Archive for November, 2009

FTV 186 Campus Campaign 2.0 Highlights, Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on November 26th, 2009

On November 16th and 17th, 2009, the Pacifica Radio Archives launched it’s “Campus Campaign 2.0” national broadcast which presented a new edition of education materials from Pacifica Archives to a national audience. This week we continue with highlights from this special day, as Archives Senior Producer Mark Torres and Mark Maxwell, host of KPFK’s music program Rise, feature gems from the “Arts and Liturature” holdings of the Pacifica Radio Archives, and Uprising Radio host Sonali Kolhatkar presents selections from our “People’s History” collection.

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

Archival recordings used in this week’s episode, Campus Campaign 2.0 Highlights, Part 2:

KZ3086 Ladysmith Black Mambazo MORE INFO

KZ1576 Miriam Makeba at the Coconut Grove MORE INFO

BC0338 Jim Morrison: Artist in Hell / produced by Clare Spark MORE INFO

PZ0659.01 The Trane Legacy MORE INFO

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

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FTV 185 Campus Campaign 2.0 Highlights

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on November 24th, 2009

On November 16th and 17th, 2009, the Pacifica Radio Archives launched it’s “Campus Campaign 2.0” national broadcast which presented a new edition of education materials from Pacifica Archives to a national audience. This week on From The Vault we present highlights from this broadcast including a segment on Women’s History with special guest Susan Rubin from the Feminist Majority, Chicano/Latin American History with Professor Dionne Espinoza from California State University Los Angeles, and Rosanne Barr with Archive’s Director Brian DeShazor on our Campus Campaign efforts.

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

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FTV 184 Hollywood Blonde

Posted in Update on November 14th, 2009

This week on From the Vault we feature two newly restored recordings that speak to the archetype of the ‘Hollywood blond.’ In 1964, the KPFK – Los Angeles Arts and Literature department created a documentary that explored the mystique of the Hollywood blond, beginning with public hysteria that surrounded the death of 1930’s bombshell Jean Harlow. We’ll also hear a rare interview with 1930’s exotic dancer Sally Rand. Finally, we’ll sample from a program called Remembering Marilyn, produced and broadcast in 1963 on KPFK, just a year after Monroe’s death.

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

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FTV183 The Campus Campaign and Mumford High School

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on November 10th, 2009

In this episode of From the Vault, BBC collaborator Joanne Griffith visits Mumford High School in Detroit, Michigan, to help launch our Campus Campaign initiative, a project designed to bring Pacifica Radio Archives’ historic recordings out of the vault and into the classroom. Mumford High School students, working with Joanne, create an original interpretation of these recordings using music of their choosing. The result is a surprising tapestry of emotions arising from students hearing these voices for the first time. Special guest include Mumford High School Principal Linda Spight, Mumford High School Social Studies teacher Tiffany Cox, Pacifica Radio Archives Director Brian DeShazor and students from Mumford High School. This special From the Vault owes its creation to songwriter, artist, and multimedia artist Allee Willis (www.alleewillis.com), Mumford High School graduate, and dear friend of Pacifica Radio Archives.

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

Listen to a broadcast of Allee Willis during Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2007 National Fund Drive.

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FTV 182 Darwin

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on November 2nd, 2009

We find ourselves discussing science and religion on this episode of From the Vault, as we present two historic 1959 recordings on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s seminal work on evolution, The Origin of Species. Our first recording is of Sir Julian Huxley, who gave this Darwin Centennial address at the Monterrey Peninsula College on December 18th, 1959. This is followed by a recording of Julian’s famous brother, Aldous Huxley, moderating a Darwin Centennial panel on the impact of Darwin’s theories in the modern world in October 1959. The panel includes Dr. George Beadle, Garrett Hardin, and James Walter.

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

Source recordings used in this episode:

BB0187 Darwin Centennial Address / Sir Julian Huxley MORE INFO

BB0017 Whither Evolution: The Darwin Centennial / moderated by Aldous Huxley MORE INFO

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