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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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Muhammad Ali The Greatest Of All Time September 19, 2018 | 5:00 am

On This Edition of From The Vault we celebrate the Life of Muhammad Ali through our Pacifica Radio Archive s recordings.


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1973 Chilean Coup D’etat September 12, 2018 | 5:00 am

In this episode of From the Vault, we explore the historic election of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1970 and the forces that conspired to overthrow his socialist government in 1973, through recordings preserved by Pacifica Radio Archives.


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Labor Unions and Organizers 1998 September 5, 2018 | 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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A Night In Chicago 1968 August 29, 2018 | 5:00 am

With the protests and violence breaking out across the nation during this Presidential election year, The Pacifica Radio Archives wanted to revisit arguably the most vitriolic election year moment to date: The 1968 Democratic Nation Convention captured in Pacifica's landmark documentary A Night In Chicago.


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They Remember Dvorak August 22, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From The Vault we pay tribute to the great Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, with a presentation of Pacifica Radio's 1970 Award-Winning program, They Remember Dvorak.


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Black August 1993 August 15, 2018 | 5:00 am

We turn the clock back to 1993 when Pacifica Radio devoted an entire day to recognize Black August, the annual commemoration of the liberation struggles of Africans Americans that began with the killing of prisoner George Jackson on August 21, 1971.


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Hiroshima Memorial with Howard Zinn August 8, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From The Vault we put together a collection of materials that places the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima into perspective including a dramatic reading of John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece "Hiroshima" written following his journey to Japan in the months following the U.S. atomic bombing August 6, 1945.


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Leonard Cohen August 1, 2018 | 5:00 am

Here on From The Vault we present a historic interview with Leonard Cohen from December 4th 1974 while touring his fourth studio record New Skin for the Old Ceremony.


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Women’s Studies Professor Bonnie Morris July 25, 2018 | 5:00 am

On July 25th, 2015, Bonnie Morris, Women's Studies professor at George Washington University, paid us a visit to research our Women's History Collection for a new book idea. After a Day browsing through Pacifica Radio Archives collection, we brought Dr. Morris into our KPFK Studios to recap her day s work, her involvement in The Women s Movement, her interest in Women s Music and her opinion of our NHPRC Women s history grant that helped us digitize and catalog 2000 Women s History programs between 1962-1983.


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50th Anniversary of 1968 July 18, 2018 | 5:00 am

As part of our ongoing preservation and access program, Pacifica Radio Archives identified some 100 of our most outstanding recordings from 1968.


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