From The Vault – The Coup d’État in Chile

In this one-hour episode of From the Vault hosted, written, and produced by me in collaboration with the Pacifica Radio Archives, the historic election of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1970 and the forces that conspired to overthrow his socialist government in 1973 are explored through preserved recordings. This episode, which commemorates the 35th anniversary of the coup, includes the voices of Salvador Allende, Hortensia Allende, author Antonio Skarmeta of “Il Postino” fame, Joan Jara, Francisco Letelier, Dr. Jose Quiroga, and a Chilean factory worker in addition to the music of Victor Jara and Inti-Illimani. From what I hear from the Archives, this From the Vault is being considered for a “Best Of” compilation of 10 episodes! It was also ordered by a UCLA professor who is going to play it for her class!


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