Archive for July, 2009

FTV 169 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part Four

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on July 30th, 2009

This week on From the Vault we revisit selections from a ten-part series called Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States that was produced in 1976 by Pacifica radio station KPFA in Berkeley. Produced for the country’s bicentennial celebration as an alternative to traditional American history taught in public schools, the series traces the nation’s history form the arrival of Christopher Columbus, through the various social movements of our first 200 years, giving voice to the many unheralded people who fought for equality and justice and who helped facilitate change so that all could prosper.

Part Four revisits World War I, The Great Depression, the Harlem Renaissance, and the 1930’s Puerto Rican Independence Movement through the voices of Utah Phillips, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Lillian Smith, Billie Holiday, Tillie Olsen, and Julia de Burgos.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

Source recordings used in this episode:

AZ0033.01-10 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States MORE INFO

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FTV 168 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part Three

Posted in Update on July 24th, 2009

This week on From the Vault we revisit selections from a ten-part series called Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States that was produced in 1976 by Pacifica radio station KPFA in Berkeley. Produced for the country’s bicentennial celebration as an alternative to traditional American history taught in public schools, the series traces the nation’s history form the arrival of Christopher Columbus, through the various social movements of our first 200 years, giving voice to the many unheralded people who fought for equality and justice and who helped facilitate change so that all could prosper.

Part Three reminisces about the Native American Genocide, pioneer life, the Great Depression, and the Labor Movement.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

Source recordings used in this episode:

AZ0033.01-10 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States MORE INFO

Click here to purchase a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

Click here to send an email to From the Vault.

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FTV 167 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part Two

Posted in Update on July 17th, 2009

This week on From the Vault we revisit selections from a ten-part series called Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States that was produced in 1976 by Pacifica radio station KPFA in Berkeley. Produced for the country’s bicentennial celebration as an alternative to traditional American history taught in public schools, the series traces the nation’s history form the arrival of Christopher Columbus, through the various social movements of our first 200 years, giving voice to the many unheralded people who fought for equality and justice and who helped facilitate change so that all could prosper.

In Part Two, we examine 19th Century developments, including slavery, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War through the writings of Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau among others.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

Source recordings used in this episode:

AZ0033.01-10 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States MORE INFO

Click here to purchase a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 166 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States, Part One

Posted in Update on July 10th, 2009

This week on From the Vault we revisit selections from a ten-part series called Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States that was produced in 1976 by Pacifica radio station KPFA in Berkeley. Produced for the country’s bicentennial celebration as an alternative to traditional American history taught in public schools, the series traces the nation’s history form the arrival of Christopher Columbus, through the various social movements of our first 200 years, giving voice to the many unheralded people who fought for equality and justice and who helped facilitate change so that all could prosper.

In Part One, we’ll hear Warren Van Orden reading from Hans Koning’s Columbus, His Enterprise, “I Discovered America in 1949” by Serafin Malay Syquia, Langston Hughes’ Black Like Me ready by Ruby Dee, and Leo Huberman’s We the People ready by Warren Van Orden.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

Source recordings used in this episode:

AZ0033.01-10 Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States MORE INFO

Click here to purchase a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 165 Independence Day

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on July 3rd, 2009

This week on From the Vault we first explore the ritual of Independence Day by presenting a Pacifica National program produced by Adi Gevins and Ginna Allison that was originally broadcast in July 1995. Entitled “Star Spangled Independence,” this program takes an irreverent survey of the official symbols and personal rituals of American Patriotism. Then, we’ll listen to excerpts from the Civil Liberties Radio Education Project. This special mini-series from the late 1970’s examines the outer boundaries of protections provided by the Bill of Rights and how our civil liberties are affected by these limitations.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

Source recordings used in this episode:

PZ0262.06 Independence Day: Star Spangled Independence MORE INFO

AZ0330 Civil Liberties Radio Education Project Sampler MORE INFO

Click here to purchase a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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