Archive for September, 2010

FTV 228 Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on September 24th, 2010

This week on From the Vault, we revisit the Summer of 2003, when the Pacifica Radio Archives was in full production mode gathering classic audio from our extensive collection in preparation for our very first National Broadcast and fundraiser, which would air later that year. One of the original productions was a special sound collaboration called Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace. Original music and hip hop beats were written for specially selected voices of Peace, Justice, Equality and Freedom from the vast programs in the Pacifica Radio Archives:

“We did Not Authorize” featuring Dennis Kucinich

“I want all of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters” featuring Maxine Waters

“Bin Bush” featuring Michael Moore

“Silence of the Media Lambs” featuring Greg Palast

“The Problems Have A History” featuring Tariq Ali

“The Gift” featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

“Afrodiva” featuring Angela Davis

“Father Knows Best” featuring Gore Vidal

Say It Loud: New Songs For Peace was a collaboration between the Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium, consisting of two Los Angeles based musicians Gomez and Frank Aragon, and Pacifica Radio Archive Senior Producer Mark Torres. Say It Loud New Songs for Peace an original production ONLY available from the Pacifica Radio Archives.

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

Original recordings used in this episode:

PZ0523 Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace MORE INFO / PURCHASE

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FTV 227 Ambrose Lane

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on September 17th, 2010

This week we mourn the loss of our friend and legendary Pacifica program host Reverend Ambrose I. Lane, Sr., who passed from this realm on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010.

This special episode of From the Vault remembers Ambrose Lane with a rebroadcast of his stunning 1993 interview with Dr. Cornel West, author of Race Matters. Dr. West and Ambrose discuss how racial attitudes are eroding what is left of democracy in the United States. West examines issues such as the continuing concentration of wealth into the hands of the few, the growth of corporate power, the unequal tax system, Black Nationalism in its various forms, the need for a multiracial movement to promote real change, the universal struggle against oppression, the economic crisis among the poor and working poor, and the need for community in cities. The program concludes with listener call-ins answered by West and Lane.

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

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FTV 226 Religion in Politics and Social Movements

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on September 10th, 2010

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. This marked an important moment in United States History as a religious leader spearheaded the Civil Rights Movement that would lead to the Civil Rights Act the following year. Ever since the success of Dr. King’s speech, religious conservatives have been trying to capture some of the zeal for their own causes.

Today on From the Vault we found two programs that give us a glimpse of the contrasting roles that religion plays in shaping the political landscape and social movements. We begin with a speech by famed Presbyterian minister and long time peace activist William Sloan Coffin, speaking in 1968 on the destabilizing effect of the United States military buildup on dynamics of world politics, at the New School for Social Research in New York. Then, we explore actuality from a Christian fundamentalist march on Washington on April 29th, 1980 in a Pacifica recording titled Washington for Jesus, produced by Tim Frasca and Adi Gevins, and restored thanks to a grant from the American Archive.

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FTV 225 Labor Day May Day

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on September 3rd, 2010

In this episode of From the Vault, we explore how May Day celebrations manifest themselves in different ways here at home and around the world, using historic audio from Pacifica Radio Archives.

We begin with excerpts from an original Pacifica Radio Archives series called Club Evolution. We compiled archive material which captures the essence of May Day as it evolved from the commemoration of the struggles of the Labor Movement to include the fight for peace, equality, and justice. Author and activist Sabina Virgo weaves together these common threads in this inaugural program called May Day and the American Labor Movement.

Next, we look at how May Day is celebrated around the world as Pacifica correspondents Daniel Singer, Alan Snitow, and others report from Mexico City, Italy, Mozambique and Angola, in a program called May Day 1977.

Finally, while May Day celebrations in the United States are relatively tame compared to other parts of the world, WBAI producer Bruce Soloway, armed with a tape recorder and a New York City Police Department-issued press badge, reports on an especially confrontational May Day demonstration in 1971 from Washington D.C.

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

Archival recordings used in this week’s episode, Labor Day May Day:

PZ0431.01 May Day and the American Labor Movement MORE INFO

AZ0046 May Day 1977 MORE INFO

BC0582a Insurrection City: May Day 1971 MORE INFO

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