Archive for November, 2011

FTV 289 Occupy Alcatraz

Posted in Update on November 23rd, 2011

Pacifica Radio intimately documented the Occupation of Alcatraz from November 20 1969 to June 11, 1971, presenting a detailed account of the Native American struggle to bring awareness to the repeated treaty violations by the United States. Activist John Trudell became the voice of the occupation through Radio Free Alcatraz, a news broadcast from Alcatraz that was eventually broadcast daily on KPFA in Berkeley, CA, and out across the network. In this newly restored recording, John Trudell moderates a panel of Indians from various tribes to discuss the occupation. (This was Pacifica’s first-ever network-wide national broadcast.)

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FTV 288 Tim Robbins in Conversation with Studs Terkel

Posted in Update on November 18th, 2011

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 287 Edward Said

Posted in Update on November 11th, 2011

Tune in to your local Pacifica radio station next Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov 15th-16th) for the tenth annual Pacifica Radio Archives Campus Campaign National Education Project, which works to place historic audio compilations in school libraries across the country – this is your chance to make a difference in the education of our nation’s youth.

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.

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FTV 286 The 10 Greatest Protest Songs of the 20th Century

Posted in Update on November 4th, 2011

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.

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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