FTV 563 Martin Luther King, Jr - America's Chief Moral Dilemma (1967)

This week on From the Vault, we mark the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s address, America's Chief Moral Dilemma, on the steps of Sproul Hall on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Sproul Hall, the undergraduate admissions building that became internationally known as the nexus of the 1964 Free Speech Movement lead by the charismatic Mario Savio, was a perfect setting for King's May 17th, 1967 speech on the immoral consequence of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

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1984 by George Orwell

A very unique audio recording by Pacifica Radio


Pacifica Radio Archives presents a completely unique reading 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.

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"Every era, it seems, produces its own 1984, and this one sounds as resonant in the 21st century -- a time even Orwell dared not imagine -- as it must have in the 1970s."  
- Open Culture online magazine

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Collection MP3 Disc

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Congratulations Bob Dylan - 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature! 

Check out the brand new animated film based on an historic Bob Dylan recording from Pacifica Radio Archives!  Quoted Studios, a nonprofit dedicated to uncovering, preserving and reimagining the American interview, produces their signature series Blank on Blank in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios.

Pacifica Radio was a fixture in Bob Dylan's early career.  The legendary musician was in his early twenties - ambitious, brimming with talent and eager to experiment - and Pacifica Radio was a perfect fit for him.  Dylan graced WBAI 99.5 FM New York with his presence on numerous occasions to have some fun and share new songs and ideas with listeners.

We've compiled our Bob Dylan recordings onto one MP3 disc... reserve your copy of Bob Dylan on Pacifica Radio today! 


Celebrating the Legacy of Muhammad Ali...

with a new collection from Pacifica Radio Archives featuring Ali in conversation with Julius Lester (1968), Ali and Joe Frazier talking shop the night before the "Fight of the Century" at Madison Square Garden (1971), original music, and a speech Ali gave to UCLA students in 1968 amidst campus-wide protests.

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American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 is LIVE!

 The Pacifica Radio Archives is pleased to announce that the American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, an NHPRC grant-funded preservation project documenting women's contributions to Pacifica Radio programming from 1963-1982, is now completed! 2,024 recordings have been digitized and are now accessible to the public! Click here to learn more!