From the Vault 469: The Poetry of Alta

This week on From the Vault, we listen to work of artist Alta Gerry (simply known as Alta in the poetry world), an award-winning poet credited with opening one of the early feminist press houses in 1969.

From the Vault 468: Live Poetry Slam Special

This week on From the Vault, Pacifica Radio Archives and the Get Lit Players Organization present an hour of live poetry mixed archival recordings of poets from the Pacifica Radio Archives.

From the Vault 454: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in London, 1964

This week on From the Vault we proudly feature a recently discovered and previously unknown recording of a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The recording has been verified as the only known recording of the 62-minute speech made in London on December 7, 1964, and is thought to be the only known record of a comprehensive public statement by King on apartheid in South Africa.

From the Vault 465: Stan Freberg, Satire Legend

This week on From the Vault we pay homage to comedic legend Stan Freberg, who passed away on April 7th, 2015. From humble beginnings in Pasadena, California, Freberg went to Hollywood at the age of eighteen, and quickly made a name for himself as a master satirist, animation voice actor, and radio personality.

From the Vault 464: Holly Near

This week on From the Vault, we listen to the women's music movement in the early 1970's through the eyes of one of the important contributors to this era, Holly Near. Interviewed in March 2015, Near salutes the many women who helped create this movement and clarifies the many dynamics at work as women began to create their own space for storytelling through music.
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