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Episode 1: The beginning...........
It [punk rock] was about individuality, diversity, and self-expression. And not giving a damn about what people said and doing stuff anyway. “ —John Doe, X
My name is Tom and I have been teaching simple guided meditations for 10+ years. Punk rock was always simple and straightforward, no BS, and the truth showed up when you went to find it for yourself. I believe this is how we can make shifts in our life. Meditation is great for anyone to use and apply to their everyday lives, from how they interact with a partner or spouse, to dealing with school, work, or life stress and how to create personal growth. We are all on our path and sometimes we forget to breathe into it and allow our true self to come through. Get present, get grounded, allow your life to be. Student feedback includes more ease, less stress, and feeling more comfortable in their own skin. Do what's true to you.
Wednesdays at 12 pm
Earth Parks are audio programs about climate, parks, and leisure time. As we experience new climate change impacts so too does our public parks and all the flora and fauna within them, including our original people whose land we transformed into parks. These programs take a listen to natural phenomena present in parks, and wonder what might change about them. The parks we chose are globally located with some in China, Singapore, India and the United States as well. We document histories and the present moment.
Part 1:Shushan Park, Jiaxing Xiuhu Park & Tianjin Shuishang Park, China
Hosted by: Cherry, Albert and Michelle
Part 2: Lake Tahoe, California
Hosted by: Kevin with special guests Julie and Jane.
Part 3: East Coast Park, Singapore
100 Dollar Billion Plan
Hosted by: Saieesha Adlakha, Pari Gajera, and Sakshi Shah
Part 4: San Bruno Mountain Park, California
Auditory Sense of Trails
Hosted by: Ireny Abrahim, Marmar Abrigo and Yifan Chen
Part 5: Point Reyes, California
Hosted By: Louella Evans
Part 6: Stern Grove, California
Hosted By: Nicole, Reno, and Catleya
This radio program “Cassettes” features songs and special messages first year students submitted to send to someone they are missing, a person dancing in their minds, and share with the rest of the world.
This radio program organized by CCA’s First Year program features songs that the first year students want to send to someone they love along with a special message. In this world of social distancing and isolation, how we express our love has changed so much. In many circumstances, we cannot even visit the people we love or miss in person, such as elders, friends, or family. So we are sending songs to those we love. Listen Live to hear these heartwarming messages!
CCA FYP Radio Hour! Songs for Those Who Inspire!
Radio Host: Kate Schneiderman We all have someone in our lives, whether it be family, friends, or strangers, who have inspired us and directed us to what we do today. This radio hour features music and dedications to those who have inspired and who have been motivators for us. During these crazy times we all need some inspiration in order to thrive. Listen LIVE to songs and stories to those who have inspired us. Be inspired! Listen!
This radio program, organized by CCA’s First Year program, features songs that first year students want to send to someone that has inspired them with a special message.
The Roots and Rap Radio Hour is a celebration of American roots and rap music. We at Batshit believe that music belongs together. Cross-pollination and crossed-wires are a good thing for the musically adventurous. Who knows, you might stumble on something you haven’t come across before, or, think of artists and genres in new ways just by tuning in. Now that’sBATSHIT!
All episodes appear below. Click the play button on the horizontal bar beneath each episode heading to hear the show as it aired. Or, use the playlists to listen to the songs from each broadcast.
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Catawampus is a somewhat flippant arrangement of genres and artists. The songs lean towards blues, indie rock, bluegrass, folk, and western(ish), but often slips into low-fi, darkwave, instrumental math rock, punk, etc. Sound confusing? It is, in the most melodic way.
Join us every Sunday at 6 pm for an array of genres squished together in a sometimes surprised and sometimes expected way.
Hosted by Ava.
The Idiotic Place
Life is treacherous and confusing, we won't deny it, which is why you should never underestimate it. If guidance is what you search for, if understanding the sea of bad that is life is what you desire, the answer is simple: join us every Friday at midnight for the touch of wisdom that you lack in life.
- El Rey (KeAndre) y El Payaso (Ham)
Episode: #1 "Cheesecake and the Multiverse"
Save Rock and Roll
This is Save Rock and Roll Radio, an hour full of rock, emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, and anything else your edgy heart desires. Tune in every Friday at 9pm to catch some new tunes and nostalgic feels!
Hosted by Ronzi and Kristen
The Diachronic Radio Show
Mary Hammer, radio editor and interviewer(ee) Quinn Girard Mohamed Dirbas Tea Panelli Howsem Huang Khaled Al-Guthmi Yuxuan Liu Felix Joy
Darius Varize Jose Ugas Jiyoun Lee Beuli Nijheri Tay Frontiera Camila Wandemberg Juan Pazmino Prof. Deborah Stein
There’s a tacit private bubble around you and yours, them and theirs. The private bubble is further amplified with the addition of the device in the public realm. Whether it’s all of our heads down while we walk about our neighborhoods or the dance parties where everyone is dancing together to their own music, the device produces a space of many I’s instead of an us or a we. We experience proximity without togetherness.” - Social Intervention
Heyyy, welcome to macks dis-dancing, a 70s modern playlist that will leave you feeling motivated and groovy. How can music create connection during this time of uncertainty and proximity? How can individual memories create an authentic experience for one another in a multitude of spaces with the feeling of togetherness? Below I have created a personal engagement from a collection of songs having influenced past memories and feelings towards situations and meaningful people in my life. Hopefully giving a new perspective or window into my own journey through the connectivity of music new or old. Make sure you listen to the whole playlist to get the full experience, enjoy!
Hosted by: Brittany Mack
CCA Udist Class
UDIST Insights in Site Audio Experience - Written Descriptions
Introduction Shalini Agrawal & Ava Roy
Iván Domínguez-Murillo [3:28] Belonging is a recollection of sensations. The human senses have an extraordinary ability to help travel in time. They spark the fondest and most comforting of memories. As we grow up we collect these memories unintentionally, they just remain in our subconscious patiently waiting until they are triggered and resurface. All it takes is a smell, a sensation, a color, a flavor, or a sound and these memories spring into action and take you to that place where there is no reason to feel worried or afraid, not only that but also provides a soothing and overall sense of tranquility.
Shu Jiang [7:15] Belonging is familiarity. When I belong, I feel unconstrained and I am capable of doing anything I want to do. For me, this place is my hometown. It is a city which has a lot of rain in early summers. I want the listener to experience one of my typical days during the summer break, when I can just stay in my home, enjoy the free time I have. The place I lived in was my grandparents old apartment. The neighbors have known each other for years. Everyday, I can hear the grandpa next door practicing the saxophone. And I would play ukulele in my room even though I have never learnt it. The apartment is close to the busiest streets of the city, and what’s outside of my window is the restaurants’ kitchens. So it is not quiet at all in the afternoon and the night. However, the noise is not disturbing for me. The sound of the city is my lullaby, and I find my belonging in it.
Yutao Chen [10:55] Belonging is a quest. Sometimes a place can give me the feeling that it is where I belong. Just as the first part of my audio experience. A friend can keep me in and give me a calm warm night. But I am also someone that has always been afraid that no one would take me as who I am under any conditions. I always know a friends’ home is not where that will always take me in. Every connection seems to be weak for me maybe because I’ve never felt this feeling of safety from my family. I am always afraid of someone leaving me. But I do love a road trip with someone that I trust at night and I always hoped it would never end because before it ends I am safe in this tiny warm space and I can look at every car passing by and wondering where they might be heading to and also wondering the destination of belonging for me. So I hope my audience can feel this feeling of searching and on the way from my audio experience.
Nathalia Kasman [14:22] Belonging is harmony in differences. With a multicultural background, I have struggled with finding belonging in the country I was born in, or one I grew up in. Over the years, I have learned to reconcile and accept the reality that I cannot be placed in a single box; and in reconciling the differences in my life and allowing them to coexist with one another, I have found my identity and belonging. Just like the wild beast that is in this seminal poem, I would like to be as persistent in calming the tensions of the idiosyncrasies of my life.
Mary Vainstein [17:18] Belonging is Family. Through all the ups and downs of life, they are always there to support me and to give me the feeling of safety and warmth. I can be myself without judgement, and I feel safe knowing that no matter what they will always be in my corner helping me be whoever I want to be in life. They have been there from day one, and will be there until the end of my days. I want the listener to hear my experience with my sisters, and feel the love I have toward all of them. They are my rocks. I show this through the audio by speaking from the heart while talking about each of them to the listener.
Elijah Haines [22:16] Belonging for me when I was younger and somewhat today was directly correlated to having a skill set. Growing up I felt most welcome in places where I could apply a skill set. Having an understanding within a group of what is to be done and how it is to be done gave me a sense of belonging. In this particular audio offering I hope to convey how drawing and basketball brought me a sense of belonging and harmony into my life. As my life has changed these things have become less of a part of my life but the sounds transport me to a time of bliss and a group of friends that I have to this day.
Han Jang [25:50] Belonging is nature. Humans belong to nature, and the instinct to pursue nature is natural. Humans have been with nature since the past, but they are suffering from a lack of nature due to excessive urban development since the Industrial Revolution. Lack of nature makes people live in tension and stress, and these problems naturally shifted to people's natural needs. So people called for nature in the city, and this demand turned into the development of the park. Sense Meditation introduces this nature-seeking instinct. Sensory is very surprising. If you lose one sense, it appears as an amplification of other senses. In particular, I close other senses and introduce travel to the city and nature through hearing, through the noise of the city and the sound of nature. During this trip, people feel nervous and a little bit of stress when they hear the noise of the city, while traveling to nature, they can relax and relax. Through this, you can feel that 'human beings came from nature.
Elaine Moreno [31:10] Belonging is feeling welcomed and comfortable. When going to a new place and space I have a difficult time adapting, causing me to feel anxious. It helps me relate to people and the space when it contains familiar sounds, smells, taste, and sight- allowing me to feel accepted and comfortable being myself. That is why I love to host gatherings, parties, and meetings- making sure everyone feels welcomed. In my audio experience, I hope the listener will experience feeling welcomed and comfortable in my home for the celebration of 4/20 without physically being present. I capture the feeling using sounds that create movement throughout the house and backyard, using my voice as the host, and including sounds that allow the listener to imagine it all.
Omid Razavi [35:29] Belonging is family, being a member, spending time, caring about family and living under the one roof. Experiencing After a long day on a business trip. The trip that you barely enjoy. All your attention, thought are with your family. You do your best to be with your family by the end of the day so that you could see them before night ends and be with them for dinner. You are surrounded by storms in your city. Finally, you arrive late, you miss dinner. The moment that you listen to that music makes you feel how beautiful it's to be with family and belonging to them. With your family but at least your home with your family under the one roof. The only thing that you could enjoy at that moment is listening to classical music and waiting until tomorrow morning to see them.
Mitsy Rodriguez [40:10] Belonging is being in a place where one feels they can be their own weird self. It could be a place with or without others. When I am in a place where I belong I feel drowsy. I feel like I could be gathered in an embrace of laughter or tears. I also feel like I am heard and appreciated by others, I feel like others care for me as I do for them. When the listener listens to my audio experience I hope that I am able to spark that feeling of ease. I try to capture this feeling by having the audio experience be a conversation with an old friend that has decided to reconnect with the listener.
Sirui Chang [44:41] Belonging is a familiar place in my hometown. I've been studying abroad for seven years, and I realized that the further distance and the longer time I left from my hometown, I will miss anything related to my past life crazier. Top of the list is the tea house in the bamboo forest, the place I go with my family and friends every week as long as I am home. To be honest, I was the one most dislike the tea house in my family; I used to stare at my phone all the time. However, as I experienced more during these years, I feel like the tea house in the bamboo forest becomes my first choice when I feel stressed and not safe. The place is far away from the city, hidden in the bamboo forest, next to the tea garden. The stairs, the stage, and most of the furniture are decorated with bamboo. Once the guests enter the door, they can make tea on their own since the server will bring them all the stuff they need. While the guests are drinking tea and chatting with others, they can watch the traditional Kun Opera on the stage. The home-specific environmental sound reminds me that I am safe now because I'm home, the smell and taste of tea let me calm down. I always have fun sitting in a noisy tea house and enjoy my quietness. In this project, I created a virtual journey to the tea house. My audience will be a friend who has a date at the tea house with me. The friend will wait for me in front of the tea house, see I walk towards there from the other side of the bamboo forest, Then we'll spend the time of a cup of tea together, and say goodbye outside of the tea house.
MoMo Gao [49:31] Belonging is being with our family. If it is true, as the movie Inside Out depicts, there is a family island in my brain. Then this island would be the source of my belonging. I imagine the island would be an empty room. Only a lamp and a mirror exist. I see myself from the mirror, and when I close my eyes, memories that I spend with my family will come to the front. Those happy, calm, and sad moments interweave together to bring me warmth and love. I want the audience to remember the time they spent with their families by listening to my work. I believe everyone has a different idea of belonging, but there is always a unique sense of belonging that comes from home. This sense of belonging comes from the unreserved commitment and support of family members.
Freddie Wolken [53:33] As a dancer, belonging is a feeling of being at home in my body wherever I am. I like to center myself before dancing. This audio experience is a way to connect to yourself. I invite you to join me, if you're feeling lost, anxious, disconnected, or just need a moment. Coming home to your own body rhythm and breath, your heartbeat. You can close your eyes and listen to regain some peace of mind, and a feeling of being grounded.
California Parklands Radio
This is based on class about California Parklands by Kim Anno and Rachel Parish. Each show is brought you by a different pair of students in the class.
Here's a short quote from the show:
"It's a selection of reflections from some of CCA's creative, subversive, playful, and adventurous students. They are looking at different ways at nature in general and this states parklands can and do influence us as artists and as humans."
In this podcast, Yohannes reads three poems beginning with "Cadence From a Lone Traveler." “All these poems were written between September and December of 2019. That was in the time when I was, for the first time, fully committed to my aspiration of being true to myself in the sense of freeing the writer in me - by virtue of being in the 'freer' America. My faith that the universal human connection would always transcend any barriers or bias arising from differences in culture, identity, and the lived experience came to a difficult test. The difficulty of finding a community when I didn't even have the capacity to either amend or explain away the reality frightened me. My faith survived just fine, but the magnified fear in the loneliness of not ever rediscovering another community was terrifying. I believe that these were my attempts to cope through the redemptive power of poetry as I had always done.” —Yohannes Tesfamichael
Yohannes Tesfamichael is a fiction writer, and a poet. While living in his home country, Eritrea, and professionally working as a civil engineer, he had published many short stories and poems until he went into exile in 2013. His current writing, sometimes, draws from his existential crisis in Eritrea, in exile, and in the in-between. Other times, he writes in the hope of finding or creating his own, unnamed place. When not writing or thinking about it, maintaining his goofiness and his spiritual health is important to him. Yohannes stays in Oakland, and has recently earned an MFA in Creative writing from California College of the Arts. Currently, he is working on a collection of short stories and a novel.
Hosted by German Pallares, ‘From the Margins: Perspectives on Architecture’ is a space for conversations on the built environment that puts the cultural production of historically marginalized and oppressed groups at the forefront of the discussion. Guests are invited to participate in an open dialogue, and bring a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences that allow for an extension beyond the field, practice, academia, and our communities. This episode features a conversation with Jose A. Brunner. →Jose A. Brunner works at the axis of research, speculation and practice within architecture. Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, Jose developed within a bilingual, bicultural and binational environment that both embraced and questioned the state of duality. He currently works as an architectural consultant with a special focus on public interest projects such as affordable housing and non-profit workplace. Past ventures include collaborating with A+D Architecture + Design on a series of projects serving the Latinx community in San Francisco's Mission District. This includes affordable housing units for seniors and an immigrant resource center for low to moderate income families.
Jose earned a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University where he was Awarded the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize for his work on contested territories. He also earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the California College of the Arts where he is currently an Adjunct Professor in Critical Ethnic Studies and Critical Studies. His seminar, Border Phenomena, explores the colonial legacy behind border demarcations and the effects of fortification walls upon people and their environment.
Agrawal and Roy’s interdisciplinary studio considers the nuances of belonging and examines how identity, lived experience and environment create new understandings towards broader inclusion, diversity and community identity. Creative- and sensory-based translations of experiences act as conduits of somatic explorations that highlight a series of moments, memories and stories. Insight In Site explores how multiple disciplinary perspectives redefine possibilities of connection. Through narratives, sounds and textures, each podcast chapter activates sensory experiences that express personal interpretation of belonging.
→Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and has over 25 years of experience facilitating multi-disciplinary workshops between participants of all ages, races, ethnicities, and socio-economic statuses. She has dedicated her career to bringing diversity, inclusion and equity in design, art and architecture. Shalini is co-founder and co-director of Pathways to Equity, an online and in-person leadership experience that provides professional development to ensure architects, designers, planners and other professionals that influence the built environment understand what it means to design with, and not for, communities. She is founder and principal of Public Design for Equity, an equity-driven practice for equity-driven outcomes; and founder of and FIELD (Forum for Inclusive and Equitable Leadership Diversity) Design Network, which supports the next generation of women of color in architecture, design and planning. Shalini is on the board of Architects Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility, and Association for Community Design as their Director of Fellowship. She is Associate Professor in Critical Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Design Studios and Decolonial School at California College of the Arts.
→Ava Roy is the Founding Artistic Director of We Players and is dedicated to transforming public spaces into realms of immersive theatre. Since 2008, she has pioneered unique partnerships with both the National Park Service and the California State Park system, creating large-scale performances at park sites throughout the Bay Area. Inspired and guided by Shakespeare since her teenage years, Ava has explored many characters from the canon including Juliet, Olivia, Henry V, Mercutio, Feste, Viola, Lady Macbeth, Cordelia, and Lear’s Fool. Her unique style of interactive, site-integrated performance aims to highlight the historical and natural treasures of the local landscape and encourage new ways of experiencing and appreciating these places. Her work is deeply inspired by the entrenched histories and energies of each site, as well as the natural environment. She strives to include site stakeholders as well as communities connected to the embedded themes of a place. Ava is an alumna of Stanford University where she earned her BA in a self-designed major: Ritual and Performance in Aesthetic Education, 2003. In addition to her performance work, Ava is a yoga teacher and sailor.
The collective stories that create our larger social connections are often told from the perspective of an individual person. We recognize ourselves in these archetypal figures through shared values, experiences, and statuses. Compiled here are stories that have been fundamental in shaping the narrators' identities and many of the students are speaking about immigrant experiences.. They seek to offer meaning to their listeners even as they describe how they individually represent who the narrators are.
CCA radio is a student-run club dedicated to providing a platform for establishing campus-wide interconnectivity within the community.
My name is Kevin and I am the founder of the CCA online radio station. I currently work in the Media Center at California College of the Arts. My background is in music recording, sound design, and playing in bands. Reverb is one of my favorite effect reverb if that gives you any ideas! My goal for the station is to create a platform to share content in a safe and supportive environment. If you have any show ideas, click the "Show Submissions" button below to submit an idea. If you want to help out but not sure about whats available, feel free to email email@example.com and we can start conversation.