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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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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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Remembering Erik Bauersfeld May 4, 2016 | 5:00 am

We remember longtime KPFA Drama & Literature Director Erik Bauersfeld, who passed away at the age of 94 on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Bauersfeld was a talented voice-over actor and radio drama producer, who blessed Pacifica Radio with an incredible legacy spanning six decades.


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Robert Kennedy’s 1968 Presidential Campaign April 27, 2016 | 5:00 am

We study the 1968 presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. We’ll follow his meteoric rise from presidential race late-comer to popular candidate and shocking murder through a series of recordings preserved by Pacifica Radio Archives.


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Illeana Douglas Introduces Helen Gahagan Douglas April 20, 2016 | 5:00 am

we welcome actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and Turner Classic Movies host Illeana Douglas, who introduces us to a 1973 interview with her grandmother, Helen Gahagan Douglas, and shares some touching personal stories.


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Drama and Literature at KPFK, Part 2 April 13, 2016 | 5:00 am

In celebration of Pacifica Radio and KPFA’s 50th Anniversary in 1999, former KPFA Drama & Literature Director Susan Stone teamed up with her colleagues to present an outstanding survey of sounds representing the radio arts broadcast on the station over the years.
This week, we revisit this extraordinary documentary (Part 2 of 2).


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Drama and Literature at KPFA April 6, 2016 | 5:00 am

In celebration of Pacifica Radio and KPFA’s 50th Anniversary in 1999, former KPFA Drama & Literature Director Susan Stone teamed up with her colleagues to present an outstanding survey of sounds representing the radio arts broadcast on the station over the years. This week, we revisit this extraordinary documentary.


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Cuban Music – Songs of Change March 30, 2016 | 5:00 am

We explore the rich musical traditions of Cuba, traditions largely unheard by the American population as a direct result of a decades-old trade embargo and diplomatic isolation.


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A Night in Chicago, 1968 March 23, 2016 | 5:00 am

We revisit an outstanding documentary titled "A Night in Chicago", which was recorded in Chicago on August 27th, 1968, at the turbulent Democratic National Convention, incorporating field recordings to capture the tension and brutality outside the convention hall. Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman introduces the piece, and later shares her thoughts on Pacifica’s importance in the news business.


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