Archive for November, 2012

FTV 341 Russell Means

Posted in Update on November 21st, 2012

This week on From the Vault we offer a tribute to legendary Native American activist Russell Means (1939-2012) through the broadcast of a recording titled Native American Spiritual Values. Means was a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), a defendant in the 1973 Native American occupation of Wounded Knee, and appeared in several films throughout the 1990’s, using his influence and celebrity to draw attention to the decline of Indian culture. Following a new 2012 introduction by KPFK host Margaret Prescod, we’ll hear Means deliver a 1974 speech in Minneapolis that puts forth AIM as a spiritual movement, explores the Native American view of earth as mother, and establishes equality of human beings with all other living things.

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FTV 340 The 10 Greatest Protest Songs of the 20th Century

Posted in Update on November 17th, 2012

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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FTV 339 2012 Season Review, Part 7

Posted in Update on November 10th, 2012

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

Leonard Cohen, 1974

Master of poetry, art, and spirituality, Leonard Cohen is interviewed by WBAI’s Kathleen Kendel on December 4th, 1974 while touring his fourth studio record “New Skin for the Old Ceremony.”.

Jimmy Cliff

Twenty seven year old Jimmy Cliff, one of the pioneering forces of reggae music, is interviewed in 1975 at WBAI studios in New York City about the 1972 release of the Jamaican cult crime flick The Harder They Come.

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 338 2012 Season Review, Part 6

Posted in Update on November 2nd, 2012

Documentary Pioneers Albert and David Maysles

Spend some time with documentarian brothers Albert and David Maysles, whose unconventional subject choices led to groundbreaking films such as Salesman (1968) and Gimme Shelter, the iconic 1970 film chronicling the infamous (and deadly) 1969 Rolling Stones performance at the Altamont Speedway in northern California. First, from 1971, David Maysles speaks candidly about his experiences with Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, and other elements of the Rolling Stones before and after the infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway; then, in 1976 Albert Maysles discusses the cult film classic Grey Gardens.

Rudy Gernreich, Fashion Icon

Hear a fascinating 1971 interview with controversial twentieth century fashion designer Rudi Gernreich, who gained fame in 1964 for his “Monokini” (topless swim suit for women). Perhaps his most striking presentation, however, was the show for his spring collection for Harmon knitwear in 1971, in which Gernreich accessorized his clothing designs with Mao caps, desert boots, dog tags and rifles; the show was an effort to publicly expose the intersection of art, fashion, and the resistance of embattled women. Interviewed in January 1971 by KPFK’s Clare Loeb, Rudi Gernreich explains his controversial fashion show and discusses his career and life.

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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