We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 with newly discovered and restored broadcasts, now exclusively available from Pacifica Radio Archives. Reporters form KPFA in Berkeley and WBAI in New York City travelled to Mississippi to bear witness to the events as early as 1960, through the summer of 1965. Show your support for Pacifica Radio's proud broadcasting legacy by making a tax-deductible donation to Pacifica Radio Archives - we'll send you a commemorative compilation of historic recordings from this important era for your personal collection.
From the Vault 427: Science Fiction Legend Philip K. Dick
This week on From the Vault we hear renowned science fiction author Philip K. Dick in conversation with Pacifica Radio's Mike Hodel, who championed the science fiction genre on his legendary KPFK show Hour 25. Conducted in 1976 at Dick's home in southern California, at a time when science fiction was considered by publishers to be among the lowest forms of literature, this interview opens up a fascinating journey into the mind of a great visionary who worked tirelessly to promote his science fiction work to an unsympathetic and largely uninterested reading public. Since Dick's death in 1982, fourteen of his novels and short stories have been made into films, under titles such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau; not surprisingly, the interview we'll listen to today from Pacifica Radio Archives is included in the special features section on the DVD of Dicks's A Scanner Darkly.
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!