Archive for December, 2013

FTV 398 Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace

Posted in Update on December 27th, 2013

This week on From the Vault, we revisit the Summer of 2003, when the Pacifica Radio Archives was in full production mode gathering classic audio from our extensive collection in preparation for our very first National Broadcast and fundraiser, which would air later that year. One of the original productions was a special sound collaboration called Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace. Original music and hip hop beats were written for specially selected voices of Peace, Justice, Equality and Freedom from the vast programs in the Pacifica Radio Archives:

“We did Not Authorize” featuring Dennis Kucinich

“I want all of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters” featuring Maxine Waters

“Bin Bush” featuring Michael Moore

“Silence of the Media Lambs” featuring Greg Palast

“The Problems Have A History” featuring Tariq Ali

“The Gift” featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

“Afrodiva” featuring Angela Davis

“Father Knows Best” featuring Gore Vidal

Say It Loud: New Songs For Peace was a collaboration between the Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium, consisting of two Los Angeles based musicians Gomez and Frank Aragon, and Pacifica Radio Archive Senior Producer Mark Torres. Say It Loud New Songs for Peace an original production ONLY available from the Pacifica Radio Archives.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

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FTV 397 Julio’s Holiday Special 2013

Posted in Update on December 21st, 2013

This week on From the Vault we present KPFK host Julio Martinez’s annual holiday radio drama, an original story called The Christmas Truce. Based on true events, The Christmas Truce is set in the battle trenches of World War One, when German and Allied troops spontaneously dropped their weapons and met in no-man’s land on Christmas Eve to sing songs and exchange gifts. First, though, we present two previous plays by Julio Martinez and performed by his Arts in Review Repertory Players: The Gift of the Magi, written by celebrated storyteller O. Henry, and the Story of the Nutcracker, a behind-the-scenes look at Tchaikovsky’s celebrated opera.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

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 396 Best of Pacifica Radio Archives 2013 National Broadcast

Posted in Update on December 13th, 2013

This week on From the Vault we present highlights from the Pacifica Radio Archives 12th Annual National Broadcast on November 19th and 20th 2013. Guests include comedian Lily Tomlin with Archives Director Brian DeShazor, media consultant Elliot Mintz, Truth Dig’s Robert Scheer, Explorations host Michio Kaku, and selections of audio featuring Howard Zinn, Nuyorican Cafe co-founder Reverend Pedro Pietri, and Dr. Helen Caldicott.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

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 395 Nelson Mandela Tribute

Posted in Update on December 5th, 2013

On this edition of From the Vault we pay tribute to the life of 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 as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

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 394 Indian Tales by Jaime de Angulo

Posted in Update on December 3rd, 2013

This week on From the Vault we offer up an hour of storytelling from the oldest surviving recording in all of public broadcasting, Indian Tales, which dates back to 1949 – the year Pacifica flagship station KPFA introduced listener sponsored non-commercial media to Berkeley, California and the world. Written by renowned linguist and self-described “amateur anthropologist” Jaime de Angulo, Indian Tales is a collection of Native American stories recorded to audio tape before the first printed publication in 1953. The entire series spans 22 hours long and was originally offered to Pacifica listeners in serial form each week on KPFA. Our selection today is the story of Bear family visiting Old Man Coyote.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

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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