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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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Martin Luther King Jr. – America’s Chief Moral Dilemma April 26, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we mark the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s address, America’s Chief Moral Dilemma, on the steps of Sproul Hall on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Sproul Hall, the undergraduate admissions building that became internationally known as the nexus of the 1964 Free Speech Movement lead by the charismatic Mario Savio, was a perfect setting for King’s May 17th, 1967 speech on the immoral consequence of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.


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Immigration and Labor, 1982 & 2017 April 19, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week, we tackle the discussion on comprehensive immigration reform legislation… from a ‘then and now’ perspective.


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Van Morrison 1971 April 5, 2017 | 5:00 am

After the 1960s, KPFA’s Dan McCloskey caught up with Van Morrison at his home, and they spoke at length about Van Morrison’s upbringing into Belfast, Ireland, early musical influences and successes, and his emergence as on the world’s leading songwriters and singers.


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Al Jarreau & Julio Martinez 1968-2017 March 22, 2017 | 5:00 am

On this weeks From The Vault, We celebrate the life of Al Jarreau who had a connection with Pacifica beginning in 1968 that held strong until his death on February 12, 2017.


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Al Jarreau & Julio Martinez 1968-2017 March 22, 2017 | 5:00 am

On this week's show, we celebrate the life of Al Jarreau, who had a connection with Pacifica beginning in 1968 that held strong until his death on February 12, 2017.


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Judy Mowatt, Former Bob Marley I3’s Singer, 1983 February 15, 2017 | 5:00 am

We celebrate Black History Month with a unique Pacifica concert recording of former Bob Marley I 3s singer Judy Mowatt in her first solo live performance in New York City.


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Zappa for President. January 25, 2017 | 5:00 am

Frank Zappa considers a bid for the presidency during this 1991 interview.


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute – 2017 January 18, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two speeches he gave near the end of his life – two speeches that rarely get much attention.


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We The People: Governor Jerry Brown, Gore Vidal 1996 January 11, 2017 | 5:00 am

We reach back into our archives and present The July 8, 1996 We The People radio program hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. His special guest was author, playwright and political historian Gore Vidal.


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The 1914 Christmas Truce and Other Stories December 28, 2016 | 5:00 am

We present 3 original holiday radio dramas written by Julio Martinez, host of KPFK's Arts In Review radio program. This year we present O Henry's classic story Gift of the Magi, the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce, and, new for this year, Christmas in Tinseltown, the story of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas".


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