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.
During the Corona Virus lockdown, new podcasts will go live Sunday afternoons. New and recent interviews focused primarily on local Bay Area theatre venues, with playwrights, actors, directors and artistic directors, hosted by KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky. Pre-pandemic podcasts also feature theatre reviews by Richard Wolinsky along with interviews conducted by KPFA associate theatre critic C.S. Soong. Dates of theatre reviews can be found at 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.
If you’re slogging through a California ballot packet the size of a phonebook, we’re here to help! We’ll be posting pro-con debates on high-stakes ballot propositions, interviews with candidates for offices that will shape the politics of the state, and special reports on everything from how the pandemic’s changing voting, to where big money’s flowing into small offices. Subscribe with Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, or by pasting this link into any podcast player.
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.
Esteemed voices of our time from KPFA’s author event archive, speaking about the history and current manifestation of racial inequity in our society and steps forward toward change. Listen, learn and be inspired! Copy the link below to your podcast app: https://kpfa.org/area941/program/kpfa-abolishracismaudiocollection/feed/
A special compilation of in-depth interviews with noted thinkers about how to find meaning and fulfillment in everyday life. Host: C. S. Soong.
During the pandemic, a new podcast will go live every Sunday. A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past forty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky.
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
Mike Hamlin and Cal Winslow on the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement and the rank-and-file labor upsurge of the 1970s. (Host: Sasha Lilley; air date: November 24, 2010)
In this speech, Edward Said professor of literature at Columbia University and public intellectual explains how Israel cannot defeat the idea of Palestine. This was recorded, at the Town Hall in New York City, July 25, 1982. Professor Said describes the idea of Palestine as a desire for a community of people to be able … Continued
Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Leverne McCummins discuss the position of the Black Muslims. Broadcast in New York on WBAI, 25 Apr. 1961.
William Irvine, a philosophy professor at Wright State University, talks about his book “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy.” (First aired on February 24, 2009)
Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep, discusses how the company survived during the pandemic, along with a discussion of the upcoming season, scheduled to start in the fall when theatres open in California. She also talks about “The Waves in Quarantine,” which can be seen via the Berkeley Rep website. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
In March, the Washington Post reported that at least 250 new voter restriction bills were proposed in 43 states across the country. Now in April, the ACLU reports the number of bills has increased. Today over 350 voter restriction bills are in consideration. This wave of legislative action by the GOP follows in the wake … Continued
Part I of this newly digitized event recorded by KPFA on February 13th, 2000, in support of Leonard Peltier including: Winona LaDuke, Mumia Abu Jamal, Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading a selection from Ramsey Clark‘s preface to Leonard’s book, Prison Writings, Peter Coyote also reading from Prison Writings, Joy Harjo, Bobbie Castilo, Bear Lincoln, Agnus Patak, Brian Tripp, Gerald … Continued
Tune in to our sequel episode “Grieving, Zombies, & Power” with Dr. Lewis Gordon. Dr. Gordon is Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs; & Honorary President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies. He previously taught at Brown University, where he founded the Department of Africana Studies, and Temple University, where … Continued
On the complicated history of African-American and Latinx distrust of vaccines with Dr. Greg Carr (@AfricanaCarr), Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University.
Micah Nilsson, of Al-kemi, joins Caroline in “Stirring the Cauldron to conjure the Trickster Gods of Accountability!” That she may proffer the Al-Qemi of plant, mushroom allies to support the qualities most necessary for navigating now with aplomb. Click here for companion pdf with Micah Nilsson
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network has called for all organizations in support of Palestinian liberation to endorse the “Days of Resistance”, in occupied Palestine and internationally, August 7-9, 2020. In response, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) chapters and many organizations across the nation are participating in actions throughout this weekend. This program was curated to go … Continued
With the election over, it’s the perfect time to get the reliably candid response of one of our few great journalists. “Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual warrior who confronts American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The … Continued
Alice Walker introduces a conversation between the Studs Terkel and Howard Zinn, produced by the brilliant Bob Baldock. Enjoy and thank you for your support!
The old Limerick that says, “Damn! For it certainly seems that I‘m a creature who moves in determinate grooves. I’m not even a bus I’m a tram”, is usually applied to the problem of fate and free will. It is equally applicable to another problem says Alan Watts which is the problem of searching for … Continued
Proposition 22, the push to lock gig drivers into permanent independent contractor status, has spent more money than any ballot initiative campaign in state history. The gig companies financing it are also using their apps to advertise, arm-twist, and cajole. Ariel Boone has a report on how that’s changing the terrain of campaign. PLUS: Puzzled … Continued
The speech by Pastor Mike McBride was given the day the DA in Louisville Kentucky announced the Grand Jury ruling around the Breanna Taylor case. Pastor Mike was not only speaking about the case but talking directly to elected officials who refused to pass laws to reign in rogue police. This speech was part of … Continued
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.
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
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
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