Archive for December, 2009

FTV 190 Julio’s Holiday Special: All is Calm

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on December 24th, 2009

This week on From The Vault, KPFK Arts In Review host Julio Martinez presents original productions of several holiday classics: O. Henry’s The Gift of The Magi, Dylan Thomas’s, A Child’s Christmas In Wales, Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus by newspaper editor Francis Church, and All is Calm: The Story of Silent Night.

These Christmas tales are produced by Julio Martinez and performed by the KPFK Arts In Review Repertory Players.

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

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FTV 189 Dustin Hoffman

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on December 22nd, 2009

This week on From The Vault we take a trip back to 1970 and listen to a conversation with the actor Dustin Hoffman. Most people have a sense of who Dustin Hoffman is both on film and as an advocate for the acting profession.

In 1970, when this conversation was recorded, He was receiving accolades for his work, including his 1967 breakthrough performance in Mike Nichols’ The Graduate, John and Mary with Mia Farrow (1969), and his iconic role as “Ratso Rizzo” in Midnight Cowboy. His film Little Big Man was in theaters and he had already signed on to be the lead in Sam Peckinpah’s current project Straw Dogs.

What we love about this recording is its informality. It isn’t about selling a film… it’s not part of a film press junket… but simple conversation about the craft and experience of acting. In addition to talking about the cinematic art form, being a Pacifica station, the conversation always includes the politics of times… which in 1970 included the Vietnam War, the Kent State killings, the youth movement in general and the role of social/political movements such as the Young Lords and The Black Panthers. Hoffman also comments on the Black Panther Party and Young Lords, who designed breakfast programs and education and health centers to help their community.

Dustin Hoffman and his wife survived living next door to a Weather Underground stronghold in Greenwich Village. On March 6, 1970, just before this interview, The Weather Underground members were assembling bombs when they accidentally set them off killing 4 and completely destroying the townhouse.

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BB3998 An Interview with Dustin Hoffman / interviewed by Milton Hoffman MORE INFO

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FTV 188 Noam Chomsky

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on December 11th, 2009

This week on From The Vault we celebrate “The Smartest Man in the World”, Noam Chomsky, presenting the Pacifica Radio Archive’s earliest recording of Noam Chomsky – at a 1968 Draft Resistance teach-in – where Chomsky presents the United States interest in Vietnam.

Then, we’ll listen as Chomsky sits down in 1981 with KPFA Berkeley host Philip Maldari to make sense of the Camp David Peace Accords signed by Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Menacham Begin of Israel, witnessed by President Jimmy Carter.

Moving on, we hear a March 1992 recording of Noam Chomsky participated in a Creeping Fascism Forum produced by Pacifica Station WBAI in New York.

We end this episode with a recording from June 2009, where Chomsky weighs in on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India before contemplating the threat of global warming.

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

Archival recordings used in this week’s episode, Noam Chomsky:

BB3120 Town Hall against the draft / Noam Chomsky and Robert Bly MORE INFO

AZ0664 The Israeli invasion of Lebanon / Noam Chomsky; interviewed by Philip Maldari MORE INFO

IZ0317 Creeping fascism MORE INFO

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FTV 187 WTO Remembered

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on December 9th, 2009

This week on From The Vault we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of “The Battle in Seattle”, the grassroots effort by ordinary Citizens that shut down the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference despite a last minute personal visit by President Bill Clinton to salvage the Conference.

Pacifica Radio Archive’s Senior Producer was in Seattle that week working with Marc Cooper and John Nichols of Radio Nation, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, and Jim Hightower on their respective daily radio shows.

This program presents the very best of these recordings:

– Ralph Nader debating Undersecretary of Commerce David Aaron in Seattle’s newly opened Town Hall Community Center.

– Director General of the World Trade Organization Mike Moore with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney Responding.

– Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone

– Brian McWilliams, Longshoreman’s Union President announcing the shutting down of all west-coast ports

– Radio Nation hosts Marc Cooper and John Nichols on the streets as the most amazing demonstrations shut down The WTO meetings and Downtown Seattle.

– Actuality of chants, police reaction, beatings, tear gassing, and resistance.

– Comments from the wide spectrum of protesters from union members, teachers, environmentalists, and regular concerned citizens who descended on Seattle that week.

– Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich

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Archival recordings used in this week’s episode, WTO Remembered:

DAT0004 Chat n’ Chew: WTO meeting edition (November 29, 1999) MORE INFO

DAT0005 Chat n’ Chew: WTO meeting edition (November 30, 1999) MORE INFO

DAT0009 Radio Nation: WTO meeting special (November 29, 1999) MORE INFO

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