From the Vault 536: Joan Baez

This week on From the Vault we pay tribute to singer, songwriter, and activist Joan Baez. In a career spanning more than five decades, Baez's discography is well-known, lengthy and diverse; her activism is as well.

From the Vault 535: Highlander Folk School

In 1932, Myles Horton and friends formed the Highlander Folk School in rural Tennessee to help coal miners and other labor leaders understand what it takes to organize and demand livable wages and benefits for their families during the Great Depression. By the mid 1950's, the focus changed to organizing participants in the Civil Rights Movement.

From the Vault 534: Hiroshima

August 6th is the anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Pacifica Radio Archives commemorates the anniversary every year with a live recording of the radio adaptation of John Hersey'sHiroshima, arguably the most famous work of the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and reporter.

From the Vault 533: Bernie Sanders

This week on From the Vault we present an insightful 1989 recording of Bernie Sanders, made just before his election to Congress as an Independent from Vermont.

From the Vault 532: Carlos Castaneda and Lila Downs

This week on From The Vault, we feature a rare 1968 recording of the Peruvian-born American author Carlos Castaneda speaking about his first book The Teaching of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, which was originally published by the University of California Press as a work of anthropology and became an acclaimed best-seller.

From the Vault 531: Music: Black and White, 1973

This week on From the Vault we present an early episode of a unique music program called Music: Black and White. Produced and hosted by Nawana Davis on KPFK in Los Angeles from 1973 to 1976, this program featured bluegrass, blues, and commentary; in a 2016 interview, Davis explains how the show came to be, and what it was intended to accomplish.

From the Vault 529: Pacifica's Convention Coverage, Part 2 of 2

This week on From the Vault, we continue with part two of the award-winning 2004 documentary A Passel of Pomp and a Circus of Circumstance, produced by the Pacifica Radio Archives, that explores the history of the national political party conventions, and the mission dynamics that set Pacifica Radio's coverage apart from mainstream media -- coverage that remains today an inspi
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