Archive for March, 2011

The folks of the KPFA Apprenticeship Program (producers of the show Full Circle) were asked to submit radio pieces that was a geographical reflection of a place they had been. While most of the group chose to cover locations outside of the United State, my mind couldn’t stop thinking about the first place I like to go when returning from a trip. In this piece, I reflect on how the view from the Lawrence Hall of Science has welcomed me back home to the Bay Area and has helped remind me about what I love most about this place.

This piece originally aired on March 25th, 2011 as part of the program Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.

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I’ve trained in Kajukenbo Kung-Fu since the age of 10. I started out at Destiny Arts Center and have continued in my adulthood with my teacher, Sifu Kate Hobbs, at Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon. When growing up, Sifu Kate taught us The Warrior’s Code, a code of ethics revolving around how martial artist relate to the world around them. As I began working for Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon, I interview some of the students asking them to recite The Warrior’s Code and tell me what it means to them.

This piece originally aired on October 8th, 2010 as part of the program Full Circleon KPFA 94.1 FM.

On January 30th, 2011 I went to Oakland’s Chinatown to gather sounds from the Lunar New Year Bazaar. As I was recording, Mayor Jean Quan showed up and gave me a quick interview about the different Asian communities in Oakland. The day featured cultural performances in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza and booths by local vendors and companies and marked the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.

http://ia600403.us.archive.org/8/items/LunarNewYearWithMayorJeanQuan/LunarNewYearFromOaklandsChinatown-SamMp3.mp3%20

This piece originally aired on February 4th, 2011 as part of the program Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.