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 12/05/12

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Wed, 12/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local, national and international issues focusing on those who are not allowed a voice

Circle A Radio on 11/07/12

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Wed, 11/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native Occupation of Alcatraz

The Native American Occupation of Alcatraz Island began on November 20, 1969. At about 2 a.m., nearly eighty American Indians from more than twenty tribes pulled up to the island's eastern shore in three boats, and the island of Alcatraz was occupied until June 11, 1971. We talk with Robert Free Galvin and Lenny Foster, veterans of the Alcatraz movement, and also hear audio from  Indian Land Radio, and other recordings made during the occupation.

Circle A Radio on 10/17/12

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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local, national and international issues focusing on those who are not allowed a voice

Circle A Radio on 10/03/12

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Wed, 10/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An Interview with Donna Maxey

Tonight on Circle A Radio, we will interview Donna Maxey, local educator, and the founder of Race Talks.

Race Talks is an interactive panel presentation and dialogue on race sponsored by Uniting to Understand Racism, McMenamins and Donna Maxey. 

Circle A Radio on 09/05/12

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Wed, 09/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Eagle Creek Victory, ten years later

The U.S. Forest Service canceled the Eagle Creek timber sale in April, 2002. We revisit the Eagle Creek Campaign and Victory which was a three year campaign to protect the Eagle Creek area from logging and environmental damage.
 

Circle A Radio on 08/15/12

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Wed, 08/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local, national and international issues focusing on those who are not allowed a voice

Circle A Radio on 08/01/12

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Wed, 08/01/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local, national and international issues focusing on those who are not allowed a voice

Circle A Radio on 06/06/12

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Danbert Nobacon reads from Three Dead Princes

Three Dead Princes”  was written by Danbert Nobacon, founding member of the band Chumbawamba. He describes “Three Dead Princes” as both an anarchist fairy tale, and “an unfairy tale for nine to ninety-nine year olds.” The story is a tale of a 13 year old princess, played by Zoe Loranger, who finds herself on a quest to have her father, played by SW Conser, and their kingdom from ruthless invaders. According to Grahm Storrs in the New York Review of Books, “It has all the usual fairytale elements—a kindly old king, a wise and resourceful fool, a stepmother, a witch, wicked villains, talking animals, hairy half-men, and so on—and the tale unfolds in a perfectly satisfying way.”

Circle A Radio on 05/02/12

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Wed, 05/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Michelle Alexander and "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

Tonight on Circle A Radio we take a look at mass incarceration and racism in America today through Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

Circle A Radio on 04/04/12

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Wed, 04/04/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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25th Anniversary of the murder of Ben Linder

Aapril 2, 2012 will be the 25th anniversary of the Death of Ben Linder. Ben was a Portland engineer working to bring electricity to rural areas of Nicaragua when he was murdered by US backed contra forces. He was the first American killed by the contras, and his death ignited a storm of protest throughout the country. Tonight on Circle a Radio we listen to audio recorded in 1987 and 1989 celebrating the life of Ben Linder, and the U.S.policies in place in Central America at that time.

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Interview with Author Sara Marcus

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Wed, 10/06/2010

Sara Marcus, author of "Girls To The Front" a history of Riot Girl joins journalist BreAna Loranger in the studio for a conversation about her book, her experiences being on tour, and keeping the spirit of Riot Girl alive.

Sara Marcus will be reading at In Other Words Bookstore at 8 B NE Killingsworth Street in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, October 10th 2010 at 4pm. There will also be a reading and west coast book release event at Rotture at 315 SE 3rd Ave in Portland, Oregon the same night starting at 8:30pm.

For more information or to check out her book please visit www.girlstothefront.com or www.saramarcus.tumblr.com

 

  • Length: 18:44 minutes (21.44 MB)
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Fire Frashour Campaign

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Wed, 10/06/2010

On January 29th of 2010 Aaron Campbell was shot in the back and killed by Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour. Less then two weeks later the grand jury decided there was no wrongdoing on the part of the officer that killed Campbell. Now, family members and the community are asking that the Portland Police be held accountable for the shooting of Aaron Campbell and other victims of police violence. Tonight on Circle A Radio we speak with Cathrine and Rassan, members of the Fire Frashour Campaign, who are asking for the permanent firing of Officer Frashour and other Killer Cops.

  • Length: 53:24 minutes (36.67 MB)
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Raze The Walls

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Wed, 09/15/2010

As Portland sees an increase in local police violence, it is  important to consider the broader context of modern state repression.  The Ad Hock committee to connect the dots is taking on this challenge by organizing a one day mini-conference called Raze The Walls on October 3rd, rom 3pm to 6pm,  to take place on the Portland State University Campus, room 296. The conference seeks to nurture a greater understanding of the connections between policing, prisons and political prisoners. 
Tonight on Circle a radio we’ll hear from one of the organizers of the conference, Lydia Barthlow, and we’ll also hear from Ed Mead, Bo Brown, and Marc Cook, members of the George Jackson Brigade, who will be speaking at the conference.

 

razethewalls.weebly.com
 

  • Title: Raze the Walls
  • Length: 55:32 minutes (22.24 MB)
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Anti LNG Pipeline Activists Across Oregon

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Fri, 08/27/2010

Currently, there are two proposed Liquefied Natural Gas pipelines, both of which  would run from Astoria through farmlands of Western Oregon east through the Mount Hood national Forest to connect with an existing pipeline that runs from Canada to California. 
Tonight on Circle A Radio we hear from Amy Harwood, Program director for BARK- a local organization dedicated to the preservation of Mt. Hoods national forest, and Steve Wick, farmer and activist from Gaston, Oregon, who explain the history of and resistance to the proposed LNG Pipelines.

For more information on BARK visit their website at www.bark-out.org. To learn more about Oregon Citizens Against Pipelines,  visit www.usafirst.info.

 
 

Marilyn Buck RIP... and the state of Political Prisoners in the US

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Wed, 08/04/2010

On July 15, 2010, Marilyn Buck was released from the federal prison medical center in Carswell, Texas.
Tonight on Circle A Radio, we planned to celebrate the release of Marilyn Buck with many voices of her supporters. While working on the show, another political prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres was also released. So then , we planned on celebrating the freedom of both the amazing individuals. We were also planning on mourning the loss of Lolita Lebrón, a leader in the struggle for Puerto Rican nationalism, who died this week at  89. Then , August Third Marilyn buck died, from the uterine cancer she developed in prison.


A quote from Judy Greenspan:
Marilyn died today not in the hospital but at Soffiyah Elijah’s house, her close friend an attorney with her friends around her. The federal bureau of prisons and the US criminal injustice e system killed Marilyn  by denying her adequate medical care, careful diagnoses, and timely treatment for her cancer. They allowed the uterine cancer to spread until it was inoperable, and they made her e serve every single day of her sentence that they could for her “heinous crimes” of actively supporting the Black Liberation struggle, aiding in the escape of comrade Assata Shakur, participating in military political actions against US wars at home and abroad and remaining defiant and opposed to the US imperialist racist system every day that she was inside the belly of the beast.”

Our celebration of Marilyn Bucks freedom now becomes a memorial. So, tonight on circle A Radio, we will celebrate the life of Marilyn Buck and Lolita Lebron, and celebrate the freedom of Carlos Alberto Torres.
 

  • Length: 59:15 minutes (54.24 MB)
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The D - US Social Forum 2010

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Wed, 07/21/2010

This June, the US Social Forum took place in Detroit, Michigan.  Circle A Radio brings you audio from this massive convergence of movement elders, social justice activists, and community organizers from all over the United States and the World!

This program features Sophia Bryant of Picture the Homeless, and James Braggs from Project South.

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  • Length: 57:19 minutes (52.48 MB)
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Summer Reading!

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Wed, 07/07/2010

Tonight on Circle A Radio we have a summer reading program, with people who run bookstores, and bookgroups, printers, and of course, readers sharing what they’re reading.

We'll talk with Jordi and Shanti from Northstar Infoshop, Maile Speakman of the Portland Feminist Reading Group, author Yusef Shakur whose most recent book is entitled The Window to My Soul: My Transformation from a Zone 8 Thug to a Father and a Freedom Fighter, Charles from Eberhardt Press, and people from AK Press and Blackrose Infoshop.

We'll also hear audio from  Kristian Williams, author of “Our Enemies in Blue” the current selection for the northstar info shop reading group,  Matilda,  editor of "Nobody Passes", Victoria Law, author of  Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.
 
 

Oscar Grant, Police Brutality, and our Alternatives to the police

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Wed, 06/16/2010

On this program, you’ll hear from:

John Langly from the Red and Black Cooperative Café in Portland
http://redandblackcafe.com/

George Chiccariello-Maher, from Oakland and Erinn Carter, from Los Angeles. They are active in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant.
http://www.counterpunch.org/maher02032009.html
http://bringtheruckus.org/?q=node/104
http://www.deepoakland.org/project?id=130

Sara Libby from Rose City Copwatch and the Fire Frashour Campaign.
http://rosecitycopwatch.wordpress.com/

Andrew Barney from Youth for Alternatives to the Police.

Take Back the Land - National Month of Action

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Mon, 05/24/2010

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.
Tonight on Circle A Radio, we'll hear from some of the groups participating in the national campaign to elevate housing to a human right.  We talked with Julie McCurdie from Right to Survive, Keith Sadler from the Toledo Foreclosure Defense League, Holly Krig of the Chicago Anti Eviction Campaign, Z! Haukeness with Operation Welcome Home, Zakia Henderson-Brown from Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, Mayaba Liebenthal of Survivor's Village, and Steve Meacham from City Life/Vida Urbana.

  • Length: 58:14 minutes (53.32 MB)
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Portland Anti Racist Action

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Wed, 05/05/2010

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.
 

  • Length: 40:57 minutes (37.49 MB)
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Playlists

Circle A Radio playlist for 11/07/2007

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11/07/2007

What do you need to make your activism sustainable? What’s missing from the groups you’re involved with?

These are the questions that Karen Hixson and Jenna Goldin begin their group counseling work with. They’re working with Relational Cultural Theory, the idea that the goal of development is the ability to participate actively in relationships that foster the well being of everyone involved.

We spoke with Karen and Jenna about living within a culture of isolation, and how it effects communication both inside and outside activist groups.

Circle A Radio playlist for 10/17/2007

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10/17/2007

Anti-Hammerfest

The weekend of October 5-7th, a white supremacist group who call themselves the hammerskin nation, hosted their 20th anniversary event in the Portland Metro area. We bring you voices of people fighting against white supremacy and white nationalism in its different forms. We feature speakers from the "Nazis Not Welcome! Unite Against Racism!”- gathering and rally, which happened October 6th, and an interview with Eric Ward, field director of the Center for New Community, based in Chicago, IL.

Circle A Radio playlist for 10/05/2007

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10/05/2007

JENA SIX

The Jena Six refers to a group of six black teenagers who were charged with the beating of a white teenager at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana on December 4, 2006 , although it is believed that the incident began on September first, 2006 when 3 nooses were found hanging from a tree at Jena High School . We use interviews from Democracy Now to describe the incident, and talk to Kevin Fuller, Founder and Executive Director of the Bridge Builders, and Alpha Tessema, junior, Jesuit High School, a member of the Prospective Gents, who sponsored a Jena Six Fundraiser and Vigil on September 20th in Portland.

Circle A Radio playlist for 09/19/2007

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09/19/2007

GRASSROOTS MEDIA CAMP

August 24th through the 26th, grassroots media makers, organizers, and community members converged to participate in a weekend of skillshares – called the Portland Grassroots Media Camp. We interviewed media camp organizers, instructors and participants.  You’ll also hear a sampling of audio produced during media camp workshops.

Circle A Radio playlist for 09/05/2007

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09/05/2007

POLICE  ACCOUNTABILITY

On the first anniversary of the James “Jim-Jim” Chasse killing, we interview Jason Renault of the Mental Health Association of Portland, Alejandro Queral of the NW Constitutional Rights Center, and Kwik Jones, local playwright.  We also will play excerpts from a film by Copwatch, called “These Streets are Watching” – a 53 minute documentary which is available on google video. 

Circle A Radio playlist for 08/15/2007

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08/15/2007

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE FUNDED

We speak with Amara Perez, (the former Executive Director of Sisters in Action for Power, currently involved with happyours more information at http://happyoursproductions.com.) and Emi Koyama (a multi-issue social justice activist, more information at www.eminism.org) about their contributions to the book edited by INCITE called The Revolution Will Not Be Funded. 

Circle A Radio playlist for 8-1-2007

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08/01/2007

UNITED STATES SOCIAL FORUM

We speak with local activists Amy Dudley, Shizuko Hashimoto, and Chris Borte, about their experiences at the United States Social Forum which took place in Atlanta this past June.

Circle A Radio playlist for 7-18-2007

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07/18/2007

COMICS

We spoke with Seattle-based comedians, Hari Kondabolu and Ahamefule J. Oluo about the role of comedy with a social justice framework. We also play clips from other comedians who address race and class issues in their routines.

Circle A Radio playlist for 6-20-2007

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06/20/2007

ICE RAIDS IN PORTLAND, OR

Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided the Del Monte Factory in North Portland on June 12, 2007.We talk with Romeo Sosa of VOZ workers rights education project, and the Portland Immigrants Rights Coalition, and  John Munson of the Portland New Sanctuary Movement  We also air an interview with Deepa Fernandez, Host of WBAI’s “Wake Up Call” interviewed by Amna Akbar on WBAI’s Asian Pacific Forum on March 6,2007,and a vox pop done on Saturday June 16 recorded at the Tacoma Detention Center  

Circle A Radio playlist for 6-6-2007

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06/06/2007

Lenny Bruce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Bruce

http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/lennybruce/

 

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