In this episode of From the Vault, we listen back twenty years to the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, and uncover the true extent of Pacifica Radio’s role as an alternative news outlet for Angelinos amidst mainstream media’s sensationalized 24/7 news barrage. The following selections from recordings made during and after the uprising highlight the importance of an independent and competent media advocate for the public – like KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles. Voices include Congresswoman Maxine Waters, President George H.W. Bush, City of Quartz author Mike Davis, journalist Norman Soloman, former SCLCSC president Joe Hicks, poet June Jordan, professor and commentator Saul Landau, artists and poets from the Soul to Seoul collective, and numerous Pacifica staffers and reporters.
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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