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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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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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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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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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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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The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
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Judy 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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Computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel discusses her compositional tools and processes with host Jude Quintiere. Having recently completed a number of works using the GROOVE system at Bell Labs, Spiegel describes the flexibility of her programs, and her approach to sequencing and real-time manipulation of synthesized sounds. The composer further elaborates on the evolution of her personal interests, especially in regard to her use of specific pitch and rhythmic materials drawn from her...
Topics: Spiegel, Laurie, 1945-, Quintiere, Jude., Electronic music., Women composers., Composition...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women...
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KPFA Poetry Festival May 14, 1977. From the folio: "On Saturday, May 14, U.C.'s S.U.P.E.R.B. Productions will present what will be the biggest poetry reading staged in the Bay Area since the Vietnam era, and perhaps the biggest ever. And all on behalf of raising funds for KPFA! KPFA and Pacifica have long been an important medium for the presentation of the works of contemporary poets. So it is fitting that KPFA now be the 'cause' for the poets and their toilers to rally around.The first...
Topics: KPFA Poetry Festival 1977, Ginsberg, Allen, 1926 -, Cody, Fred., Hawkins, Bobbie Louise., Harris,...
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"Tell Me A Riddle" by Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) read by Virginia Maynard. Remastered by Hal 5/5/71.
Topics: Olsen, Tillie., Radio programs -- Fiction., Tell me a riddle / by Tillie Olsen, read by Virginia...
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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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Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's music, Lesbians, Lesbian Feminist...
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Laura Knowles interviews poet, writer and author Judy Grahn (1940 - ). Grahn talks about her youth in Las Cruces, New Mexico, her impetus for writing The Common Woman Poems, and her recent interest in exploring women's history. The interview is interspersed with Grahn reading from her own books of poetry, such as She Who, The Common Woman Poems, and Edward the Dyke.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Women poets, Lesbian poets
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On October 29, 1975, WBAI taped the Rinpoche Benefit Poetry Reading at St. Mark's Church in NYC. This program includes excerpts from the performances of Michael Brownstein, William Burroughs, Patti Smith and Anne Waldman. The emcee is Maureen Owen. Program was produced by Charles Ruas and recorded by Tom Perotti.
Topics: St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.). Poetry Project, Brownstein, Michael, 1943-,...
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This is a recording of members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective reading excerpts from the book "Sister of the Road," by Bertha Thompson, published in 1937 and out of print at the time the program was created. Bertha told her story to Dr. Ben L. Reitman, who wrote the introduction. The book describes socialist camps, boarding houses, prostitution, and social change. Program was produced by the following members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective: Ellen Dubrowin, Robin...
Topics: Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Box-Car Bertha, Women authors, Tramps., Feminism and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
William Mandel and his wife conduct an interview in English with Dr. Lily Golden-Hanga, a Black Russian woman, born in Soviet Central Asia of United States parentage. Dr. Golden-Hanga was married to the first premier of Zanzibar, who was later killed in a coup in his country. Dr. Golden-Hanga did her Ph.D. in Moscow on the history of African music, and she was previously a tennis champ of Uzbekistan. She also discusses her attitude toward the use of the term "Black" to denote people...
Topics: Golden, Lily, 1934-, Women -- Soviet Union., Blacks -- Soviet Union., Education, Higher -- Soviet...
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Marge Albert worked as an office worker for twenty-five years. After organizing her own office, she left her job to become a full time organizer for the Distributive Workers of America, helping office workers to organize unions in their own offices. She talks with Bonnie Bellow about her experiences organizing women workers and about the new upsurge in women's trade union activity.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Distributive Workers Union, Labor...
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Sally Gearhart reads from her book "The wanderground: stories of the hill women" (Boston: Persephone Press, 1978), a feminist fantasy fiction account of a separate woman's culture wherein the women have highly developed psychic powers, have children parthenogenetically, and live in harmony with all the rest of the Earth, except the men who control the cities. Part A features the chapters "Openings" and a portion of "The remember rooms." Part B continues the chapter...
Topics: Tonella, Karla., Feminist literature., Radio programs -- Fiction., Women authors, Gearhart, Sally...
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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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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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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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KPFK's Maureen McIlroy reads Virginia Woolf's feminist short story "Lappin and Lappinova".
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Short story., Feminism and literature., American Women Making History...
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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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Listening Post: Highlights from the "Black Women and Liberation Movements" Conference, sponsored by Howard University's Institute for the Arts and Humanities, November 8, 1979. Speaker on this reel, Frances Beal, tells of her first teacher and about the history of the SNCC and SCLC. This is reel 2 of 2, reel 1 is missing.
Topics: Beal, Frances, 1940-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women
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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) committed her life to fighting economic and sexist exploitation and was known and still inspires as an anarchist, political agitator, feminist, birth control pioneer, and advocate of sexual freedom. This documentary features interviews with women who marched on picket lines with her, her friend and ACLU founder Roger Baldwin, newspaper articles of her exploits, and portions of her writings. Produced by Marcia Danab and Nina Mencle, WBAI, 1975. Technical production by...
Topics: Feminists, Women's movement -- History., Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940, Women's history, Anarchism and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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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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Julia Randall and Ginny Z. Berson host Majority Report, May 6, 1982. Segments: 1. News wrap-up -- 2. Artist Judy Chicago talks about The Birth Project, her follow-up to The Dinner Party, with KPFA's Toni Gray; also includes interviews with some of the participants in the project -- 3. A celebration of the third anniversary of San Francisco Women's Building, reported by Julia Randall; includes interviews with building co-founders Tracy Gary, Marya Grambs, and Carmen Vázquez -- 4. Merle Woo,...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Chicago, Judy, 1939-, Woo, Merle., San...
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Sheli Nan is an exceptional composer in the classical/jazz field. Her pieces reflect great beauty, and to hear her talk about them and her music is an experience in itself - she is charming, touching, and very, very personable. Born in 1950, she has lived and studied music in such diverse places as New York, Wisconsin, Italy, St. Thomas, Israel, Mexico and California. She believes her music reflects elements of the different cultures she's been exposed to. Now living in San Francisco bay area...
Topics: Nan, Sheli., Jazz music., Women composers., Red crystal : Sheli Nan / interviewed by Susan Sailow.,...
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A sound portrait, including in-studio interviews with Z. Budapest regarding the history and meaning of hexing in the United States, and actualities from the hexing ritual. Over thirty witches gathered on Mount Tamalpais to perform a ritual hexing on the man who murdered several people in this recreation area. The ritual was led by Z Budapest, founder of the Susan B. Anthony Coven #1, who also explains the rationale behind the hex in a narrative woven into the sounds of the event. Includes...
Topics: Budapest, Zsuzsanna Emese, 1940-, Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.),...
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On June 29, 1972, Angela Davis, along with a number of entertainers, appeared at New York City's Madison Square Garden in a benefit for the Angela Davis Defense Fund. This program includes her speech on the need for Black activism and the advantages of socialism, as well as interviews with people attending the show, organizers of the program, and members of the National Renaissance Party, who protested the event. Produced by David Rapkin and Miriam Rosen for WBAI. The other speakers and...
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Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Blacks -- Political activity., Socialism -- United...
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This is the second of four programs produced by Marcia Tompkins in a series called "You must go home again: 1970," about her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The series is a sequel to her 1965 series of the same title. In this program she interviews Robert Shelton of the Alabama Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc., most well-known for being the Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc. (UKA) She interviewed him on Christmas Eve, 1969, and she...
Topics: Tompkins, Marcia., Shelton, Robert., City and town life -- Alabama., Tuscaloosa (Ala.), Ku Klux...
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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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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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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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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Herb Lambright, writer and photographer, and Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, attorney and director of Media Workshop, discuss the origins of Harlem and its illegal absorption into New York City. Both guests argue that Harlem is a township, not part of New York City, and should therefore be granted the right to self-determination. They further assert that historians have known about this illegal absorption and have covered it up for years.
Topics: Lambright, Herb., Lindsey, Kay, Blacks -- Social conditions., Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-2000,...
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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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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 /...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Poet, novelist and activist Marge Piercy (1936 - ) reads her eleven-poem sequence Laying Down the Tower, a radical meditation on the ancient symbols of the tarot deck - a political reading for the overturning of a repressed society. No intro or outro, and sound mostly audible in left channel only.
Topics: Poetry., Women poets, Piercy, Marge., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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On this episode of Folkscene, Howard and Roz Larman interviews singer songwriter Holly Near, who performs with sisters Timothy and Laurel Near, and Jeff Langley on piano. This program was originally aired live from KPFK Studio A on May 27, 1973 and produced for Pacifica Radio by Howard and Roz Larman with engineering by Alan Kanter. Songs: 1. No More Genocide 2. Old Time Woman. 3. Monday Night Blue Girl 4. Santa Monica Pier 5. More Important To Me 6. Baseball Game in the Park 7. Hang in There...
Topics: Near, Holly., Women musicians., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Near,...
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Computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel discusses her compositional tools and processes with host Jude Quintiere. Having recently completed a number of works using the GROOVE system at Bell Labs, Spiegel describes the flexibility of her programs, and her approach to sequencing and real-time manipulation of synthesized sounds. The composer further elaborates on the evolution of her personal interests, especially in regard to her use of specific pitch and rhythmic materials drawn from her...
Topics: Spiegel, Laurie, 1945-, Quintiere, Jude., Electronic music., Women composers., Composition...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mrs. Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), educator, activist, and wife of Malcolm X, speaks on the eve of Malcolm X's birthday at McClymonds High School in Oakland, California as a guest of Merritt College. She speaks about her and Malcolm's efforts within the Black Civil Rights movement and takes questions from the audience. Mrs. Shabazz is introduced by the President of Merritt College, Dr. Norvel Smith. Note: Audio quality is inconstant, some dips and wavering in tone.
Topics: African Americans--Civil rights--History, X, Malcolm, 1925-1965, Blacks -- Civil rights -- United...
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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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A panel discussion about pornography and eroticism, its connection to the left, racial stereotypes in pornography, First Amendment rights, and pornography's effect on women's self-image. The panelists are Sabrina Sojourner (moderator); Kathleen Barry, sociologist and author of "Female Sexual Slavery"; Valerie Miner, journalist and lecturer at U.C. Berkeley; Margaret Sloan (aka Sloan-Hunter, b. 1947 – d. September 23, 2004), former editor of Ms. Magazine and founder of the National...
Topics: Sojourner, Sabrina., Barry, Kathleen., Miner, Valerie, Wynne, Bridget., Feminism, Pornography.,...
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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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Soul and blues singer Esther Phillips (1935-1984) talks with activist Angela Davis (1944 - ) about her life and background, what it was like to be 13 years old and on the road with a band, drugs, racism, God, and why she has started her own production company. The interview is mixed with music from Phillips' latest album, You've come a long way, baby (Mercury Records, 1977). Produced by Stephanie Allen and Angela Davis for KPFA-FM, with technical assistance by Henry Peters.
Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Philips, Esther., Jazz musicians., Women entertainers --...
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Poet and author Judy Grahn reads "Sashay down the lavender trail", the first chapter of her book "Another mother tongue: gay words, gay worlds" (Boston: Beacon Press, 1984). She traces the tradition and history of gay and lesbian symbols and imagery using examples from Greek myth, Shakespeare, and African and Native American stories and also talks about her childhood in New Mexico. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth. Broadcast as part of Gay Day on KPFK, 20 June 1981.
Topics: Lesbianism, Gays -- History., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Grahn, Judy,...
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Six concerned, politically active citizens met to talk about the General Election of November 1966; and specifically about the future of the state of California. They were Ben Leeds, Congressional District Director, California Democratic Council (CDC) and Temporary Chairman of the California Liberal Caucus within the CDC; Lawrence Sherman, former Democratic candidate from the 28th Council District in California; R. H. Darden, commentator for the Right; Dorothy Healey, Chairman of the Communist...
Topics: Leeds, Ben, Elections--California--History, Elections--United States--1966, Sherman, Lawrence,...
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Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by KPFK' Phil Austin (1941 - ), which opened that month (January 1967?) at the Village Gate in New York City. MacBird! is a 1967 satire by Barbara Garson that superimposed the transferral of power following the Kennedy assassination onto the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth (from Wikipedia). Actors include Ken Greenwald, Richard Paul, Philip Proctor, Carol Samuels, Dianne Turley[sp?]. Music by Leon Levitt,...
Topics: Garson, Barbara., Austin, Phil., Radio plays., American drama--Women authors, American Women Making...
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African American folk, blues, jazz and spirituals singer Odetta (1930-2008) discusses her life in America, and her experiences in the music industry. An easy going interview held just before the closing of New York's Fillmore East. She talks about Black musicians in America, her childhood, being a woman in the performing world, her metaphysical view of the human experience, and the development of her music. Odetta sings Paul McCarney's "Every Night" which she says expresses,...
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Topics: Black singers -- Biography., Odetta, 1930-2008, African Americans, Women, SINGERS & SINGING,...
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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...
Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
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Charlotte Carter, author of "Sheltered Life" (United Artists, 1975) reads the first chapter of "Lady Lie," her novel-in-progress. This series, Prose, is a series of contemporary writing read by the authors, produced by Sharon Mattlin. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Carter, Charlotte, 1935-, Women authors
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This episode of "Them and Us" is asking "Should labor unions support ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)?". Hosts are Carmen Delle Donne and Karen Boyd. Guests are Lizzie Corban, Sarah Nelson, and Susan Holleran. Includes live call-ins. Broadcast 1-19-78 Thursday, 7:00pm-8:00pm.
Topics: Working classes -- United States., Equal Rights Amendment (Proposed)., Discrimination in employment...
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Documentary on women labor reform pioneers in the United States with a focus on the Lowell Mills Girls who struggled for better working conditions, wages, hours in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1800s. Documentary includes music, readings, and narration.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women workers., Women textile workers, Women...
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Adrienne Rich reads and comments on her poems at the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco, CA on April 25, 1974. The reading was sponsored by the Poetry Center of San Francisco. She is introduced by Kathy (her last name is not given). She begins with poems from her book "Diving into the Wreck" (published 1973). At 3:50 "Incipience"; 6:00 "The Stranger" (comments on its misuse by Ramparts Magazine); 12:00 "Dialogue"; 13:00 "August"; 14:00...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Lesbian poets
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Alan S. Maremont, San Francisco director of the Kate Maremont Foundation and Richard Bentley, project manager of the new Crescent Park integrated housing development in Richmond, California talk with Elsa Knight Thompson. This program regards Multifamily Rental Housing for Moderate Income Families (Section 221(d)(3) and (4)) a.k.a. HUD (housing and urban development).
Topics: Maremont, Alan S., Thompson, Elsa Knight, Bentley, Richard., Housing policy -- Richmond (Calif.).,...
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Press conference given by California Congressman Ron Dellums and New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm about the facts uncovered by the Congressional Committee exploring racism in the U.S. military. Same recording as BC0020.11.
Topics: Dellums, Ron., Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005, Race discrimination., Military policy -- United...
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Richard Lamparski moderates a discussion between two bisexuals, "Jack" and "Judy," who share their experiences and ideas. "Judy" says that through psychoanalysis, she came to the conclusion that she was sexually and emotionally attracted to women as well as men. "Jack" had, until recently, exclusively identified as homosexual. Recorded in Lamparski's apartment and produced by Robert Rosinek, Director of the Gallery of Erotic Art.
Topics: Sex customs, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Bisexuality, Lamparski, Richard.
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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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Reading of "Sing a Battle Song"; a clandestine publication of the Red Dragon Print Collective, March 8, 1975. Poems by women in the Weather Underground organization read by KPFK staff and volunteers. Directed by Ruth Hirschman, produced by Peter Sutheim, and engineered by Phil Mendelson.
Topics: Poetry -- Women authors., Women radicals -- United States., Weather Underground., American Women...
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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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This week: Sexuality and the family with Lynne Zeavin, Howard Gatlin, and Muriel Dimen. No phone calls on this recording.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Sexuality, Psychology -- Women and men.,...
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WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THE FAMILY : Produced by WBAI and Dave Metzger. Recorded on January 30 1978. CONTENT: Dave Metzger hosts Rosalind P. Petchesky (b. 1942), a Women's Studies and Political Science professor at Ramapo College, Ellen Ross, a professor of European History and Women's Studies at Ramapo College, and Ruth Meyerowitz, a professor of Women's Studies and Labor History at the University at Hartford, Connecticut as they discuss the current attitudes about the family, particularly as...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Family -- Public opinion., Family -- Social...
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Betty Roszak interviews Dr. Beulah Parker, psychiatrist and author of A Mingled Yarn: Chronicle of a Troubled Family (Yale University Press, 1972). The book presents a case study of the environmental and interpersonal factors that lead to the development of schizophrenia in a well-to-do American family.
Topics: Parker, Beulah., Family -- United States., Women authors, Mingled Yarn : chronicle of a troubled...
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Richard Lamparski interviews burlesque dancer and actress Sally Rand (1904 - 1979). Rand, nicknamed "Her Sexcellency," was most famous for her ostrich feather fan dance, which was credited with making the 1933 Chicago World's fair a financial success in the midst of the Great Depression. She talks about her days as a silent screen actress, circus performer and nightclub headliner.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rand, Sally, 1904-1979, Lamparski, Richard.,...
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Songwriter and performer, Ruthie Gorton, discusses and demonstrates her songs exploring the women's movement, the South, North-South misconceptions, revolution, and her life.- BROADCAST: KPFA, 18 May 1971.
Topics: Women musicians., Protest songs., Gorton, Ruthie., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Carolyn Berger reports on the content and meaning of federal legislation prohibiting discrimination against people because of sex in federally funded education programs. The first reel of the program is a documentary about Title IX; interviewed for the documentary are Walter Norwood, Fair Employment Coordinator for LA City Schools; Jean Tavlin, first-grade teacher in Los Angeles; Virginia Mulrooney, a member of the Attorney General's Task Force on Women's Rights; Marilyn Holly, teacher of a...
Topics: Sexism, Educational law and legislation -- United States., Title 9 / produced by Carolyn Berger.,...
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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...
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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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The Stanford Primate Research Center houses primates in a natural-like habitat and provides research in primate development and behavior, significantly female dominated social groups, in squirrel monkeys, rhesus monkeys, and chimpanzees. This is a documentary on the Center and includes interviews with director Dr. Seymour Levine and Dr. Christopher Coe. Produced by Laurie Garrett and Adi Gevins. Technical assistance by Scott McAllister. Previously cataloged as AZ0043.
Topics: Coe, Christopher L., Levine, Seymour, 1925-, Primates -- Behavior., Stanford Outdoor Primate...
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KPFA Poetry Festival May 14, 1977. From the folio: "On Saturday, May 14, U.C.'s S.U.P.E.R.B. Productions will present what will be the biggest poetry reading staged in the Bay Area since the Vietnam era, and perhaps the biggest ever. And all on behalf of raising funds for KPFA! KPFA and Pacifica have long been an important medium for the presentation of the works of contemporary poets. So it is fitting that KPFA now be the 'cause' for the poets and their toilers to rally around.The first...
Topics: KPFA Poetry Festival 1977, Ginsberg, Allen, 1926 -, Cody, Fred., Hawkins, Bobbie Louise., Harris,...
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