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.

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Circle A Radio is also currently broadcast on KRFP, 92.5 fm in Moscow, Idaho at 11:30 am Saturdays (, 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.  (

Episode Archive

Circle A Radio

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Wed, 11/05/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interviews with Sex Worker Advocates about Prostitution on 82nd Ave. in Portland

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 and Lily. Crystal Tenty of the Portland Women’s Crisis Line and coordinator of the Sex Workers Outreach Coalition. Lily is a member of SWOC and a sex worker. 

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 on 08/20/08

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Wed, 08/20/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interviews about the humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border.

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.


Greek Anarchists and the Insurrection of Dec, 2008

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Wed, 04/21/2010

On March 21th, Greek anarchists Ce Ce and Tasos from the VOID Network in Athens, along with Peter, an American who has been living in Barcelona, Spain for the last four years, spoke about the Greek uprising of December 2008 at the Blackrose Collective
Peter is also the author of How Nonviolence Protects the State.  Ce ce and Tasos are also two of the editors of the book  We Are an Image From the Future, which delves into the December insurrection and its aftermath through interviews with those who witnessed and participated in it, alongside the communiqués and texts that circulated through the networks of revolt.

Tonight on Circle A Radio we will listen to excerpts from their talk in Portland, as well as other audio  discussing the insurrection in Greece and its importance.

  • Length: 58:34 minutes (23.46 MB)
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High School for Recording Arts Portland

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Wed, 04/07/2010

Imagine a high school where art, music and culture are natural components of education rather than stand alone subjects. Where community is unified through celebration of arts and artistic expression. A school where parents and students openly communicate with teachers because every voice is valued. Imagine teenage sons and daughters coming home from school filled with pride and self-confidence, showcasing their day’s accomplishments and looking forward to the next day. Imagine their excitement when working in an internship lead by an artist or businessperson they admire. Imagine talking about life after graduation as a conversation with limitless possibilities. Imagine a high school where all students have a Personalized Learning Plan so that the uniqueness of their learning styles is guided into projects designed for their growth and success. Imagine a school where Kinesthetic learning allows students to move freely in body, mind, and spirit. A school that meets students where they currently stand and helps lead them toward discovering their fullest potential to become creative and competent in meeting the demands of adult life.
The High School for Recording Arts Portland (HSRAP) will be that school.

That is the mission statement for the High School of recording arts, Porltand. This past Saturday, April third,  Their Development Team hosted an open hours and community celebration at the Salmon Street Studios. Tonight on Circle A Radio, we’ll bring you audio from the celebration, an interview with Erica Jayasuriya, Project Director HSRAPas well as more information about the formation of the high school for recording arts, Portland. 

  • Length: 58:37 minutes (23.48 MB)
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Victims of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

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Wed, 03/17/2010

 Tonight we are talking about the animal enterprise terrorism act and the Green Scare, with Bob Bloom, defense attorney for one of the AETA 4, Jude from the Scott and Carrie Support Committee, and Tom  from EWOK, Earth Warriors are Okay.

The Coalition to Abolish the AETA seeks an end to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) and  works collaboratively to more strategically coordinate grassroots education and outreach, legislative advocacy, media, litigation and public pressure to more effectively reverse the erosion of rights enshrined in the AETA.

General Information about the AETA 4

Will Potter's Blog site with lots of great background information, and Frequent Updates:

The Support Carrie and Scott blog site:


  • Length: 58:36 minutes (23.47 MB)
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The House of Sound

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Wed, 03/03/2010

Tonight we hear about the House of Sound and it’s vibrant history as a community and cultural space from community members, and former employees and customers: Clifford Walker, Mel Renfro, Ken Dickson, David Dawson, Yugen Rashad, Cleo Smith, Billy Holt, Woodrow Wilson, Jr., Keedah Giannetti, and Wone.

Special thanks to those who helped make this show possible, including Yugen Rashad, Vanessa Renwick, and Charles Bedford.

Signs of Change

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Wed, 02/17/2010

Tonight on Circle A Radio, we’ll take you on an audio tour through the art exhibition: Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to
Now.  Hundreds of posters, photographs, video, and audio representing more than forty years of activism, political protest, and social
 justice campaigns curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, are on display until March 19th at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s
Feldman Gallery + Project Space, at 1214 NW Johnson in Portland.
Thanks to Alec Dunn, tour guide, Mack McFarland, and Claude Marks.

Audio of the full curators talk:

More information about Signs of Change:

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Right 2 Survive & Circle A Radio Go to San Francisco to protest for Affordable Housing and Civil Rights

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Wed, 02/03/2010

Tonight you’ll hear from some of the Portlanders who participated in the movement building trip to San Francisco  to protest for Affordable Housing and Civil Rights, as well as some of the people they met along the way.  We’ll also update you on the current situation in the Rose City.
This show is a collaboration between Right 2 Survive (R2S), an organization led by homeless and formerly homeless human rights advocates and Circle A Radio.


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Clifford Walker

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Wed, 01/20/2010

Clifford Walker has been asking for several years "why don't we remove the symbols of racial oppression from our currency?".

"I would never have drawn my sword in the cause of America, if I could have conceived that thereby I was founding a land of slavery." - Marquis de Lafayette

Clifford Walker can be reached at, or at (503) 287-3591. more information about the campaign can be found at

  • Length: 58:51 minutes (53.88 MB)
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Squatting Ban in the Netherlands

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Wed, 01/06/2010

For the last three years a ban on squatting has been in preparation in Dutch politics. A new act that is to ban squatting in the Netherlands passed through parliament on October 15th, 2009. Despite strong critique from the High Court, the union of city councils and even the Amsterdam police force, the christian/rightwing majority in The Hague is pushing this law through.

Having suffered from an immense housing shortage ever since the sixties, squatting has a long history in the Netherlands and has always been a legal means for thousands of people to acquire a roof over their heads.

Tonight on Circle A Radio we speak with Sanne, a squatter in Amsterdam about the current and historical conditions for squatting, the role critical awareness and neighborhood involvement plays in the lives of squatters, and how the upcoming ban will change their world.

  • Length: 53:50 minutes (49.29 MB)
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Lakota Nation: Two Years of Secession

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Wed, 12/16/2009

December 21, 2009  marks the second anniversary of the announcement that  the Lakotah Nation was unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States.

Garry Rowland from Wounded Knee was one of the delegates that made the trip to Washington DC. He said, at the time quote "Today is a historic day and our forefathers speak through us. Our Forefathers made the treaties in good faith with the sacred Canupa and with the knowledge of the Great Spirit. They never honored the treaties, that's the reason we are here today."

Tonight on Circle A Radio we learn more about the secession, and about what has happened in the two years since secession. We will hear from Canupa  Gluha Mani, and Russel Means.  Stay Tuned.

  • Length: 57:31 minutes (39.5 MB)
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Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, 10 years after Seattle...

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Wed, 12/02/2009

Monday, November 30th, marked the tenth anniversary of the “Battle of Seattle”, when tens of thousands of social justice advocates, rank and file labor, and environmentalists came together to shut down the World Trade Organization’s ministerial meetings in Seattle, Washington, and succeeded!

We’ll bring you inspiration from some of the organizers and activists who took to the streets of Seattle ten years ago, and later went on to form the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance.
Our guests tonight are Tammy Bang Luu from the Labor and Community Strategy Center, Ruben Solis of the Southwest Workers Union, and Colin Rajah with the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.  We’ll also hear from Cindy Weisner, Political Coordinator for the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance.


Circle A Radio playlist for 5-16-2007

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We interviewed Dr. Catherine Thomasson, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility about the history of US involvement in Iran, and about her recent trip there,  sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. We also talk to Sorab, editor and founder of Tehran Avenue,  the on-line magazine focusing on issues that official or established media seldom do.

Circle A Radio playlist for 5-2-2007

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Loretta J. Ross has a 25 year history of activism in the women’s movement. She is a co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, and is currently .the chair of the Women’s Caucus of the US Social Forum.
We also speak to 2 organizers from Sisters in Action for Power, an inter-generational, multi-racial, community-based organization, which builds and strengthens the leadership development and organizing skills of low income women and women and girls of color who will be attending the US Social Forum.

Circle A Radio playlist for 4-18-2007

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Forks, Washington and the Immigration Debate

Circle A Radio playlist for 4-4-2007

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Andrea Isabel Quijada is the Director of Educational Programs for the New Mexico Media Literacy Project. In January 2006 she collaborated with 3rd world majority and Prometheus Radio Project to bring a media justice delegation to the world social forum in Caracas Venezuela. This interview was recorded at KBOO on February 3, 2007 2-3-07.

Circle A Radio playlist for 3-21-2007

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We speak with former members of the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense: Oscar Johnson, Percy Hampton, Gary Clay, and Kent Ford.

Circle A Radio playlist for 3-7-2007

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We interview Claude Marks, of the Freedom Archives in San Francisco, CA, who produced the documentary Legacy of Torture: The War on the Black Liberation Movement. We also include audio from the documentary.

Circle A Radio playlist for 2-21-2007

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The US continues to use the global war on terror to justify military action and occupation of majority Muslim countries in an attempt to subvert local power structures and install US - friendly governments- most recently illustrated by its attack on Somalia. Somali Kayse Djama and Stepanie Stephens of the Portland -based Center for Intercultural Organizing and R.T. Naylor, Professor of Economics at McGill University and author of Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation in the War on Terror 

Circle A Radio playlist for 2-7-2007

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This program focuses on the excelleration of racist legislation, economic scapegoating and the illegal detention and deportation of immigrants in the US, as well as broad-based local and national campaigns of resistance.  Aeryca Steinbeller, Coordinator of CAUSA an Oregon - based immigrant rights coalition, Romeo Sosa of VOS a Portland based day laborer outreach organization and Andrea Black of the Washington DC- based Detention Watch Network 

Circle A Radio playlist for 1-17-2007

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Discussion about the resistance to coal extraction in both the US and Venezuela. Bahe Katenay, Elouise Brown, the Pedro Garcia family, Chuck Nelson 

Circle A Radio playlist for 1-3-2007

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We talk to Dr. Jill Ginsberg of the North by Northeast Community Health Clinic, Erin McNally of the Josiah Hill III Clinic, Charles Lewis of Ethos Music Center, and representatives of the IWW/Liberty Hall, In Other Words bookstore, and Laughing Horse bookstore.


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