Sun Ra

This week on From The Vault we take a look at one of the most innovative artists and creative forces of our time, jazz musician and composer Sun Ra. Guided by two KPFK – Los Angeles music programmers and Sun Ra admirers, Mark Maxwell and Carlos Nino, we’ll explore some of the more abstract ideas of Sun Ra. The Pacifica Radio Archives has two landmark interviews with Sun Ra, including one of the oldest known recorded interviews conducted by Dennis Irving in 1968, and a 1991 interview with KPFK producer Jay Green titled, “Getting Better than Good, Notes from the Omniverse.” Through these recorded interviews, Sun Ra gives us a glimpse of his unique perspective on humanity’s existence and place in the Universe, and guests Mark and Carlos explain the impact Jazz legends had on Sun Ra… and the impact Sun Ra had on others.

Changing Everything: Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change

In her new book: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate , Naomi Klein argues that while it s too late to stop climate change, we can save our civilization. But it’s going to take radical steps that will transform the way humans interact with the world.

Spaekers: Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Credits: Host: Andrew Stelzer, Producers: Laura Flynn, Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender, Jasmin Lopez
Contributing Producers: Jen Chien
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth

More MSG ’82 plus JGB ’75

Part 1 22:55
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City

Part 2 32:30
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 5 (12/31/75)
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City

Voodoo Kittens’ Tailgate Party!

Join “Top Cat” Artie McDonnell as he helps you prepare you pregame party into a special event! Give a call and let me know how the party is going!!! On today’s menu some great blues from around the “World”!
Artist on Tap: Flyin’ Saucers Gumbo Special , T-Bone Walker, Freddie King,Otis Spann.Junior Wells ,Watermelon Slim, Howlin’ Wolf…….
Go Royals !!!!! I still BELIEVE!!!!!!

La Penca Bombing Remembered

Thirty years ago a bomb went off in a press conference in La Penca, Nicaragua, just across the border from Costa Rica. Journalists and others are still trying to get answers about the bombing. This program features a series of interviews with people who were there and their friends and family members.

Featured Guests/Speakers include journalists, friends, family & survivors of the bombing.

Credits: This week’s Sprouts edition is produced at WORT-FM in Madison, Wisconsin by Norman Stockwell, with assistance from Sarah Blaskey and Jesse Chapman in Costa Rica.

Music is traditional music recorded on the streets of San Jose Costa Rica.

Postmodern Prometheus

Featuring Susie Ersahin and newEar. “…Disembodied voices intoned excerpts from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein…a whole crew of assistant produced sound effects–a creaking gate (real), boots on gravel (ditto), thunder (gravel in a big balloon) and rain (a garden sprinkler emptied into a tub of water)…the effect was perfect….a real ear-cleanser…”

        ~~The Kansas City Star

Food Security

In this edition of WINGS, we bring you the UN’s Committee on World Food Security meeting in Rome, where four women spoke on a panel about food security for women in times of conflict, giving differing perspectives.

Speakers: Lois A. Herman ” Coordinator, WUNRN, Women s UN Report Network & WILPF FAO Delegate; Hilal Elver - UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food; Ilaria Bottigliero, International Development Law Organization ” IDLO Director, Research & Marta Benavides, El Salvador – 23rd Century Movement for Sustainable Peace, Women’s Major Group for Development

Credits: Audio courtesty UN FAO – with special thanks to Maris Gavino. Event organized by Lois Herman of WILPF. Editing by Frieda Werden.