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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.

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Host Fred Geobold reveals his struggles with cancer. Musicians Gavin Parker and George Stass perform live in the studio. Former professional wrestler (ne John Sullivan) performs a monologue from his one-man show "An Evening with Johnny Valiant". Evan Ginzburg of wrestlingthenandnow.com recaps the past weekend's arts events.
Source: WBAI
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Jun 10, 2002
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WBAI's Janet Coleman speaks with Yoko Ono by phone about her latest album, Blueprints for a Sunrise . She talks about how the events of September 11th, 2001, the women's struggle and the experience of war have informed her creative process.
Source: WBAI
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
Nov 29, 1999
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Marc Cooper of the Nation magazine hosts this Radio Nation update on the Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization, known as "The Battle in Seattle." Co-hosts include John Nichols and Doug Henwood of the the Nation magazine. Recording contains highlights of the meetings, interviews with protesters outside the conference, interviews with labor leaders including George Becker and Jose Bove, and Harold Meyerson from the LA Weekly. Contains audio from DAT0009.
Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
Nov 29, 1999
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Marc Cooper of the Nation Magazine hosts this Radio Nation update on the Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization, known as "The Battle in Seattle." Recording contains highlights of the meetings as well as interviews with several protesters outside the conference on their purpose for coming to Seattle and how they are planning to protest. First 15 minutes, 4pm. See DAT0010 for entire show.
Source: KPFK
June Jordan: Affirmative Acts. A Celebration of the Writing, Teaching, and Activism of June Jordan (1936-2002) recorded in Berkeley, California. A celebration in honor of the publication of Jordan's twenty-fifth book "Affirmative Acts" and her career. Speakers on this recording (Part 1 of 2) include: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Junichi Semitsu, Bernice Johnson Reagon, tributes by E. Ethelbert Miller and Julia Alvarez read, C. R. Studio Architects discuss the African burial ground project,...
Source: KPFA
June Jordan: Affirmative Acts. A Celebration of the Writing, Teaching, and Activism of June Jordan (1936-2002) recorded in Berkeley, California. A celebration in honor of the publication of Jordan's twenty-fifth book and her career. Speakers on this recording (Part 2 of 2) include: Angela Davis (who also reads tributes by Toni Morrison and Alice Walker), Adrienne Torf who performs and talks about their collaborations, Barbara Brenner, Pratibha Parmar speaks and shows a clip of her film, Xochi...
Source: KPFA
Philip Maldari interviews Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary theorist and Palestinian rights activist, after the publication of his book, "Out of Place, A Memoir", which was winner of the 1999 New Yorker prize for non-fiction. They talk about Israel and Palestine and the criticism of the book.
Source: KPFA
Writer-director Woody Allen (1935 - ) discusses the difference between intercourse and oral sex and President Clinton. Excerpt from longer interview.
Source: WBAI
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Mar 7, 1998
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Blues musician Koko Taylor (1928 - 2009) is interviewed by WBAI by phone from Chicago. Taylor talks about her religious upbringing, her musical influences, and why young people don't know anything about blues music.
Source: WBAI
Kris Welch and Philip Maldari interview Bishop Desmond Tutu, South African activist and the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Welch mentions his book, "Rainbow People of God : Making of a Peaceful Revolution" which is a chronological documentary collection of his speeches, sermons, and letters from 1976 to 1994.
Source: KPFA
Kris Welch and Chuy Varela interview Bobbie McFerrin, an African-American singer, songwriter, and conductor, for KPFA Morning Show. They talk about his new release, "Circlesongs" circa 1998.
Source: KPFA
Urvashi Vaid, one-time attorney with the ACLU National Prisoners Project, former director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, co-founder of the Boston Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance and the author of Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation, is considered one of the leading voices in the progressive LGBT movement. In this hour-long lecture, delivered on May 21, 1998, Vaid discusses the legal victories of the GLBT rights movement, anti-gay marriage and adoption...
Topics: VAID, URVASHI, GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE, GAY RIGHTS, GAYS, HUMAN RIGHTS, ACLU
Kris Welch interviews Walter Mosley, an American novelist, at KPFA on November 7, 1997. Mosley is well-known for the historical mystery series, "Easy Rawlins". They discuss his new book, "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned".
Source: KPFA
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Oct 12, 1996
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Pacifica Radio's special report on the Latino/Latina March for Civil and Human Rights, held last Saturday in Washington, D.C. With hosts Santiago Nieves, Juan Gonzalez and Patricia Gonzalez.
Source: WBAI
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 covers several topics including immigration, campaigning finances, women's rights, bilingual education, Telecommunications Act, and more. After the address, she is...
Source: KPFK
This five-part series on race and democracy includes compelling conversations and speeches that explore where issues of race and democracy collide. The series looks at how racism and racial realities pose a challenge to our democracy. Hate-related violence topics include the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma, the assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the torching of a store in New York, which have all been traced to inflammatory speech. Citizens are asking if...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
Kris Welch interviews Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African activist and the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Welch mentions his book, "Rainbow People of God : Making of a Peaceful Revolution" which is a chronological documentary collection of his speeches, sermons, and letters from 1976 to 1994.
Source: KPFA
This program features extended excerpts of a live discussion recorded in mid-November, with an open debate about the role that race, gender and class play in our country in keeping people from finding their shared interests and how we might overcome barriers to work together for social change. Participants include essayist and author Barbara Ehrenreich, author and activist Clarence Lusane, Mary Matsuda who is professor of law at Georgetown University, Cornel West who is professor of...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
Over the past 40 years, the United States has promoted racial integration as the solution to many problems raised by inequalities. Yet, an increasing number of African American activists and intellectuals are concluding that integration is an idea whose time has passed. Some of the racist right are pleased to hear this. Salim Muwakkil, senior editor for "In These Times" has written, 'Does that mean that the ideal of an integrated society has been discredited?' Other guests include...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
With each new election year, it seems as if the race card is dealt more frequently in political campaigns. This program will look at why American politicians use race as a way of dividing citizens in order to attract certain voters. The show will also provide stories of how the race card has been used in campaigns throughout U.S. history. Guests will peer ahead at the election year to project what racial code words and issues, like 'immigration' and 'welfare reform' will be used as candidates...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
This program features extended excerpts of a live discussion recorded in mid-November, with an open debate about the role that race, gender and class play in our country in keeping people from finding their shared interests and how we might overcome barriers to work together for social change. Participants include essayist and author Barbara Ehrenreich, author and activist Clarence Lusane, Mary Matsuda who is professor of law at Georgetown University, and Cornel West who is professor of...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
The program offers various positions that are being put forth in regard to jury nullification. Paul Butler, associate professor of law at George Washington University, has written 'There is an increasing perception that some African American jurors vote to acquit Black defendants for racial reasons, sometimes explained as the juror's desire not to send another Black man to jail. There is considerable disagreement over whether it is appropriate for a Black juror to do so. I now believe that for...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
WBAI's Paul Wunder asks Woody Allen why there are no black people in his movies at a press conference for Mighty Aphrodite .Excerpt from a longer recording. Full interview published in November 2, 1995 issue of Arts Magazine.
Source: WBAI
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
Oct 22, 1995
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Fidel Castro speaks to the General Assembly at the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations on October 22, 1995 at the Abyssinian Church in Harlem, New York City. He talks about the birth of the United Nations and the gap of inequality that is growing between developed and underdeveloped nations. He speaks of how many developed countries represented by the United Nations, resist Cubaメs political and cultural views, and he speaks about the United Statesメ embargo block against Cuba . He also...
Source: WBAI
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Jul 19, 1995
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Lori Medigovich of IMRU presents local lesbians singing songs they have written. The featured musicians include Marcia Lost, Valerie Ford, Nancy Felixson, Duncan McAllister, Patti Taylor, Olivia Duke, and Becky Black.
Source: KPFK
Patricia Nell Warren, novelist & author of "The Front Runner," "Fancy Dancer," "One is the Sun," and "Harlan's Race" is interviewed by Josy Catoggio of Feminist Magazine on her books, her life & the Eagles school program for gay youth.
Source: KPFK
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Josy Catoggio interviews the body-building gay married couple Rod and Bob Jackson-Paris. They discuss their biographical book "Straight from the Heart: A Love Story," Tom Bianchi's book of photographs of them entitled "Bob & Rod," their relationship and their careers, politics, posing, and spirituality.
Source: KPFK
Josy Catoggio of Feminist Magazine interviews June Jordan, author of "Haruko/Love Poems," "Technical Difficulties," and "On Call: Political Essays, 1981-1985," on her writing, politics, feminism, racism and the state of America. Jordan reads her poem "Postscript for Haruko: On War and Peace" from her book "Haruko/Love Poems." (Program ends at 00:28:21, but additional material continues)
Source: KPFK
The first of the four part series examines the relationship between African-Americans and Jewish communities in the United States, particularly why the relationship has become the focus of such controversy. Utilizes music, storytelling, poetry, discussions, and interviews. Several speakers examine the complex inner life of the two diverse communities, internal crisis of leadership, generation gaps, dissent, and repression.The recording features interviews with author/activist Cornel West,...
Source: KPFA
Gore Vidal is an America novelist, playwright, and critic. He wrote a collection of essays called "The United States 1952-1992" which won the 1993 National Book Award. Maldari announces that Vidal will be the featured speaker at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley on February 14, 1994.
Source: KPFA
Rita Mae Brown is an American author who talks about her book "Venus Envy", which is about a woman who comes out about her sexuality after a misdiagnosis of lung cancer, as well as telling everybody what she thinks. Brown has authored several other books such as "Rubyfruit Jungle", "A Nose of Justice" and the "Sister Jane Foxhunting Mystery" series.
Source: KPFA
Andrea Natalie, lesbian feminist cartoonist, author, creator, and artist of three cartoon series collections "Stonewall Riots," "The Night Audrey's Vibrator Spoke," and "Rubyfruit Mountain" interviewed by Josy Catoggio of Feminist Magazine. They discuss her work, other lesbian feminist cartoonists, and her life.
Source: KPFK
Diane DiMassa, creator of the cartoon character Hothead Paisan, discusses how her addiction to television and alcohol fueled the development of that character. She talks about how women of color and queer women feel and express rage in ways which are not acceptable to the dominant white culture. She discusses her appreciation of other cartoonists, and the creation of Zine Scene and Hothead's friends. She discusses her fans, male therapists, academics, alcoholism, and getting into fights with...
Source: KPFK
The third and final part of Pacifica Radio's live coverage of Day 3 of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee's hearings on military policies concerning gay and lesbian service in the armed forces. Witnesses include Dr. David Segal, Dr. Charles Moskos, Dr. Judith Stiehm, and Lt. General Calvin A.H. Waller. Junette Pinkney and Bert Wyler offer a recap of the day's proceedings at the end of the recording. Producer Bill Wax pitches for the Pacifica National Fund Drive.
Source: Pacifica National Program
Pacifica Radio's live coverage of Day 3 the United States Senate Armed Services Committee's hearings on military policies concerning gay and lesbian service in the armed forces, hosted by producer Junette Pinkney and journalist and radio host Bert Wylen. The focus on Day 3's hearings is on other countries' experience with integrating openly gay men and women into their armed forces. Tom Stoddard, executive director of Campaign for Military Service, recaps the first two days of hearings....
Source: Pacifica National Program
Part two of Pacifica Radio's coverage of the United States Senate Armed Forces Committee's hearings concerning openly gay and lesbian servicemembers in the US military. Witnesses include Dr. David Segal, Dr. Judith Stiehm, Dr. Charles Moskos and Lieutenant General Calvin A.H. Waller (Ret.). Senators who speak include Sen. J. James Exon (D-NE), Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC), Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA), Sen. John Warner (R-VA), Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. William Cohen (R-ME), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI),...
Source: Pacifica National Program
Jon Beaupre and Cindy Freedman hosted the KPFK coverage of the National March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, the third such march of its kind in US history. Organizers estimated an attendance of around one million. The controversy over both the ban on gays in the military and the government's inadequate response to the AIDS crisis were the two main foci of the march. KPFK's live coverage of the event includes recordings of speeches by Nancy Pelosi, Phill...
Topics: Vaid, Urvashi., Studds, Gerry., Navratilova, Martina., Wilson, Phill., Lesbians -- Political...
Andrea Dworkin is a well-known radical American feminist, anti-pornography activist, pro-women activist, writer, and poet. She is author of "Pornography : Men Possessing Women", "Women Hating", and several other titles. They talk about her newest novel, "Mercy", which is a chronological story of a woman who has been raped.
Source: KPFA
Alice Walker, an African-American author, poet, and activist, is interviewed by Kris Welch. Walker talks about her non-fiction book and documentary, "Warrior Marks : Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women" which was co-written by Pratibha Parmar. She speaks of the origin and process of female mutilation and circumcision.
Source: KPFA
Unsigned lesbian musicians perform their original material with host Lori Medigovich. Artists and their songs include Donna Wade "I'm your friend," Gina Acuna "Worry me," Sharon Kutcher "Part of me," Pope Joan "Elaine," Susan Lira[sp?] "Everyone knows when she's there," Carol Simpson "You've got nothing to lose," Laura Domingo "Mystic melody," and Phoenix Rising "Politically correct potluck song."
Source: KPFK
Unsigned lesbian musicians perform their original material with host Lori Medigovich. Artists and their songs include Sophia "Carrying the load," Kelly Conway "Don't be gone too long," Jennifer James "The silence of forbidden," Marcia Lost "I feel like flying," Jessie X "Obstinance," Madelyn "Stay," and Julie Dagel "We're gonna win the cup."
Source: KPFK
Unsigned lesbian musicians perform their original material with host Lori Medigovich. Artists and their songs include Jessie X, Madelyn[sp?] "This is real life," Marcia Lost "Worth the waiting," Rafaela Vasu[sp?] "Talk to me," Pam & Maggie "It's not easy," and Sally Landers "Messages."
Source: KPFK
Sonia Sanchez, teacher poet, essayist, dramatist, and storyteller, delivers two short talks for Black women students: "Development of Social Values and the Birth of a Poet" and "Women in Search of Truth" at the first annual meeting of Associated Women Students Commission (AWSC) of Cal State Long Beach. On this tape, Sanchez relates a tale from her father about Black pilots in the '40s. and makes an urgent plea for education to empower young people to meet today's realities....
Source: WBAI
Sonia Sanchez, teacher poet, essayist, dramatist, and storyteller, delivers two short talks for Black women students: "Development of Social Values and the Birth of a Poet" and "Women in Search of Truth" at the first annual meeting of Associated Women Students Commission (AWSC) of Cal State Long Beach. The talk is introduced by Ujean Uwaymah[sp?] and Sanchez is introduced by Diana Sanchez, student president of the AWSC. On this tape, Sanchez reads from her paper "Social...
Source: WBAI
Lori Medigovich plays the music of and interviews lesbian singer/songwriter Jamie Anderson. They discuss her life, her music, and women's and lesbian music in general.
Source: KPFK
Four gang members from opposing gangs--Spud and Jason(Belok) of the Bloods, and Cedric(Baby Nerve) and Nate(Caliber) of the Crips, talk about the Rodney King beating and the civil unrest that followed the police aquittals, the relationship of gangs to the police, relationships between Koreans and African-Americans, the systematic oppression of African-Americans in the United States, and creating unity with the black community. Recorded in Los Angeles, May 1992.
Source: KPFK
Four Los Angeles area gang members, Spud and Jason (Belok) of the Bloods, and Cedric (Baby Nerve) and Nate (Caliber) of the Crips recount how they got involved with gangs, everyday life as a gang member, the drugs and killings associated with gangs, what gangs represent to them, the economic problems confronting inner city youth, harassment by the police, relationships between Koreans and African-Americans, gangs coming together to protect their community, voting, and tearing down the system....
Source: KPFK
KPFK's Jude McGee presents a two-hour special for International Women's Day on women composers in classical music with in-studio guest JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about the great women composers from the baroque period through to contemporary times and her work with the National Women Composers Resource Center. The Women's Philharmonic plays Ellen Zwilich's "Concerto grosso 1985", Marianna Martines' "Sinfonia in C", Camilla de...
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Source: KPFK
Second part of Jude McGee's special presentation for International Women's Day about women composers, with in-studio guest JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about audience responses to the music performed by the Women's Philharmonic and how women are usually overlooked in the history of classical music. The Women's Philharmonic performs Gwyneth Walker's "Open the Door", Chen Yi's "Duo Ye", Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen's "Violin...
Source: KPFK
Live coverage of the first demonstration against the Gulf War in Washington, D.C, hosted by Amy Goodman and Robert Knight. Goodman reports on the day's news in the Middle East. Rev. David A. Robinson from the Metropolitan Ecumenical Ministry in Newark, NJ who reports on the church's anti-war activities. Santiago Nieves from WBAI reports live from Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. on activities and speeches in the park. Goodman reports on the suicide of San Francisco activist Richard...
Source: Pacifica National Program
Continuation of live coverage of the anti-Gulf War demonstration in Washington, D.C., hosted by WBAI's Amy Goodman and Robert Knight. Goodman reads more of the day's news from the Middle East. Pamela Michaels from KPFA reports live from a San Francisco anti-war rally. Robert Knight reports that the rally site has been changed to the Washington Mall from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of nuclear physics at CUNY City College of New York, joins Knight in...
Source: Pacifica National Program
Description : Lon Bing, former model and writer on gang life for the L.A. Weekly and Harper's Magazine, discusses her exploration of gang life in South Central Los Angeles. She discusses the Crips and the Bloods, her personal relationships with some of the family members, the origins of gang activity, and the continuous spread of gangs to other communities - even to other states. Call Number : KZ1702 Date Published : 1991-10-16 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives....
Topics: californialightandsound, Gangs--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Personal narratives, Inner city--Social...
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Speech by congressman Ronald Vernie "Ron" Dellums given at the 54th anniversary event of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Dellums looks back at his 20 years in Congress, beginning with his going to Congress "in the name of peace and justice...to oppose the war in Vietnam." He talks of how he later opposed "the mentality of the Cold war," and his joy when the Berlin wall came down and there was talk about peace dividends. He voices his opposition to financing weapons...
Source: KPFA
Arthur Waskow, Director of Shalom Jewish Peace Center in Philadelphia, talks with Joel Gamon about Chanukah as both a religious and a political event. He traces the history of Chanukah, from the 100 BC Maccabee's liberation of the Holy Temple from Syrian and Solukian Empires. Chanukah emerged from those events at the darkest time of the year. It means a re-dedication of the desecrated temple, and 8 days of light during the darkest part of winter. The program continues with Charles Bell...
Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Nov 22, 1990
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The recording is of a benefit concert for the Sunset Hall retirement home in Los Angeles, which provides housing for senior citizens who have dedicated their lives to social action movements. The host provides a brief history and purpose of Sunset Hall. Ross Altman begins by singing "The Ballad of Sunset Hall". Pete Seeger sings "Abiyoyo", "We Shall Not Be Moved", "Stay on Freedom", "Soon Mama", "My Whole World", "Viva La Quince...
Source: KPFK
Bob Lederer reports on an ACT/UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) protest at a "Quack-Busters" conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The protest intended to counter the widespread suppression of homeopathic and alternative treatments by the Food and Drug Administration. Carola Burroughs, a member of ACT/UP NY, speaks on the history of this suppression and the rise of the American Medical Association. David Belyeu[sp?], a Kansas City-based chiropractor, describes how the AMA directed...
Source: WBAI
Mike Alcalay and Amy Goodman host coverage of the 6th International AIDS Summit at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. VP George Bush on mandatory testing. Stockholm clip: PM Carlsson at 4th conference. Clip of ACT UP at Montreal. Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian president. Hans-Paul Verhoef. Restrictions on immigration in suspected HIV cases. Chris Sandoval, activist and community liaison for the AIDS office of the SF Dept. of Public Health. Fran Jefferson (SEIU). Reggie Williams, head of AIDS chapter...
Topics: Sandoval, Chris., Binder, Matt., Jefferson, Fran., Williams, Reggie., Krim, Mathilde., Kramer,...
"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"
Hosts Bill Barlow and Jerry Washington interview blues singer and pianist Charles Brown (1922 - 1999) before his performance at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. The Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Howell Beagle introduces Brown. Brown performs "I Stepped in Quicksand" (00:12:30), "Save Your Love for Me" (00:19:00), "Seven Long Days" (00:24:34), "Just the Way You Are" (00:29:24), "Black Night" (00:33:59) and "So Long" (00:39:50)....
Source: Pacifica National Program
Hosts Bill Barlow and Jerry Washington interview Charles Brown (1922 - 1999) at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C. Rhythm and blues singer LaVern Baker (1929 - 1997) performs "Shake a Hand" (00:08:24), "Tweedlee Dee" (00:13:55), "I Cried a Tear" (00:18:20), "Bumble Bee" (00:22:51), "Tomorrow Night" (00:26:37), "I'm Leaving It All Up to You" (00:32:35), "See See Rider" (00:36:09), "Nobody Knows You...
Source: Pacifica National Program
"Little" Jimmy Scott is interviewed by hosts Bill Barlow and Jerry Washington before Ruth Brown's performance at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. Brown performs "Secret Love" (00:06:08), introduces the band and performs "Looking Back" (00:11:09), "5-10-15 Hours" (00:17:57), "Be Anything, But Darling Be Mine" (00:22:51 with extended intro), "Teardrops from My Eyes" (00:34:28), "This Bitter Earth" (00:38:36 with extended...
Source: Pacifica National Program
This recording contains a performance by R&B vocalist "Little" Jimmy Scott (1925 - ) at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C. The Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Howell Beagle and Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes introduce Scott and his band. Scott performs "All of Me" (00:07:58), "Time After Time" (00:11:50), "Day by Day" (00:17:53), "Pennies from Heaven" (00:24:31), and "When Did You Leave Heaven?" (00:28:35)....
Source: Pacifica National Program
KPFA produced this biographical sketch of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, compiled from audio clips from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Newton was murdered in West Oakland on August 22, 1989. The tape is introduced by Ginny Z. Berson. Clips include Newton's press conference at attorney Charles Garry's San Francisco office following his release on $50,000 bond; Newton speaking on June 2, 1970 from prison in San Luis Obispo, four days after the California State Court of...
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"Continuation of the proceedings from the funeral for Huey P. Newton at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, CA. Remarks by the Reverend Frank Pinkard, Bobby Seale and Reverend Cecil Williams. The congregation sings ""We Shall Overcome"" during the recessional. Reported by Bari Scott and Wendell Harper. Outro by Ginny Z. Berson."
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
"Proceedings from the funeral for Huey P. Newton at Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, CA. The Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Sr. delivers Newton's eulogy. The Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Jr. introduces the Reverend Charles Johnson, the Reverend Victor Madeiras, and Father James Goode. Leola Giles performs ""Precious Lord, Take My Hand."" Remarks are offered by Dr. Fred Hiestand, Carol Hughes, Dr. Cecelia Arrington, Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown), and...
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
"Continuation of the proceedings from the funeral for Huey P. Newton at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, CA. Johnny Spain and Father Earl Neil offer brief remarks. Phyllis Sneed performs a solo, ""Great is Thy Faithfulness"". The Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Sr. delivers Newton's eulogy and closing prayer (out of order because Pastor J. Alfred Smith Sr. had to leave). Adrianne Brown performs a solo, ""He'll Understand And Say Well...
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Dec 13, 1988
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The Shakespeare Liberation Front reads Grace Paley's short story "The Loudest Voice." Cast includes Deborah Zane, Don Robbins, Sally Francis, Steven Eldridge, Christine Stevens, and Richard Mann. Live music by the Shakespeare Liberation Front Singers with Don Robbins on piano. Adapted for radio and directed by Jeffrey Shandler and Don Robbins. Produced by Claude Eth[sp?]. Live sound effects by Richard Mann. Engineered by Dan Finton. Executive produced by Tim Holcomb. The first three...
Source: WBAI
David Rothenberg interviews singer-songwriter Michael Callen, a long-time survivor of AIDS and one of the founders of the People With AIDS Coalition. Callen talks about his AIDS diagnosis, the various diseases he's contracted and the role of promiscuity in the spread of the AIDS epidemic. He also talks about his experiences working with Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, who developed the multifactorial model of AIDS. Callen expresses his doubts that HIV is the single cause of AIDS and that its spread may...
Source: WBAI
David Rothenberg interviews Dr. Tom Hannan and Dr. Michael Evans of the Community Research Initiative. The two doctors explain how members of the AIDS activist community are conducting their own medical research and organizing their own clinical drug trials.
Source: WBAI
David Rothenberg interviews Chris Babcock and Kathy Underhill of the People With AIDS Coalition. Babcock and Underhill talk about the resources that PWAC offers to people with AIDS.
Source: WBAI
Vito Russo, author of The Celluloid Closet , in discussion with journalist Marcia Pally and Jim Fouratt from ACT/UP NY. The guests talk about the media's disproportionate focus on heterosexuals in the AIDS crisis and how the most prominent voices, like Cardinal O'Connor, are fighting against teaching safe sex. Russo talks about the assignation of blame between the "innocent" (i.e. children born with HIV or people who acquire it accidentally through transfusion) and the...
Source: WBAI
Highlights from the Southern California Palestinian and Jewish Women in Dialogue conference, Women Speak Out Against Occupation, held February 21, 1988 in Los Angeles. Question and answer session with speakers Nadia Said[sp?] Bettendorf, Nava Sonnenschein, and Angela Odeh. Produced by Lucia Chappelle.
Source: KPFK
Highlights from the Southern California Palestinian and Jewish Women in Dialogue conference, Women Speak Out Against Occupation, held February 21, 1988 in Los Angeles. Produced by Lucia Chappelle.
Source: KPFK
This is a documentary which includes interviews and actuality gathered in the streets of Houston, Texas. Individual modules explore the conditions and problems facing the homeless. An abused mother talks about her drug-addict boyfriend who she left and found support in a shelter. Sharon, another victim of abuse, speaks about her experiences as a drug addict and prostitute and her urge to turn her life around. Several others speak about their home life and the reasons for being led into the...
Source: KPFT
Production reel from Majority Report, August 20, 1987. Segments: 1. Jane Walsh, co-producer of Australia Public Radio's "Women on the Line," interviews three members of Orange Action, a group to help Vietnamese women cope with the effects of war -- 2. Filipina feminists Nelia Sancho from the GABRIELA Women's Party and Aurora "Oyie" de Dios from Miriam College discuss their disenchantment with Philippines president Corazon Aquino and the increase in activity by...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Radio news programs, Walsh, Jane, Sancho,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982