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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they we...



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Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
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Judy Sackoff interviews Sophia Guthertz and Patty Gulino, two waitresses from Al Buon Gusto Restaurant in Manhattan who have been on strike since April 2, 1981.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women workers., Strikes -- New York City.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) talks with David Watmough, discussing her writings and opinions. Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, and her first short stories were written when she was 20. Her publications include The Hotel (1927); Friends And Relations (1931); To The North (1932); The House In Paris (1935); The Heat Of The Day (1949); A World Of Love (1955).
Topics: Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Portia Shapiro of KPFA talks with Louise Alaimo about "The Woman's Film," an exploration by members of San Francisco Newsreel of the economic and psychological oppression of poor women. This program includes excerpts from the soundtrack of "The Woman's Film," which illustrate these women's feelings about their oppression and the consciousness of women's liberation that they begin to develop. This interview is excerpted in BC0178. The entire soundtrack of the entire film is...
Topics: Alaimo, Louise., Filmmakers -- San Francisco (Calif.)., Women filmmakers., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Richard Lamparski elicits stories from African American jazz and classical pianist and singer Hazel Scott (1920-1981), about Orson Wells, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and Harry Cohn.
Topics: Scott, Hazel, Lamparski, Richard., Biography, Entertainers., African American women jazz singers,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On October 14, 1979, ten years after the Stonewall riots, more than 100,000 people from the United States and ten other countries marched on Washington, D.C. for lesbian and gay rights. Pacifica producers in Washington recorded speeches and actualities from the rally, and parts were broadcast live. This first set in the series consists of two reels that were broadcast live from the rally. These reels were previously cataloged as KZ0754.01 and KZ0754.02. Hosts are Moira Rankin from the Sophie's...
Topics: Gay liberation movement., Gay rights., Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Washington, D.C.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Alice Walker, Black woman poet and novelist, reads from her new book of poetry "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning" at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley on September 26th, 1979. Walker reads some poems that are not featured in the book. Poems read include I said to poetry, On sight, Overnights, If "those people" like you, I'm really very fond, Gray, When Golda Meir was in Africa, Representing the universe, My daughter is coming!, Did this happen to your mother?...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, Soldofsky, Alan.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Acclaimed writers Anais Nin (1903-1977) author of "The Diary of Anais Nin," Joan Didion, author of "Play It As It Lays," and Dory Previn, author of "Midnight Baby" are interviewed by Sally Davis, and give insightful interviews that shed light on their personalities. The three women are interviewed individually and discuss general themes of women's angst, loneliness and frustration as they relate to their work. Nin and Didion are interviewed on Reel 1 of this...
Topics: Feminism, Women's movement, Women authors, Literature -- Women authors., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Discussion of society, incest, and institutionalized marriage outside the family with Anthropology Professor Mariam Slater of Queens College.
Topics: Incest., Slater, Mariam, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The fifth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this lecture, Lerner attempts to expose the suffragists as human beings rather than symbols, and to put into context the work that they did and the sacrifices they made for solving women's problems.
Topics: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Suffrage --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Poet Alta (1942 - ) reads selections of her works at a benefit for the League of Academic Women at UC Berkeley.
Topics: Alta, 1942-, Poetry -- Women authors., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Kate Millett interviewed by Paul Vangelisti on her book "Flying" and her ideals about art in her life. Previously cataloged as "The artist and Flying."
Topics: Millett, Kate., Women authors, Art -- Philosophy., Feminists, Authorship., Lesbians -- United...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dorothy Healey moderates a panel discussion on the current state of the Women's Liberation movement, Socialist Feminism, and Women's educational programming, among other topics, with Barbara Dudley with the Berkeley-Oakland Women's Union, Maria Ramos of the Socialist School of the New American Movement, Jan Breidenbach of the Los Angeles New American Movement, and Diane Horowitz of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union.
Topics: Healey, Dorothy, 1914-2006, Dudley, Barbara., Horowitz, Diane., Radio panel discussions, Women --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Sonia Sanchez (1934 - ), poet and co-founder of the Black Studies department at San Francisco State College, reads some of her poems and discusses her work with David Henderson, poet and editor of the 1967-68 anthology series Umbra. She reads Homecoming, Summary, The final solution/the leaders speak, To a jealous cat, Sonia's blues, and other poems. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-, Literature., African American women poets, Henderson, David, 1942-, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Actuality from the rally against the Reagan administration; includes statements by Lane Kirkland, Benjamin Hooks, Joseph Lowry, Bella Abzug, and Gloria Steinem. The Solidarity Day march and rally occurred on September 19, 1981 in Washington, D.C. following the Reagan administration's attack on the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization after they went on strike. This program was produced by the Pacifica News Service.
Topics: Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson), 1925-2010, Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998, Steinem, Gloria,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Phyllis Chesler, feminist and author of "Woman and madness," "Women, money, and power," and "About men," speaks with Anita Frankel of KPFK about her new book "With child: a diary of motherhood" (Crowell, 1979), a record of pregnancy and childbirth which is as much about the birth of a mother as it is about the birth of a child. The narrative includes all the problems and the poetry of an active, professional woman experiencing childbearing -- the...
Topics: Chesler, Phyllis, Childbirth in literature., Mothers., Women authors, Parenthood., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Meg Christian and Holly Near in concert, venue unknown, November 6, 1976. Two songs are performed: 1. Sister Woman Sister - Holly vocal solo; 2. Sweet Darlin' Woman (Diane Lindsay) - Meg on guitar and backing vocal, Holly vocal. Much of this tape is stage banter. First few minutes of recording suffers from poor audio quality. Possibly Part 5 of a longer recording, per box notes.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Near, Holly., Christian, Meg, Women musicians.
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Maureen McIlroy reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) as a special reading for Halloween.
Topics: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935, Short story., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Lily Greenham (1924-2001) has made her reputation all over Europe as one of the most effective performers of sound poetry in live performance (as opposed to tape-recorded) situation. With a solid background in music (the Vienna Academy), a knowledge of eight languages, and a hard-headed women's rights lifestyle, she is a frequent attraction at international exhibitions. Tonight you'll hear her discuss her career with Carol and Charles Amirkhanian and deliver a number of her works as well as...
Topics: Greenham, Lily., Women poets, Concrete poetry., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Mama and Papa Hansen from the television series "I Remember Mama," Peggy Wood (1892 – 1978) and Judson Laire (1902 – 1979) tell Richard Lamparski about the six years they spent playing the parents of "Nels", "Katrin", and "Dagmar". You'll find out what happened to the other members of the cast and hear the program's theme "The Last Spring" by Edvard Grieg, at the intro. The television show was based on the novel "Mama's bank...
Topics: Laire, Judson., Lamparski, Richard., Radio programs -- 1920-1950., Wood, Peggy, 1892-1978, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Clare Spark (nee Loeb) interviews author Anais Nin (pronounced "Anna-EES" "NEEN"). Program begins with two songs about "emancipated women" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," songs which Loeb chose specifically for Ms. Nin. BB4200 is a edited, lower quality version of this recording. Series name written on box is "The Scene - Artists and Art," but "The Sour Apple Tree" is announced in the program.
Topics: Spark, Clare., Authors -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by KPFK' Phil Austin (1941 - ), which opened that month (January 1967?) at the Village Gate in New York City. MacBird! is a 1967 satire by Barbara Garson that superimposed the transferral of power following the Kennedy assassination onto the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth (from Wikipedia). Actors include Ken Greenwald, Richard Paul, Philip Proctor, Carol Samuels, Dianne Turley[sp?]. Music by Leon Levitt,...
Topics: Garson, Barbara., Austin, Phil., Radio plays., American drama--Women authors, American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
German-born political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) delivers a talk about the concepts of freedom and revolution. Venue unknown. Recording starts mid-speech.
Topics: Revolutions., Political science -- United States., Freedom and the revolution / Hannah Arendt.,...
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Interview with actress and teacher, Uta Hagen. Uta Hagen created the role of Martha in Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," the role of Georgie in Odets' "The Country Girl," and her "Uta's Ten Minute Chocolate Mousse." This extraordinary actress, teacher, cook, gardener, lover of life and nature talks about acting, cooking, teaching, her concerns about the theater and tells some hilarious tales from her life. In this series "The Passionate Theatre,"...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004, Theater -- United...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Aircheck of first in a series of programs on the history of women of color titled "This Bridge Called My Back," inspired by the anthology of the same title, edited by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga. This program, about Native American and other women of color in the United States, is an introduction to the series, with music, poetry, and commentary. Host is Barbara Omolade. Edited and approved for broadcast by Eileen Zalisk.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Omolade, Barbara, Native Americans., Indian...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Excerpt from a rally at University of California Berkeley featuring speeches by philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979) and political activist and scholar Angela Davis (1944 - ). The rally was in support of Davis whose appointment to the faculty of U.C. Berkeley was challenged by the University of California Board of Regents because of her affiliation with the Communist Party. Dr. Marcuse was a Marxist philosopher and professor from University of California San Diego,...
Topics: Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979, University of California, Berkeley, African Americans--Civil...
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An informal discussion between nine lesbians, all in their early-to-mid-twenties, recorded at an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village and moderated by Charles Hayden (later Randolfe Hayden "Randy" Wicker). The women discuss how one becomes a lesbian, their relationships with their parents, and how they relate to gay and straight men and women. They talk about how the straight world perceives them, comparing lesbian relationships to those of heterosexual and gay male couples,...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lesbians -- United States, Lesbians --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Herbert Feinstein talks with Carol Doda, former topless queen of North Beach, who is starring as Miss Sadie Thompson in a play based on W. Somerset Maugham's short story "Rain." Doda discusses her past (including silicone injections) and her future plans for non-topless nightclub work.
Topics: Feinstein, Herbert., Dancers., Stripteasers, Actresses., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Cherry Vanilla (née Kathleen Dorritie), publicist for David Bowie, talks with Richard Gollance of the Gay Community Services Center and Doug Weaver. They discuss Bowie's sexuality and career, male rock stars wearing makeup, and closeted gay and lesbian rock musicians.
Topics: Gollance, Richard., Rock musicians., Bowie, David, American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mary Lou Williams Trio recorded at the Keystone Korner, with Eddie Marshall on drums, Larry Gales on bass, and Mary Lou Williams on piano. Programs opens with the song "Corny Rhythm" by Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy featuring Mary Lou Williams as pianist and composer. The life and work of African American Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams is briefly introduced, then the performance of the Mary Lou Williams Trio recorded at the Keystone Korner on April 29, 1977. Program produced...
Topics: Gales, Larry, Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-1981, Marshall, Eddie., Women musicians., Jazz music., Mary...
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OH, TASTE AND SEE / Denise Levertov. - Poet reads selections of her work.- RECORDED: at the Poetry Center. BROADCAST: WBAI, 2 Mar. 1965.
Topics: Poetry., Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997, Women artists, Women poets, American Women Making History and...
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Richard Lamparski interviews Arlene DeMarco (1933-2013), a member of the singing group, the DeMarco Sisters. From the folio: "When the DeMarco Sisters were singing during the 1940's and 50's, she was the one in the center. Now she's the one who is far out. Heavy dishing here as Richard Lamparski mulls through the dirt contained in Arlene's new book 'Triangle'. Grandma Lamparski will wash out Richard's mouth with soap if she hears this one." Her new book is a fiction about a woman who...
Topics: DeMarco Sisters, Entertainers -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Documentary on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Episode 1: After surgery. This program focuses on the quality of medical care at New York hospitals, such as Jacobi, Coney Island, and Bellevue, where patients are often not the top priority. Voices heard in this program include health services administrator Bernard Bukoff; Dr. George Bayer, a member of the New York City board of hospitals; interns Mike...
Topics: Health facilities -- New York (City)., Hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York, Voluntary...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Albert Ellis gives a lecture at Le Metro Cafe on 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side, NY on January 19, 1965, sponsored by The League for Sexual Freedom. Dr. Ellis outlines a number of different forms of "civilized adultery" or the trading sexual partners. There is a Q&A at the end. First broadcast on WBAI February 16, 1965. Note on label: FCC inquiry 8300 dated May 28, 1965 included this tape "your comments are requested in view of the fact that adultery is a crime in New York...
Topics: Sexual ethics, Marriage., Ellis, Albert, 1913-, Sex and marriage, American Women Making History and...
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Nin reads from and discusses her book Fourth Diary. She also discusses her struggle to become an accepted author. 34 minutes in begins an interview by artist Judy Chicago. They discuss a disagreement they previously had about anger and women's liberation. Judy Chicago interview likely recorded in November 1971. Appears to be different from recording BC0453.04.1 reel is on 2 CDs A & B.
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Women authors -- Personal narratives., Evening with Anais Nin /...
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Tapes selected from a panel on immigrant Jewish women which was part of a conference on Culture and Community among New York Jews which took place January 27-29, 1979, sponsored by the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research in cooperation with the Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University and made possible by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. Two of three segments from this panel are presented here: a talk on immigrant women and consumer protest by Paula Hyman...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, Jewish...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mifaunwy Shunatona reads pages 79-90 from Dee Brown's historical novel "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" published by Holt/Rhinehart/Winston. Program produced by Suzan Shown (Harjo).
Topics: Brown, Dee Alexander., Wounded Knee (S.D.)., Indians of North America -- History., Bury My Heart at...
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American poet Jonathan Williams speaks with Maeve Peake, wife of English author, poet and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), about the books that comprise The Gormenghast Trilogy. Permission to use this tape was provided courtesy of the Library at the University of California, Los Angeles and Jonathan Williams.
Topics: Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968, WRITING & WRITERS, Williams, Jonathan, Gilmore, Maeve,...
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"Tell Me A Riddle" by Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) read by Virginia Maynard. Remastered by Hal 5/5/71.
Topics: Olsen, Tillie., Radio programs -- Fiction., Tell me a riddle / by Tillie Olsen, read by Virginia...
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This program from the "Negro Writer's Vision of America" conference held April 23-25, 1965 at New York's New School is a discussion of the Negro woman in America and in American literature. Participants are poet Sarah Wright, playwright Alice Childress, singer and actress Abbey Lincoln, novelist Paule Marshall and poet Sterling A. Brown. This is the second episode of a twelve-part series of recordings from the Negro Writer's Vision of America Conference; the remaining episodes are not...
Topics: African Americans--Civil rights--History, African American women authors, African American women in...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Barbara Loden (July 8, 1932 – September 5, 1980), writer, director and producer of the film "Wanda" (1970) discusses women in the film industry before a San Francisco Film Festival audience. Some of the questions asked by the audience are about Loden's filmmaking process, the film's political message, and why she chose to set the film in eastern Pennsylvania.
Topics: Johnson, Albert., Women in the film industry., Film directors and producers., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Acclaimed writers Anais Nin (1903-1977) author of "The Diary of Anais Nin," Joan Didion, author of "Play It As It Lays," and Dory Previn, author of "Midnight Baby" are interviewed by Sally Davis, and give insightful interviews that shed light on their personalities. The three women are interviewed individually and discuss general themes of women's angst, loneliness and frustration as they relate to their work. Nin and Didion are interviewed on Reel 1 of this...
Topics: Feminism, Women's movement, Women authors, Literature -- Women authors., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977,...
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Production of a tragic play by Euripides, set on the morning after the fall of Troy. The cast in order of appearance: Poseidon: Mitchell Harding; Hecuba: Barbara Watts; Chorus: Cathy Lewis, Sandra Jorem[sp?], Amy Allen, Sarah Lynn Watts, Lynn Kearney, Midge Barnett; Talthybias: Mike Hodel; Cassandra: Ruth Silveira; Andromache: Millie Hellman; Menelaus: Peter Virgo; Helen: Laura Campbell.Technical production by Peter Sutheim. Directed by Lucia Chappelle.
Topics: Euripides., Drama., Trojan women / produced by Lucia Chappelle and Peter Sutheim.**The, Radio...
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Reading of poetry by and about women, held in WBAI's Studio C--the first live women's poetry event at WBAI. Poets reading are: Daniela Gioseffi (b. 1941), Erica Jong (b. 1942), Audre Lorde (1934-1992), Jane Mayhall (1918-2009), and Robin Morgan (b. 1941). Music by: Roberta Cosi[sp?], Arlene Mendes[sp?], Beechee Forbes[sp?]. Produced by Mimi Anderson and Brett Vuolo.
Topics: Women poets, Poetry -- Women authors., Gioseffi, Daniela., Jong, Erica., Lorde, Audre, Morgan,...
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New writers forum Episode 3 of 7. Laura Ulewicz (May 18, 1930 – October 5, 2007) presides in a program of readings by the following poets: Sister Mary Norbert (aka Körte, Mary Norbert, 1934-), William "Bill" Anderson, Janine Pommy Vega (February 5, 1942 – December 23, 2010), and J.W. Hackett (b. 1929)--Haiku expert, and Laura Ulewicz herself. Recorded live December 28, 1967, 8:30PM at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarians.
Topics: Hackett, J.W., Anderson, William., Ulewicz, Laura., Pomy-Vega, Janine., Norbert, Mary., Poetry.,...
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Members of the Women's Liberation discuss the role of women in American society. The discussion touches on a wide variety of topics, including the necessity for women to break out of the roles that have been prescribed for them, the emotional and sexual lives of women, and the media's portrayal of women. Source material for the program originates from discussion and on-the-air phone calls taped in July 1968. The program coordinator is Peter Sutheim. Produced for WBAI by Susan Cagle with...
Topics: Sex discrimination against women, Feminism, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Interviews with unmarried mothers and an examination of their problems and ideas. Presented in two parts, produced by Celestine Ware.
Topics: Mothers., Single parents., Out of wedlock / produced by Celestine Ware., Single parents -- Personal...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000), the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1950, speaks with WPFW's Kathy Anderson and Angelo Gregory on location at Washington, D.C.'s Black Repertory Theatre, where a play based on her work entitled "Among All This, You Stand Like a Fine Brownstone" was being staged. Also includes an interview with Brooks by Grace Cavalieri conducted at WPFW, with Mike Hodge of the Black Repertory Theatre and Noble Lee Lester, who recites a...
Topics: Women poets, Cavalieri, Grace, Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000, American Women Making History and...
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This episode of Upstream features filmmaker and poet Michelle Parkerson who talks about the economics of being an independent artist. Parkerson talks about her most recent film, "...But Then She's Betty Carter" (1980), and how she supports herself as a filmmaker. Parkerson also reads some of her poetry in the second half of the program. Program begins and ends with a fundraising pitch and is mixed with music. Hosted and produced by Nikki Jeter.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Black women -- History., African American...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women...
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Poet Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972) speaks to and reads her poems to an audience at the University of California, Berkeley. The poems Moore reads: To a chameleon -- A face -- Nine nectarines -- When I buy pictures -- Rigorists -- A carriage from Sweden -- Propriety -- Armor's undermining modesty -- (intermission) -- In distrust of merits -- The labors of Hercules -- Values in use -- What are years -- Silence -- The pot of clay and the pot of iron -- The fox and the turkeys -- The head and tail of...
Topics: Poetry., Women poets, Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Jamie Gillis, star of The Opening of Misty Beethoven and Through the Looking Glass, discusses his life as a porno film star. Interview conducted by and program produced by Verna Gillis.
Topics: Pornographic film industry, Gay pornographic films, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Isabel Welsh, political scientist at UC Berkeley who was involved in the lawsuit against the school for their discrimination against women, and artist Judy Chicago discuss the contribution of various women to American history and feminist political thought. Among the women discussed are Ann Hutchinson, Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Jane Addams, and Emma Goldman. Produced by Everett Frost.
Topics: Welsh, Isabel., Chicago, Judy, 1939-, Women -- History., Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902,...
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Dr. David Reuben, "sexpert" and author of "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" talks with Barbara Cady about sex as a health problem, pornography, and his latest book, "How to Get More Out of Sex."
Topics: Reuben, David., Sex therapy, Pornography -- Social aspects., Sexually transmitted diseases,...
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This is the first program of a series on sexual therapy clinics and those who go to them; produced by Nanette Rainone and Steve Post. First female speaker is Dr. Helen Kaplan, director of the Sexual Disorders program at the Payne-Whitney Medical Center. Later we hear Dr. John O'Connor of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and others.
Topics: Masters and Johnson., Sex therapy, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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A tape of the National Gay Task Force (NGTF)'s December 1975 panel on the relationship between the lesbian feminist movement and the gay movement. The panel was held at NYU Medical Center's Schwartz Auditorium and was chaired by Jean O'Leary, legislative director of the NGTF . The panelists are Betty Powell, instructor of foreign language theory and sociology of education at Brooklyn College and member of the Board of Directors of the NGTF; Martin Duberman, playwright and historian; Ronnie B....
Topics: Curtis, Charlotte, 1928-1987, Gold, Ronald., Powell, Betty., Smith, Ronnie., O'Leary, Jean.,...
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Production reel for the July 2, 1980 episode of the Velvet Sledgehammer. Contains excerpts from the Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE) Seminar on Racism- a conference on racial discrimination (1980). First speaker (unnamed) introduces the seminar. Second speaker (unnamed). The second speaker (unnamed, possibly South African), asking for world to enforce U.N. mandate against Apartheid. The third speaker (unnamed) talks about the link between sexism and racism, and the need to commit...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, RACISM, Racism -- Economic aspects., Women...
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An examination of fraud, fudging, and stretching the truth in the sciences. Includes interviews with Dr. Leon Kamin of Princeton University, who exposed the fraud of Dr. Cyril Burt (father of the genetic theory of intelligence), physicist Norman Milleron, anthropologist Dr. Laura Nader, and Dr. DeWitt Stetton of the National Institute of Health. Also contains a brief comedic sketch. Produced by Laurie Garrett and Adi Gevins, with engineering assistance from Scott McAllister and theatrical...
Topics: Nader, Laura., Milleron, Norman., Kamin, Leon J., Research ethics., American Women Making History...
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This episode of Focus on Women Composers features harpsichord music composed by Margaret Fabrizio and Elinor Armer, recorded on October 29, 1976 at 1750 Arch Street in Berkeley, which is now the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Bob Schumacher is recording engineer. Presented and produced by April McMahon. Margaret Fabrizio is a harpsichordist and composer who taught at Stanford University for 25 years. Her "Hologram" pieces heard in this program are built around...
Topics: Armer, Elinor., Fabrizio, Margaret, Women musicians., Women composers., Cummings, E. E. (Edward...
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Part 11 of KPFA's presentation of the University of California's Medical Center Conference "The Challenge to Women: the Biological Avalanche" held in San Francisco this year. This is Part 3 of "Suffocation in Suburbia." In this recording Jean Paul Mather, D. Sc.(1914-2007), University President and General Manager, Purdue Research Foundation (Lafayette, Indiana) presents "The Emergence of Womanpower," a talk on the underdeveloped and unrecognized productive...
Topics: Mather, Jean Paul, The challenge to women : the biological avalanche, Suffocation in suburbia, Sex...
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Film critic Pauline Kael (1919-2001) discusses the history of film making and gives brief reviews of films past and present. The second part of this recording contains question and answer, most questions are inaudible. Part one was broadcast June 13, and Part two was broadcast August 19, 1968.
Topics: Kael, Pauline., Films -- History., Film since World War Two / Pauline Kael.**The, CINEMA, CRITICS...
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Herbert Feinstein interviews Yvonne Donjay, one of the foremost topless dancers in San Francisco. Donjay discusses her Persian background, aspirations for becoming a serious actress, and the hangups of her trade.
Topics: Donjay, Yvonne., Dancers., Stripteasers, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Ruth I. Pierce, author of "Single and Pregnant," is interviewed by Joan Churton. The two discuss the social and psychological problems of being an unmarried pregnant woman, and how a puritanical society that shies away from discussing unwed pregnancy can do a disservice to young men and women. The book is meant to provide information for single women who find themselves, or think that they might be, pregnant. Pierce was a social worker at a center in San Francisco where she counseled...
Topics: Pierce, Ruth I., Women -- Psychology., Pregnancy -- Social aspects., Single parents., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Richard Lamparski moderates a discussion between two bisexuals, "Jack" and "Judy," who share their experiences and ideas. "Judy" says that through psychoanalysis, she came to the conclusion that she was sexually and emotionally attracted to women as well as men. "Jack" had, until recently, exclusively identified as homosexual. Recorded in Lamparski's apartment and produced by Robert Rosinek, Director of the Gallery of Erotic Art.
Topics: Sex customs, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Bisexuality, Lamparski, Richard.
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This program from the "Negro Writer's Vision of America" conference held April 23-25, 1965 at New York's New School is a discussion of the Negro woman in America and in American literature. Participants are poet Sarah Wright, playwright Alice Childress, singer and actress Abbey Lincoln, novelist Paule Marshall and poet Sterling A. Brown. This is the second episode of a twelve-part series of recordings from the Negro Writer's Vision of America Conference; the remaining episodes are not...
Topics: African Americans--Civil rights--History, African American women authors, African American women in...
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Judy Sherman interviews the all-woman rock group Birtha. They discuss their origins as a band and their experiences in both writing and performing music. The members of Birtha are Sherry Hagler (keyboards), Shele Pinizzotto (guitar), Rosemary Butler (bass, vocals) and Olivia "Liver" Favela (drums, vocals). Songs by Birtha heard in the recording are Work on a dream, Too much woman (for a hen pecked man), Judgement day, Fine talking man, Feeling lonely, and Free spirit.
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Topics: Women musicians., Birtha (Musical group), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Mary Bess and Peggy Holter interview three prostitutes, two male and one female, about the social forces that are a part of their lives, their relationships to men, their sexual affiliations with women, and the importance of drugs. Two customers and a pimp are also interviewed. Iceberg Slim, author and former pimp, is heard. Contains sensitive language. Produced by Mary Bess and Peggy Holter.
Topics: Sex-oriented businesses, Prostitution., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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