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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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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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Live From the Village Gate July 11, 2018 | 5:00 am

This Week on From The Vault we present three legends of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and Charles Mingus and poets Amina and Amiri Baraka live from The Village Gate, New York City as broadcast live on Pacifica Station WBAI, 99.5 FM.


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Stan Freberg Satire Legend July 4, 2018 | 5:00 am

Stan Freberg is a comedic legend His influence can be seen from Monty Python to South Park to Current television hit series Mad Men to the Late Night Comedy host lineup. Today on From The Vault, we memorialize this legend who passed away on Tuesday April 7th, 2015.


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Sun Ra June 27, 2018 | 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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Blues Legacies June 20, 2018 | 5:00 am

Today we feature Angela Davis from her 1998 book tour promoting her then new release "Blues Legacies and Black Feminism". We also feature a rare recording of 1920's blues legend Alberta Hunter.


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Radio Bloomsday June 13, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we present a salute to Bloomsday - the worldwide June 16th annual celebration of James Joyce's classic work Ulysses.


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Gay Pride Month: Diminished Capacity 1979 June 6, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on from the vault, we celebrate Gay Pride month with an important documentary from 1979 about the impact of the verdict to convict Dan White, the man who assassinated San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk and San Francisco mayor George Mascone to a lesser charge than first degree murder.


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Studs Terkel May 30, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week, on From the Vault, we feature a radio legend who truly needs no introduction; listening to Studs Terkel for a brief moment in front of the microphone is all you would need for him to become an old friend


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“Freedom Now!” May 23, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we jump back to 1963, to the volatile and unforgiving streets of Birmingham, and experience the sounds of "Freedom Now!" Produced by Chris Koch, Dale Minor, and Robert Kramer (1963).


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The Pacifica Archives Presents Alfred Hitchcock May 16, 2018 | 5:00 am

From The Vault this week continues with our presentation of our cinematic gems by featuring a rare 1957 interview with Alfred Hitchcock during production of his classic film Vertigo


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