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Staff Candidate for the KPFA Local Station Board
Statement
My name is Josiah Luis Alderete. For the past two years, Ive been part of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program, Group 40, Kuumba Voces. We are responsible for producing Full Circle, which airs every Friday from 7-8 pm on KPFA. Though my work with Full Circle, Ive gotten an
in-the-trenches view of programming, and seen what the heart of community radio is really about. Ive had the chance to represent communities in the Bay Area, and give people from the Latino, African-American, LGBTQI and other communities a voice. This rarely happens in corporate media, and is too rare even in community radio. One reason I want to get involved with the Local Station board is to help keep this diversity alive, because I've seen how it is endangered.

Through Full Circle, I produced a program called Spanglish Power Hour, which has been chosen to air as a series on Sonoma Countys bilingual KBBF. This program includes interviews with Gilberto Giles (author of The Magic of Blood, and a regular NPR contributor), Guillermo Gomez-Pena (cross-cultural performance artist), Pancho Pescador (muralist), Ana Teresa Fernandez (creator of Borrando La Frontera), Suaro Cervantes (muralist), Jaime Crispo (Chicano cartoonist), and the Bay Area music collective Son de la Bahía.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and Ive been an independent business owner in Fairfax for 17 years. I live in Oakland and, as a East Bay resident with a business in Marin, I have a good idea of the diverse communities in KPFAs geographic area. I also know the history of our area, and believe its important to remember the communities that have lived here in the past.

Please vote, and allow me to represent you on the KPFA Local Station Board.
Biography
My name is Josiah Luis Alderete. For the past two years, Ive been part of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program, Group 40, Kuumba Voces. We are responsible for producing Full Circle on KPFA on Friday evenings. Ive gotten an in-the-trenches view of programming, and seen what community radio is really about. Ive been able to give a voice to people from the Latino, African-American, LGBTQI, and other communities. These aspects of community radio are endangered, and part of why I want to get involved with the board is to help keep this diversity alive.

Through Full Circle, I produced a program called Spanglish Power Hour, which has been chosen to air on Sonoma Countys bilingual KBBF. Our interview guests ranged from Chicano cartoonist Jaime Crispo, to Gilberto Giles (author of The Magic of Blood,) to Guillermo Gomez-Pena (cross-cultural performance artist), and many others.

Ive was born and raised in the Bay Area, live in Oakland, and own a business in Fairfax. I have a good idea of the diverse communities in KPFAs geographic area, and I believe its important to remember the communities that have lived here in the past. Please vote for me.
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