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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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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...
Topic: Pacifica Radio
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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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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....
Topic: pra
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),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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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Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica
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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
"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...
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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...
Source: 22 Tapes of 22: 1/4 inch audio tape
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THE DELANO GRAPE STRIKE: Cesar Chavez introduced by Hank Anderson. Cesar Chavez, President of the National Farm Workers Association, spoke in Berkeley under the auspices of of Citizens for Farm Labor, on January 5, about the progress of the Delano Grape Strike and the history of the National Farm Workers Association. He is introduced by Henry Anderson, Chairman of Citizens for Farm Labor. - RECORDED in Berkeley. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 January 1966. (29 min.) BB2358 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: delano, chavez, labor, farm, grape, strike, pacifica
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
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Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory gives a speech on June 7, 1970 at the Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco at a benefit sponsored by the Committee United for Political Prisoners. Gregory states his feelings that America's problems are every American's responsibility, and that young people are the new target of repression by the government.
Source: KPFA
Grover Krantz, a museum technician from the U.C. Berkeley campus, is interviewed in the KPFA studios. On Thursday, December 3, 1964, he and a group of four bystanders were arrested and charged with failure to disperse while watching the students protest at Sproul Hall, although they were never asked to leave the premises. He was in prison from 2:15 Thursday until 6:30 the following morning. He is considering suing for false arrest. The interviewer suggests that Krantz's beard might have been...
Source: KPFA
Art Goldberg reports on the conference with Clark Kerr at the Greek Theater and the refusal to allow Mario Savio to speak. Savio gives a brief summary of the free speech issues. He commends the proposal which was read by Professor Hirsch [see AZ1393], but then lists the problems involved with the proposal. He calls for a "ceasefire" until the Senate meets and responds to the faculty proposal. Following, Savio is interviewed about why he was not allowed to speak at the Greek Theater...
Source: KPFA
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Disc 1 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Commentary of a Black Souther Busrider" by Rosa Parks Rosa Parks discusses her refusal to give up her seat to a white man & the resulting bus boycott in Montgomery, AL. April 1956 interview, from BB0566. Part 2: "We Want To Be Free" by Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge speaking at a Freedom Rally at Wrigley Field, 26 May 1963, from BB4745a. Part 3: "The Negro In American Culture" by...
Topics: Rosa Parks, Dorothy Dandridge, Lorraine Hansberry
The fifth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this lecture, Lerner attempts to expose the suffragists as human beings rather than symbols, and to put into context the work that they did and the sacrifices they made for solving women's problems.
Topics: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Suffrage --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A celebration of the 10th annual Lesbian Pride Week, featuring poets & artists who will be appearing during this year's events. Alix Dobkin's song "Women Loving" opens the program. Jewelle Gomez reads her poem "Flamingos and Bears". Eleanor Cooper of Lesbian Feminist Liberation talks about Lesbian Pride Week through the years and about the importance of lesbian pride. Ellen Marie Bissert reads her poem "Ode to My True Nature". Karen Brown, writer and director...
Source: WBAI
On Monday May 24th, C.J. Thompson interviews Linda Newland on sailing. She speaks of the role of women in sailing and how she gradually learned the different job tasks on the boat. She has sailed the Pacific coast, competed in several races to Hawaii, and sailed single handed in a race to Japan.
Source: KPFA
Free Speech Movement rally sounds at UCLA on the day of the University of California Regents meeting December 18th, 1964. Begins with Christmas caroling by a university chorale group. Later is a dialogue between Free Speech Movement supporters and Free Speech Movement opponents moderated by Colin D. Edwards. Interview by Colin D. Edwards with Assemblyman (25th District) William Stanton on reaching Regents decision.
Source: KPFA
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
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
Description : Native Americans discuss their occupation of Alcatraz. Moderated by John Trudell and John Adair. Call Number : BB2309 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 agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Indians of North America--Political...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Complete air-check of Radio Free Oz episode in which "Michael Agnello" and "Peter Lief" of the "Provo" movement are interviewed by host Peter Bergman, receiving calls and answering questions from listeners. Eventually members of the Hollywood "Provo" group arrive, take over the airwaves, and shut down the show. Produced by Peter Bergman. Last broadcast on KPFK July 24, 1974. Also see KZ4053 .
Source: KPFK
Andrea Dworkin is a well-known radical American feminist, anti-pornography activist, pro-women activist, writer, and poet. She is author of "Pornography : Men Possessing Women", "Women Hating", and several other titles. They talk about her newest novel, "Mercy", which is a chronological story of a woman who has been raped.
Source: KPFA
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Disc 5 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Collected Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer" Collection of several speeches made by this fiery Civil Rights activist and leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party. Includes excerpts from a 1965 Berkeley interview, the documentary "The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer," a speech at the Vietnam Moratorium rally at U.C. Berkeley, and from "Profiles of Movement Activists II: Voices of the Civil Rights...
Topic: Fannie Lou Hamer
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Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal 06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali 07....
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Topics: Ed Asner, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Muhammad Ali, Michael Moore, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali,...
"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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Source: KPFK
Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) reads Chapter 1 of Sean O'Casey's autobiography "I Knock at the Door", Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo, and Wilfred Owen's poem "Strange Meeting"(cut off) at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center on 92nd Street Y in New York City on May 15, 1952. Thomas is a Welsh-born poet and writer short stories and film and radio scripts.
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
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
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Actuality of student protests against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. Mario Savio reports on university administration's continuing unwillingness to negotiate ("...Strong and Kerr were 'not contactable.'"); Savio expresses concerns about further violence against the demonstrators and possible police actions to break the rally; urges solidarity: "Please be here tonight!" He later announces a Joan Baez concert to be held that night. Folksinger Barbara...
Source: KPFA
The program offers various positions that are being put forth in regard to jury nullification. Paul Butler, associate professor of law at George Washington University, has written 'There is an increasing perception that some African American jurors vote to acquit Black defendants for racial reasons, sometimes explained as the juror's desire not to send another Black man to jail. There is considerable disagreement over whether it is appropriate for a Black juror to do so. I now believe that for...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
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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...
Topics: fass, chicago, hoffman, ochs, rubin, 1968, pacifica
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Five U.C. Berkeley women students discuss their experiences living in communes. The discussion, with women from the Campus Women's Forum audience, brings out both the difficulties encountered and the advantages available from this kind of living situation for a woman, and probably dispels several myths about communal living. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Communes., Communal living--United States, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Disc 4 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Lena Horne" Singer discusses her career. KPFA broadcast 12 April 1966, from BB0921.
Topic: Lena Horne
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Topic: Quentin Crisp
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
Disc 1: Students participating in sit-in begin by singing "Hatikva" and Zum Gali Gali" in celebration of Hanukkah. An unidentified speaker leads a discussion on what constitutes non-violence, strategies for non-violent action, and anticipation of police action. Students then sing "Mayim Mayim". Chancellor Edward Strong addresses crowd in Sproul Hall requesting the students to disperse or failure to do so will result in disciplinary action by the university. Lt. M.F....
Source: KPFA
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MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARTS CONCERNED WITH VIETNAM : BENEFIT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING. James Baldwin comments before Dr. King's final speech in Los Angeles, followed by the speech itself. Recorded in a Beverly Hills, California home, 16 Mar. 1968. - CONTENT: pt.1. James Baldwin's comments (6 min.) -- pt.2. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech (31 min.). - RECORDED: from the audience, 16 Mar. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFK, 4 Apr. 1968. Total: 37:00 BB4661 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, baldwin, kpfk
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
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
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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
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
German-born political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) delivers a talk about the concepts of freedom and revolution. Venue unknown. Recording starts mid-speech.
Topics: Revolutions., Political science -- United States., Freedom and the revolution / Hannah Arendt.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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
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Disc 8 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "The Power Of African-American Women" Four part program which examines the work and impact of several African-American women: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Rosa Parks. Recorded 1992, from AZ0973.
Topics: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks
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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...
Topics: Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968, Radio adaptations
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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
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Disc 2 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Trial by Sex" by Florynce Kennedy On discrimination against women in the judicial system. WBAI broadcast 7 August 1968, from BB3200. Part 2: "Author Alice Walker Reads Her Short Story, Roselilly" by Alice Walker Author reads her short story, "Roselilly" and describes the story and how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney, from AZ1010.
Topics: Florynce Kennedy, Alice Walker
"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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Writer and activist Rita Mae Brown (1944 - ) delivers a speech at the Women's Building in Los Angeles on July 4, 1976. Brown talks about the way both men and women suffer under the patriarchy through pornographic violence and nostalgia in the mass media. She tells the audience that "you've got to become an actor, not a reactor" and that the Equal Rights Amendment is a "worn-out issue" meant to distract from more pressing issues. Brown also calls for the feminist movement to...
Source: KPFK
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Disc 3 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Blues, Legacies and Black Feminism" by Angela Davis Activist and author Angela Davis discusses several key early blues artists to illustrate how black women helped shape feminist historical traditions through their music. March 1998, Santa Monica, CA, from PZ0300.060.
Topic: Angela Davis
Jane Fonda of the Indochina Peace Campaign talks with Paul McIsaac about Haskell Wexler's Introduction to the Enemy , a film she co-produced with Tom Hayden about North Vietnam. Fonda discusses why she set out to make the film and the film's "gentle" approach to the issues it portrays. Fonda talks about the ramifications of the implementation of the Paris Peace Accords for both North and South Vietnam. They discuss Fonda and Hayden's easy passage between North and South Vietnam and...
Source: WBAI
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
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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Charles Ruas and Karen Achenbach talk to filmmakers Albert Maysles and Ellen Hovde about their documentary Grey Gardens . They talk about the origins of the film and how Maysles came to meet the Beales. They describe living conditions in the Beales' mansion. Maysles discusses the acceptance of eccentricity as a character trait in American society. They talk about their shooting schedule, the Beales' own involvement in the direction of the film, and the relationship between the directors and...
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Source: WBAI
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.]
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Joan Greenbaum speaks with Howard Saunders of the Institute for Labor Education and Research about the closing of the tape production 3M factory in Bruce Springsteen's hometown of Freehold, New Jersey. They speak about the productivity of the plant, the workers, and the reasons for the closure of the plant. Springsteen's songs "My Hometown" and "Dancing in the Dark" are played throughout the program.
Source: WBAI
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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
"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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Robert Krulwich hosts the Washington Report live from Washington, D.C. Episode contains a speech by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a review of President Ford's decision making process, and a dramatization of Ann Blackman interviewing President Ford's daughter, Susan, performed by Paz Cohen as Susan Ford and Robert Krulwich as Ann Blackman. Krulwich also reviews current events including the Senate Select Committee on Government Intelligence. Broadcast on WBAI on April 9, 1975.
Source: WBAI
Actuality from renewed protest of students against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley's Sproul Hall. The recording features students singing protest songs and chants. It includes discussion among A. Williams, Mario Savio, Turner, Nate Coleman, Rossman, Jim Pricket, and others, about the student occupation and their demands.The student agreement to leave Sproul Hall so that the sociology faculty can negotiate with the school administration.
Source: KPFA
"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.
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
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On the Kennedy assassination; interview by William O'Connell. Recorded: 29 Dec. 1967. Description: Josiah Thompson is interviewed about his book "Six Seconds in Dallas about the President Kennedy Assassination".(58 min.) BB4627 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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SUN RA / interviewed by Dennis Irving. - Poet, mythical scientist, musician, and leader of Solar Arkestra discusses his mystical view of the world and humanity. He begins by defining his style of music within the concept of infinity, his role as a musical "coordinator," and the importance of music for all people. Blacks have been cast as "evil" in the Western world, which has lead to a decline in African American self value. Music, he suggests, can counter this history. Sun...
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Dale Minor from Vietnam. Recorded by WBAI reporters in Vietnam, 1968. Description: News report on the Tet offensive. BB1324.
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WBAI Sampler Tape. Montage of ten important WBAI broadcasts from the mid-1960s. pt.1. From protest to resistance -- pt.2. Does democracy have a future? -- pt.3. Both sides of the bars -- pt.4. The Agony of Greece -- pt.5. Negroes and Jews -- pt.6. Radio unnameable -- pt.7. Reports from Khe Sahn and Hue -- pt.8. Commentaries: Ayn Rand and Neil Fabricant -- pt.9. Tribute to Paul Robeson -- pt.10. This is the Rill speaking. Received Armstrong Award, 1968.(60 min.) BB3620 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Marc Coleman, member of the Berkeley Peace Brigade, discusses his efforts to set up an anti-draft table in front of the local draftboard. He was arrested on July 15, a month and a half after he started the nonviolent protest.
Source: KPFA
Burton White calls an emergency faculty meeting. The members assembled urge that the following actions be taken immediately: 1. the new and liberalized rules for campus political action be declared in effect and enforced, pending their improvement, 2. all pending campus action against students for acts occurring before the present date be dropped, and 3. a committee selected by and responsible to the Academic Senate be established to which students may appeal decisions of the administration...
Source: KPFA
Interview with Connie Crothers (1941 - ), jazz pianist who was a student of Lennie Tristano. Host does not introduce himself on recording, likely is Bill Farrar.
Topics: Crothers, Connie, Women jazz musicians, Women musicians., Tristano, Lennie, American Women Making...
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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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