Posts Tagged ‘KPFA’


Urban games are taking over! In this hour of radio programing, I explore the importance of play in our everyday lives. This show features a piece about San Francisco’s mysterious Jejune Institute, a sound collage about Dodgeball in San Jose brought to you by the World Dodgeball Society, a vox pop about play from 4 Square of the East Bay, sounds from San Francisco Bike Polo and a conversation with gamers from Urban Capture the Flag, Mosswood Kickball, Underground Dodgeball and 4 Square of the East Bay. Take a listen and have some fun! The audio below is the entire show.


I took my cousin and her husband on a mystery trip to San Francisco. They only knew that they were going to be inducted into the “Jejune Institute.” I followed them around the city as they discovered just what that meant.


Why is play important? Adults playing 4 Square in a parking lot in Oakland have the answer.


The World Dodgeball Society is a dodgeball league for adults that started in LA and has spread across the country. I attended the first WDS game in Northern California, specifically in San Jose. This piece outlines the rules and gives listeners some dodgeball advice from experts.


To close out the show, I put together some sounds from the vibrant scene of San Francisco Bike Polo. Bike Polo is polo on bikes (exactly like it sounds) and is huge with players around the country and the world. Enjoy and remember to wear a helmet.

This show was part of my final project for First Voice Media, a radio apprenticeship at KPFA. All material was originally aired on July 29th, 2011 as part of Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.


This is a segment that I put together for a First Voice Media class. It’s all about tattoos and includes tattoo music, a quick history of tattoos and an interview with three folks who have tattoos. Check it out, it’s fun and informative!

This piece originally aired on June 24th, 2011 as part of the program Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.

Many high schools do their best to teach (or at least review) the basics of math, reading and science, but how many schools actually teach intangible skills like communication and critical thinking that are needed to survive day to day life? At Leadership High School in San Francisco, CA students are not only taught how to find these skills in the themselves, but how to apply what they learn to real life. I visited the city’s first charter high school during senior exhibitions to see what people think about this new approach to education.

This piece originally aired on June 3rd, 2011 as part of the program Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.

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.

As the New Year kicks into gear, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? I explore some thoughts around resolving yourself a new year, whichever new year you choose to celebrate.

This commentary originally aired on January 7th, 2011 on Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.

When the days are cold and you have a cold, nothing cures you up like a hot bowl of soup. I sat down and interviewed my sick girlfriend, Michelle, about a soup that she made me when I was sick. It’s a traditional chicken and rice soup porridge that she got from her mom called Arroz Caldo. This is the way we make it and are in full understanding and acknowledgment that there are other ways to do this. Enjoy!

This piece was originally aired on December 10th, 2010 on Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.

My piece from KPFA’s show Full Circle on October 22nd, 2010.

Is it illegal to videotape the police while they are on duty? In response to the Johannes Mehserle sentencing, take a listen and learn your rights.

Voices in this story: Cephus Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant, Bobby Seale, founder of the Black Panther party, Andrea Pritchet, founder of Berkeley Copwatch, Jennifer Kim, Policy Advocate for Books Not Bars of the Ella Baker Center, Rashidah Grinage, Director of PUEBLO and Officer Holly Joshi, Public Relations for the Oakland Police Department.