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.
Jean Ritchie: An American Treasure 1978 July 1, 2015 | 5:00 am
On This week's From The Vault we celebrate the life of Jean Ritchie an American Folk Treasure who died June 1, 2015.
Born in Viper Kentucky on December 8th, 1922, Jean was the youngest of 14 children who became known as the Singing Ritchies of Kentucky.
Robert Frost Reads His Own Poetry 1956 June 3, 2015 | 5:00 am
This week on From the Vault we present a 1956 poetry reading with 4-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost.
Who thinks Robert Frost is an old stodgy iambic pentameter irrelevant poet..? Well I will argue that Robert Frost began the modern Occupy Movement over 70 years ago…
“Make the whole Stock Exchange your own
If need be…. Occupy a throne”
The Poetry of Alta May 20, 2015 | 5:00 am
This week on From The Vault we present our 1972 recording of Alta Gerry, simply known as Alta in the Poetry World. Alta is an Award winning poet, but maybe more importantly credited with opening one of the early Feminist press houses in 1969, that created space for Women’s voices at a critical point in the 2nd Wave of Feminism.
Carlos Hagen Presents Chilean Folk Legend Violeta Parra 1973 May 6, 2015 | 5:00 am
This week on From The Vault we celebrate the godmother of Chilean New Folkloric movement or Nueva Cancion, Violeta Parra through her music and the stories of Pacifica producer Carlos Hagan (1973).
Stan Freberg, Satire Legend April 29, 2015 | 5:00 am
This week on From the Vault we pay homage to comedic legend Stan Freberg, who passed away on April 7th, 2015. From humble beginnings in Pasadena, California, Freberg went to Hollywood at the age of eighteen, and quickly made a name for himself as a master satirist, animation voice actor, and radio personality.