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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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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 --...
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Angela Davis interviews Mrs. Elizabeth Chavis and Dr. Helen Othow, the mother and sister of the Reverend Ben Chavis, about Ben and the Wilmington 10. First broadcast on 11/28/77, 5:00 p.m. Produced by KPFA.
Topics: Chavis, Elizabeth., Othow, Helen Chavis, 1932-, Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Trials...
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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...
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Members of the all-woman rock group Fanny discuss their origins as musicians, their influences, how the press has covered them and women's place in the music industry. The band consists of June Millington (guitar), Jean Millington (bass), Nickey Barclay (keyboards) and Alice de Buhr (drums). Songs featured in this recording include: Changing horses -- Candlelighter man -- Conversation with a cop -- Shade me.
Topics: Women musicians., Rock music., Fanny (Musical group), American Women Making History and Culture:...
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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
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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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"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...
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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...
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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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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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Sybil Leek, journalist, writer and lecturer, and witch, meets the panel consisting of Geraldine Diepeveen, Michele Greenhill, and Tiger Slavik, housewives and apprentice witches. They discuss the ancient, pre-Christian occult religion of witchcraft, which involves acceptance of a power greater than one's self, and the idea of reincarnation. They discuss ceremonies, why the religion doesn't try to recruit more believers, common ground between witches and scientists, Sybil's book "Diary of a...
Topics: Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Leek, Sybil, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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This is a recording of the final concert from the Olivia Records tour "The Varied Voices of Black Women," which began in California and ended here at Medusa's Revenge on November 7, 1978 at Medusa's Revenge. The concert features musicians Gwen Avery, Mary Watkins, Linda Tillery and poet Pat Parker, accompanied by a band of Olivia musicians. The show was broadcast despite technical difficulties. Hosted by Donna Allegra and produced by Donna Allegra, Adrienne Gantt, Judie Pasternak, and...
Topics: African American women musicians, Olivia Records, Inc., Women's music, African American women...
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Teurai Ropa (Amai Joice T.R. Mujuru) discusses the Zanu women's movement in Zimbabwe and her role in it. Ropa, 25 years old at the time of the interview, was Secretary of Women's Affairs in Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), a member of the ZANU Central Committee, and a field commander with Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) with eight years of combat experience behind her. Interview by Laurie Garrett, 1979. End of recording includes suggested intro and outro to the program.
Topics: Ropa, Teurai., Garrett, Laurie, Women's movement -- Zimbabwe., Women -- Zimbabwe., Mujuru, Amai...
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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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Dr. Gail Putney Fullerton, author and Professor of Sociology at San Jose State College, delivered this talk to an audience at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco on October 9, 1969. Fullerton says she was asked to speak on "marriage revisited", including the economic and domestic functions of marriage from frontier time to modern communes; shared duties; how the development of the United States has affected marriage through the various ages; and the equally...
Topics: Putney, Gail J., Marriage., Children, Communes (United States)., American Women Making History and...
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A panel discussion on the subject of "the new woman," with Stephanie Mills of Planned Parenthood, Mimi Kaprolat of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Patricia "Pat" Maginnis of the Association to Repeal Aborton Laws, and Alvin Duskin, San Francisco manufacturer of women's clothing. The evening was moderated by Eugene Schoenfeld, otherwise known in his San Francisco Chronicle column as Dr. Hip-pocrates. Schoenfeld is introduced by George Frankenstein, President of the...
Topics: Women's movement, Maginnis, Patricia Therese, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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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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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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Actuality from the benefit concert that took place on May 25, 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Part 1 includes the opening, Pat Smith, Friends Band, and Alliance for Survival welcome. Part 2 includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Ishio, (Solar) Bruce Mussell, and John Trudell. Part 3 includes Susan St. James, Holly Near, Ron Kovic, and Michio Kaku. Part 4 contains a performance by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Part 5 includes James Lawson, Peter Herreshoff of the Alliance for Survival, Helen...
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Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
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Poet Audre Lorde reads selections of her own works. After introducing herself, Lorde reads the following poems: Teacher, (untitled), Change of season, The women of Dan dance with swords in their hands to mark the time when they were warriors, I ride with the sun, To my daughter the junkie on a train, Love poem, and Prologue.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lorde, Audre, African American women poets,...
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This program presents music by activist women working in the anti-nuclear/safe energy movement. Very little of it is available on records. Featured are Ede Morris, Kate Wolf, Holly Near, and Women With Wings (a Northern California based women's chorus). Also included is an interview with Lynn Grasberg, musician and member of Women for a Nuclear Free Future and Tisha Darthwaite from East Bay Feminists Against Nukes, discussing areas of specific concern to women within the larger context of the...
Topics: Near, Holly., Morris, Ede., Wolf, Kate., Grasberg, Lynn., Darthwaite, Tisha., Political ballads and...
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Women and the world in the 1980s: Women and the military. Recorded on October 31, 1983. Blanche Wiesen Cooke talks with author and retired Air Force Major General Jeanne Holm. Her book is "Women in the military: an unfinished revolution," published by the Presidio Press, is about the misogyny women face in the military. BROADCAST : October 31, 1983. Previously cataloged as IZ0556.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women and the military, Women soldiers --...
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Production reel (excerpts) from a conversation between Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich and reading from Adrienne Rich, date and location unknown. Parts of this recording (not neccesarily these excerpts) were likely used for the April 14, 1982 episode of The Velvet Sledgehammer for April 14, 1982, produced by Donna Allegra.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lorde, Audre, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012,...
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Folk singer Malvina Reynolds talks with Dorothy Healey and sings some of her own songs about the workers' movement, computers, nuclear power, non-realism, the KKK, and rape. Reynolds and Healey talk about communicating with people of all ages, her life and her family, the movement against nuclear power and the basis for her political beliefs. Songs sung by Reynolds include The little mouse -- Wheels -- Power plant reggae -- Carolina cotton mill song -- The judge said -- World in their pocket --...
Topics: Healey, Dorothy, 1914-2006, Political ballads and songs., Women musicians., Ku Klux Klan (1915- ),...
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Alice Toklas reading from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein and The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. From the folio "It isn't really an autobiography, of course, because it was written by Gertrude Stein, which is known as too many ironies in the fire. This selection is taken from the Verve record (MGV-15017), and was loaned to KPFA by Campus Records, Berkeley." Contents include: The Garden at Bilignin, Haschich Fudge, Before I came to Paris, AND On first meeting with...
Topics: Toklas, Alice B., Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Literature -- Women authors., Women authors, American...
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Feminist poet Robin Morgan (b. 1941) reads "The Network Of The Imaginary Mother" from her new book, Lady of the Beasts. The poem is one five-part poem, "a Valentie to the Women's Studies audience" (from the folio). Hosted and produced by Viv Sutherland. Originally cataloged as IZ0421.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Morgan, Robin, 1941-, Feminist poetry
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Six women playwrights, Corinne Jacker, Myrna Lamb, Ruth Wolff, Tina Howe, Alice Childress, and Honor Moore, read live at the Manhattan Theater Club on May 8, 1977. The evening's program is introduced by Janet Sternberg, producer of the poetry series at the Manhattan Theater Club. Honor Moore, editor of "The New Women's Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women," which includes all of these playwrights, introduces each reader. Produced by Lin Harris.
Topics: Jacker, Corinne., Childress, Alice., Howe, Tina., Moore, Honor., Lamb, Myrna, Wolff, Ruth.,...
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Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan, two local Washington, D. C. artists and housewives, discuss the creation of Back Alley Theatre, and delineate workable survival avenues for the struggling artist. Interview conducted by Ree Austin. Produced by Grace Cavalieri.
Topics: Children's theater -- Washington, D.C., Back Alley Theatre (Organization : Washington, D.C.),...
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WORLD POPULATION AND HUMAN DESTINY / Sir Julian Huxley. Sir Julian Huxley, speaking before the Planned Parenthood Federation in New York on the occasion of the presentation to him of the Albert Lasker Award. Huxley delivers a speech on the problems and solutions to world overpopulation. RECORDED: June 1959. BROADCAST: KPFA, 18 Feb. 1960. Previously cataloged as being recorded in 1958 and broadcast in 1959.
Topics: Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975., Overpopulation., Planned Parenthood Federation of America, American...
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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...
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Helene Rosenbluth talks with two women, Amanda and Jane, from Melbourne, Australia about the conditions for lesbians in their country: access to employment, the social and political life of lesbians vis-a-vis gay men in Australia, and the history of anti-gay laws in the country. Part two of this recording contains a discussion with women in Japan about what it's like to be a lesbian there. The Japanese women interviewed are not identified. Recorded in 1976 when Holly Near, Amy Horowitz, and...
Topics: Lesbians -- Australia -- Social conditions, Across the seas : lesbianism in Australia and Japan /...
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Poet Jean Garrigue (1912 - 1972), author of five volumes of poetry, including the recently published "Country without maps," reads from her work in a program recorded at the Poetry Center of the YM-YWHA in January 1965. Garrigue reads For the circuit of the Orpheum and the Isis, For the beauty of the Beau Monde(?), How do my caged birds, Her spring song, French country circus, Upon the intimation of love's mortality, A note to La Fontaine, On the legends of a famous dancer, and...
Topics: Garrigue, Jean, 1912-1972., Poetry., Women poets, Poetry reading, Poetry Center of the 92nd Street...
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If you ask any school kid what prehistoric society was like, you're sure to hear about cave men, cudgels and pulling women around by the hair. Until recently, neither children nor archeologists had attributed much importance to the role of cave women, not to mention that of she-apes, in determining the direction of pre-historic human development. Elaine Morgan, a Welsh laywoman and author of the book "The Descent of Women" (published in May) which questions the interpretations male...
Topics: Curtis, Julia., Hansen, Lois., Archaeology and history., Women -- History -- to 500., American...
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Mary Daly (October 16, 1928 – January 3, 2010), one of the most important figures in contemporary feminist theory and author of "Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism" published in 1978; "Beyond God The Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation," 1973; and "The Church and The Second Sex," 1968-- all published by Beacon Press. This lecture, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley on May 15, 1980, is based on "Gyn/Ecology"...
Topics: Feminism, Women authors, Fire of female fury / Mary Daly.**The, American Women Making History and...
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Valerie Taylor talks about the history of lesbian literature in front of an audience at the West Coast Women's Music Festival in September 1981, then we hear studio readings of three lesbian short stories. The first piece is Celia by Francine Krasno, part of a collection of short stories called Lesbian Fiction: An Anthology, published by by Persephone Press, 1981, read by Ginny Berson and Reyna Cowan. The second story is Ladybug by Arny Christine Straayer from her book of short stories Hurtin...
Topics: Taylor, Valerie, 1913-1997, Lesbian authors, Lesbian pulp fiction, Straayer, Arny Christine,...
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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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This is a radio play based on Edith Wharton’s short story "Roman Fever" about two middle-aged American mothers in Rome, worried about their children, themselves, and life. Adaptated for radio by Erik Bauerseld. Pat Franklyn plays Mrs. Slade; Shirley Medina plays Mrs. Ansley. Technical production by John Whiting.
Topics: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937, Franklyn, Pat., Radio adaptations., Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Roman...
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This episode of the Lesbian Radio Spectacular with a Cast of Millions, hosted by Judy Pasternak, is on lesbian sexuality. The guests are Sharon, Shelley, and Melinda. Program opens with "I'd like to make love to you" by Margaret Sloan from the compilation by the Lesbian Feminist Liberation "A Few Loving Women." There are announcements about lesbian events for the first ten minutes. Then poetry by Sharon and Shelly and a song by Cassie Culver about oral sex are played. This...
Topics: Lesbians, Women -- Sexuality., Lesbian couples, Sex, Hite, Shere, American Women Making History and...
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The major part of this tape is a speech given by Audre Lorde at the Feminist Perspective on Pornography Conference in San Francisco, California, November, 1978. She talks about erotica, why it's needed, what it is, and why it's feared. Helene Rosenbluth gives a long introduction that includes definitions of both pornography and erotica. The conclusion of the tape is of Adrienne Rich, at the same conference, reading her poem The images, which was inspired by her visit to Crete and seeing the...
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Rosenbluth, Helene, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Erotica., Pornography., Feminism,...
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Dr. Helen Caldicott talks of Soviet nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons, SALT II, and Afghanistan. The distinguished Australian medical researcher, now living in the United States, visited the USSR last Fall with a delegation of the American Friends Service Committee. This Quaker group had very high-level talks in the USSR, going frankly into many questions not usually discussed except in negotiations between governments. She was interviewed by William Mandel in January, after Soviet forces...
Topics: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics -- Defenses., Caldicott, Helen, Mandel, William M., Nuclear...
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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.,...
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Gospel and blues singer Gwen Avery (1943 - 2014) performs in KPFA's Studio B on January 30, 1977. The songs are as follows: I'm a woman (Gwen Avery) -- A change (Gwen Avery) -- Just a closer walk (Spiritual) -- Sunny (Bobby Hebb) -- I will too (David Ahlers) -- Missing you (David Ahlers) -- Shout it out (David Ahlers) -- Do it on my own (David Ahlers) -- Backyard blues (Gwen Avery). Technical note: Left channel is low and the recording needs editing.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Avery, Gwen, 1915-2001, African American...
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The News: a KPFA aircheck from October 29, 1981 / produced by Aileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle. Broadcast: Berkeley: KPFA, October 29, 1981. Stories reported: United States economy plunge; President Reagan's approval rating; Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization strike (Tim Frasca reporting from Washington, D.C.); Three new unions created in California: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the California Correctional Officers Association, and the Psych...
Topics: News recordings -- 1981., Reagan, Ronald, Caldicott, Helen, American Women Making History and...
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An interview with Egyptian feminist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, conducted by Ines Rieder at the United Nations Conference on Women, held in Copenhagen in July of 1980. Dr. Saadawi discusses the woman's body under colonialism and patriarchy and about women in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Dr. Saadawi is well known in the Middle East as one of the few Arab women who, for the last twenty years, has written extensively about the problems of Arab women. She has written more than 20 books,...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, El Saadawi, Nawal., Rieder, Ines.,...
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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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The final part (15) 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 7 of "Suffocation in Suburbia." This recording features a panel moderated by Eve Merriam including Paul Bigelow Sears, Jean Paul Mather, Kate Hevner Mueller, J. Fenton McKenna, Irene Barnes Taeuber, Sripati Chandrasekhar, and Jules Henry discussing the changing role for women in...
Topics: Sears, Paul B. (Paul Bigelow), 1891-1990, Mather, Jean Paul, Mueller, Kate Hevner, 1898-1984,...
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First episode in a monthy series of "New Writers Forum" recorded at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarians in Berkeley, CA Episode 1 of 7. Readers are: Brother Antoninus, George Hitchkock, Laura Ulewicz, and Kenneth Rexroth, and Rexroth introduces each of the writers.
Topics: Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982, Hitchkock, George., Brother Antoninus, 1912-1994, Ulewicz, Laura.,...
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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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Joan Baez (Harris) addresses members of Pi Chi, a youth organization at Piedmont Community Church in the East Bay. In her speech, Baez points out the evils of the Vietnam War and addresses the tactic of nonviolence resistance. The preceding week, the group had heard Dr. John Hadsel deliver a talk entitled "The Just War" and, according to the evening's program, Baez was presented in the interests of "balancing the perspective." She is introduced by the Reverend Thomas...
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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Lou Hartman talks with Harriet Gill, psychiatric social woker at Langley Porter Clinic, on the personal problems of identity confronted by persons in their 50's and 60's, and the difference in nature and degree between the way men and women face old age. The title of the program refers to the book "Women and sometimes men" (Knopf, 1957) by Jungian analyst Florida Scott Maxwell. This is the same program that was available through the Pacifica Tape Service under the title "Identity...
Topics: Aging -- Psychological aspects., Psychology -- Women and men., American Women Making History and...
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A talk on the relationship between the Vietnam War, the revolutionary struggle, and the role of women in Asia, given by Janet Salaff, professor of sociology at U.C. Berkeley to a March 5, 1970 symposium on the origins of the Vietnam War. The symposium, held on the U.C. Berkeley campus, was sponsored by the Radical Students' Union, the Student Mobilization Committee, and campus SDS. Salaff describes the problems of women's liberation in Asia, and draws comparisons to the women's movement in...
Topics: Salaff, Janet W., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Influence and results., Vietnam -- Social conditions.,...
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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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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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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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Report on the world's first underground comic convention. Includes discussions of sex and sexism, science fiction, overground vs. underground comics, and women's comics. Music by R. Crumb and His Keep on Trucking Orchestra. Contains sensitive language. Participants include: Clay Geerdes, one of the organizers of the convention; cartoonists Bill Griffith (Mr. Toad), Justin Green (Binky Brown), David Geiser (Bobby Boilsucker), Tom Veitch (Legion of Charlies), Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez...
Topics: Haarz, Mark., Bender, Bob., Alternative press., Wit and humor., American Women Making History and...
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Hannah Wilke, sculptor; Ann Sharp, collagist; Irene Stern, photographer; Judith Bernstein, artist (in paper and charcoal); and Louise Bougeois, sculptor, discuss women's erotic art and how they define "erotic art". Produced and hosted by Judith Vivell.
Topics: Wilke, Hannah., Sharp, Ann., Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010, Bernstein, Judith., Women artists, Women...
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Frieda Aaron, a survivor of three concentration camps and the Warsaw ghetto, tells the story of her experience. As a girl of eleven and a half in 1939, she risked her life by attending a clandestine school, and only narrowly escaped death when her family underground bunker was discovered, a few months before the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. In a succession of camps, she became "bones, sores and scabs," but maintained the hope and courage that were possessed by all who survived....
Topics: Londin, Barbara., Aaron, Frieda., World War II -- Jews., Jews in Poland., Concentration camps --...
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Pediatrician and anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott describes the effects of nuclear radiation and the imminence of nuclear war. She states that the probability of a nuclear war occurring is steadily getting higher, and also talks about the separation of emotion and passion from scientific reporting. After the live interview at KPFK studios, Caldicott answers questions from call-in listeners (duration 24 minutes). Interviewed and produced by Helene Rosenbluth. Includes music. Box label...
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, Antinuclear movement, Nuclear warfare -- Forecasts., American Women Making...
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Winona LaDuke, a Chippewa Indian woman who is an environmental activist, talks about how Native American concerns about pollution and radioactive materials effect everyone. She discusses the the ongoing the destruction of Native lands due to uranium mining and advocates for reclaiming North American land based on original Native land claims. from the "On the Fate of the Earth" conference held October 19-21, 1982 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Columbia University, New York...
Topics: Uranium mines and mining -- Arizona., Pollution., Indians of North America -- Mining leases.,...
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Bernadette Devlin (McAliskey), Northern Ireland Catholic leader and member of Parliament, speaks about the violence in her country and the desire to split away from Great Britain. The speech was delivered at the Hotel Diplomat in New York City on March 7, 1971.
Topics: Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Northern Ireland., McAliskey, Bernadette Devlin, 1947-,...
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Ursule Molinaro (1916 - 2000), Paris-born social-satirist, novelist, playwright, and artist reads "Eating Melons in Marseille," from her new collection of short stories "Night School For Saints." Later she is interviewed by host Tom Vitale.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Ursule Molinaro., Women authors, Authors,...
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"This episode of The poet and the poem focuses on three women poets: Gabrielle Edgcomb (1926-1996), Barbara Lefcowitz (b. 1935), and Lee Howard (1952-2003) interviewed by Grace Cavalieri. Program features readings and discussion of political poetry and women poets."
Topics: Political poetry., Women poets, Three women poets / Gabrielle Edgcomb, Barbara Lefcowitz, and Lee...
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Shere Hite participates with a panel of women on women's relationships to sex and work. Hite introduces herself as the author of "The Hite report," a study of 3,000 women and discusses the findings of her research on women and sex. Other women on her panel are: Kay Whitlock from N.O.W. the National Sexuality Task Force on Lesbianism and Sexuality; Mary Calderone, president of SIECUS, Sex Information and Education Council of the United States; Leah Schaefer, on the board of the Society...
Topics: Orgasm., Women -- Sexuality., Sex -- Research, Women authors, Hite, Shere, Whitlock, Kay,...
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A woman's voice - Features poetry written and read by producer/poet Clara Kern. Broadcast July 1982. (Previously titled "A woman's voice: Circa 40s" with the note: "Circa 40s" meaning the impact of sexual attitudes of the 1940s upon women," however this program doesn't seem to relate to this topic. Probably mislabeled.)
Topics: Women poets, Kern, Clara, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Richard Lamparski talks with Jan Clayton (1917-1983), the star of the original Broadway production of Carousel about her role on the TV Lassie series and about her life as a Hollywood contract player.
Topics: Lamparski, Richard., Entertainers., Clayton, Jan, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972) reads her own works at the University of Texas, Austin in collaboration with the Ruth Stephan Poetry Center at the University of Arizona. She is introduced by David Gilbert, director of the University of Texas Press. Recorded by KUT-FM, Austin, TX.
Topics: Marianne Moore : reading at the University of Texas., Poetry., Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972, Women...
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Josephine Hendin, Current Fiction teacher at the New School for Social Research and author of "The World of Flannery O'Connor," interviews writer Doris Lessing (1919 - 2013), who discusses her work and the life of a woman author. The discussion mostly focuses on her forthcoming collection of short stories, The Temptation of Jack Orkney. She also discusses a forthcoming novel. Produced by Mimi Anderson.
Topics: Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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A documentary about the life and work of playwright and author Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984). Includes an interview with Hellman by WBAI's Jan Albert, readings from Hellman's memoirs, Hellman speaking before a live audience (venue not identified) and snippets of dialogue from the film versions of Hellman's plays The Little Foxes and The Children's Hour and Dashiell Hammett's novel The Thin Man.
Topics: Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984, Authors, American -- Personal narratives., Playwriting., Hammett,...
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The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City's Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history. Pacifica Radio presented nine hours of live satellite...
Topics: Leland, Mickey., Kaku, Michio., Springsteen, Bruce., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Gregory, Dick.,...
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Jeanne Stellman interviewed by Celeste Wesson for the Public Affairs Department. of WBAI, NY. Stellman is the author of "Women's Work, Women's Health: Myths and Realities" about women and occupational health including stress. Stellman discusses the women's changing role as child-bearers and the shift of the means of production from the home to the office. Produced by Celeste Wesson.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Stellman, Jeanne Mager, 1947-, Occupational...
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Lucia Vernarelli, painter and editer of the feminist artist publication "Women and Art," speaks about three women artists. They are Marie Laurencin (1883 - 1956), Leonor Fini (1907 - 1996), and Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876 - 1907). She uses the personal papers of the artists to aid in understanding them. From the series "Women's diaries and letters." Produced by Ann Snitow.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Vernarelli, Lucia, Laurencin, Marie,...
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Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947), a leader of the Catholic Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s, gives a speech about the recent history of Northern Ireland since its creation in the 1920's. She also gives a history of religious conflict and the women's peace movement in Northern Ireland. Introduced by Mark Weiss.
Topics: Religion and politics., Peace movement., Women revolutionaries., Speech on Northern Ireland / by...
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Twelve years of lesbian activism. Part one gives a history of lesbian life and activism in the United States, with a particular emphasis on 1969-1981. Movements and events are described with relevant songs, music, and actualities interspersed. The program is in part celebrating the opening of a new West Coast Lesbian Collections (now the June Mazer Lesbian Archives), the Bay Area and west coast's new lesbian archives, and the host gives a request for donations (magazines, photos, etc.) to the...
Topics: Women -- Political activity., Lesbianism, Lesbians, Lesbians -- Political activity -- History --...
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Jean Ritchie performs folk music in concert at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California, April 26, 1972. Songs performed: Darby Ram -- One I Love -- John Riley -- Sean O'Reilly from the County Leitrim -- What'll I Do With the Baby-O -- The Bluebird Song -- Cold Mountains -- On Jordan's Stormy Banks -- Johnny Collins (a.k.a. George Collins) -- The Courting Song -- Come Fare Away With Me. Recorded by Warren Van Orden. This is reel 1 of 2, reel 2 is currently missing (2014-01-08).
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Ritchie, Jean., Women musicians., Folk music...
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