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Nina Serrano Broadcasting on KPFA 94.1 fm

Nina Serrano Broadcasting on KPFA 94.1 fm

Step aside mainstream media. Make room for the truth, ideas and poetry not bought, sold and regurgitated on the air waves.

Hear about literary innovators: Lawrence Furlingetti, Gertrude Stein, Mary Rudge, Mamacoatl, Roque Dalton, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jack Hirschman, Roberto Vargas, Jorge Argueta, Fracisco X Alarcon, Mary Wells, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Alejandro Murgia, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Nancy Morejon, Pablo Armando Fernandez, Ernesto Cardenal, Andrena Zawinski, Susan Sherrell,  Lenore Weiss, Lucha Corpi, , Adrian Arias, Jack Foley and many more.

Hear programs with music and interviews of musical and dance innovators like Camilo Landau, Greg Landau, Francisco Herrera, Omar Sosa, the Looters, Isadora Duncan, Dance Generators and others.

Dynamic programming exploring Occupy movement poetry and current local and national community organizing; the fight against Monsanto and GMOs; Central American peace and justice activism; news of the Cuban Five; the on going struggle for justice for Roque Dalton; current news about immigration and Latin American news, including the historic context, based on my 50 years of reporting and involvement in these events.

Today, I continue my work at KPFA co-producing regularly scheduled programs “La Raza Chronicles,” a Latino magazine format show of music, interview, politics and poetry, as well as “Open Book: the Poet to Poet Series”. I also contribute to “Radio Chronicles” and Women’s Magazine. Check out the posts below to hear some of my programs.

See On the Air: Nina Serrano Radio Programs for some of my favorite recent radio shows. And check out My Life in Radio for an essay about my work over the last 50 years.

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Radio for the Community Step aside mainstream media. Make room for radio programs that tell the truth, and bring you fresh ideas and poetry not bought, sold and regurgitated on the air waves. Hear about literary innovators: Lawrence Furlingetti, Gertrude … Continue reading

Little Prince of the Andes, Interview with Tupac Saavedra, Part 2

Tupac Tells About Filming “Little Prince of the Andes” A few years ago Tupac learned of a theater program in La Paz where a teacher brought street children into his home, training them to explore their situation through theatre games … Continue reading

The Little Prince of the Andes, Interview with Tupac Saavedra, Part 1

Drama Therapy Brings Refuge for Homeless Children in Bolivia The “Little Prince of the Andes” is the latest theater production of a group of homeless children in La Paz, Bolivia, who experience prostitution and drugs on the harsh sidewalks of … Continue reading

My Life in Radio

Fifty Years of Radio for the Community My radio work began in 1961 when during my first morning in California, I heard KPFA-FM, 94.1 Free Speech Radio (Pacifica Network) and immediately began producing drama and literature, children’s and public affairs programs. I … Continue reading

How Cuba Leads the World in Permaculture: Part 2

The 11th International Permaculture Convergence and the Antonio Nuñez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Humanity in Cuba, 2013 Nina Serrano Interviews Roberto Perez about Permaculture in Cuba, Part 2 Roberto Perez reviewed in Part 1 of this two part interview … Continue reading

How Cuba Leads the World in Permaculture: Part 1

Cuban Food Crisis after the Soviet Union Collapsed Nina Serrano Interviews Roberto Perez about Permaculture in Cuba, Part 1   Roberto Perez is a pioneer of the permaculture movement in Cuba where a food production revolution occurred starting in 1993, … Continue reading

Menopause and the Juicy Red Bloody Mess

Menopause: Red Flower of the Last Blood, a Poem by Nina Serrano Today’s women’s movement brings menopause and menstruation into the global conversation about life, health and sexuality.  This poem describes the experience from the inside from my personal female … Continue reading

Kidnapped Children of El Salvador Civil War

Searching for the Kidnapped Children of El Salvador Civil War Kidnapped children of El Salvador Civil War is the subject of this La Raza Chronicles broadcast on KPFA 94.1 fm April 2, 2013.  Nina Serrano interviews forensic geneticist Cristian Orrego and … Continue reading

Open Book: Poems from Heart’s Journey

Please Tune in Friday, March 1st at 3pm to OPEN BOOK or online at your leisure <www.KPFA.org>. I will be reading poems from my new book, “Heart’s Journey” with live commentary by the insightful Jack Foley. We will be offering … Continue reading

Camilo Landau on Son Jarocho

Camilo Landau on Son Jarocho:  “Son Jarocho is a folkloric style of music from the Veracruz region of Mexico, that uses Mexican guitars called, jaranas, requintos Jarocho, Leonas, sometimes harp, and uses a percussive style of dancing on a wooden platform … Continue reading