Archive for July, 2010

FTV 221 The Bill of Rights Radio Education Project

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on July 31st, 2010

This week on From the Vault we present a condensed version of the Pacifica-produced award-winning series called The Bill of Rights Radio Education Project. Originally produced as a 15-part series in 1983, this series was designed to flush out the gray areas in which the Bill of Rights, established to offer protections to all Americans, has failed.

We’ve chosen 4 segments that we think are particularly relevant today:

–Due Process – The seemingly biased way in which the US offers political Asylum depending whether the country you come from is Conservative or Progressive.

–Censorship – The consequences of Censorship of books from Public Libraries and schools.

–How the the right to keep and bear arms doesn’t work for all Americans.

–Due process and fair trial for all Americans – The sordid contradictions of the Japanese/American Internment during World War II.

This series won the NFCB Golden Reel Award, the San Francisco State Broadcast Media Award, The American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, The Ohio State Award for Broadcast Excellence, and an award from Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

This program is narrated by Kathy McAnally.

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FTV 220 Les Paul – The Original Guitar Hero

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on July 30th, 2010

This week on From the Vault, we enter the field of music as one of the great expressions of the creative spirit.

KPFK Music Director Maggie LePique interviewed 93 year old Les Paul before his weekly performance at the Iridium Club in New York City on April 7th, 2008. On a chilly Monday afternoon before his first set, Les Paul was in great form – what started out as a friendly conversation becomes a whirlwind overview of this legendary guitar player and inventor. From his early hard body electric guitar invention to the Les Pulverizer to his first ever multi-track recording to his blistering guitar technique, Les Paul is the original Guitar Hero.

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FTV 219 The 10 Greatest Protest Songs of the 20th Century

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on July 16th, 2010

In the summer of 1999, the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage presented a brilliant Woody Guthrie exhibit called this This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woodie Guthrie. On the final day of the exhibit, Sunday, September 26, 1999, Los Angeles based folk singer Ross Altman was invited to perform a program called The 10 Greatest Protest Songs of the 20th Century. This week on From the Vault, you’ll hear Ross Altman tell the stories and perform songs from folk greats such as Leadbelly, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Florence Reece, and, of course, Woody Guthrie.

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FTV 218 Fyodor Dostoevsky – Notes from Underground, Part 4 of 4

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on July 9th, 2010

We push onward into our Summer Arts and Literature Series on From the Vault with the final readings from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic novel, Notes From Underground. First published in 1864, Notes from Underground is considered by many scholars to be Dostoevsky’s most philosophical effort, introducing to Underground Man, who is filled with self-contempt and self-betrayal without being aware of it. Dostoevsky’s novel – equally criticized with the same passion as it is championed – is widely considered to be a prologue to his later work. Ultimately, his writing would have a profound influence on writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.

In 1972, Kathy Dobkin produced the 3rd annual WBAI reading of a classic novel, this time choosing Notes From Underground. This fourth of four parts is read by Stacy Keach from a David Magarshack translation of the novel.

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FTV 217 Fyodor Dostoevsky – Notes from Underground, Part 3 of 4

Posted in Update on July 9th, 2010

We continue our Summer Arts and Literature Series on From the Vault with more readings from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic novel, Notes From Underground. First published in 1864, Notes from Underground is considered by many scholars to be Dostoevsky’s most philosophical effort, introducing to Underground Man, who is filled with self-contempt and self-betrayal without being aware of it. Dostoevsky’s novel – equally criticized with the same passion as it is championed – is widely considered to be a prologue to his later work. Ultimately, his writing would have a profound influence on writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.

In 1972, Kathy Dobkin produced the 3rd annual WBAI reading of a classic novel, this time choosing Notes From Underground. This third of four parts is read by Stacy Keach from a David Magarshack translation of the novel.

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

Original source recordings used in this episode:

BC1302a-d Notes from Underground / Dostoyevsky MORE INFO / PURCHASE

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