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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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"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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On sexism, racism and rape; focus on the cases of Inez Garcia and Joan Little. Host Del Dobbins interviews two black women participants from the Washington Conference on Sexual Assault, held in D.C. in 1977. They are Nkenge Toure, Director, and Michelle Plate, Counselor at the D.C. Rape Crisis Center. They discuss the unique issues that arise when Black women are raped by Black men. Includes music by Sweet Honey in the Rock and Bebe K'Roche. Produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.
Topics: Sexism, Racism., Rape., Little, Joan, Garcia, Inez, Sophie's Parlor Media Collective., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
May 3, 1981 March on the Pentagon organized by the People's Antiwar Coalition/May 3 Coalition. Speech on American militarism. Actuality from march. Includes speech by Bella Abzug. This protest is against military involvement with El Salvador. Recording was made from about 11am until 2pm. Part one contains speeches by Michio Kaku, Sister Geraldine (Gerri) Brake, and Bella Abzug. Bella Abzug is also interviewed after her speech, which is cut off and contiuned in part two. (Interviewee is Ronnie...
Topics: Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998, Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Washington, D.C., Militarism...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Reading of short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver / Produced by WPFW, Broadcast on KPFA. This program features a reading of the short story "Changes" by author Denise Oliver, former program director for WPFW in Washington, DC. The story is about a young black woman who lived in a black neighborhood in Queens as a teenager and would hang out and later work in the Puerto Rican neighborhood of East Harlem (El Barrio) New York. She finds herself in her early twenties...
Topics: Oliver, Denise, African American women authors, Puerto Rican-Americans -- New York (City).,...
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This July is WPFW's tribute to women month, and Upstream is celebrating with programs about "living legends." This episode is an interview with Reverend Mamie Williams of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Northwest Washington, D.C. Produced by Nikki Jeter and Marie Smith. Program opens with a song "Cosmic Climax"(?) artist unknown and "The Creator Has a Master Plan" by Pharoah Sanders.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Williams, Mamie, African American Women,...
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Jazz singer Betty Carter (1930-1998) discusses her life, her music, and the changes in jazz since the 1950's. Interviewed by Ed Love for the series R.P.M. She is is introduced as the foremost black woman jazz artist of the time. Interview includes background information about Carter. Carter then describes the differences in the way musicians work, modern music and individual style. She argues that radio stations should play more diverse music. (Year uncertain: Tape label says "1975",...
Topics: Women musicians., Musicians., African American women jazz singers, Women jazz musicians, Carter,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
May 3, 1981 March on the Pentagon organized by the People's Antiwar Coalition/May 3 Coalition. Speech on American militarism. Actuality from march. Includes speech by Bella Abzug. This protest is against military involvement with El Salvador. Recording was made from about 11am until 2pm. Part one contains speeches by Michio Kaku, Sister Geraldine (Gerri) Brake, and Bella Abzug. Bella Abzug is also interviewed after her speech, which is cut off and contiuned in part two. (Interviewee is Ronnie...
Topics: Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998, Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Washington, D.C., Militarism...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this radio adaptation of "Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey" compiled by Lillian Schlissel, excerpts from autobiographical accounts are treated as individual voices which view the westward trek from a woman's perspective. All voices are those of producer, Clara Kern. First broadcast July 1982.
Topics: Women -- History., Schlissel, Lillian, Women pioneers, American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Rosemary E. Reed Miller, owner and president of an accessory and clothing store, Toast and Strawberries in Washington,DC. discusses economic alternatives for artists. Host: Elaine Heffernan. Engineer: Naomi Eftis.
Topics: Reed Miller, Rosemary E., Women artists, Black women -- Economic aspects., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Kate Millett speaks about Simone de Beauvoir as a biographer (38 min.). After some blank spots in the recording, there is a question and answer session to 62 minutes. Ambient noise follows, rest of tape is blank. Likely recorded at a colloquium on Simone De Beauvoir held at The French House at Columbia University April 4-6, 1985.
Topics: Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986, Millett, Kate., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Angela Davis, faculty member at San Francisco College, and sponsored by the Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, speaks at Occidental College during Black History Month about her experiences with African American struggles during the 1960s and on to the present and the benefits of civil rights actions for all minorities. Her personal history includes experiences of growing up in Birmingham, Alabama; finishing high school in New York City; her arrest, jail time, and acquittal in...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Interview with Vicky Starr (1916-2009), featured as "Stella Nowicki" in the documentary film "Union Maids" (1976) about three Chicago women labor union activists from the 1930s. The film was based on the three women from Chicago (Stella Nowicki, Kate Hyndman, and Sylvia Woods) in the labor history book Rank and File by Staughton and Alice Lynd. The documentary featured interviews with the three women, and was produced by Julia Reichert, James Klein, and Miles Mogulescu. It...
Topics: Women labor unionists., Women authors, Labor unions -- Illinois -- Chicago, American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On whether the federal government has successfully implemented its own equal opportunity program. Discussion by Roy Johnson, President of Government Employees United Against Racial Descrimination, and Roberto Tobias, General Council of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Mary Jo Binder, Federal Women's Program Coordinator, U.S. Treasury Department. This program was produced by Rob Berlidge[sp?] and Carmen Delle Donne. Series produced December 1976-March 1977 by Carmen Delle Donne....
Topics: Working classes -- United States., Minorities -- Employment., Civil service -- United States --...
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Hosts Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan interview Claire Haywood (d. 1978), artistic director of the Capitol Ballet Company, and co-founder, with Doris Jones, of the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet. The Jones-Haywood school, was founded in 1941 to give minority children an opportunity to study classical ballet at a time when opportunities were limited for African-American students. She discusses the founding of their school, her NEA-funded teacher-training course, her ballet company, and finding...
Topics: Ballet., Blacks in the performing arts., African American women dancers, Haywood, Claire, -1978,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Latin American film director Helena Solberg-Ladd and editor Melanie Maholick, discuss their films about women. "Simplemente Jenny," their latest release, examines women in Latin America and the cultural values that shape their lives. The also discuss their previous release "The Double Day" (1975). They are interviewed by Ron Sutton and Pam Peabody.
Topics: Films -- Latin America., Women in the film industry., Women filmmakers., Women -- Latin America --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dolores Hayden, architect and founder of Women in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning (WALAP) and author of "Space and social change," a study of six communitarian experiments in the 19th century, is interviewed by Sheila De Bretteville of the Women's Design Program at Cal Arts and Clare Spark Loeb, host of the "Sour apple tree" series. Topic question is "How does physical form embody social values and affect political processes?" Hayden also gives...
Topics: Hayden, Dolores, Design -- Social aspects., Design -- Political aspects, Architecture, Modern --...
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The field of geology has long been considered a club with the petro, coal and mining companies. But it's exclusivity goes beyond that. It's heavily all white and all male. This program looks at the effect of this fact on all of us. Discussion on the sexism and racism within the field of geology with David Schwartzman, Sandra Clarke, [Richard?] Gustav[e?] Johnson, and Donald Jackson.
Topics: Geology -- Vocational guidance., Racism., Discrimination in employment., Sex discrimination in...
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Kathleen Quinlan (b. 1954), star of the film "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," discusses her career and the film. She is interviewed by Barry Parker in a Washington, DC hotel room.
Topics: Actresses -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc., Actresses., QUINLAN, KAREN., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The women's studies department at Cal State Long Beach is under siege by a group of "concerned citizens," from the Christian Right who monitored a few classes and attacked the department for its openly pro-feminist and pro-lesbian syllabus. Eloise Klein Healy and Helene Rosenbluth talk with Sondra Hale, Sherna Gluck, and Betty Brooks of the women's studies department at CSULB about the Christian Right's attack on the curriculum. Program opens with a reading of an article written by...
Topics: Gluck, Sherna., Hale, Sondra., Brooks, Betty., Spretnak, Charlene, 1946-, New Right., Academic...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Artist Joyce J. Scott (b. 1948) talks about how she became an artist, and about creating and selling art. She is interviewed by Naomi Eftis and Elaine Heffernan.
Topics: Art -- Marketing., Women artists, African American women artists, American Women Making History and...
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Producer Clara Kern interviews Dr. Niels Lauersen on the responsibility and prerogatives of women's health care through his best-selling gynecological guide, "It's your body." Lauersen advises women to take care in selecting a doctor, that people need to be partners with their doctor for health. He also talks specifically about cramps, breast cancer, infertility, and abortion. Broadcast October 1982.
Topics: Medical care -- Quality control., Lauersen, Niels H., Healthcare for women, Women -- Health., Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Interview with Flora Molton, blind blues street-singer of the Washington, D.C. area. Flora tells stories of her past, sings and plays slide guitar, and explains why she has chosen to be a performer of the street. Her band members include Ed Morris and Phil Wiggins. Natalie Reuss of Sophie's Parlor Media Collective conducts the interview. Produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.
Topics: Sophie's Parlor Media Collective., Street musicians., Musicians, Blind., Blues (Songs, etc.).,...
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On this episode of the Survival Clearing House for the Arts, host Naomi Eftis interviews Mary Catherine Wilkins and Pat Graham, members of the Board of Directors of WAFT -- Washington Area Feminist Theater. WAFT started in 1972, as a result of a production that was sponsored by the D.C. chapter of the National Organization for Women. Program recorded in August 1977 and produced by Jerry Ackerman.
Topics: Theater -- Washington, D.C., Washington Area Feminist Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Feminist...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Clare Spark interviews Dr. Rona M. Fields, author of "Society under siege, a psychology of Northern Ireland." Fields is a clinical psychologist who studies terrorism and resistance among oppressed social groups. She visited KPFK while visiting Los Angeles for the meetings of the American Psychological Association. She talks about her research and writing about the psychology of Northern Ireland. Book published in 1977, so the date of this program may be inaccurate. Produced by Clare...
Topics: Fields, Rona M., Minorities Psychology, Northern Ireland -- Social conditions., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dramatic documentary on the life and views of Colette and her feminist writings. An original documentary by Maureen McIlroy. The script was taken from the works and letters of Colette and the autobiography of Maurice Goudeket. Colette was played by Maureen McIlroy; her mother Sido was portrayed by Eve Brenner; Henri de Jouvenel by George Murdoch; Maurice Goudeket by Bill Cort; Georges Wague by Harry Lessen. Others in the cast included Karen Bekar, Bill Myers, Carol Kanarsky, Jim Rosen, Craig...
Topics: Women authors -- Biography., Feminism and literature., Colette, 1873-1954, American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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"A poet is -- a diary of the soul." Thus begins one of Hazel Robinson's poems and that thought is the theme of this program. Four local poets--Tamu Moore, Erskie Freeman, Mary Greer, and Hazel Robinson--read their poems and talk about how and why and when they write.
Topics: Women poets, Four local Washington, D.C. poets / interviews by Grace Cavalieri., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Del Dobbins interviews Ilona O'Sullivan[sp?], Alice Arvin[sp?], Mary Duggan, wives of Washington Post pressmen, about the pressman's strike and the workers' grievances.
Topics: Press -- Employees., Presswomen / produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.**The, STRIKES,...
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"A poet is -- a diary of the soul." Thus begins one of Hazel Robinson's poems and that thought is the theme of this program. Four local poets--Tamu Moore, Erskie Freeman, Mary Greer, and Hazel Robinson--read their poems and talk about how and why and when they write.
Topics: Women poets, Four local Washington, D.C. poets / interviews by Grace Cavalieri., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Kathryn Kish Sklar speaks on the radical impact married women workers, and their ability to financially support themselves and their families, is making on family life and working life. Yet there remains a lack of change in their political status. This is possibly a lecture she gave at UCLA, but date and location of speech is not on the tape. Possibly produced by Marc Cooper?
Topics: Sklar, Kathryn Kish, Women workers., CHILD CARE, Women -- Economic conditions., Married women,...
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Host Grace Cavalieri interviews four women poets: Diana Vance, Nefretete[sp?], Deirdra Baldwin, and Ann Leffler. The women read selections of their poetry and talk about being women poets and "women's" poetry.
Topics: Poetry, Modern., Women poets / Diana Vance, Nefretete, Deirdra Baldwin, and Ann Leffler,...
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Host Grace Cavalieri interviews four women poets: Diana Vance, Nefretete[sp?], Deirdra Baldwin, and Ann Leffler. The women read selections of their poetry and talk about being women poets and "women's" poetry.
Topics: Poetry, Modern., Women poets / Diana Vance, Nefretete, Deirdra Baldwin, and Ann Leffler,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Sandra Porter interviews Mary Bailey, co-founder of the feminist publication "Heliotrope." Davita Maron was her co-founder. Host, Sandra Porter is also a contributor, and the two women discuss their work with the publication and the writing of women in general. (Label spells the journal "heileatroupe" which was likely incorrect)
Topics: Periodicals, Publishing of., Women's writings., Women authors, Women's publishers and publishing.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Del Dobbins interviews Ilona O'Sullivan[sp?], Alice Arvin[sp?], Mary Duggan, wives of Washington Post pressmen, about the pressman's strike and the workers' grievances.
Topics: Press -- Employees., Presswomen / produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.**The, STRIKES,...
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Charlotte Bunch speaks about the feminist movement and receives comments from reporters and audience, discussing personal experience and views. Bunch opens with a speech about being a feminist in an anti-feminist environment. Anecdotes about getting a job, feminist turmoil, looking back through one's past to gain perspective on current situations, relates feelings about the feminist movement, dating back to 1968. Recorded and broadcast circa 1978. Includes Q & A, during which Laura X of...
Topics: Bunch, Charlotte, 1944-, Feminism, Women's History Research Center, American Women Making History...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Review of Adrienne Rich's book "Of Woman Born" by Doris Grumbach and Carolyn Kizer. This is the first episode of the WPFW series "Expressions".
Topics: Books -- Reviews., Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Grumbach, Doris, Kizer, Carolyn, American Women...
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Novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick presents "New York, Capitol of the 20th Century" at the UCLA English Department's annual Ewing Lecture, April 21 and 22, 1981. The talk was presented in two parts on KPFK. In part one, "Pastoral memories," Hardwick discusses the images of "Old New York" in 19th century American writing. This part was scheduled to be broadcast September 30, 1981 but the transmitter dumped it. It was later broadcast on January 6, 1982. In part...
Topics: Hardwick, Elizabeth., Women authors, New York, capitol of the 20th century : pastoral memories /...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick presents "New York, Capitol of the 20th Century" at the UCLA English Department's annual Ewing Lecture, April 21 and 22, 1981. The talk was presented in two parts on KPFK. In part one, "Pastoral memories," Hardwick discusses the images of "Old New York" in 19th century American writing. This part was scheduled to be broadcast September 30, 1981 but the transmitter dumped it. It was later broadcast on January 6, 1982. In part...
Topics: Hardwick, Elizabeth., Women authors, New York, capitol of the 20th century : pastoral memories /...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On this episode of The Wizard show, hosts Robert Nelson and Shel Plotkin talk with Professor Mary Kennedy of the biology department at Cal Tech; Dr. Jeanne Nerbonne, a post-doctoral research fellow at Cal Tech; and Maureen Ockert, an undergraduate student in science who also works as a data scientist at JPL, about the experiences and changing roles of women in the sciences.
Topics: Science -- Social aspects., Women in science, Kennedy, Mary B., 1947-, Scientists., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This recording contains a speech given by Charlotte Bunch from the Gay Academic Union conference, November 1979. Bunch talks about the past decade and the Gay Movement and what is in store for the future. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Bunch, Charlotte, 1944-, Gay Academic Union, GAY RIGHTS, Gay rights., GAYS AND LESBIANS,...
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Modest discussion, low key, of the background and publishing career of Maureen Owen. There is discussion of the problems that plague young poets trying to be published. Produced by Barry Parker, WPFW.
Topics: Publishers and publishing., Women's publishers and publishing., Owen, Maureen, 1943-, Women poets,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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Collage of interviews with women talking about mothering. Recorded and broadcast: May 9, 1982. Produced by Marsha Steinberg and Suzi Weissman.
Topics: Motherhood, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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LaDonna Harris was the vice-presidential candidate and running mate of Dr. Barry Commoner on the Citizens Party ticket in 1980. In this energetic interview conducted by Ray Hill and Richard King, KPFT, Ms. Harris discusses the world view and platform of the Citizens Party and its viability as an alternative to the "Republicrats." Also discussed are such issues as the relationship of nuclear power, waste, and the arms race; the power of the oil giants; the future of the United States...
Topics: Third parties (United States politics), Women in politics., Harris, LaDonna, Comanche women,...
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This program was produced to be broadcast during Domestic Violence Awareness Week. This interview with Dorothy Hudson of the Sojourn Shelter for battered women, in Los Angeles, takes up some of the issues. Interview conducted and program produced by Jeannie Pool.
Topics: Women's shelters, Family violence, Domestic violence, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Two speeches at a Domestic Violence Services Conference: Carol Mackay's talk on "rural women and their special needs" focuses on planning to end domestic violence against women in Wyoming (20 min.). Mollie Lowery, organizer of Los Angeles shelters for the homeless, entitles her talk "On a list of 100 concerns, where do you think earthquake safety rates with homeless women?" Lowery describes types of homeless women, why they are homeless, and what some of them are doing about...
Topics: Family violence, Homeless women, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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The International Women's Day program for 1981 features four members of the Coalition of Labor Union Women: Ruth Miller, President of the Los Angeles Chapter; Linda Paquette, editor of Chapter Newsletter, CLUW; Rose Unger, California Federation of Teachers union member; and Cheryl Parisi, American Federation of State-County Municipal Employees. Miller discusses the mission and programs of CLUW followed by a discussion of current issues such as equal pay initiatives in San Jose, California and...
Topics: Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.), International Women's Day, Women labor unionists., American...
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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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This episode of "Lesbian Sisters" features an interview with Deborah Posey, a Black lesbian mother from Detroit and member of the Revolutionary Socialist League, who talks about the gay movement in Detroit, her family's recent harassment and forcible eviction by a homophobic landlord, and how gay liberation can only truly be achieved in a socialist society. The second half features an interview with writer Rita Mae Brown regarding the newly released edition of her book "Rubyfruit...
Topics: Brown, Rita Mae., Posey, Deborah, Lesbian mothers, Socialism, Feminists, Lesbian sisters / Deborah...
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Talk by Maryknoll Sisters recorded during a June 1981 visit to Nicaragua by a study group of KPFK listeners. Two sisters, Julie Miller and Pat Murphy, talk about their work in Leon, Nicaragua. Background to the Maryknoll Sisters order (Catholic) is given and how they became involved in the Nicaraguan revolution, and how siding with the poor marginalized them. Music and narration. Produced by Molly Bosted.
Topics: León (Nicaragua), Maryknoll Sisters, NICARAGUA, Revolution -- Nicaragua., MISSIONARIES, American...
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Helene Rosenbluth and Eloise Klein Healy visited the People's Republic of China in April 1982. This program is produced from interviews they did with women in Shanghai, Nanjing, Xi'an and Beijing (Peking) about the changing lives of women in modern China. The interviews are bilingual and translated through an interpreter. The first reel of this recording features an interview with one of the leaders of the Nanjing Municipal Women's Federation. The second reel of this recording features...
Topics: Healy, Eloise Klein., Rosenbluth, Helene, Women -- China., Bilingual materials -- English/Chinese.,...
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Karel Kovanda, a Czechoslovakian who emigrated to the United States in 1970 at the age of 25, speaks with Dorothy Healey on conditions in Poland. He gives his opinions on the significance of recent events in Poland which culminated in victories for trade unions, as well as the topic of censorship. Left channel (Kovanda's mike) quit recording sometime before 30 minutes into program and then came back. Belatedly realized tape threaded wrong.
Topics: Kovanda, Karel, 1944-, Healey, Dorothy, 1914-2006, Czechoslovakia., Poland--Politics and...
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Dorothy Healey talks with Louise Sherley and Katherine McMahon, members of the New American Movement's Socialist Feminist Reproductive Rights Task Force about the Family Protection Act, the Human Life Amendment, the goals and targets of the New Right, and abortion vs. sterilization funding. Healey begins the program by pleading with her audience to express solidarity with the people of El Salvador.
Topics: McMahon, Katherine, Sherley, Louise., Right-to-life movement., New Right., Sterilization (Birth...
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Correspondent Judy Coburn reports on her trip to Southeast Asia and compares it with previous visits from 1972 and 1973. Topics discussed are the economy, the status of women and the lingering effects of American military presence. Features listener call-ins. This recording is an aircheck that started approximately one minute late.
Topics: Kampuchea., Cambodia, Coburn, Judy., Vietnam, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Women classical musicians performing music by women composers. Recorded at the Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Feb. 21, 1977. Part one composers and pieces are the following: Sonata in A minor for piano / Marianne Martinez. Nocturne in B-flat for piano / Maria Szymanowska. Three etudes for piano / Maria Szymanowska. String quartet, 1931 / Ruth Crawford. Part two composers and pieces are the following: Let us walk in the white snow / Mary Howe. Two Poems by Garcia Lorca / Maria...
Topics: Martinez, Marianne, 1744-1812, Szymanowska, Maria Agata Wołowska, 1789-1831, Seeger, Ruth...
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Helen Gahagan Douglas, who ran against Richard Nixon in the 1950 Republican congressional primary, is interviewed by two unidentified interviewers. Topics include Douglas as a victim of Nixon's "dirty tricks," Nixon's 1950 smear tactics, and the necessity of election reform. Interview occurred during Watergate circa 1973.
Topics: Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980, Elections -- Corrupt practices., Women politicians, American...
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Margaret Creel, historian and professor of African-American Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, describes the relationship between two American heroes--Presidents Washington and Lincoln-- to slavery and equality with KPFK's Clare Spark. 25 minutes of presentation, then discussion and phone calls from the audience. Produced by Clare Spark for Newswatch. This program elicited much listener response and requests for transcript and tapes. Starts with Mary Lou Williams' "Prelude...
Topics: Creel, Margaret Washington, 1946-, Spark, Clare., Civil rights., Washington, George, 1732-1799.,...
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Author Colette Dowling discusses her book "Cinderella complex" (Summit Books) with Barbara Cady.
Topics: Dowling, Colette, Authors., Women authors, Women -- Psychology., Gender roles, American Women...
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This series documents the Conference for a New Jewish Agenda for the '80s, held at the 4-H building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 24-28, 1980. Although the purpose of the conference was to establish a new national Jewish organization, the speeches and discussion contained herein were of interest to a broader audience. Topics include the political situation of the day, the Left, the rise of the new Right, the family, gays. The program, a mix of speeches, panels, music, and continuity, was written...
Topics: Aronowitz, Stanley., Berenbaum, Michael, 1945-, Buehl, Paul., Gross, Bertram Myron, 1912-, Horton,...
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Author discusses her book "Heartsounds" (Simon & Schuster), in which explains her experiences watching her husband, Dr. Harold Lear die. Interview by Barbara Cady.
Topics: Lear, Martha Weinman, Death in literature., Death -- Psychological aspects., American Women Making...
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This program is Dorothy Healey's personal tribute to her mother Barbara Bass Nestor, who died November 23, 1979 at the age of 95 (quickly, of a heart attack). Includes the broadcast of a September 1974 aircheck of Dorothy's interview of her mother when she was 90 (33 min.) The songs heard at end of interview tape were recorded on Nestor's 85th birthday celebration in 1969. Aircheck. The 1974 interview with Nestor is the same recording as KZ0401.01 and is played here in its entirety.
Topics: Women,, Nestor, Barbara., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Communists --...
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Dr. Barbara Meyerhoff, author of "Number our days" discusses her book about the elder Jewish community in Venice, California. The book was made into a short documentary movie, which was broadcast on television, and which won an Oscar for best documentary short subject, and an Emmy for editing. Has intro theme, but no outro theme. Interviewer is Barbara Cady.
Topics: Meyerhoff, Barbara., Seniors., Seniors -- Venice (Calif.) -- Social conditions., Women authors,...
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On April 20, 1981, KPFK held a day-long peace festival, dedicating the entire day to examining the issues of the arms race, the military budget, and the threat of nuclear war. The station opened its doors to anyone who wanted to come learn during a teach-in session, and broadcast the proceedings live. The teach-in on the arms race was coordinated by Suzi Weissman, editor of Critique, a journal of Soviet studies and socialist theory, and long-time political activist. Part 1 starts with a poetry...
Topics: Browne, Roscoe Lee., Lazere, Don., Gitlin, Todd., Boggs, Carl., Dellinger, David T., 1915-,...
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February 14th, 1979 episode of "Holding up more than half the sky". Segments include: a tribute to Susan B. Anthony, including a dramatization of her trial for "having voted knowingly, wrongfully, and unlawfully"; Janet Dodson interviews Ruth Bell and Joan Ditzion, members of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and co-authors of "Ourselves and our children: a book by and for parents" (1978). Includes music: "Frontier" by Cris Williamson, and...
Topics: Dodson, Janet., Skotnes, Pearl., Women's movement, Women -- Political activity., Boston Women's...
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This is the fifth episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes of a televised program called "The poet's voice," a Theta Cable Television series from Los Angeles, January 1980. The host was TV actor and poet Macdonald Carey (1913-1994) and the poets read their work in front of an audience. This episode includes readings by Dennis Phillips (b. 1951) and Deena Metzger (b. 1936)
Topics: Phillips, Dennis., Metzger, Deena., Poetry, Modern., Women poets, Afternoon air, Carey, Macdonald,...
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This is the third episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes of a televised program called "The poet's voice," a Theta Cable Television series from Los Angeles, 1979. The host was TV actor and poet Macdonald Carey (1913-1994) and the poets read their work in front of an audience. This episode includes readings of poetry by James "Jim" Krusoe and Eloise Klein Healey (b. 1943).
Topics: Healy, Eloise Klein., Krusoe, James., Poetry, Modern., Women poets, Afternoon air, Carey,...
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Mona Field shares her observations from a visit to Nicaragua from July through August, 1980 for the first anniversary of the Sandinist (FSLN) overthrow of the Somoza government. Field describes the brutality of Somoza's National Guard, the optimism of the Nicaraguan people after the revolution, and the impact of Reagan's election on the Caribbean and Nicaragua. Aircheck.
Topics: Healey, Dorothy, 1914-2006, Field, Mona., Nicaragua -- Politics and government., American Women...
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Sculptor Alice Aycock (b. 1946) discusses her life and work with Jane Hall and Don Joyce. Recorded at the San Francisco Art Institute, Summer 1979. Broadcast: KPFK, 1980. Arttalks is a series of interviews and verbal art, broadcast alternating Fridays on KPFA.
Topics: Joyce, Don., Aycock, Alice., Women artists -- Personal narratives., Sculptors -- Personal...
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On Saturday, March 7, 1981, Los Angeles City College sponsored a day of panels celebrating International Women's Day. Erica Silverman of the Jewish Feminist Coalition and Cecily Kahn of the Southern California Anti-Klan Network spoke on the rise of the New Right. Silverman voices her concerns about anti-Semitism infiltrating both the right and the left in the United States and the need for the Jewish community to confront their own oppression. Kahn talks about the history of her organization...
Topics: Silverman, Erica., Kahn, Cecily, 1959-, New Right., International Women's Day, Women and the New...
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This is the fourth episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes of a televised program called "The poet's voice," a Theta Cable Television series from Los Angeles, 1979 or 1980. The host was TV actor and poet Macdonald Carey (1913-1994) and the poets read their work in front of an audience. This episode includes readings of poetry by deaf poet Joe Castronovo who performs his poetry in American Sign Language while Gary Sanderson interprets in English, and...
Topics: Castronovo, Joe, Prado, Holly., Carey, Macdonald, Poetry, Modern., Afternoon air, Women poets,...
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Women classical musicians performing music by women composers. Recorded at the Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Feb. 21, 1977. Part one composers and pieces are the following: Sonata in A minor for piano / Marianne Martinez. Nocturne in B-flat for piano / Maria Szymanowska. Three etudes for piano / Maria Szymanowska. String quartet, 1931 / Ruth Crawford. Part two composers and pieces are the following: Let us walk in the white snow / Mary Howe. Two Poems by Garcia Lorca / Maria...
Topics: Martinez, Marianne, 1744-1812, Szymanowska, Maria Agata Wołowska, 1789-1831, Seeger, Ruth...
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Jennifer Leaning, M.D., National Executive Committee Member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, describes the problem of understanding the concept of civil defense in regard to nuclear war when survival is questionable. This is a presentation 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 City. On this weekend physicians, environmentalists, physicists, writers, economists,...
Topics: Leaning, Jennifer., Environmentalists., Nuclear warfare., Peaceful change (International...
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