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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.

Upcoming episodes

Julio’s Holiday December 19, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week we present radio productions of 4 classic Christmas short stories: A Child's Christmas In Wales, The Gift of The Magi, Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Claus, and NEW for 2009 we've added Julio's newest Christmas tale: All is Calm.


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Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale December 26, 2018 | 5:00 am

In December 1971 Pacifica radio station WBAI paid tribute to one of the great composers of our time Igor Stravinsky by hosting a live performance of Stravinsky's version of this old tale in L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale). Our hero, on leave from the war meets the Devil disguised as a merchant who is set on purchasing the soldier's violin.. but at what price...? Find out in this complete epic tale. L'histoire du soldat


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Recent episodes

Audre Lorde – December 12 1980 December 12, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week we feature poet Audre Lorde from a rare recording just after the publication of her book, Cancer Journals. Through her poetry and prose, Audre Lorde gives unique insight into a wide range of subjects from racism to the power of love in the world.


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Julio’s Holiday Special December 5, 2018 | 5:00 am

It s time for our yearly Julio s Holiday Special, produced by KPFK s Art s In Review host Julio Martinez. This year we present 2 of his classic programs, a radio Drama based on Charles Dicken s A Christmas Carol and an original program on Chanukah.


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Rita Mae Brown November 28, 2018 | 5:00 am

On this week's From the Vault we present a recording of a distinguished novelist of the second wave of Feminism Rita Mae Brown recorded at the comfortable surroundings of The historic Women's Building in Los Angeles on July 4th, 1976.


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Charlene Teters and Wounded Knee November 21, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we remember the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre with a 1998 Pacifica program commemorating the 25th anniversary of the American Indian Movement s (AIM) occupation of three buildings on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


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Free Music Store: Seals and Crofts November 14, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we present legendary rock duo Seals and Crofts performing live on WBAI's storied show, Free Music Store.


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From The Vault: Sounds That Change The World: A No Nukes Reunion November 6, 2018 | 5:00 am

Dr. Michio Kaku leads a discussion with Rock superstars Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt together with Harvey Wasserman to discuss their attempt to stop the revitalization of our Nuclear Energy Program.


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Sorry Wrong Number 2014 October 31, 2018 | 5:00 am

For the Halloween Season we present a Pacifica Radio Archive's 2003 Production of Louise Fletcher's classic suspense radio drama Sorry Wrong Number staring Shirley Knight and Ed Asner.


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Russell Means October 24, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault we offer a tribute to legendary Native American activist Russell Means (1939-2012) through the broadcast of a recording titled Native American Spiritual Values.


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Tribute to John Trudell October 10, 2018 | 5:00 am

December 8, 2015, the world lost one of the great activists working for the cause of Native American rights, John Trudell but before we honor John Trudell s life we open the program by revisiting a recording from 2002, long before we started From the Vault.


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The Nixon Tapes October 3, 2018 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we listen to a number of recordings in the matter of Richard M. Nixon. Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, "Mama" Cass Elliot, Christopher Guest, Peter Boyle and others read The Nixon Tapes from 1974


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