American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Volume 1


 Join Sonali Kolhatkar, host of KPFK's Uprising and Brian DeShazor, Pacifica Radio Archives Director and host of From the Vault.




Celebrating the release of newly restored archival audio footage...

hear for the first time in decades the voices of Anais Nin, Dr. Margaret Mead, Lily Tomlin, Judy Chicago, Audre Lorde and others.


We're recording for an upcoming From the Vault episode!  Raise your voice and be part of the national broadcast.


Where: Feminist Majority

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When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 -- 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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From the Vault 437: The Free Speech Movement - 50th Anniversary

This week on From the Vault we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement with a documentary called Free Speech Movement: Sounds and Songs of the Demonstrations. Assembled from KPFA field recordings made during the 1964-1965 academic year on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, this recording would be released to the public on 12" vinyl in 1965 to critical acclaim. The record includes sounds from the 6,000-plus student sit-in at UC Berkeley's Sproul Hall, and speakers sharing their concerns and opinions regarding students' rights and the faculty's involvement. We'll also hear the arrest of civil rights activist Jack Weinberg, an early speech by Mario Savio, and a mix of Free Speech Movement songs performed by various artists. But first, we present a recording of one of the principle student leaders, Bettina Aptheker, who reflected on the early days of campus life - before the Free Speech Movement began - in this 1979 recording made in tribute of the 15th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement.

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Wrapping up GRAMMY Foundation Grant work

The Pacifica Radio Archives thanks the GRAMMY Foundation for its assistance in funding our preservation of two terrific series of historical radio programs from WBAI-FM: The Free Music Store, an eclectic free concert series from the 1970s, and the Mind's Eye Theatre, WBAI's unique experiment in radio theatre from the late 1960's. Everything in our vaults from these two series has now officially been digitized and will be available as a pledge gift during our upcoming annual Pacifica Radio Archives Fund Drive!