A collection of audio tapes from radio
programs produced and hosted by Clare Spark. Spark's radio programs engaged with leading
figures in the art world, covering broad issues as well as events of particular concern to
the Southern California arts community.
Clare Spark was born in 1937 in New York City. She received a bachelors degree from Cornell
University in 1958 and went on to receive graduate degrees from Harvard and UCLA in
education and history respectively. From 1969 through 1998 she produced hundreds of radio
programs on the politics of the art world for Los Angeles Pacifica station KPFK. One
program, The Sour Apple Tree, aired weekly during the 1970s, addressing
issues on the politics of culture. In 1980 she produced and hosted The Afternoon
Air on KPFK, a daily (weekday) three-hour montage of news, public affairs
features, documentaries, music, and interviews. Spark was Program Director for the radio
station between 1981 and 1982.
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