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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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Andy Warhol September 30, 2015 | 5:00 am

Cal Green of WBAI’s The Critical People speaks with artist Andy Warhol about his film Chelsea Girls in a rather unconventional interview recorded on June 3, 1967.

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Women’s Studies Professor Bonnie Morris September 23, 2015 | 5:00 am

We highlight a visit to Pacifica Radio Archives from George Washington University Women’s Studies Professor Bonnie Morris, who spent a day at the Archives listening to recordings preserved through our grant project, “Women Making History and Culture from 1963-1982.”

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Legendary Music Producer Eddie Kramer September 16, 2015 | 5:00 am

Former KPFK music host Carlos Nino sat down with Eddie Kramer on November 28, 2010 – the day after what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 68th birthday – to trace the trajectory of their brief but important time together.

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Joseph Jackson, Jr. And The Tougaloo Nine September 9, 2015 | 5:00 am

On May 31, 2015, from his home in Southern California, a now 78-year-old Jackson, Jr. sat down with From the Vault producer Gabriel San Roman to reflect back on those early days growing up in the South and his efforts to end racial segregation. We now present that interview.

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The Population Bomb September 2, 2015 | 5:00 am

We present a 1968 interview with Stanford Professor Paul R. Ehrlich (noted population biologist and author of the book titled “The Population Bomb,”) and Professor Dennis Parnell (Catholic scientist and biologist at California State College at Hayward).

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Watts Rebellion 50th Anniversary Concert and Mixtape August 26, 2015 | 5:00 am

Pacifica Radio Archives and From the Vault radio joined forces with the Grand Performances Summer Concert Series in Los Angeles to present a 50th Anniversary remembrance of the 1965 Watts Rebellion

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Hiroshima August 19, 2015 | 5:00 am

“What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it’s been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.”
~John Hersey, writing in “Hiroshima.”

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Dustin Hoffman, 1971 August 12, 2015 | 5:00 am

We take a trip back to 1971 and listen to a conversation with the actor Dustin Hoffman, a simple conversation about the craft and experience of acting. In addition to talking about the cinematic art form, being a Pacifica station, the conversation always includes the politics of times.

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Houston Songwriting Legend Townes Van Zandt August 5, 2015 | 5:00 am

While living in Houston, Townes Van Zandt made several visits to the one station that appreciated good songwriting, Pacifica Radio KPFT 90.1 FM. In this episode of From the Vault, we’ll listen to classic sets recorded at KPFT in 1972 and 1973, which includes some of his most well-known songs like “Pancho and Lefty” and “When She Don’t Need Me.”

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Picture of Oscar Wilde Part 2 July 29, 2015 | 5:00 am

This is the second ofa two-part dramatization of the life of the poet and playwright, based on his letters, the -w'ritings of his wife, his friends, and his biographers. This episode deals with the trial and aftermath.

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