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.
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.
We The People: Governor Jerry Brown, Gore Vidal 1996 January 11, 2017 | 5:00 am
We reach back into our archives and present The July 8, 1996 We The People radio program hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. His special guest was author, playwright and political historian Gore Vidal.
The 1914 Christmas Truce and Other Stories December 28, 2016 | 5:00 am
We present 3 original holiday radio dramas written by Julio Martinez, host of KPFK's Arts In Review radio program. This year we present O Henry's classic story Gift of the Magi, the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce, and, new for this year, Christmas in Tinseltown, the story of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas".