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Pacifica Radio Archives

Pacifica Radio Archives is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the world.

Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts.

The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve the creative work generated by, or produced in association with, Pacifica Radio, and make it available for research and reference use.

They focus on materials that reflect the memory, traditions and evolution of Pacifica Radio. The intellectual content of the collection emphasizes a common thread of social justice covering cultural, health, historical, political, psychological, racial, religious, philosophical and social aspects of society over a variety of subjects.

Visit www.PacificaRadioArchives.org for more information.


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"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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In 2011, Pacifica Radio Archives received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve 150 programs from our vaults, with preservation assistance from George Blood Audio and Video in Philadelphia, PA. The resulting collection encompasses an eclectic array of programs, some of which were only very recently discovered by PRA staff. Among some of the many highlights of the collection are a WBAI interview with Andy Warhol about his film Chelsea Girls shortly after the film’s...
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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pacifica station listeners, this one-year project brings to life fragile and deteriorating reel- to-reel tapes of national significance. Three categories of tapes were selected that highlight some of the strengths of our collection: • Pacifica and Politics : Pacifica’s extensive collection of political programs, covering a variety of topics such as Watergate, COINTELPRO, race and gender relations, featuring personalities...
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TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: artraud, antonin, pacifica
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In 2013, the Pacifica Radio Archives received funding from the GRAMMY Foundation to preserve two significant series of tapes that were originally recorded at and broadcast on Pacifica’s New York station, WBAI-FM: The Free Music Store (1969-1975) and The Mind’s Eye Theatre (1966-1969). Sharing the belief that culture belongs to the people, these two programs brought the performing arts to audiences for free every week while collapsing distinctions between “high” and “low” culture....
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is one of the oldest and largest collections of non-commercial listener-sponsored public radio programs in world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, and preserve the creative work generated by, or...
Topic: Pacifica Radio
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DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: castaneda, hallucinogen, mushrooms, peyote, roszak, matus, pacifica
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A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil....
Topics: chicago, panther, johnson, ginsberg, terkel, seale, pacifica, thompson, gregory
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is host to an extensive collection of programs that have dealt with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, including what we believe to be the first radio program to explicitly address the topic from 1958. That program and others are featured in this collection, whose preservation and access were coordinated between New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate school program, the University of California, Berkeley Moffitt...
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Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal 06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali 07....
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Topics: Ed Asner, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Muhammad Ali, Michael Moore, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali,...
Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963.
Topics: Baldwin, Pacifica, KPFA, Castlemont
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Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970.
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Topics: George Carlin, Pacifica, Comedy
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BALDWIN AND DARDEN. A discussion on the plight of Black Americans by James Baldwin with R.H. Darden, introduced by comedian Dick Van Dyke. BROADCAST: KPFK, 1 Apr. 1968.(60 min.) BB4514 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: baldwin, darden, dyke, pacifica, kpfk, racism
Several voices come together to tell the four part documentary on the life and influence of Nelson Mandela, South African president who served from 1994-1999 and the first president to be elected in South Africa by a representative democratic election. Sandra Radley is the producer, writer, and narrator. Bill Wax is the executive producer.
Source: KPFA
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The Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Recorded at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, 4 June 1968. Actuality of day of the assassination at Kennedy's campaign headquarters: Jesse Unruh's speech, Kennedy's speech, the shooting, eyewitness accounts. 56minutes. BB4511 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: assassination, president, kennedy, senator, pacifica
The fifth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this lecture, Lerner attempts to expose the suffragists as human beings rather than symbols, and to put into context the work that they did and the sacrifices they made for solving women's problems.
Topics: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Suffrage --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the police and his arrests. Bruce speaks openly about his own addictions, being arrested by the LAPD and the violation of his civil rights. 1963. 28 minutes.
Topics: Lenny Bruce, Pacifica, Comedy
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MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARTS CONCERNED WITH VIETNAM : BENEFIT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING. James Baldwin comments before Dr. King's final speech in Los Angeles, followed by the speech itself. Recorded in a Beverly Hills, California home, 16 Mar. 1968. - CONTENT: pt.1. James Baldwin's comments (6 min.) -- pt.2. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech (31 min.). - RECORDED: from the audience, 16 Mar. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFK, 4 Apr. 1968. Total: 37:00 BB4661 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, baldwin, kpfk
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature.
Source: KPFA
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Award-winning journalist, best-selling author and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman narrates this documentary, which spans more than 65 years of convention coverage and chronicles milestones in American political history. From the formal speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to the battles inside and outside the Chicago 1968 convention and the radical sounds of Rage Against the Machine in the streets of Los Angeles in 2000, the documentary showcases the Pacifica Network's progressive...
Topics: democratic national convention, republican national convention
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Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4. "General Waste More Land" -- pt.5. "L'il Ol' Lady". BROADCAST: 27...
Topics: fass, chicago, hoffman, ochs, rubin, 1968, pacifica
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A group of people discuss the News and Reviews by opening up with a letter written by a 14 year-old male asking questions about homosexuality. They also address other topics such as a murder case. Kermit introduces the topic of meeting places and lists public areas such as 3rd Ave., Central Park West, and small local spots such as Brooklyn Heights and park around Riverside Dr. They talk about the history of private clubs and gay bars and the tie in to the mafia. Charles Pitts sits in host Baird...
Source: WBAI
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Author Alice B. Toklas reads from her autobiography; includes her "Recipe for Hashish Fudge". Recorded: from a Campus recording. 1963 BB1178 Pacifica
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Topics: toklas, hashish, pacifica, stein, fudge, pot
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WBAI Sampler Tape. Montage of ten important WBAI broadcasts from the mid-1960s. pt.1. From protest to resistance -- pt.2. Does democracy have a future? -- pt.3. Both sides of the bars -- pt.4. The Agony of Greece -- pt.5. Negroes and Jews -- pt.6. Radio unnameable -- pt.7. Reports from Khe Sahn and Hue -- pt.8. Commentaries: Ayn Rand and Neil Fabricant -- pt.9. Tribute to Paul Robeson -- pt.10. This is the Rill speaking. Received Armstrong Award, 1968.(60 min.) BB3620 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: wbai, rand, fabricant, robeson, rill, khe sahn, hue, pacifica
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Description : Tales of the Pit River Indians as recounted by anthropologist Jaime de Angulo for KPFA in 1949. Re-edited and produced by Gui de Angulo in 1991. Call Number : BD0018.01 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints...
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Description : Dr. Timothy Leary calls into WBAI-FM from La Madrague, Algeria, where he was living in exile with his wife Rosemary Leary in 1970. He acknowledges that his escape from prison and the United States was organized by the Weather Underground and that he is now hiding in Algiers thanks to the assistance of Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers. Leary urges listeners to refuse cooperation with the police or the United States judicial system. Rosemary Leary offers a brief statement at...
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Topics: californialightandsound, The Black Panther Party, The Weather Underground, Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
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A) An interview with George Carlin. Produced by Larry Bendky for "The Living Room" in 1997. B) Richard Pryor on Attica. A Compilation of Pryor's poetry and comments made during the Attica prison rebellion. Produced by Alan Farley in 1972. 78 minutes.
Topics: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, comedians, progressive comedians, Alan Farley, Larry Bensky, The...
"This tape features man-on-the-street reactions to the verdict of the Dan White trial that culminated in the White Night riot of May 21, 1979. Over 10,000 people came out to San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the decision of the courts to convict the former supervisor on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he would receive less than five years of jail time. The reactions of those interviewed range from mournful to livid, with some calling for the total destruction of City...
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Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower...
Topics: Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968, Radio adaptations
"Radio documentary about the New York Police Department Public Morals Section"" raid upon the Stonewall Inn on June 27 1969. Patrons of The Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar, fought the police officers, thus starting a riot. This program uses views of the participants, examines the gay life both before and after the event, and its impact upon gay politics and history in the United States. Participants include: Deputy Inspector Seymour Pine; Sylvia Rivera"
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton and her "Hound Dog Blues Band" perform at the Museum of Modern Art's "Jazz in the Garden" series on July 22, 1971. The first few minutes are of crowd noise, followed by her band warming up. She performs "Black Angel Blues"; "Ball and Chain"; "I Don't Want Nobody But You"(?); "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand"; "Oh Happy Day"; "Down by the Riverside"; "That Lucky Old...
Source: WBAI
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SUN RA / interviewed by Dennis Irving. - Poet, mythical scientist, musician, and leader of Solar Arkestra discusses his mystical view of the world and humanity. He begins by defining his style of music within the concept of infinity, his role as a musical "coordinator," and the importance of music for all people. Blacks have been cast as "evil" in the Western world, which has lead to a decline in African American self value. Music, he suggests, can counter this history. Sun...
Topics: sun ra, irving, african, jazz, pacifica
Herb Lambright, writer and photographer, and Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, attorney and director of Media Workshop, discuss the origins of Harlem and its illegal absorption into New York City. Both guests argue that Harlem is a township, not part of New York City, and should therefore be granted the right to self-determination. They further assert that historians have known about this illegal absorption and have covered it up for years.
Topics: Lambright, Herb., Lindsey, Kay, Blacks -- Social conditions., Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-2000,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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The Film since World War Two - Pauline Kael 1968. Recorded: at University of California, Berkeley, 26 Apr. 1968. Description: Film critic discusses the history of filmmaking. Reels: 1 of 2 Length: 64:42 Total: 117:00 BB2116a Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: kael, film, berkeley, pacifica
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Dale Minor from Vietnam. Recorded by WBAI reporters in Vietnam, 1968. Description: News report on the Tet offensive. BB1324.
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Topics: pacifica, revolution, ecology, war, tet, vietnam
Don Sortor reads chapters 1 and 3 of Grendel , John Gardner's 1971 re-telling of Beowulf from the monster's point of view. (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971). Chapter 1 begins at start of tape. Chapter 3 begins at 00:16:12. This recording does not have Erik Bauersfeld intro.
Source: KPFA
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Disc 1 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Commentary of a Black Souther Busrider" by Rosa Parks Rosa Parks discusses her refusal to give up her seat to a white man & the resulting bus boycott in Montgomery, AL. April 1956 interview, from BB0566. Part 2: "We Want To Be Free" by Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge speaking at a Freedom Rally at Wrigley Field, 26 May 1963, from BB4745a. Part 3: "The Negro In American Culture" by...
Topics: Rosa Parks, Dorothy Dandridge, Lorraine Hansberry
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Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke discusses his work on the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" in an interview with Paul Anderson. San Francisco, 1968. BB2020 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: film, interview, clarke, anderson, pacifica, hollywood, scifi, dullea, odyssey
Alice Walker, Black woman poet and novelist, reads from her new book of poetry "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning" at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley on September 26th, 1979. Walker reads some poems that are not featured in the book. Poems read include I said to poetry, On sight, Overnights, If "those people" like you, I'm really very fond, Gray, When Golda Meir was in Africa, Representing the universe, My daughter is coming!, Did this happen to your mother?...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, Soldofsky, Alan.,...
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Widowed three weeks, Coretta Scott King delivers a speech from her husband's notes, including the "Ten Commandments On VietNam". (3:55) Pacifica Radio Archives
Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, commandments
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THE DELANO GRAPE STRIKE: Cesar Chavez introduced by Hank Anderson. Cesar Chavez, President of the National Farm Workers Association, spoke in Berkeley under the auspices of of Citizens for Farm Labor, on January 5, about the progress of the Delano Grape Strike and the history of the National Farm Workers Association. He is introduced by Henry Anderson, Chairman of Citizens for Farm Labor. - RECORDED in Berkeley. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 January 1966. (29 min.) BB2358 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: delano, chavez, labor, farm, grape, strike, pacifica
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Robert F. Kennedy at San Fernando Valley State College, introduced by Jesse Unruh. Speech to students on campus during his Presidential campaign, shortly before his assassination in Downtown Los Angeles. - RECORDED: by KEDC, Van Nuys, California. BROADCAST: KPFK, 25 Mar. 1968. (50 min.) BB4629.
Topics: kennedy, valley, college, pacifica, president, campaign, assassination
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On the Kennedy assassination; interview by William O'Connell. Recorded: 29 Dec. 1967. Description: Josiah Thompson is interviewed about his book "Six Seconds in Dallas about the President Kennedy Assassination".(58 min.) BB4627 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: kennedy, assassination, dallas, pacifica, coverup
Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
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A Day in the Park - 1968 Festival of Life. Narrated by William Malloch. Recorded: Lincoln Park in Chicago, Ill., 27 Aug. 1968. Description: Sound actuality recorded at the Festival of Life held in Chicago, Ill. which led to the infamous Trial of the Chicago Seven; includes music and confrontation with police. (80 min.) BB4160 a & b - 2 recordings. Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: festival, life, chicago, seven, seale, hayden, rubin, hoffman, pacifica
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Al Auster reviews Édouard Molinaro's film of the play La Cage aux Folles and Martin Sherman's play Bent , two recent gay-themed productions showing in New York City.
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Actuality of Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe talking about his career in Hollywood and taking questions from the audience at the 1974 San Francisco Film Festival following a screening of Funny Lady . Howe tells the audience anecdotes including how he became a camera man, his famous photograph of Mary Miles Minter in which her blue eyes were dark for the first time using orthochromatic film, how he filmed a scene in which a bird lands on Spencer Tracy's hand in The Old Man and...
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The End Of The Road - Ayn Rand. - SERIES: Ayn Rand commentary - Rand presents her views of the world, politics, and human thought. Episode One focuses on the political state in America including Lyndon Johnson and McCarthy. BROADCAST: WBAI, 4 Apr. 1968. (25min) BB3777.01 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: rand, ayn, commentary, johnson, mccarthy, pacifica, objectivisim
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Dr. Nancy Rosser, a resident psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatric institute at University of California, Los Angeles, speaks of the psychological aspect of being female, intercourse, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation, menstruation, menopause and theories of sexuality. Bo Siewert, a representative of the Daughters of Bilitis, also speaks of the problems of discrimination and alienation for the female homosexual. The lecture was recorded April 1970. Announcer is Stephanie Powsner.
Topics: Rosser, Nancy, Women's movement -- United States., Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Gender,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. The evening is introduced by WBAI's Steve Rathe. The three guitarists switch off performances throughout the evening. Songs played on Part 1 of this recording include Frankie and Johnny, Casey Jones, Flower lady, [song by Patrick Sky about jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge], You ain't so such a much, Pretty smart on my part, Ramblin' hunchback, The legend of the dead soldier, and...
Topics: Folk music, Ochs, Phil, Van Ronk, Dave, Sky, Patrick
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Disc 5 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Collected Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer" Collection of several speeches made by this fiery Civil Rights activist and leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party. Includes excerpts from a 1965 Berkeley interview, the documentary "The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer," a speech at the Vietnam Moratorium rally at U.C. Berkeley, and from "Profiles of Movement Activists II: Voices of the Civil Rights...
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A Major address by Robert F. Kennedy. When & Where: Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. Recorded: Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Calif.), 19 Apr. 1968. Description: Speech by the presidential candidate. (44 min.) BB4503 Pacifica Radio Archives
Topics: kennedy, biltmore, pacifica, president, campaign, assassination
Aircheck of the Firesign Theater program "Dear Friends: Let's Eat." Firesign Theater is an American comedy group which consists of Phil Austin (Nick Danger), Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, and David Ossman.
Source: KPFK
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Disc 6 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Voices of Pacifica: Gwendolyn Brooks" Spring 2001 from PZ0300.083. Part 2: "Poets and Politicians Against the War" by June Jordan Talk by poet & Professor of Afro-American & Women's Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Also reads her poems & an essay called "The Evening Malcolm X Died." KPFA broadcast, march 1991 from AZ0936. Part 3: "Why Choose Love?" by bell hooks On the question of...
Topics: Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, bell hooks
Samuel Beckett's radio play Embers directed by Ira Wall and with performances by Stacy Keach and Sudie Bond.
Source: WBAI
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks out in support of Joan Baez after her arrest for blocking the Oakland Armed Forces Induction Center. Special note: Joan Baez never heard this speech until Pacifica Radio Archives Director Brian DeShazor presented her with a copy of the restored audio. (3:07) Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, baez, draft, induction
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Topic: Quentin Crisp
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Confronted by conservative R.H.Darden, a white reporter, James Baldwin questions his own qualifications to represent the average black man. (3:45)Pacifica Radio Archives
Topics: baldwin, pacifica, darden, race
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Speech by Coretta King on the Civil Rights movement. 1968. (16 min.) BB1562 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: coretta, king, vietnam, civil rights, black, pacifica
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Examination of various aspects of the My Lai massacre, the attempted cover-up, and the military trial. - CONTENTS: The pinkville story (30 min.). - BROADCAST: WBAI, Dec. 1969.Pacifica Radio Archives BB3559.01
Topics: military, vietnam, mylai, my lai, massacre, pacifica
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
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Bob Alexander interviews the Ramones at WBAI. The band discusses their recent tour and take listener phone calls. One caller asks "What does 'Gabba Gabba Hey' mean?" and "Why do all of your songs have the same beat?"
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: Documentary on social conditions in pre-World War II Palestine, and the early Zionist activities, based on Herzl's memoirs. 1972
Topics: Palestine, Middle East, PLO, Pacifica Radio
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Campus Or Battleground: A Report on the Events at Columbia University in late April of 1968, by Ayn Rand with guest Dr. Robert Hessen. SERIES: Ayn Rand commentary no. 3 - Rand presents her views on the world, international politics, current affairs, and human thought. BROADCAST: WBAI, 15 Oct. 1968.(25:00min) BB3777.03
Topics: rand, ayn, commentary, activism, columbia, pacifica, objectivisim
Pacifica Radio Archives: GRAMMY Grant 2013 Recordings
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James "Jimmy" Seals, guitar and violin, and Darrell "Dash" Crofts, electric mandolin and electric piano, perform down-home songs, ballads and some country fiddle tunes at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 14, 1971. Bobby Lichtig accompanies them on bass. Songs include Freaks fret, Irish linen, Earth, Eighth of January, Devil's dream, a Tuvan singing demonstration of Bonaparte's retreat, Tin town, Birthday of my thoughts, Cotton mouth, Ridin' thumb, Wisdom, Springfield...
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Topics: Seals & Crofts, Folk-rock music, Seals, James, 1941-, Crofts, Dash
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Herbert Feinstein discusses the film "The Lion In Winter" in an interview with Director Anthony Harvey and actress June Merrow. 1968. Series: Feinstein interviews; no. 35. BB2012.38 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: film, feinstein, harvey, pacifica, hollywood, hepburn, burton, merrow
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MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL IN CENTRAL PARK produced by David Rapkin. Recorded in Central Park Mall, New York City. Description: Actuality of the rally held the day after King's assassination. Includes speeches by Ossie Davis, Dr. Benjamin Spock, James Forman, Florence Kennedy, Lidia Williams, Jarvis Teiner, and Phil Luciano. RECORDED: in Central Park Mall, New York City. BROADCAST: WBAI, 5 Apr. 1968. (64min) BB3172A - Part 1 of 2. Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: king, mlk, assassination, memorial, king, central park, wbai, pacifica
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REVEREND RALPH ABERNATHY - Speech on the poor people's campaign at Solidarity Day, June 19, 1968. RECORDED: in Washington, D.C. BROADCAST: KPFK, 19 June 1968.(61 min.) BB4836 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: abernathy, pacifica, poor people campaign, solidarity, washington, activism
The second half of WBAI's Free Music Store concert from December 17, 1971 devoted to guitars (the first half featured classical guitarist Bill Matthews - see BC0709.16). This half features jazz guitarist Jim Hall performing with Benny Aronov, piano, and Ron Carter, bass. Among the pieces played are Where would I be?, Careful, and Little waltz. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.19.
Topics: Jazz music, Jim Hall trio
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The Invasion Of Czechoslovakia, Ayn Rand. SERIES: Ayn Rand commentary no. 2 - Rand presents her views on the world, international politics, current affairs, and human thought. Series 2 focuses on the quietly aggressive tactics of Communist Russia, as a wolf in sheep's clothing. BROADCAST: WBAI, 30 Oct. 1968. (29:30min) BB3777.02 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: rand, ayn, commentary, czechoslovakia, communism, russia, pacifica, objectivisim
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Composer John Cage talks about artists Robert Rauschenberg and Marcel Duchamp, among others. 46 minutes. PART 1 of 2.
Topics: John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel Duchamp
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Dale Minor reports from Khe Sanh on the Tet offensive; by WBAI reporters in Vietnam, 1968. BB1325 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: tet, vietnam, pacifica, minor, khe sanh