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Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”

Pacifica Archives

Each week the Pacifica Radio Archives chooses a program “From the Vault” of broadcasts in a half-hour program.

Upcoming episodes

W.E.B. Dubois: 100 Years of The Souls of Black Folk (Part One) February 21, 2018 | 5:00 am

We kick off 2018 Black History Month by featuring rare recordings of one of America’s greatest intellectuals, W.E.B. DuBois. In 2003, Pacifica Radio Archives celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the publication of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois with a two hour special tribute.


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Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace February 14, 2018 | 5:00 am

We speak with musicians Frank “Bulldog” Aragon and David Gomez about recording the album Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace for the inaugural Pacifica Radio Archives National Broadcast in November 2002.


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An Evening of Insurrections with Harry Gamboa, Jr. February 7, 2018 | 5:00 am

This panel discussion features several artists that helped expand the role of art in California Latino and Chicano communities, including painter Ramiro Gomez, artist and archivist Guadalupe Rosales, and UCLA ethnomusicologist and author Chon Noriega.


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in London, 1964 January 31, 2018 | 5:00 am

We proudly feature a recording of a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., discovered in December 2014. The recording has been verified as the only known recording of the 62-minute speech made in London on December 7, 1964, and is thought to be the only known record of a comprehensive public statement by King on apartheid in South Africa.


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The History of Feminism, Part 1 January 24, 2018 | 5:00 am

We’ll hear recordings to help us make sense of some of the Feminist efforts throughout history that have helped drive the changes happening in the present.


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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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