Archive for December, 2016

FTV 554 We the People – Jerry Brown and Gore Vidal

Posted in Update on December 30th, 2016

This week on From the Vault we reach back to July 8th, 1996 and listen to a radio show called We the People, hosted by former and future California Governor Jerry Brown. We The People debuted on Pacifica Radio in early 1994 and ran until 1997, when Brown retired the series to begin what was to be a successful run for Mayor of Oakland, California in 1998.

In this episode, Brown interviews playwright and political historian Gore Vidal, who is at the top of his game in 1996. Vidal comments on the current state of media consolidation and the erosion of civil liberties as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, with plenty of colorful historical anecdotes.

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.

FTV 553 Julio’s Holiday Special

Posted in Update on December 23rd, 2016

This week on From the Vault we present three original holiday radio dramas written by Julio Martinez, host of Arts in Review on KPFK in Los Angeles. First, we hear O. Henry’s classic 1905 tale The Gift of the Magi, then the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce during World War One, and finally Christmas in Tinseltown: the story of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

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.

FTV 552 Fidel Castro in Harlem, 1995

Posted in Update on December 9th, 2016

This week on From the Vault we present two recordings from Pacifica Radio Archives featuring Fidel Castro. First, we share a short excerpt of Castro addressing the United Nations General Assembly in 1960, where he focuses on Cuba’s relations with the United States and Cuban support for Third World independence movements. Then we jump to 1995, where Castro spoke (via translator) to a capacity crowd of 1300 at the Abyssinian Church in Harlem, New York about the birth of the United Nations, the inequality gap that is growing between developed and underdeveloped nations, and the United States’ embargo against Cuba.

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.

FTV551 George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part 13

Posted in Update on December 2nd, 2016

We continue this week on From the Vault with our presentation of one of the most important dystopian novels written in modern history, George Orwell’s classic Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The entire book was read on-air by longtime Pacifica morning show host Charles Morgan in 1975. Morgan was joined by legendary voice over artist June Foray, widely known for her work in Disney and Warner Brothers animated productions – in particular as the voice of Rocky in the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.

Please enjoy part thirteen of this quintessential Pacifica recording.

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.