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Paci­fi­ca Radio is no stranger to the anti war protest. In fact, Paci­fi­ca’s founders brain­stormed the idea of lis­ten­er-spon­sored Com­mu­ni­ty Radio while being detained in a camp dur­ing World War II for their Paci­fist stance on War.

Paci­fi­ca Foun­da­tion Co-founder Lew Hill and oth­ers believed that War was not the moral­ly cor­rect solu­tion to resolve a dis­pute. Paci­fi­ca has been cov­er­ing the anti-war pro­test­er since it was cre­at­ed in 1949 and this week we present one of the more inter­est­ing dis­cus­sions on the subject.

In 1968, Paci­fi­ca Radio leg­endary Pub­lic Affairs Direc­tor Elsa Knight Thomp­son Inter­views 2 women who were detained 20 days in the San­ta Rita Jail for protest­ing the War in Viet­nam. The San­ta Rita Jail became famous for hold­ing the likes of Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr, singer Joan Baez and oth­ers who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Anti War Move­ment and draft resis­tance move­ment in the 1960’s.

In fact Paci­fi­ca Radio has a record­ing of Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. when he addressed the press out­side the San­ta Rita Jail on Jan­u­ary 15, 1968 as Joan Baez and her moth­er were still incar­cer­at­ed inside.