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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pacifica station listeners, this one-year project brings to life fragile and deteriorating reel- to-reel tapes of national significance. Three categories of tapes were selected that highlight some of the strengths of our collection: • Pacifica and Politics : Pacifica’s extensive collection of political programs, covering a variety of topics such as Watergate, COINTELPRO, race and gender relations, featuring personalities...
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In 2011, Pacifica Radio Archives received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve 150 programs from our vaults, with preservation assistance from George Blood Audio and Video in Philadelphia, PA. The resulting collection encompasses an eclectic array of programs, some of which were only very recently discovered by PRA staff. Among some of the many highlights of the collection are a WBAI interview with Andy Warhol about his film Chelsea Girls shortly after the film’s...
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In 2013, the Pacifica Radio Archives received funding from the GRAMMY Foundation to preserve two significant series of tapes that were originally recorded at and broadcast on Pacifica’s New York station, WBAI-FM: The Free Music Store (1969-1975) and The Mind’s Eye Theatre (1966-1969). Sharing the belief that culture belongs to the people, these two programs brought the performing arts to audiences for free every week while collapsing distinctions between “high” and “low” culture....
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is one of the oldest and largest collections of non-commercial listener-sponsored public radio programs in world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, and preserve the creative work generated by, or...
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is host to an extensive collection of programs that have dealt with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, including what we believe to be the first radio program to explicitly address the topic from 1958. That program and others are featured in this collection, whose preservation and access were coordinated between New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate school program, the University of California, Berkeley Moffitt...
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Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Award-winning journalist, best-selling author and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman narrates this documentary, which spans more than 65 years of convention coverage and chronicles milestones in American political history. From the formal speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to the battles inside and outside the Chicago 1968 convention and the radical sounds of Rage Against the Machine in the streets of Los Angeles in 2000, the documentary showcases the Pacifica Network's progressive...
Topics: democratic national convention, republican national convention
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TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Roland Hanna, piano, performs a jazz set with Clarence "Scoby" Stroman, drums, and Ron Carter, bass, at WBAI's Free Music Store on March 7, 1972. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces the program. This program was recorded in stereo by David Rapkin and produced by the Music Department of WBAI. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.20.
Topics: Jazz music, Hanna, Roland
"This tape features man-on-the-street reactions to the verdict of the Dan White trial that culminated in the White Night riot of May 21, 1979. Over 10,000 people came out to San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the decision of the courts to convict the former supervisor on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he would receive less than five years of jail time. The reactions of those interviewed range from mournful to livid, with some calling for the total destruction of City...
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),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature.
Source: KPFA
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DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: castaneda, hallucinogen, mushrooms, peyote, roszak, matus, pacifica
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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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Description : Tales of the Pit River Indians as recounted by anthropologist Jaime de Angulo for KPFA in 1949. Re-edited and produced by Gui de Angulo in 1991. Call Number : BD0018.01 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints...
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"Should abortion be legalized?: a public forum. Part 1 gives three points of view on the moral and legal ramifications of liberalized abortion practices: attorney Zad Leavy, Dr. Leon Belous, and Dr. Robert Hood. Part 2 contains rebuttals of the main speakers plus discussion from the floor. Forum held at the Studio City Unitarian-Universalist Church. Moderated by Bob Kaufman; recorded for KPFK by Rome Ronconi 3 Nov. 1963. Edited by Fred Haines. Originally broadcast at KPFK as separate...
Topics: Abortion -- Law and legislation., Should abortion be legalized? : a public forum / moderated by Bob...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Several voices come together to tell the four part documentary on the life and influence of Nelson Mandela, South African president who served from 1994-1999 and the first president to be elected in South Africa by a representative democratic election. Sandra Radley is the producer, writer, and narrator. Bill Wax is the executive producer.
Source: KPFA
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James "Jimmy" Seals, guitar and violin, and Darrell "Dash" Crofts, electric mandolin and electric piano, perform down-home songs, ballads and some country fiddle tunes at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 14, 1971. Bobby Lichtig accompanies them on bass. Songs include Freaks fret, Irish linen, Earth, Eighth of January, Devil's dream, a Tuvan singing demonstration of Bonaparte's retreat, Tin town, Birthday of my thoughts, Cotton mouth, Ridin' thumb, Wisdom, Springfield...
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Topics: Seals & Crofts, Folk-rock music, Seals, James, 1941-, Crofts, Dash
The first in a series of five parts produced in 1965 by then-folio editor of WBAI, Marcia Tompkins, about her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. On this program, some voices from the town of Tuscaloosa are featured.This series was lightly edited and re-broadcast in July and August 1970 (according to folio). This recording opens with a preface by Thompkins explaining why the tapes hadn't been rebroadcast over the last five years (1965-1970). She left WBAI in 1965 because of issues at the station...
Topics: Tompkins, Marcia., Racism., Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), Women journalists., American Women Making...
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Dr. Nancy Rosser, a resident psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatric institute at University of California, Los Angeles, speaks of the psychological aspect of being female, intercourse, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation, menstruation, menopause and theories of sexuality. Bo Siewert, a representative of the Daughters of Bilitis, also speaks of the problems of discrimination and alienation for the female homosexual. The lecture was recorded April 1970. Announcer is Stephanie Powsner.
Topics: Rosser, Nancy, Women's movement -- United States., Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Gender,...
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The two hour chronology of highlights of phase 1 of the Senate Watergate hearings from May 17, 1973 to August 7, 1973. The program also includes Watergate news that took place outside of the hearing room. It is a comprehensive look at the way Watergate unfolded through radio and television in almost every household in not only America, but other countries as well.
Source: KPFK
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Description : Biography of Bertolt Brecht from 1941-1947. Includes statements by Elsa Lanchester and John Houseman and actuality of Brecht's testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Call Number : BC0451A; BC0451B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Counter culture, Rubin, Jerry, Gevins, Adi,...
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Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4. "General Waste More Land" -- pt.5. "L'il Ol' Lady". BROADCAST: 27...
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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...
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Ramparts Report, the weekly program of news and current happenings, brought to you by the staff of Ramparts Magazine. This week program is a recording of Anais Nin's talk about "The New Woman," her vision of the women of the future, the woman who is being born right now, who will, perhaps more than ever before in history, affect the world of the future. Ms. Nin presented these ideas in April 1974 in San Francisco as a part of the Celebration of Women in the Arts, Female of the...
Topics: Women artists, Women -- Social conditions., Feminism, Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women...
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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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Speech on Black political action. H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael address the Black Panthers. [Event is a Free Huey rally in February, 1968; either the one held February 17 at the Oakland Auditorium, or February 18 in Los Angeles.]
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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"Technical Sgt. Leonard Matlovich interviewed by Ronald Gold on ""Gay Alternatives"". Matlovic formally declared his homosexuality to his commanding officer on March 7, 1975 with the intent to fight the customary discharge that usually attends such a declaration. In spite of an excellent military record, he was declared unfit to serve by a military panel and was handed a dishonorable discharge six months after his declaration. Time Magazine placed Matlovich on the cover...
Topics: United States -- Armed forces., Matlovic, Leonard., Gold, Ronald., Gay soldiers.
The third in a series of five parts produced in 1965 by Marcia Tompkins, about her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This program concerns civil rights demonstrations in Tuscaloosa. This series was lightly edited and re-broadcast in July and August 1970 (according to folio) for comparison with her new series (upcoming in September 1970, according to folio) entitled "You must go home: 1970." (Archive #BC2793). This recording was previously numbered as BB3864.08.
Topics: Tompkins, Marcia., Racism., Civil rights demonstrations, Be it ever so humble / produced by...
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Mrs. Evelyn Whitehorn speaks before the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom February 7, 1969. Mrs. Whitehorn is involved in litigation resulting from her refusal to allow her son Eric to register with the Selective Service system. Ruth Gate Colby emcees. Recording ends abruptly.
Topics: Gage-Colby, Ruth, Peace., Draft resistance., Women's International League for Peace and Freedom,...
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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
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Like the crackle at the center of a firestorm, students at Columbia University intensified the anti-Vietnam War movement on April 23, 1968 by starting a revolt against the school administration seizing campus buildings and barricading themselves for days. Eventually the police moved in with military-style force, injuring 140 and arresting more than 700 participants. Pacifica radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in New York was there to cover it all, raw and unfiltered, with much of their coverage - not...
Topics: from the vault, columbia, university, student revolt, kanter, pacifica, wbai
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Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower...
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Victor Marchetti, former CIA agent and co-author with John D. Marks of CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, talks with Tim McGovern about his reasons for leaving the CIA, CIA programs in Vietnam, paramilitary operations in Latin America, and domestic intelligence. Broadcast on KPFK ca. 1977.
Source: KPFK
Helen Hooke's Band plays live on Mother's Day, year and venue unknown. You Dream My Dream and Magic are among the songs performed.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hooke, Helen, Scalfi, Sindy, Women musicians.
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Representatives of pro- and anti-abortion groups debated the issue of abortion on demand at the Militant Forum in Oakland on October 29, 1971. The pro-abortion position was advanced by Brenda Brdar, a member of Female Liberation and the Women's National abortion Coalition; and Dr. Joan Ullyot (pronounced Elliot), a pathologist at the University of California Medical School. Dr. Frank Filice, a biologist at the University of San Francisco and Marge Szudy, a psychology student at USF argued...
Topics: Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Brdar,...
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Actuality of the Women Take Back the Night march held in Los Angeles on April 19, 1980. Contains a speech by feminist activist Andrea Dworkin (1946-1995), the Los Angeles Women's Chorus and the Great American Yankee Freedom Band of Los Angeles perform, interviews with participants and actualities from the crowd.
Source: KPFK
What Have You Done For Me Lately? By Myrna Lamb. A one-act play performed by Anne Lippe and Wes Robinson at a U.C. Berkeley Female Liberation Meeting, October 6, 1971. The subject is abortion; the man, finding himself pregnant by the miracle of modern medicine, is forced to reconsider all the objections he used against legalized abortion as a Congressman.
Topics: Abortion -- Law and legislation., Women -- Legal status, laws, etc., Lamb, Myrna, American Women...
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Description : Program that includes interviews with merchants and householders about the redevelopment of downtown Richmond, CA, and a discussion with members of the Richmond Redevelopment Agency. Call Number : BB0519 Date Published : 1965-03-11 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of...
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Panel discussion of Blacklisted writers and their works in exile including Chris Trumbo, Ben Barzman, Michael Butler, and John Bright. Panel presented as part of the Retrospective on the Blacklist Period at the Los Feliz theater in Los Angeles, likely on May 29, 1977 along with a screening of "The Brave One" (1956).
Source: KPFK
Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) speaks on the implications of the generation gap for personality development at the New School for Social Research in New York City on February 20, 1969. She explains that generation gaps exist across all cultures, describes inter-generational relationships in Pacific Island cultures, and the growing alienation between younger and older people.
Topics: Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978, Social conflict., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Carol Brightman (editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Klare (associate editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Locker (lecturer), and Paul Rockwell discuss the role of American Universities in the Vietnam War. Universities are involved with actual military operations in Vietnam by applying social sciences and technological research which were used for propaganda and technologies.
Source: KPFA
Report on the murder trial of Paul Skyhorse and Richard Mohawk, including a report on recent events in Ventura County by Bruce Robinson, a brief background of the case by Tim McGovern, a report by investigator for the defense, Paula Giese, and speeches on the government conspiracy to frame the American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders given at a rally at UCLA on October 17, 1976, the second anniversary of the defendants' arrest. Speakers include AIM leaders Dennis Banks and Ernie Peters, and...
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Cathy White, Bernadette Smith, Richard Persky, members of Gay Youth in NYC, discuss their experiences as gay and lesbian youths. Among the topics discussed are the effect of homophobia on LGBT youth; societal expectations of masculinity/femininity and homosexuality; the choice of being gay; relationships between homosexuals and heterosexuals; gay bars; and racism. Ronald Gold moderates.
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Topics: Gold, Ronald., Youth -- Attitudes., Teenagers -- Sexuality., Gay teenagers., Gays -- Sexuality.
Judy Chicago (b. 1939) discusses "The Dinner Party," and women in the arts with Ann Stubs. Chicago's 5 year, 500 person collaboration, "The Dinner Party," a tribute to women's history and achievements, is on view at the Brooklyn Museum through Jan. 18, 1981. Chicago tells how she sees art and feminism as indivisible and sees her long term struggles in the light of women's history.
Source: WBAI
"Harvey Milk sits down with Greg Gordon of IMRU (a weekly one-hour radio show made by a group of volunteers focusing on issues affecting the LGBT community in Southern California). Milk discusses being sworn in as a ""candidate who is gay, not a gay candidate"". Discussing the statewide primary for attorney general, the city supervisor addresses the need for politicians to get involved in minority issues. Milk speaks with disdain about privileged or closeted gays who...
Topics: Gordon, Greg., Gays -- California -- Political activity., Gay politicians -- California -- Personal...
Music of Casse Culver, Willie Tyson, Alix Dobkin, and Maxine Feldman. Casse Culver performs: "Three Gypsies", "Sacred River", "Crystal Skies". Willie Tyson performs: "Lay Me Down". Maxine Feldman performs "Amazon". Willie Tyson again with "Witching Hour." Program closes at 27:00 with closing credits, then music starts again. Casse Culver performs: "I'm Late Again". Willie Tyson performs "Did You Say Love". Alix...
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In this program, the well-known American poet, Marianne Moore, reads from her work before an audience at the Poetry Center of the 92nd St. YM-YWHA in New York City in 1965. Unfortunately, the entire recording of Moore's reading was unavailable, and this program includes only the second half. It begins with Moore reading her poem "Giraffe" and is followed by a question-and-answer session. Tape ends on "...thank you for not being bored." Fade out on applause.
Topics: Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972, Poetry., Women poets, Poetry reading, Poetry Center of the 92nd Street...
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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...
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Excerpt from Harvey Milk at 8th Gay Freedom Day talking to KPFK. Paradegoers interviewed about Anita Bryant and the Briggs Initiative. Highlights of the parade, interviews with passersby and parade participants, and local GLBT groups such as the Golden Gate Business Association.
The recording is of a benefit concert for the Sunset Hall retirement home in Los Angeles, which provides housing for senior citizens who have dedicated their lives to social action movements. The host provides a brief history and purpose of Sunset Hall. Ross Altman begins by singing "The Ballad of Sunset Hall". Pete Seeger sings "Abiyoyo", "We Shall Not Be Moved", "Stay on Freedom", "Soon Mama", "My Whole World", "Viva La Quince...
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Series Title : Open hour Description : An interview with Steve Stacey and Ron Landberg of the Good Earth Commune in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. They discuss the Haight-Ashbury as it is today, as well as the evolving ""hip"" lifestyle and its philosophy. The interviewer is Al Silbowitz. Call Number : BB2501 Date Published : 1970-06-25 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
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Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke discusses his work on the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" in an interview with Paul Anderson. San Francisco, 1968. BB2020 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: film, interview, clarke, anderson, pacifica, hollywood, scifi, dullea, odyssey
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...
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Dolores Huerta, Vice President of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee discusses the Delano grape strike, racial discrimination, and farm work with WBAI's Maria Huffman. She describes the exploitative conditions of California farm workers, the lack of recourse available to non-unionized underpaid agricultural laborers, and how the UFW was able to secure union contracts with local grape farms and vineyards.
Topics: Huffman, Maria., Labor leaders., Strikes -- Delano (Calif.)., American Women Making History and...
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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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Aircheck of the Firesign Theater program "Dear Friends: Let's Eat." Firesign Theater is an American comedy group which consists of Phil Austin (Nick Danger), Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, and David Ossman.
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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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An original dramatic performance based on the life of Maud Gonne, actress, revolutionary and extravagant muse who haunted the poetry of William Butler Yeats. Written and produced by Barbara Kraft. Music by William Kraft, featuring a song sung by Victoria Bond. Featuring Julie Adams as Maud Gonne, Lee Bergere as William Butler Yeats, Judith Chaikin as Elizabeth, Norma Connolly as Mrs. McFadden, and Robert Carricart, Jr. as John B. Yeats and Father Stephens. Music recorded by Rick Brolver; sound...
Topics: Ohio State awards., Radio plays., Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953, Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939,...
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Al Auster reviews Édouard Molinaro's film of the play La Cage aux Folles and Martin Sherman's play Bent , two recent gay-themed productions showing in New York City.
Source: WBAI
"The Harder They Come" is a criminal film produced by Perry Henzell starring Jimmy Cliff and was filmed in Jamaica in 1972. The film tends to defy classification and provides insights to the black Jamaica, not tourist Jamaica. The main character, Ivan, goes to Kingston to find fame but finds himself in difficult situations. This film's soundtrack played an important role in popularizing reggae in the United States. Singer, songwriter and actor Jimmy Cliff discusses his career and how...
Source: WBAI
Katherine Ferguson reports on COINTELPRO Operation Hoodwink, IRS intelligence operations including Special Service Staff, the cost of intelligence, and Robert Krulwich reports on Nixon's plot to prevent Allende's presidency in Chile. Broadcast on KPFK May 30, 1975.
Source: KPFK
"Eleanor Cooper, spokeswoman for Lesbian Feminist Liberation, Arthur Goodman, president of the Gay Activists' Alliance (GAA), and Nathalie Rockhill, legislative director and national coordinator of the National Gay Task Force summarize post-Stonewall LGBT political events. The GAA's City Council Bill, anti-sodomy laws and the GLBT community's awareness of political events are all discussed in this program from 1975, part of the ""Gay Alternatives"" series hosted and...
Topics: Rockhill, Nathalie., Goodman, Arthur., Cooper, Eleanor., Gold, Ronald., Gay liberation movement.,...
Author Pat Maginnis, joint author with Lana Clark Phelan of The Abortion Handbook (Contact Books, 1969), discusses her book with Elsa Knight Thompson. They discuss the declining practice of midwifery, the religious and political forces driving anti-abortion sentiment, and how to change public perception of the practice of abortion.
Topics: Maginnis, Patricia Therese, Women -- Legal status, laws, etc., Abortion, American Women Making...
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French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) and Rupert Pole read excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior." The reading is introduced by KPFK's Frank Roberts. Roberts announces that "The Diary of Anais Nin" has recently been published by the Swallow Press in cooperation with Harcourt, Brace, and World, and the book is already in it's second edition. Based on this...
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Autobiography--Women authors, Roberts, Francis., American Women Making...
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The second in a series of five parts produced in 1965 by Marcia Tompkins, about her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This program concerns the Ku Klux Klan and features actuality of a KKK meeting that Tompkins taped with a hidden recorder. This part on the Klan (2 tapes) was first broadcast on September 3 and 4, 1964 (see BB0685). The series was lightly edited and re-broadcast in July and August 1970 (according to folio) for comparison with her new series (upcoming in September 1970, according...
Topics: Tompkins, Marcia., Racism., Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), Women journalists., Be it ever so humble /...
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...
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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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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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Jack Spicer lectures on poetry and politics at the Berkeley Poetry Conference at the University of California, Berkeley on July 4, 1965. Spicer discusses the exploitation of young poets, the efficacy of political poetry, and ruminates on both Vietnam and the Free Speech Movement, followed by questions from the audience. Spicer is introduced by Thomas Parkinson. A complete transcript of this talk is available in Peter Gizzi, ed., The house that Jack built: the collected lectures of Jack Spicer...
Source: KPFA
Examination of the changing views of lesbianism. Produced by Sheri Tyler. Presented by Women's Theater of Los Angeles. Includes reenactments including a lesbian on the couch, and a live discussion with participants from the Lesbian Feminists. Includes discussion of the belief by many psychologists that homosexuality is sick and perverted and the belief that lesbians are threats. Continues with readings about women meeting each other and sharing good times. (50:00) Musical interlude. "Blood...
Source: KPFK
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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is the fourth program in the WBAI series on abortion. In this program, guests are Lawrence Lader, Eastern Coordinator for The National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws and author of a biography of Margaret Sanger; and Dr. Wardell Pomeroy, a doctor of clinical psychology, co-author of the Kinsey reports, and president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex. Moderated by Lucinda Cisler and James Clapp; produced by Kay Lindsey. SERIES: Abortion| no. 4 - One in a series of...
Topics: Abortion, Abortion -- Psychological aspects., Abortion -- Law and legislation., Pomeroy, Wardell...
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