Area 941 Podcasts
Area 941 Podcasts
It’s our ongoing mission to create and curate a unique mix of informed public affairs, culture and arts that provokes thought and reaction on a complexity of issues facing our listeners. Expanding KPFA’s digital footprint with more on-demand programming gives us the opportunity and space to offer new and compelling voices from the community. Please give a listen to our growing podcast network.
A podcast of theater reviews by Richard Wolinsky that air on KPFA’s Up Front, Arts-Waves and Talkies programs, plus additional unaired reviews by Richard Wolinsky and C.S. Soong. Also: interviews with Bay Area artistic directors, as well as performers, playwrights, directors and others in the local theatrical industry. Review air dates can be found: http://bookwaves.homestead.com/Theatre_Reviews.html
You are listening to the Birth Bruja Podcast. Radical, transformative, empowering birthwork in all its nuances. Reproductive justice, racial justice, reclaiming ancestral wisdom, decolonizing the birth space- here, my friends… we go deep. Join us each month as we chat with activists, scholars, healers, community wellness workers, birthing folk and beyond to explore topics from their roots to their leaves. The Birth Bruja Podcast is produced by the We Rise cultural production collective. Check out more We Rise podcasts on Area 941, Feral Visions and We Rise.
A podcast that focuses on how climate change is affecting California’s people, places and things. Join Mukta Patil as she travels across the Golden State to solve the puzzle of how we are trying to face and fight extreme weather, rising temperatures, drought and wildfires. California In Flux includes conversations with scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs and policy makers in California and the United States in an attempt to understand one of the greatest challenges of our times.
Many of our most interesting and informative conversations begin with the phrase “did you hear?” The “Did You Hear?” podcast seeks to be a source of that kind of thought-provoking information that you just can’t wait to share. “Did You Hear?” will cover news, politics, culture and the arts with curiosity and an eagerness to know and share information. A recurring segment on “Did You Hear?” will be “707 Corner.” It’ll be a periodic in-depth look at a fascinating issue happening in the North Bay — a special corner of our corner of the world – the “707 Corner.”
In 2016–17, JoAnn Mar produced a series of six short feature-length reports on different aspects of care at the end of life. The topics covered are advance care planning, palliative care, advance directives, physician-assisted dying, death goes public (about death cafés and death-over-dinner events), and music at the end of life. In 2018, I added two reports on the issues of end-of-life care for minorities—African Americans, Asians, and Latinos. The first four reports were made possible by the Association of Health Care Journalists, KALW, and The Commonwealth Fund. The sixth report (on music) was made possible by New America Media,...
Welcome to Feral Visions, a decolonial feminist radio hour brought to you by Liberation Spring! Tune in for consciousness-raising, analysis, current affairs, and unlearning from some of the most provocative visionaries in our movements. Please donate at liberationspring.com! Feral Visions is produced by the We Rise cultural production collective. Find our other podcasts on Area941, Birth Bruja and We Rise.
Lay Your Sleeping Head is the first novel in the Henry Rios Mystery series, written by Michael Nava. Henry Rios is a gay, Mexican-American criminal defense lawyer living in the fictional town of Linden, California in 1982. A time when there is no internet, peoples smoke in bars and airplanes, most gay men are closeted and no one has heard of AIDS. The Henry Rios Mystery podcast was adapted, directed and produced by Michael Nava.
A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, interviews and discussions with KPFA producers and hosts, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past thirty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky. New podcasts are generally weekly, though not always.
While some communities celebrate the “end” of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, others are seeing the crisis grow — and intersect with bigger social justice challenges. For World AIDS Day, UpFront co-host Cat Brooks interviews people on the front lines of confronting HIV/AIDS in the black community. This series originally aired on UpFront, which airs weekday mornings at 7:am Pacific on KPFA. You can subscribe to the show as a podcast through Apple Podcasts or by pasting this link into any podcast app that doesn’t have us listed.
The Fertile Void Podcast Travel the worlds between the worlds with your host Carrie Katz, aka Midnight Rose, as she guides you through the liminal spaces of the unknown with original stories, interviews, and sonic landscapes. The concept of The Fertile Void exists in cultures around the world and shows up in philosophy, religion and spirituality, psychology, biology, ritual, architecture, mythology, art and music, and beyond. It is the threshold where what has existed before no longer exists, but the new is not yet formed. Things can feel chaotic as life and identity as we know it becomes unraveled, and...
UpFront Tech is a podcast of political conversations about technology and the tech industry. We explore how new tech affects our brains, our relationships, our society and our politics; how tech companies affect the distribution of wealth and power, and how they’re transforming specific places — like the San Francisco Bay Area, where we live. We don’t just ask what the future looks like — we ask what it should look like, and how to get there.
We Rise brings you stories, interviews, and music to nourish our imaginations in service of collective liberation. Guided by Toni Cade Bambara’s call to make the revolution irresistible, each show explores the practice of solidarity in today’s freedom movements. Brought to you by We Rise Cultural Production. www.weriseproduction.com
Michael Nava, whose latest novel in the Henry Rios mystery series is titled “Carved in Bone,” is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. When Michael Nava began writing his Henry Rios mysteries in the late 1980s, the only other mystery writer with a gay male detective was Joseph Hansen. But Henry Rios is more: one of the first Latino noir detectives in American literature. He is also the author of “Lay Your Sleeping Head.”
Transition. Initiation. Path Walking. A story of a woman. Of a girl. Of countless girls. Witch, wolf, sheep, bear, teeth…poison, bonnet, hatchet, apple, beast. Tarantulas appear, leading into unmappable territory.
In this episode of “Did You Hear?” author Tom Nichols talks about his new book “The Death of Expertise.” It’s a well-thought out treatment of how the internet has given rise to a culture of distrust of experts. Knowledge gained from years of study and research can sometimes give way to wild theories spun online without evidence to back them up. “Alternative facts,” argues Nichols, can supplant actual facts and the result can be a danger to our health, our social cohesion and our democracy.
Cover photo: On Lok Senior Community Center. In the preceding report, we described how many African-Americans lack access to basic comfort care at the end of life—hospice and palliative services that can ease pain and suffering during the dying process. The obstacles are even greater for Asians, Latinos, and other ethnic minorities. Language barriers and … Continued
Guests: Birthworkers Daniella Morales, Keelia Alder, & Brooke Patmor This is part 2 of a 2 part series where we dive into vulnerable conversations about identity and birthwork. In this episode, we continue exposing our proverbial underbelly by diving into the conversation around money, privilege and birthwork. Guest Bios & Contact Info: Daniella Morales | … Continued
With the rains just lifting the dense smoke in the SF Bay Area, some might be reminded of the nourishment of life in balance. The massive fires, in both Northern and Southern California, were devastating. Wildfires though they are, their intensity is a result of global warming brought on by uncontained, disproportionate & extractive economic … Continued
Tune in for this wonderful dialogue with the Mother-Daughter duo that is BabyMamaHood. Mama Juju and Zion Angeles help folks move beyond a one-size-fits all approach to parenting, Motherhood, & families & bring back the ceremony to birth. Juju & Zion are also the creators of A Love Adventure Project & Radical Childbirth. Learn about … Continued
What’s going on with the weather? Will the wildfires in California get worse in the coming years? What happens when it keeps getting hotter and hotter? What kind of extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, can Californians expect and plan for? This and more in the second episode of California in Flux, where we … Continued
Welcome, to This Is America, November 17th, 2018. In this discussion episode of TIA, we are joined with Daryl Lamont Jenkins once again from One People’s Project. In our talk with Daryle we discuss the free fall of the Alt-Right, as it deals with the fall out of mass shootings, internal denunciations, court cases, and … Continued
Scoop Nisker’s Earth Day Rant 2018
Facebook’s privacy PR implosion began on Friday, March 17th, when the company tried to pre-empt forthcoming reports in The New York Times and the Guardian by announcing that it had banned a political consulting firm named Cambridge Analytica for misappropriating Facebook user data on some 50 million people. Just hours before that announcement went out, … Continued
Dr. Cleo Manago is a behavioral health and cultural analyst who takes an Afrocentric approach to combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic This interview is part of a series from UpFront, which airs weekday mornings at 7:am Pacific on KPFA. You can subscribe to the show as a podcast through Apple Podcasts or by pasting this link … Continued
The Zarate trial, cannabis… and sexual harassment at SF City Hall. We talk about the week In his first federal court appearance Monday, the undocumented homeless man acquitted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Kate Steinle declined to enter a plea on two illegal gun possession charges. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 45, is … Continued
Instead of one long story, the 25th episode of East Bay Yesterday features four shorties. In one interview, a man reminisces about using very unusual bait while fishing with his grandpa at the Berkeley pier. In another, a longtime Oakland postal employee recalls his close calls with stray gunfire. From underground circuses to sideshows, this … Continued
We’ve all heard the story’s of refugees fleeing war and violence from their home countries into the West … but what happens to those who survive the dangerous journey away from home? The stories and experiences are as diverse the people seeking refuge themselves. Some are settled fairly quickly especially when they have family or … Continued