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.
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