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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.

Black History

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. 

Women's History

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.

Radio Arts

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.

Religious Studies

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. 

A collection of both historic healthcare-related programs from our 70 years of radio history coupled with the most recent analysis of our current crisis by your favorite Pacifica Radio hosts and leading experts in the field from the Mayo Clinic.
"Rising up with Sonali Kolhatkar" Collection
"Democracy Now with Amy Goodman" Collection
"Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod" Collection
Mayo Clinic Radio March 31, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic from various May Clinic experts. 
Mayo Clinic Radio March 26, 2020
Answers to listener questions about Covid-19 and tips for making the most of your quarantine time
Dr. Gregory Poland, infectious disease specialist and director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group and Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, Mayo Clinic Psychologist

Mayo Clinic Radio March 19, 2020
Mayo Clinic experts provide the latest information about the pandemic virus. This is what you need to know to protect yourself and the people you care about. 

Got Science - Union of Concerned Scientists
Understanding Vaccines During COVID-19
Host Colleen MacDonald speaks with Immunologist Dr. Jo Anne Welsch a veteran of vaccine research and development for flu's and meningitis.

Historic Recordings from the Pacifica Radio Archives
Program Title:The Moral obligation of the health care professional in time of plague / John Arras.
PRA Archive #: SZ0508.09
Description: Arras, professor of bioethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, discusses how medical practitioners have confronted epidemics throughout history, and compares those situations with the current AIDS crisis.|THE MORAL OBLIGATION OF THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSION IN TIME OF PLAGUE / John Arras.
This program is in the current exhibit at the Center cor Disease Control (CDC) Museum
Episode Title:  The Opening of the flu season : a look at the preparations and repercussions of the swine flu vaccination program / produced by Adi Gevins and Laurie Garrett. (Episode 2)
Series Title:  Science story
PRA Archive #: AZ0027.02
Description:  Examination of the preparations and repercussions of the Swine Flu vaccination program. Contains a comedy sketch about the opening of the flu season, as well as interviews with researchers active in the Swine Flu controversy, such as Dr. James Chin of the California Health Department and Dr. Anthony Morris, formerly of the Bureau of Biologics of the National Institute of Health. Written and produced by Laurie Garrett and Adi Gevins with engineering assistance from Scott McAllister and Randy Thom. Actors in the comedy sketch are Kris Welch, Alan Snitow, Randy Thom and Brent Stuart.
Episode Title: Women's health movement and the WATCH arrests
PRA Archive #:  IZ1536
Description: Eileen Zalisk speaks with Debbie Stuart-Smalley from Womancare, a feminist healthcare center in San Diego, CA; Mary Ann Bennett, with the Abortion Rights Movement of Women's Liberation in Washington, D.C.; and Peggy Roberts, a family physician who also volunteers at a women's healthcare center in Albuquerque, NM. The topic is the legal case of Carol Downer and Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, two women's healthcare activists from Los Angeles involved with Women Acting to Combat Harassment (WATCH), who were arrested in Tallahassee, Florida for undertaking an unannounced consumer inspection of the maternity unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in 1977. Discussion recorded November 8, 1979.
Program Title: Like It Is : The Crisis Of Healthcare In The African American Community
PRA Archive #: SZ0678.80
Description: THE CRISIS OF HEALTHCARE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY / interviewed by Bob Franklin. - SERIES: Like it is| 8/5-8/11 - Series which examines contemporary issues concerning the African-American community, and their potential effects on society in general. - CONTENT: The guest is Dr. George Dawson. Dr. Dawson speaks on the chronic shortages of medical doctors in the African-American community. He also dispels the myth about murder being the number one killer of African Americans| rather, heart disease is the most persistent killer of African-Americans. This episode of Like It Is was carried by the British Broadcasting Corporation to an estimated audience of 65-million listeners worldwide. - RECORDED: Nov 1994.
Program Title: To invest in America, or invest in the people / Ann Richards.
PRA Archive #:  TZ0056.02
Description:  Speech by Ann Richards which examines the declining level of life in the United States, starting in the 1980's. Richards calls for the United States to invest in its youth. She points to the legacy of Thurgood Marshall, who worked against history to change the United States. The increasing conservative nature of the Supreme Court, however, is symptomatic of the indulgent binge of the 1980's. The Middle class is held together by 2 paychecks; inner cities have become war zones; the world has become leaderless; health care is no longer available for many people. Richards concludes with a call for all people to realize they are the country, despite gender and race. - RECORDED: Houston, Texas, 10 July 1991.
Episode Title: Community health care and Medicaid cutbacks (Episode 5 of 6)
PRA Archive #: BB3817.05
Description:  Documentary on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Episode 5: Community health care and Medicaid cutbacks. Discussion of the challenges of providing care to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who have no other medical resources, and the need for a new healthcare system that can provide dignified, continuing, and comprehensive care to those who must rely on public medicine. Voices heard in this program include Dr. Philip Hennig, director of ambulatory care at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan; Dr. Howard Brown, former New York City health services administrator; Columbia economist Robin Elliott; Robb Burlage, head of the Health Policy Advisory Center; Victor Soloman of Harlem CORE; Mrs. Gloria Martinez of the lower east side; Columbia medical student Dick Clapp; New York state senator Seymour Thaler; economist Robin Elliott; Ramon Velez, director of the Hunts Point Multi-service Center in the Bronx; hospitals commissioner Joseph Terenzio; and unidentified mothers and community members of Harlem.

Episode Title: Organization, control, and planning for medical services (Episode 6 of 6)

PRA Archive #:  BB3817.06
Description:  Documentary on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Episode 6: Organization, control, and planning for medical services. In this sixth and last of the medical series, the future of New York's hospital system is explored: how it will be organized, who will run it, who will plan for it, and whether there will be any community control. Voices heard in this program include Dr. Martin Cherkasky, administrator of Montefiore Hospital; Gerard Piel of Scientific American and who created the Piel Report on New York healthcare system by request of Mayor Lindsay; Robb Burlage, director of the Health Policy Advisory Center; New York state senator Seymour Thaler; former health services administrator Dr. Howard Brown; Dr. Philip Hennig, director of ambulatory care at Metropolitan Hospital; Dr. Donald Dixon, associate commissioner of the New York state health department; Dr. George Bayer, member of the New York City board of hospitals; health services administrator Dr. Bernard Bukoff; Harry Becker, a professor of community health at the Einstein College of Medicine; hospital commissioner Joseph Terenzio; Dr. Jack Haldeman of the Health and Hospital Planning Council; Ramon Velez, director of the Hunts Point Multi-service Center; Columbia economist Robin Elliott; and unidentified interns and medical students.
Program Title: Lincoln hospital : the decline of health care / produced by Bruce Soloway.
PRA Archive #: BB4004
Description: Documentary on Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx; its condemnation in the 1950s, and the reasons it has remained in service despite inadequacies.

Program Title: Children's unit : abuses at Kirby psychiatric hospital/ produced by Danice Bordett.

PRA Archive #: BC0199
Description: Documentary report on the mistreatment of children recieving psychiatric treatment at Kirby hospital.
Episode Title: Abortion: inside and outside the hospital / moderated by Lucinda Cisler and James Clapp (Episode 2)
PRA Archive #: BB2031
Description: This is the same tape as BB3770.02, broadcast as the second episode of the WBAI produced Abortion (1969) series.  James Clapp and Lucinda Cisler, members of the Abortion Committee of the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women, host the program. Their guest in-studio is Bernard Nathanson, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Cornell Medical School, associate attending obstetrician and gynecologist at New York Hospital and at St. Luke's Hospital, and Director of gynecology at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York. They begin by asking Dr. Nathanson for the definition of an abortion, to which he provides detailed and step-by-step descriptions of different types of abortions and how they are performed. They also discuss the risks and costs, and the results of illegal abortions as seen in hospitals. There is also discussion of the implications for doctors and hospitals as a result of the increasing pressure to reform or repeal present abortion laws. At 00:36:20 the hosts play a previously recorded interview with retired abortionist, Dr. W. J. Bryan Henrie of Grove, Oklahoma. This series of five programs on abortion was produced by Kay Lindsey. Originally cataloged as having guests Susan Brownmiller, Jean Blair Billie, and William Baird.
Station: WBAI
Program Title: The Disappearing hospital : cutting back on health.
PRA Archive #: BC3078
Description: Examination of the closing of Gouveneer Hospital in New York city and its effects on health care in the city.
Episode Title: The Treatment of cancer / produced by Bonnie Bellow. (Episode 3 of 11)
PRA Archive #: BC2249.03
Description: Three doctors, all heads of their departments in their respective fields of surgery, radiology and chemo-therapy, discuss the major forms of orthodox cancer treatment. The guests are Dr. Morton Axelrod, Chief of Oncology at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital; Dr. Bernard Roswith, Chief of the Radiation Center at the Bronx Veteran's Hospital, and Dr. Myron Arlen, Chief of Neoplastic Surgery at the Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn and the host is Bonnie Bellow.
Episode Title: Midwives / interviews by Viv Sutherland.
Series Title: Women's studies
PRA Archive #: BC2582
Description: Viv Sutherland interviews three midwives on their work and its benefits to women. The guests are Judy Carison, Jacobi Hospital, Bronx and Washington Heights Family Planning Clinic; Mary Dowd, Roosevelt Hospital; and Naomi Meyer, Martland Hospital, Newark, NJ.
Station: WBAI
Episode Title: Research with the poor (Episode 3 of 6)
PRA Archive #:  BB3817.03
Description:  Documentary on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Episode 3: Research with the poor. About performing dangerous research in hospitals on poor people without family. Voices heard on this program include New York state Senator Seymour Thaler; New York Times health reporter Martin Tolchin; intern Mike Smith; medical auditor Dr. Jerry Morehead; Dr. Donald Dixon, associate commissioner of the New York state health department; Dr. Bernard Bukoff, health services administrator; state investigation commissioner Myles Lane; Jack Haldeman, head of the Health and Hospital Planning Council; Dr. George Bayer, a member of the New York City board of hospitals; former health services administrator Dr. Howard Brown; and others.
Program Title:
The Untold story : women living with AIDS / produced by Deborah Lee.
PRA Archive #: 

Documentary from interviews addressing how heterosexual relations will become the predominant mode of HIV transmission. Thus, women will increasingly be infected, so that by the year 2,000 the numbers of women will equal the number of men with AIDS. This program examines three HIV positive women: Ceryl, an I.V. drug user; Illiana, who shared needles with her brother who later died from AIDS; and Amani, who acquired HIV through sexual contact. Also features comments by women working in the field: Dr. Safaa El-Sadr and Dr. Janet Mitchell, Harlem Hospital; Rodney Leonard, American Association for World Health; Leslie Wolfe, Center for Women Policy Studies; Margaret McCarthy, ACT-UP in New York; Catherine Lyons, Project AWARE, San Francisco.|THE UNTOLD STORY : WOMEN LIVING WITH AIDS / produced by Deborah Lee. Documentary from interviews addressing how heterosexual relations will become the predominant mode of HIV transmission. Thus, women will increasingly be infected, so that by the year 2,000 the numbers of women will equal the number of men with AIDS. This program examines three HIV positive women: Cheryl, and I.V. drug user| Illiana, who shared needles with her brother who died from AIDS| and Amani, who acquired HIV through sexual contact. Also features comments by women wroking in the field: Dr. Safaa El-Sadr and Dr. Janet Mitchell, Harlem Hospital| Rodney Leonard, American Association for World Health| Leslie Wolfe, Center for Women Policy studies| Margaret McCarty, ACT-UP in New York| Catherine Lyons, Project AWARE San Francisco. BROADCAST: Satellite, 5 Mar. 1991.

Program Title: A celebration of Black womanhood: Black women in the health sciences (Tapes 5 and 7 only)
PRA Archive #: IZ1512
Description: Actualities from Barnard College's conference "Celebration of Black Womanhood" held February 4-5, 1978. Tapes in Pacifica's holdings were numbered #5 and #7, indicating that several are missing. These two parts are from a panel about Black women and careers in the health sciences. Part 5 is about applying to medical school. Speakers include Jewel Hodge, Association of American Medical Colleges; Iona Lyles, Assistant for Minority Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. 

Part 7 is a continued discussion about education and training in medical professions. Includes speakers Kay Kennedy, RN, the first Black head nurse at a hospital, who talks about her experiences and work in health related fields; Audine Nelson[sp?], nutritionist, about related health careers; Rosalyn Bowser[sp?] nutritionist at the Harlem Hospital;


Program Title: The Therapeutic community / Dr. Maxwell Jones.
PRA Archive #: BB0156
Description: Director of Social Rehabilitation Unit, Belmont Hospital in England discusses its treatment of mentally disturbed.|THE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY / Dr. Maxwell Jones. - Director of Social Rehabilitation Unit, Belmont Hospital in England discusses its treatment of mentally disturbed. - RECORDED: 6 Aug. 1959. BROADCAST: KPFA, 8 Feb. 1960.
Program Title: Human biology and medicine / Weston Labarre.
PRA Archive #: BB0284
Description: Talk on the importance of demonstrating that race is biological while culture is social.
Program Title: A Surgeon's World / William A. Nolan ; interviewed by Barbara Cady.
PRA Archive #: BC1187
Description: Doctor Nolan discusses his book about soaring hospital costs and doctor's fees.
Program Title: Indians and medicine : sterilization and genocide / Dr. Connie Uri ; interviewed by Jim Berland.
PRA Archive #: BC1963
Description: Connie Uri, MD, a Native American doctor, discusses the Bureau of Indian Affairs' sterilization policy in Oklahoma with KPFK's Jim Berland. Uri describes the American government's forcible sterilization of Native American women and reports on her visit of Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma, where she discovered that over one hundred Native women who were sterilized in 1973 alone. She also discusses the role of medical professionals, especially doctors, in perpetuating these practices.
Station: KPFK
Program Title: Emergency / produced by Dale Minor.
PRA Archive #: BB4430
Description: Documentary on a forward field hospital in Vietnam.
Program Title: X-ray procedures and Black people
PRA Archive #: BB1773
Description: Chester Aaron, chief technologist of the X-ray department at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, discusses the common practice of giving Blacks heavier exposure during X-ray procedures. The interviewers are Dennis Lawrence, producer of KPFA's "Science Report," and Don Porsche, news director at KPFA.
Station: KPFA
Series Title:From the vault Sickening Societies
PRA Archive #: PZ0673.175
Description: This week on From the Vault we look at health care in the United States by listening to the status of health care around the world in a 1976 recording called Sickening Societies. Sickening Societies serves to examine not only the cause of health problems in different regions of the world, but also to illustrate the different approaches countries employ to combat illness. A leading matter of debate in the 2009 health care reform movement is how to lower the overall cost of health care while increasing its effectiveness reformers have proposed a shift from a curative, technical, hospital-based system to a preventative-based system. Sickening Societies gives us a real life example of the effect of the health care shift by looking at the results of this change in Chile beginning in 1970. This program integrates recordings from the First International Conference on the Political Economy of Health, held in Amsterdam in the summer of 1976.


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