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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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Gwendolyn Brooks Amiri Baraka 1964 April 17, 2019 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we present one of Pacifica Radio�s newly-restored audio treasures, �rediscovered� during preservation work funded by our most recent National Endowment for the Arts grant: 1964 recording of Poetry giants Gwendolyn Brooks and LeRoi Jones now Amiri Baraka


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Sun Ra April 10, 2019 | 5:00 am

This week on From The Vault we take a look at one of the most innovative artists and creative forces of our time.... Jazz Mystic Sun Ra
The Pacifica Radio Archives presents our 2 landmark interviews with Sun Ra... 1968 by Dennis Irving and 1991 with KPFK producer Jay Green.


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The Beats of San Francisco April 3, 2019 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we take a listen to the last great literary revolution in America by presenting the 1979 program The Beats of San Francisco.


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From The Vault #86 Ringing Testimonies: Women of the World Speak Out March 27, 2019 | 5:00 am

Archival sound from Rachel Carson, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Wangari Maathai, Vandana Shiva, Arundhati Roy


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Molly Ivins March 20, 2019 | 5:00 am

Molly Ivins in her own words.


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Dorothy Day 1960 March 13, 2019 | 5:00 am

Today on From the Vault we feature the voice of Dorothy Day from a 1960 KPFA interview and we will hear from Blas Bonpane, director of the office of the America s who knew her
Dorothy Day 1897 " 1980 was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women's suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.
Intrigued by the Catholic faith for years, Dorothy Day converted in 1927


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Rachel Carson March 6, 2019 | 5:00 am

From the Vault pays tribute to this amazing and inspirational scientist and writer, through archival recordings of Carson in her own voice, and others she inspired.


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The Dispute over the Ownership of Anthony Burns 1854 February 27, 2019 | 5:00 am

Today's program is in celebration of Black History Month and "12 Years a Slave" winning the Oscar for Best Picture. This program was broadcast in 1967 at the height of the civil rights movement.


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The Second Battle of Selma February 20, 2019 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we go back nearly half a century and immerse ourselves in a radio documentary on the confrontation over Civil Rights in Selma, Alabama.


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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."


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