Wednesday at 5:00 am
Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”
Each week the Pacifica Radio Archives chooses a program “From the Vault” of broadcasts in a half-hour program.
Fannie Lou Hamer collected speeches February 13, 2019 | 5:00 am
This program features the collected speeches of voting rights activist, Fannie Loy Hamer mixed by Terabu Betsuri in 1989 celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pacifica Radio. Includes excerpts from a 1965 interview by Colin Edwards in Berkeley, the documentary "The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer," a speech at the Vietnam Moratorium rally at U.C. Berkeley, and from "Profiles of Movement Activists II : Voices of the Civil Rights Movement."
Ishmael Reed February 6, 2019 | 5:00 am
To help celebrate Black History Month, From The Vault presents a very early interview with Mr. Ishmael Reed, the prolific novelist, poet, librettist, songwriter, essayist and publisher, nominated for the distinguished Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award honors. Mr. Reed was also the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Genius Award in 1998.
Accidents Will Happen January 9, 2019 | 5:00 am
This week on From the Vault, we�re featuring the chilling documentary Accidents Will Happen, an uncompromising look at the miasma created by Three-Mile Island nuclear facility. Produced by Alan Snitow and Aileen Alfandary, this incredible piece includes actuality on ground, statements by public relations staff for the utility company, physicists, politicians, President Carter, and consumer advocates � on what actually happened and what the effects were locally and nationally. Accidents Will Happen challenged the conventional nuclear wisdom of that day, and layed the foundation for a heated debate that is still very much a part of politics today.
Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale December 26, 2018 | 5:00 am
In December 1971 Pacifica radio station WBAI paid tribute to one of the great composers of our time Igor Stravinsky by hosting a live performance of Stravinsky's version of this old tale in L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale). Our hero, on leave from the war meets the Devil disguised as a merchant who is set on purchasing the soldier's violin.. but at what price...? Find out in this complete epic tale. L'histoire du soldat
Audre Lorde – December 12 1980 December 12, 2018 | 5:00 am
This week we feature poet Audre Lorde from a rare recording just after the publication of her book, Cancer Journals. Through her poetry and prose, Audre Lorde gives unique insight into a wide range of subjects from racism to the power of love in the world.