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Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”

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Each week the Pacifica Radio Archives chooses a program “From the Vault” of broadcasts in a half-hour program.

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1984 Part 3 September 28, 2016 | 5:00 am

We continue this week on From the Vault with our presentation of one of the most important dystopian novels written in modern history, George Orwell’s classic Nineteen Eighty-Four.


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George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part 2 of 10 September 21, 2016 | 5:00 am

We continue this week with our presentation of one of the most important dystopian novels written in modern history, George Orwell’s classic Nineteen Eighty-Four.


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George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part 1 of 10 September 14, 2016 | 5:00 am

We turn to one of the most important dystopian novels written in modern history, George Orwell’s classic "Nineteen Eighty-Four".


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Labor Unions and Organizers 1998 September 7, 2016 | 5:00 am

In this 1998 Salute to Labor Unions and Organizors former Pacifica Producer Larry Bensky spends time with with Rosalinda Guillene of the United Farmworkers, Richard Dyle President of LOCAL 683 in Erie Pennsylvania and Labor writer David Bacon.


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Joan Baez August 24, 2016 | 5:00 am

In a career spanning more than five decades, Joan Baez’s discography is well-known, lengthy and diverse; her activism is as well.


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Highlander Folk School August 17, 2016 | 5:00 am

In 1932, Myles Norton and friends formed the Highlander Folk School in rural Tennessee to help coal miners and other labor leaders understand what it takes to organize and demand livable wages and benefits for their families during the Great Depression.


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Hiroshima August 10, 2016 | 5:00 am

August 6th is the anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Pacifica Radio Archives commemorates the anniversary every year with a live recording of the radio adaptation of John Hersey’s Hiroshima, arguably the most famous work of the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and reporter.


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Bernie Sanders 1989-2016 August 3, 2016 | 5:00 am

On this edition, we present some of the views of Bernie Sanders, a transformative politician unlike anyone our country has seen.


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Carlos Castaneda and Lila Downs July 27, 2016 | 5:00 am

We feature a rare 1968 recording of the Peruvian-born American author Carlos Castaneda speaking about his first book The Teaching of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, which was originally published by the University of California Press as a work of anthropology and became an acclaimed best-seller. Then, exploring the work of another anthropologist of sorts, we spend some time with Mexican singer Lila Downs.


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Music: Black and White, 1973 July 20, 2016 | 5:00 am

We present an early episode of a unique music program called Music: Black and White. Produced and hosted by Nawana Davis on KPFK in Los Angeles from 1973 to 1976, this program featured bluegrass, blues, and commentary; in a 2016 interview, Davis explains how the show came to be, and what it was intended to accomplish.


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