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Voices that Change the World
One 64 gb USB drive / approximately 1300 hours
Wrap your ears around the largest and most comprehensive collection of historic audio ever compiled by Pacifica Radio Archives, now available for the very first time on a single USB memory drive. With over 1300 hours of meticulously curated audio, covering dozens and dozens of topics, listening will find you inspired, challenged, entertained, and educated - the true fulfillment of Pacifica Radio's Mission Statement!
From the Vault, Volumes 1-6
Explore over 500 one-hour radio documentaries hand-crafted from the exquisite audio preserved at Pacifica Radio Archives - immerse yourself in sounds covering some of the most important events of the last fifty years, featuring voices of some of history's most controversial figures, like Noam Chomsky, Ray Bradbury, Alice Walker, Allen Ginsberg, June Jordan, Adrienne Rich, and hundreds more.
Sixty Five Years, Sixty Five Voices
Each recording in this compilation was chosen for Pacifica's 65th Anniversary because it uniquely exemplifies the quintessential Pacifica sound. The result is a well-rounded and rich tapestry of the history of Pacifica Radio through the voices of Gore Vidal, Langston Hughes, Bernardo Bertolucci, Elsa Knight Thompson, Jessica Mitford, Dylan Thomas, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Murray Bookchin, Lena Horne, plus dozens more.
The Pacifica Radio Archives proudly presents its comprehensive collection of Black voices in celebration of Black History - with studies of Black Power, the Black Panthers, Blacks in Hollywood, Black Poets, and Black Authors; you'll hear from Huey Newton, Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson, Nelson Mandela, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, and many more.
Showcasing Women's History through restored audio recordings dating back to the earliest days of community radio broadcasting in 1949, these recordings have been professionally preserved and digitized through grants and listener donations. Included in the collection are Pauline Kael, Emma Goodman, Alice Walker, Helen Caldicott, Lily Tomlin, Bette Davis, and many more.
Pacifica Radio's vibrant tradition of non-traditional on-air book readings wove its way through the last six decades with gusto. Relax, and visit to a different reality with readings of literary classics like Tolstoy's War and Peace, Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from Underground, Jaime de Angulo's Indian Tales, and Noel Langley's children's classic, In the Land of Green Ginger.
Grammy Restored Recordings
In 2013 the Pacifica Radio Archives received a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation to preserve two series of music and theater programs that aired on WBAI-FM, Pacifica's NYC affiliate station, back in the 1960s and 1970s: The Free Music Store and the Mind's Eye Theatre. These two series are exemplary of WBAI's history of cutting-edge cultural programming, and feature performances by Janos Starker, Dave van Ronk, Julia Mendina, John Hammond, and over a dozen plays including Romeo and Juliet, The Starr Pitt, and Inquest at Christiana, to name just a few.
Pacifica and Politics
These recordings showcase the quality and breadth of Pacifica' s coverage of all things political, with classic topics covering Watergate, the Vietnam War, the American Indian Movement, gang politics, and race relations through the voices of Fidel Castro, Russell Means, Molly Ivans, Mort Sahl, Philip Agee, Dick Gregory, and so many more.
Pacifica's diverse history has always included as a cornerstone unabashed and enthusiastic support for art in all forms, with a penchant for the controversial. The Radio Arts collection celebrates that amazing broadcast history with recordings form artists like Gary Snyder, Edith Piaf, Suni Paz, Vincent Harding, Judy Chicago, Toni Morrison, Ed Asner, Julius Lester, Rosalyn Drexler, Phil Ochs, Jerry Stiller, and plenty more.
Student Free Speech Movement
Pacifica was front and center for one of the most important pivot points of the Civil Liberties movement - the student protest on the UC Berkely during the 1964-65 academic year. Travel back to this politically charge place in time with the l ikes of Joan Baez, Mario Savio, Bettina Aptheker, student organizers, plus fantastic 'on the street' actuality from campus and beyond.
Pacifica Radio has always welcomed beliefs of all kinds to its airwaves, and through the decades has amassed an impressive body of audio that covers alternative views of theology, issues concerning religions of all kinds, and historical perspectives on the origins of religion. We'll hear from religious thinkers such as Alan Watts, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Russell Means, D.T. Sozuki, and Blase Bonpane.
Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku
Pacifica Radio's flagship science program, hosted by theoretical physicist (and sci-pop-culture phenom) Dr. Michio Kaku, remains one of the longest running radio science programs in the world. Heard weekly on Pacifica Radio and across the globe, topics include bio-technology ethics, cosmos and physics, environmental issues, and science's contributions to both war and peace. Regular guests include Brian Greene, Ray Kurzweil, Lisa Randal, Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Archer, and Peter Ward.