Archive for June, 2013

FTV 372 Nelson Mandela

Posted in Update on June 28th, 2013

On this edition of From the Vault we present anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela in three landmark speeches given after his release from prison in 1990, having served 27 years of a life sentence:

– Nelson Mandela’s Address to the United Nations – June 22nd, 1990

– Nelson Mandela at the Oakland Coliseum – June 30th, 1990

– Nelson Mandela’s Inauguration Address as the First Black President of South Africa – May 10th, 1994

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu concludes our program with a quick review on the history of South Africa over the past several decades, culminating with Mandela’s election, from a speech given at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California on June 5th, 1994.

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 371 Me and My Shadow

Posted in Update on June 21st, 2013

On this edition of From the Vault we present Me and My Shadow, an outstanding 1975 documentary that studies how various agencies of the United States government have investigated politically left-leaning groups and individuals within the country. As this program demonstrates and predicts, privacy issues have long been a concern in the United States and will likely remain so – a prophecy fulfilled with legislation such as the Patriot Act of 2001, the Patriot Sunsets Extension Act of 2011, and recent, ongoing revelations about the government’s ability to keep tabs on its citizens. Produced by Adi Gevins.

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 370 Medgar Evers Memorial

Posted in Update on June 14th, 2013

Medgar Evers, a prominent civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, was gunned down in his driveway 50 years ago on June 12, 1963. Four days later a memorial service was held in Jackson, Mississippi and veteran Pacifica journalist Dale Minor was there with a portable audio recorder, gathering field recordings he would soon craft into a captivating documentary titled “Where Do We Go from Here?” This week on From the Vault, we present this timeless Pacifica documentary that seats the listener front and center at the funeral of Medgar Evers, the following mourning procession, and the demonstrations and near-riot that ensued in its aftermath.

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 369 Albert Camus: A Memorial Tribute 1961

Posted in Update on June 7th, 2013

In this episode of From the Vault we present a 1961 memorial tribute of Nobel Prize for Literature author Albert Camus, who died in 1960. We hear readings of Camus’ classics like The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, and Caligula from celebrity fans such as Kenneth Rexroth, Jean Renoir and others; we listen to excerpts from interviews with Albert Camus translated into English – a firsthand glimpse of a creative force who was often mischaracterized as part of Sartre’s Existential Movement; and we sit in on conversations with a Camus scholar, author, and translator. Pacifica producer Richard Vernier introduces and narrates the original 1961 program.

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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