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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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Music: Black and White, 1973 July 20, 2016 | 5:00 am

We present an early episode of a unique music program called Music: Black and White. Produced and hosted by Nawana Davis on KPFK in Los Angeles from 1973 to 1976, this program featured bluegrass, blues, and commentary; in a 2016 interview, Davis explains how the show came to be, and what it was intended to accomplish.


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Dolores Huerta’s 80th Birthday Celebration July 13, 2016 | 5:00 am

On Friday evening, August 13, 2010 celebrities, musicians, and activists gathered under the stars at the open air Greek Theatre in Los Angeles California to wish United Farmworker co-founder Dolores Huerta a happy 80th Birthday in an event called Weaving Movements Together.


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Pacifica’s Convention Coverage, Part 1 of 2 June 29, 2016 | 5:00 am

We present part one of the award-winning 2004 documentary A Passel of Pomp and a Circus of Circumstance, produced by the Pacifica Radio Archives, that explores the history of the national political party conventions, and the mission dynamics that set Pacifica Radio’s coverage apart from mainstream media — coverage that remains today an inspiration for independent, progressive journalists everywhere.


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National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights June 22, 2016 | 5:00 am

From the Vault celebrates national Gay Pride Month with recordings from Pacifica Radio Archives that capture key moments in the LGBTQ struggle for Equal Rights. We revisit Pacifica’s coverage of the first national March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights on October 14, 1979, ten years after the Stonewall riots.


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Muhammad Ali June 15, 2016 | 5:00 am

We celebrate the legacy of humanitarian and boxing great Muhammad Ali by highlighting selections from a new collection from Pacifica Radio Archives featuring Ali in conversation with Julius Lester (1968), Ali and Joe Frazier talking shop the night before the “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden (1971), original music, and a speech Ali gave to UCLA students in 1968 amidst campus-wide protests.


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Coal Country Women, Part 2 of 3 June 8, 2016 | 5:00 am

We present the second part of a three-part series called Coal Country Women, a documentary exploring the lives of Appalachian women in the 1970’s – as wives and mothers of miners, as miners themselves, and on life in mining country.


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Coal Country Women, Part 1 of 3 June 1, 2016 | 5:00 am

We present the first part of a three part series called Coal Country Women, a documentary exploring the lives of Appalachian women in the 1970’s – as wives and mothers of miners, as miners themselves, and on life in mining country.


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Chris Koch, Pacifica Legacy Journalist May 25, 2016 | 5:00 am

We celebrate the work of legendary Pacifica journalist Chris Koch, whose recordings reflect some of the most historically significant audio footage held in the collections of Pacifica Radio Archives.


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Daniel Berrigan May 18, 2016 | 5:00 am

We pay tribute to one of the great icons of the peace movement, Father Daniel Berrigan, who died on April 30th, 2015 at the age of 94. Ordained as a Catholic priest in 1952, Berrigan leveraged his position in the Church to become a leading figure in the anti-war movement during the late 1960’s.


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Public Affairs on Pacifica Radio 1949-1999 May 11, 2016 | 5:00 am

Pacifica Radio went on the air in 1949 to bring a new voice and a new style of radio to the airwaves. This week, we pay homage to this spirit of freedom, through a 50th anniversary montage produced in 1999 by Andrea Kissack and former KPFA Drama & Literature Director Susan Stone.


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