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 10/21/09

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Wed, 10/21/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Holocaust Deniers in Portland

We talk with members of Rose City Antifa, a Portland group fighting white supremicy and Holocaust Deniers, about the recent upswing in Holocaust Deniers coming to Portland, and their ties to the 9-11 Truth movement.

Circle A Radio on 08/05/09

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Wed, 08/05/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Richard Brown and Maisha Quint talk about the SF8 case and victory

Charges were recently dropped against 4 of the San Francisco 8, leaving only one defendent left. We talk with Richard Brown of the SF8 and Miasha Quint from the Committee to defend the SF 8 about the recent developments, the sucess of the organizing, the cointelpro targeting of the Black Panther Party, and more.

Circle A Radio on 07/15/09

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Wed, 07/15/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

David Irving is a British Author, and a revisionist historian who denies the Holocaust ever happened. Irving's reputation as a historian was widely discredited after he brought an unsuccessful libel case against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books in 1996. During the trial, an English court found that Irving was an "active Holocaust denier",as well as an anti-semite and racist, and that he associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism. David Irving has a speaking engagement planned for Portland on July 19th. There is a call by Rose City Antifa to shut the event down. Tonight on Circle a Radio, we talk to Eric Ward, of the Center for New Community, who gave a witness statement in the Irving v. Penguin trial.

Circle A Radio on 05/06/09

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Wed, 05/06/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Howard Zinn compares the economic crisis of today with the Great Depression

In our current economic meltdown, pundents rush to compare our present-day situation to the Great Depression.  We talk with historian, author, playwright, and social activist, Howard Zinn, to explore the truth in the comparisons, and where they fall short.

We also feature Oral Histories from the Library of Congress.

 

Circle A Radio on 04/15/09

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Wed, 04/15/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We speak with Reese Erlich about his new book Dateline Havana, and more.

Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and freelance journalist who has won numerous journalism awards, including the prestigious Peabody. His new book is called Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba.

He will be speaking in Portland April 21st.

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Wed, 02/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We spend the hour with Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist

Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist talks about her life as an Activist/Organizer, the nearly 20 years she spent in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy, her presidential pardon, and her advice to the younger generation.

Circle A Radio on 02/04/09

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Wed, 02/04/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An interview with the Dicentra Collective

The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. Tonight on Circle A Radio we talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, their ideas for radical caregiving, and more. Stay Tuned.

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Wed, 01/07/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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we discuss Hawaiian Sovereignty with Portland Author Elinor Langer, and Dr. Kekuni Blazedell, conven

Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She was deposed by opposition forces who called themselves the Committee of Safety,  with the help of the U.S. Marines.
On January 17, 1893, Queen Liliuokalani yielded her authority:
. . . Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Wed, 12/17/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We listen to the work of dearly departed Studs Terkel

Tonight we explore the wide archives of interviews that Studs Terkel conducted during his prolific life as a  author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. 

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Wed, 12/03/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Reaction and Resistance against Prop 8

We speak to Thomas Wheatly from Basic Rights Oregon and, from Love Makes a Family, Bonnie Tinker and Cecil Prescod about the fight in California and Oregon for Marriage Equality, the role of People of Color in the GLBT Movement, and the importance of cross-coalition organizing for equal rights.

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UK Rising

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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)
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California Prison Hunger Strike

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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)
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Life During Wartime #6 - The Troubles

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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)
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Restorative Listening

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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)
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Outside In Guerilla Theatre Media Project

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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

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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)
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Keaton Otis Memorial

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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)
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Elaine Brown

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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)
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Reproductive Justice

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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)
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Wisconsin Uprising

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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)
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Playlists

Circle A Radio playlist for 11/05/2008

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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