Archive for November, 2010

FTV 237 Tim Robbins in Conversation with Studs Terkel

Posted in Update on November 24th, 2010

At the beginning of the new millenium on January 20, 2000, the Los Angeles county Museum of Art hosted a conversation between Tim Robbins and Studs Terkel. Studs was 87 years old at that time, and Tim was just about half that age.

What transpired over the next hour would become one of the most animated, entertaining and educational recordings in the Pacifica Radio Archives. The chemistry between these two titans of media was electric, and Robbins was a magnificent conduit to effortlessly extract a lifetime of knowledge and story from Studs.

This week on From the Vault, we present Tim Robbins in conversation with Studs Terkel.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

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FTV 236 Campus Campaign 2010 Highlights

Posted in Update on November 20th, 2010

On November 16th and 17th, 2010, the Pacifica Radio Archives celebrated “Campus Campaign: To the Libraries and Beyond,” a national broadcast in which listeners sponsored over a thousand schools and libraries with packages of historic audio recordings. This week on From The Vault we showcase the significance and variety of recordings used in the broadcast, including Malcolm X, Cherrie Moraga, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Lena Horne, Odetta, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

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FTV 235 Campus Campaign

Posted in Update on November 13th, 2010

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!

2010 Campus Campaign: To Libraries and Beyond…

November 16th and 17th on the Pacifica Radio Network

This edition of From the Vault presents highlights from the 2009 Pacifica Radio Archives Campus Campaign:

— The Women’s History Hour with Brian DeShazor and Susan Rubin from the Feminist Majority plays recordings of Emma Goldman, Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Dolores Huerta, Maya Angelou singing Phenomenal Woman, and others.

— Senior Producer Mark Torres and Professor Dionne Espinoza present selections from the Chicano/Latin American History Hour, which includes Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, author of 500 Years of Chicano/a History in Pictures,” and Victor Villasenor author of Macho and Rein of Gold.

— Archives Director Brian DeShazor and entertainer Rosanne Barr cue up Studs Terkel and Martin Luther King, Jr. at the bedside of an ill Mahalia Jackson, and special guest K.B Soloman singing Paul Robeson.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

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FTV 234 Edward Said

Posted in Update on November 6th, 2010

This Week on From the Vault we honor one of the great visionary thinkers of our time, Edward Said.

Edward Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935, the son of an American citizen of Christian Protestant Palestinian origins. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and a masters and Ph.D. in English Literature at Harvard University, Said became Professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 1963, a teaching post he would hold up until his death on September 25th, 2003.

Edward Said would use his duel heritage to help bridge the gap between the West and the Middle East and to improve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with his acute and sober analysis. Today we will present selections from Pacifica Radio Archive’s thirty-year history with Dr. Said.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about 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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