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Memorial Day Special Part 10

Van Morrison Van Morrison, after spending the 1960’s in New York, headed west to Marin County, California – just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, and started recording his Tupelo Honey album. It was then that KPFA’s Dan McCloskey caught up with Van Morrison at his home, and they spoke at length about … Continued


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Memorial Day Special Part 9

Revolution Rewind, Part 2 War, protests, political assassinations, be-ins, national elections, rock -and-roll, civil rights movements… 1968 was a pivotal year in American history — and Pacifica was there to report on it, with perspectives and insights not offered elsewhere in radio journalism. Forty years later, the Pacifica Radio Archives is making available one-of-a-kind recordings … Continued


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Memorial Day Special Part 8

Revolution Rewind, Part 1 War, protests, political assassinations, be-ins, national elections, rock -and-roll, civil rights movements… 1968 was a pivotal year in American history — and Pacifica was there to report on it, with perspectives and insights not offered elsewhere in radio journalism. Forty years later, the Pacifica Radio Archives is making available one-of-a-kind recordings … Continued


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Memorial Day Special Part 6

June Jordan Conversation with June Jordan/Interviewed by Julius Lester Julius Lester speaks with poet and activist June Jordan (introduced as June Meyer, b. July 9, 1936, d.June 14, 2002) about her writing, life, politics and she reads “Solidarity Day, 1968”, “Christ Chicago, 1968”, and “Uhuru in the O.R.” New tape box, no info. Elly Bulkin … Continued


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Memorial Day Special Part 5

Why Wounded Knee? Why Wounded Knee chronicles the 71-day standoff in 1973 between federal law enforcement and indigenous American Indian tribes at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.  Why Wounded Knee masterfully weaves actuality, music and interviews together to examine the lives, problems and struggles of Native Americans both on and off the reservation.


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Memorial Day Special Part 4

The Second Battle of Selma This week on From the Vault, we go back nearly half a century and immerse ourselves in a radio documentary on the confrontation over Civil Rights in Selma, Alabama. The Second Battle of Selma, produced by legendary newsman Dale Minor in 1965 during his time at Pacifica station WBAI, includes … Continued


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Memorial Day Special Part 3

Molly Ivins: The State of US Politics Molly Ivins (1944-2007), an American newspaper columnist, commentator, and best-selling author, presents a compelling, insightful and humorous lecture on the state of U.S. politics running up to the presidential elections this same year. Her keynote address was for the 48th Annual World Affairs Conference in Boulder, Colorado. She … Continued


Casualties of The War In Vietnam Dr. Martin Luther King gives his speech “The Casualties of the War in Vietnam” to the Nation Institute at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles with introductions by Gifford Phillips, associate publisher of The Nation magazine, and remarks by James J. Storrow, publisher of The Nation magazine, and … Continued