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.
Lorraine Hansberry 1961 June 7, 2017 | 5:00 am
We revisit Pacifica's unique 1961 recording with Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Emile Capouye and Alfred Kazin. The topic is The Negro in American Culture. We begin with a 2016 interview with actor Louis Gossett Jr. an original cast member of Lorraine Hansberry's Landmark play A Raisin in the Sun.
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.
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.