Archive for October, 2012

FTV 337 2012 Season Review, Part 5

Posted in Update on October 26th, 2012

This week on From the Vault continue to feature selections our favorite episodes of the past year:

Cello Master Class with János Starker

This live recording of Hungarian-American cello virtuoso János Starker was made on December 8th, 1971 at WBAI’s ‘church’ studio in New York City as part of the Free Music Store series. Starker, one of the most recorded, technically-proficient, and innovative cellists of the 20th Century, leads a Master Class complete with a discussion about the cello (including literature, technique, and style), studio audience participation in the warm-up exercises, and performances of Bach, Handel, and Kodály by Starker and pianist and close friend György Sebök.

Trumpeter Donald Byrd

Kick back to the mid-1980’s for an informal and educational conversation about the life and career of one of the most prolific trumpet players of our time, Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II, known to the music world as Donald Byrd. While Byrd certainly made his mark playing with many of the 1950’s jazz legends, what truly set him apart were the innovative soul and funk sounds he incorporated into his work during the 1970’s.

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FTV 336 2012 Season Review, Part 4

Posted in Update on October 19th, 2012

This week on From the Vault continue to feature selections our favorite episodes of the past year:

Ray Bradbury

We pay homage to legendary sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury through two classic recordings from Pacifica Radio Archives: The World of Ray Bradbury (1964) – in which Bradbury traces the evolution of his unique writing style, from his childhood to that day; and a recording from the International Colloquium on Mars (1973), in which Bradbury reflects on the literary and visionary masters before him that inspired him as a child to dream.

Poetry of Bukowski and Levertov

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the earliest known recordings of poet and cult icon Charles Bukowski (August 5, 1962, Los Angeles – he gave KPFK listeners a Bukowski earful!) and British-born American poet Denise Levertov, who frequently framed her poetry to express her personal politics (November 10, 1961, UC Berkeley Speech Department poetry reading).

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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FTV 335 2012 Season Review, Part 3

Posted in Update on October 12th, 2012

This week on From the Vault continue to feature selections our favorite episodes of the past year:

Gloria Steinem – 1997 Kennedy Lecture Series

In this 1997 recording from the Kennedy Lecture Series at Ohio University, one of America’s best-known feminists, Gloria Steinem, explains the critical importance of patience and long-term goals for activists who have chosen to embrace the social and political struggles of feminism.

Les Guérillères: Feminist Radio Drama

First published in 1969 in France, translated into English in 1971, and brought to the airwaves in 1973 by the women at Pacifica’s WBAI in New York, this English adaptation of the widely-circulated feminist novel Les Guérillères is very likely the only one of its kind ever recorded; this recording has not been heard by the public ear since 1973.

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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FTV 334 2012 Season Review, Part 2

Posted in Update on October 5th, 2012

This week on From the Vault continue to feature selections our favorite episodes of the past year:

1) Redefining Black Power
Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America, edited by From the Vault guest producer Joanne Griffith, is a Pacifica Radio Archives-inspired book that addresses key issues for Black America: mass incarceration, media portrayal, the role of black leadership, democratic participation and economic disparity using exclusive content from the Pacifica Radio Archives.
2) Freddie Hubbard Live at La Bastille Jazz Club
We invite you to the legendary La Bastille Jazz Club in Houston, circa 1973, for a concert by prodigious trumpet-man and Grammy Award-winner Freddie Hubbard, who played a benefit gig for Pacifica radio station KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston. Hubbard, at this point in his life, had several decades of classic material to work with at this show; he let loose and gave the KPFT audience a night to remember.
3) The Art of Muckraking
Pay homage to Pacifica Radio’s rich muckraking legacy, starting with Upton Sinclair’s fiery 1962 address, Changing America, recorded at Pomona College in southern California; then, on to a classic 1989 recording, The Art of Muckraking, featuring stand-out investigative journalists Christopher Hitchens, Mark Hertsgaard, Jessica Mitford, Robert Scheer, and Alexander Cockburn.

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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