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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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Global Meltdown (Three Mile Island and Global Warming) December 6, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we're featuring the chilling documentary "Accidents Will Happen," an uncompromising look at the miasma created by Three-Mile Island nuclear facility. Produced by Alan Snitow and Aileen Alfandary, this incredible piece includes actuality on ground, statements by public relations staff for the utility company, physicists, politicians, President Carter, and consumer advocates - on what actually happened and what the effects were locally and nationally.

We'll also hear renowned nuclear activist and Dr. Helen Caldicott weigh in on the issues of nuclear energy and global warming.

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Russell Means November 29, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we offer a tribute to legendary Native American activist Russell Means (1939-2012) through the broadcast of a recording titled Native American Spiritual Values.

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Occupy Alcatraz November 22, 2017 | 5:00 am

Pacifica Radio intimately documented the Occupation of Alcatraz from November 20 1969 to June 11, 1971, presenting a detailed account of the Native American struggle to bring awareness to the repeated treaty violations by the United States.

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Ganienkeh: An Iroquois Tale November 14, 2017 | 5:00 am

Tim McGovern�s 1976 documentary Ganienkeh, an eye-opening probe into the theft of over nine million acres of land from the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, traditional land that was guaranteed and titled by six separate treaties, including a 1792 agreement signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

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The Resistance of the Maya November 8, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week we celebrate Native American Heritage Month by presenting the 1981 program The Resistance of the Maya, tracing the history of the Mayan civilization, from it's precolumbian Golden Era to it's current struggles in a modern world.

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John Trudell November 1, 2017 | 5:00 am

In this episode of From the Vault, we profile an John Trudell, an acclaimed poet, recording artist, actor and activist who has been connected with Pacifica Radio since 1969.

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Halloween Fantasy: Vampires October 25, 2017 | 5:00 am

Halloween Fantasy: Vampires, first broadcast on KPFA in Berkeley, California on October 31, 1971. This original program mixes music, literary excerpts, dramatic readings and humor to present an audio history of Bram Stoker�s immortal Count Dracula character - and the man who set the precedence for Dracula on film - Bela Lugosi.

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Paul Robeson Tribute October 18, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we found a vintage 1969 tribute to Paul Robeson, tracing his life from his 1939 epic recording of Ballad for Americans to his last major public appearance in 1965.

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Dolores Huerta 80th Birthday Concert October 11, 2017 | 5:00 am

On Friday evening, August 13, 2010 celebrities, musicians, activists and even President Barrack Obama gathered under the stars at the open air Greek Theatre in Los Angeles California to wish United Farmworker co-founder Dolores Huerta a happy 80th Birthday.

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The Chilean Coup d’etat 1973 October 4, 2017 | 5:00 am

On this edition of From The Vault, we celebrate the life of Salvador Allende, born June 26, 1908 and elected as President of Chile in 1970.

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