

 

 

 

  • Title: Reproductive Justice
  • Length: 59:25 minutes (54.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Wisconsin Uprising

program date: 
Wed, 03/16/2011
Wisconsin is again at the center of a fight for labor and collective bargaining rights. We did most of these interviews last week, just as the news broke that collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin had been all but eliminated for public workers. This came after three weeks of massive protests in Madison and less publicized protests across the state that inspired social justice activists nationally and internationally.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we speak with Ken Germanson, former President of the Wisconsin Labor History Society. We also have interviews with Margaret Shannon, Natalie Tsoris, and Lauryl Sulfate, all of Wisconsin, all opposed to the union-busting Budget Repair Bill proposed in the Wisconsin State Senate in February 2011.
 
  • Length: 57:27 minutes (52.6 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Playlists

Circle A Radio playlist for 11/05/2008

Air date: 
11/05/2008

November 5 – Portland Sex Workers and the Prostitution Free Zone
Prostitution-free zones are areas in which police have probable cause to believe a person committed prostitution. Offenders could be banned from the zone for 12- 18 month period. In 2007, Mayor Tom Potter allowed Portland's Prostitution Free Zone ordinances to sunset after determining that the law was ineffective. In recent months, neighbors of the Montavilla neighborhood have begun organizing to push for its reinstatement.
We spoke with Crystal, Lily and Fosto. Crystal Tenty of the Portland Women’s Crisis Line and coordinator of the Sex Workers Outreach Coalition. Lily and Fosto are members of SWOC and sex workers.  We also spoke with Rachel West of the US Prostitutes Collective and who was a member of the San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution.

Circle A Radio playlist for 10/01/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
10/01/2008

In October 2000, Circle A Radio, began as an anti-authoritarian, feminist radio collective, broadcasting from KBOO, Portland.  On this show we feature highlights from the past 8 years, including the voices of Pam Africa, Lorenzo Komboa, Utah Phillips .
We also talk to Percy Hampton and OB Hill about African American history in Portland, George Katagiri and Suzie Sakai about Japanese American internment at the Portland Expo Center during World War 2, and local author Judith Arcana about her work with Jane, the abortion counseling service in the early 1970’s.
We also covered the fight against Peabody coal at Black Mesa, the popular uprising in Bolivia, the opposition to the Sensenbrenner Bill – HR 4437, and we produced radio theatre called “The Kerry Apocalypse”.
 

Circle A Radio playlist for 09/17/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
09/17/2008

We spoke to nine self identified anarchists from around the United States to learn more about anarchist thought, to discuss problems with anarchy and to take inspiration from our fellow anti-authoritarians.

Circle A Radio playlist for 08/20/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
08/20/2008

 

For years, people used to migrate into the united states through the cities. Then in the early 1990’s trade policies began to effect patterns of immigration, . The US began building walls, and seal urban areas, and pushing immigration routes to isolated and more desolate areas, like the desert.

We talk with Kat Rodriguez, the coordinator for Derechos Humanos, Mike Wilson a humanitarian aid worker, and  member of the Tohono O’odham tribe, and we will share a testimonial from an immigrant who recently crossed the desert into Arizona. 

Websites:

 

http://www.derechoshumanosaz.net

http://www.nomoredeaths.org/

www.samaritanpatrol.org

www.humaneborders.org

www.borderlinks.org

Books:

The Devil’s Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea

 

Dying To Live :A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid, by  Joseph Nevins

Films:

Crossing Arizona

Contact the Tohono O’odham at:
P.O. Box 837

Sells, AZ 85634

(520) 383-2028 Phone
(520) 383-3379 FAX

 

Circle A Radio playlist for 08/06/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
08/06/2008

We feature 2 of Portland’s grassroots projects responding to concrete needs in our community. We speak to many members of the New Born Tribe Cultural Center, 3525 NE MLK in Portland, and then to organizer Imani Muhammad, of the Peace and Unity Festival, which takes place Saturday Aug 9th at 126 NE Alberta.

Circle A Radio playlist for 07/02/2008

Air date: 
07/02/2008

    Bananas are a fruit native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia and Australia. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. Bananas are among the most widely consumed foods in the world. , and
are grown in at least 107 countries.
    Transnational fruit companies  and supermarket chains  buy enormous quantities of bananas and competition has led to reduced margins in recent years which in turn has led to lower prices for growers. Banana farmers have historically received a low unit price for their produce and been subjected to poor working conditions.  Today, most banana workers continue to labor for low pay and are often exposed to toxic pesticides.  Child labor and violent repression against workers who
organize unions have also been documented .
    Tonight on Circle A Radio we'll look into the marketing of the banana…why do Westerners  think of the banana as a staple food item and not a luxury? We talk to  Peter Chapman, author of Bananas!: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World  about  the mass-marketing of the banana, United Fruit's involvement in Guatemala, and their covert links to the US government, . We also talk to Michael Mc Millen, banana buyer  for Organically grown company in Clackamas, who
discusses banana farming and the journey of the golden fruit from the tropics to our shopping carts. Finally, we talk with Peter O'Driscoll, executive director of Action Aid  USA about human rights and the banana market today. Stay tuned.

Resources:

Human Rights/ Labor:

Action Aid- The Real Cost of Your Bananas-Photo Story

http://www.actionaid.org.uk/index.asp?page_id=100826 

US Labor Education in the Americas Project-  Banana Worker Justice Initiative

http://www.usleap.org/node/227 

International Labor Rights Forum

http://www.laborrights.org/end-violence-against-trade-unions 

Solidarity Center- AFL-CIO Global Worker Solidarity

http://www.solidaritycenter.org/ 

Human Rights Watch- Report on Ecuadoran Banana Plantations Human Rights Abuses

http://hrw.org/english/docs/2002/04/25/ecuado3876.htm 

Alliance For Global Justice:

http://www.clrlabor.org/afgj/index.html 

 Sustainable/ Fair Trade:

Banana Link 

http://www.bananalink.org.uk/

Transfair USA

http://www.transfairusa.org/

 

Circle A Radio playlist for 07/02/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
07/02/2008

Claude Marks and Patricia Hemphill lead us on a tour of the Freedom Archives. The Freedom Archives contains 8000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance.

Circle A Radio playlist for 06/04/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
06/04/2008

On June 12th, 2007, agents from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, raided the Del Monte processing plant in North Portland, detaining 167 people, separating families, and spreading fear and anxiety through out the community. Nearly one year after the raid, we’ll explore the current state of immigration policy in the US, and let you know how to get involved in the local struggle for civil rights.  We talk with Monami Maulik of Desis Rising Up and Moving in New York City, Arnoldo Garcia of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, based in Oakland and local organizers Shizuko Hashimoto of the Portland Central Solidarity Committee, and Marco Mejia of the New Sanctuary Movement. 

Circle A Radio playlist for 05/21/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
05/21/2008

We bring you audio from the original Winter Soldier, with Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and excerpts from Winter Soldier 2008 which took place March 14th thru the 16th in Silver Spring Maryland, organized by Iraq Vets Against The War. We also talk with Seth Manzel from the Seattle Chapter of Iraq Veteran’s Against the War, about the upcoming NW Winter Soldier, to take place May 31st at Seattle Town Hall.

Circle A Radio playlist for 04/16/2008

Categories:
Air date: 
04/16/2008

Olympic Resistance
The Summer 2008 Olympics will take place in Beijing, China.  As protests continue to bring attention to the human rights abuses in this year’s summer Olympics host, Circle A Radio explores human rights abuses of Olympics past with Author and Retired Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.  We will also speak with Kanahus Paltki of the Native Youth Movement about the campaign against the 2010 Winter Olympics

 

Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Copyright Policy | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION