For over two years, the same material used in our weekly From the Vault has also been featured on the BBC Radio 5 Live Up All Night program, allowing us to share Pacifica Radio Archivesâ€™ rich and diverse history with a UK audience. With this international outreach, we have shared many global voices and highlighted the political temperature of the time, with artist, activists, politicians, and those who would be otherwise unheard. Our BBC audience has been treated to the musing of comics such as Richard Pryor following the Attica Prison rebellion, and the late George Carlinâ€™s â€œSeven Dirty Words.â€ Theyâ€™ve been exposed to an alternative view of the Democratic National Convention riots back in 1968, and to the people who hit the road taking part in the Poor Peopleâ€™s Campaign. Theyâ€™ve heard, too, the authentic voices of Noam Chomsky, Audre Lorde, Studs Terkel, Les Paul, and Che Guevara to name a few. In this episode of From the Vault we look back on some of the programs produced for the BBC, featuring this amazing tapestry of audio held within the Pacifica Radio Archives.
From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.