Archive for September, 2012

FTV 333 2012 Season Review, Part 1

Posted in Update on September 28th, 2012

This week on From the Vault we listen to selections from our favorite episodes of the past year:

1) Occupy Alcatraz –
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; in this restored recording, John Trudell moderates a panel of Indians from various tribes to discuss the occupation.
2) Two Painters: Van Gogh and Lichtenstein –
Roy Lichtenstein, known for his ‘comic strip’ style, is interviewed by Jeanne Siegel in late 1967 or early 1968, and John Lithgow plays Vincent Van Gogh in 1972 dramatic presentation of the personal correspondence of Vincent Van Gogh adapted from the Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, published by the New York Graphic Society in 1958.
3) Big Mama Thornton –
Take in the larger-than-life sound of Big Mama Thornton, a blues singer from Houston, Texas, who wrote and recorded “Ball of Chain,” made popular by Janis Joplin in 1967.

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FTV 332 Jimmy Cliff

Posted in Update on September 20th, 2012

This week on From the Vault we hear from a 27-year old Jimmy Cliff, one of the pioneering forces of reggae music, in the form of a 1975 interview recorded at WBAI studios in New York City. Longtime KPFK Reggae Central radio host and author Chuck Foster guides us through the life and music of Jimmy Cliff, starting from his earliest days of hustling songs in Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1960’s, to his latest album Rebirth, released in 2012. Our featured Jimmy Cliff interview from Pacifica Radio Archives focuses on the 1972 release of the Jamaican cult crime flick The Harder They Come (in which Cliff stars), which wasn’t widely released in the United States until after a run of very popular midnight showings in major North American cities throughout 1974 and 1975.

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 331 Who is Reverend Sun Myung Moon?

Posted in Update on September 14th, 2012

On this week’s From the Vault we listen back to a 1975 recording that examines the happenings of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, who died on September 3, 2012 at the age of 92. Who Is Reverend Sun Myung Moon and What Is He Up to Anyway?, a candid special program produced by storied Pacifican Adi Gevins, follows Reverend Moon’s 1970 arrival in the United States, and connects and calibrates the Korean evangelist’s establishment of religious and business interests in major American cities to his rapid ascension as a cult figure-head for countless young Americans.

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 330 Rita Mae Brown, Feminist Author

Posted in Update on September 7th, 2012

This week on From the Vault we present a recording of a distinguished novelist rooted in the second wave of feminism, Rita Mae Brown, whose groundbreaking and unapologetic Rubyfruit Jungle (1973) was preceded by her involvement in the Civil Rights, Gay Liberation, and Feminist Movements of the 1960’s, and service as an administrator for the National Organization for Women. In this speech, recorded at the historic Women’s Building in Los Angeles on July 4th, 1976, the thirty one-year old Brown salutes efforts of the collective to purchase and administrate the Women’s Building. She also explores the relationship between art and politics, and she reads from In Her Day (her second novel), which attempts to bridge the gap between two generations of feminists.

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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