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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.

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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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Indian Tales Jamie de Angulo 1949 oldest public radio recording May 9, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week we offer up an hour of storytelling from the oldest surviving recording in all of Public Broadcasting, dating back to 1949, the year Pacifica flagship station KPFA introduced listener sponsored non-commercial media to Berkeley, California and the world. You are going to hear Indian Tales, Native American stories recorded by Jaime De Angulo four years before the first publication in 1953. This from the forward of the 1997 - North Point Press publication.


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Labor Teach-In May 2, 2018 | 5:00 am

We'll hear selections from Pacifica documentaries about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire and the 1934 San Francisco Waterfront Strike, seminal events in labor history. We'll also explore how May Day celebrations manifest themselves in different ways here at home and around the world - as author and activist Sabina Virgo weaves together the evolution of May Day to include the fight for peace, equality, and justice.


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Dolores Huerta’s 88th Birthday Celebration April 25, 2018 | 5:00 am

We celebrate the 88th birthday of Dolores Huerta, who became a public figure in the mid-1960’s when she cofounded the United Farm Workers Union with Cesar Chavez.


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East LA Walkouts 50 Year Anniversary April 18, 2018 | 5:00 am

In this program we present Pacifica's March 13 1968 interview with then UCLA student Juan Gomez, who was one of the advisors to the High School Students. The list of high schooler demands are read currently by Nancy Sanchez. We will also present comments and sounds from the California State Los Angeles University 50th Anniversary Commemoration event held March 2, 2018. KPFK host Sally Alexander UCLA Grad Student Juan Gomez 1968


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Robert Frost Reads His Own Poetry 1956 April 11, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we present a 1956 poetry reading with 4-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost.


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Two Speeches From MLK’s Last year April 4, 2018 | 5:00 am

1. But If Not, Speech at Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, November 1967
2. Men and Women In the Arts Concerned with Vietnam, March 16, 1968 - MLK's last speech in Los Angeles


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Judy Mowatt former Bob Marley I3’s singer 1983 March 14, 2018 | 5:00 am

Judy Mowatt performed with the One Vibe Band and features a special duet with Peter Tosh on the song ONE LOVE. Recorded at SOBs in New York City on November of 1983. This was an event sponsored by Pacifica Radio WBAI.


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Bessie Smith Tribute 1976 March 7, 2018 | 5:00 am

Blues singer Bessie Smith profile 1976


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