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Pacifica Radio Archives is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the 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, preserve the creative work generated by, or produced in association with, Pacifica Radio, and make it available for research and reference use.

They focus on materials that reflect the memory, traditions and evolution of Pacifica Radio. The intellectual content of the collection emphasizes a common thread of social justice covering cultural, health, historical, political, psychological, racial, religious, philosophical and social aspects of society over a variety of subjects.

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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Dec 3, 2019
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Talk about the discrimination and limited roles of women during the Renaissance. Fran Teague examines the role of women in the Renaissance -- not the Lucrezia Borgias or Isabella d'Estes, but the women who never made it into the history books. The program starts with a hypothetical biography of William Shakespeare's hypothetical sister Judith, who had many of her brother's gifts, but none of his opportunities. Included in the tape are three Spanish songs from the Renaissance: one a wooing song,...
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Topics: Women -- History., SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM, 1564-1616., Women and literature--England--History--16th...
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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Jun 12, 2019
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Actuality from the benefit concert that took place on May 25, 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Part 1 includes the opening, Pat Smith, Friends Band, and Alliance for Survival welcome. Part 2 includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Ishio, (Solar) Bruce Mussell, and John Trudell. Part 3 includes Susan St. James, Holly Near, Ron Kovic, and Michio Kaku. Part 4 contains a performance by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Part 5 includes James Lawson, Peter Herreshoff of the Alliance for Survival, Helen...
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Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Jun 12, 2019
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Actuality from the benefit concert that took place on May 25, 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Part 1 includes the opening, Pat Smith, Friends Band, and Alliance for Survival welcome. Part 2 includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Ishio, (Solar) Bruce Mussell, and John Trudell. Part 3 includes Susan St. James, Holly Near, Ron Kovic, and Michio Kaku. Part 4 contains a performance by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Part 5 includes James Lawson, Peter Herreshoff of the Alliance for Survival, Helen...
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Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
May 13, 2019
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The Firesign Theatre cover the "Southern Hemisphere Olympics" from Patagonia.
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Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives
May 8, 2019 Pacifica Radio Archives
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Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970.
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Topics: George Carlin, Pacifica, Comedy
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Feb 8, 2019
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KPFK's Barbara Cady and Los Angeles Free Press reporter Helen Koblin interview Jill Johnston, Village Voice columnist and author of Lesbian Nation . Johnston explains her views of lesbianism as the only true radical feminist position. She discusses the purported link between lesbianism and madness, her relationship with her children, and whether the lesbian feminist struggle is equivalent to the oppression of Third World peoples.
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Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives
Nov 17, 2018 Pacifica Radio Archives
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Comedy routine which challenges FCC obscenity regulations. Recorded by Roy Tuckman at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 1977.
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Topics: George Carlin, FCC, Pacifica
Pacifica Radio Archives
May 15, 2018 Pacifica Radio Archives
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An Interview with Madame Nguyen Thi Binh by Madeline Duckles ; interpreted by Madame Le Thi Cao. Los Angeles, 1968. Recorded in Vienna, Oct. 1966. Head of the N.F.L. delegation to the Paris peace talks discusses the war in Vietnam and her efforts to end it. BB2332 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: vietnam, binh, duckles, war, peace, pacifica
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Feb 22, 2018
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Bob Alexander interviews the Ramones at WBAI. The band discusses their recent tour and take listener phone calls. One caller asks "What does 'Gabba Gabba Hey' mean?" and "Why do all of your songs have the same beat?"
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Source: WBAI
Biographical sketch of poet Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Program includes interview footage with Plath by Peter Orr from the British Council, recorded in London in October 1962. During this interview she reads the following poems: Stopped Dead, Daddy, Lady Lazarus, The Applicant, Medusa, A Secret, Amnesiac, Nick and the Candlestick, and A Birthday Present. Other readings included here by Plath are from 1958 and 1959, recorded in the U.S. This program also includes readings and/or interviews by...
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Topics: Plath, Sylvia, Feminist literature., Women poets, Blood jet is poetry : the life and work of Sylvia...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Feminist folksinger and composer Lois Ann Thomas has long been performing her music for the women's community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Two of her performances were recorded live with a grant from the California Arts Council; the first set was recorded at The Bacchanal, a woman's bar in Albany, California in February 1977; the second set, beginning with Woman at the Bottom was recorded at Bishop's Coffee House in Oakland. This program was produced by Joan Medlin. Songs in order: 1....
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Topics: Thomas, Lois Ann., Folk music., Women composers., Women musicians., American Women Making History...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The Lady's Maid. By Katherine Mansfield. Performed by Pat Franklyn. Produced for radio by Erik Bauersfeld. Technical production by Danny McClosky. Self contained. Previously cataloged as "A lady's maid."
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Topics: Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923., Franklyn, Pat., Radio programs -- Fiction., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Comedian, writer and filmmaker Mel Brooks discusses his life and career. He talks about how all Indians are Jews, losing his New York Jewish accent and his new movie Young Frankenstein . Brooks offers his thoughts on obscene language, responds to people who don't like his comedies, and explains his own dislike of topical humor.
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Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
May 7, 2017
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Mort Sahl (1927- ) is a Canadian-born American comedian is who was the first to perform on college campuses and also the first to record a live album. In 1960, he was featured on the cover of Times Magazine. Much of his material was based on current events and politics which led him to be an inspiration to comedians such as Jay Leno and Woody Allen.
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Source: KPFK
The documentary on the Watergate affair, part three, covers the fall of 1973. 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.
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Source: KPFK
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Sep 25, 2016
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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,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Jul 5, 2016
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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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
Apr 28, 2016
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Description : Dr. Timothy Leary calls into WBAI-FM from La Madrague, Algeria, where he was living in exile with his wife Rosemary Leary in 1970. He acknowledges that his escape from prison and the United States was organized by the Weather Underground and that he is now hiding in Algiers thanks to the assistance of Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers. Leary urges listeners to refuse cooperation with the police or the United States judicial system. Rosemary Leary offers a brief statement at...
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Topics: californialightandsound, The Black Panther Party, The Weather Underground, Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Program dedicated to political songwriter and performer Phil Ochs (1940-1976) that includes a May 1973 Studs Terkel interview with Ochs and close friend Bob Gibson, and Ed Pearl interviewing Ochs' brother and manager Michael. Studs Terkel interview includes Ochs and Gibson singing songs from and discussing Ochs' life and musical career. Michael Ochs talks to Ed Pearl about Phil and plays songs from Chords of Fame, a best-of compilation Michael produced months after Phil's death. Broadcast on...
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Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives
Apr 10, 2015 Pacifica Radio Archives
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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
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
Jack Spicer's delivers his first Vancouver lecture, "Dictation and 'A Textbook of Poetry'", recorded at Warren Tallman's house in 1965. A complete transcript of this talk is available in Peter Gizzi, ed., The house that Jack built: the collected lectures of Jack Spicer (Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1998, 4-19).
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Source: KPFA
Pacifica Radio Archives: GRAMMY Grant 2013 Recordings
Jan 19, 2015
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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
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, performs with Daniel Waitzman, recorders and transverse flute, and Henry Schuman, oboe, at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 11, 1971. Part 2 of this recording features Comparone playing a harpsichord sonata by Domenico Scarlatti and Trio sonata in C major by J.S. Bach, arranged for harpsichord and recorder. The encore is a repeat of the last movement from the Bach sonata. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.03B. Some audio distortion throughout.
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Topics: MUSIC, Schuman, Henry (Oboist), Comparone, Elaine, Waitzman, Daniel
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, performs with Daniel Waitzman, recorders and transverse flute, and Henry Schuman, oboe, at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 11, 1971. The trio performs Sonata in G minor for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1020 by C.P.E. Bach, Sonata no. 1 in A minor by C.P.E. Bach, Sonata for recorder and continuo by Georg Philip Telemann. Barbara Oka announces intermission. The ensemble then plays Trio sonata in C minor by Johann Joachim Quantz, Sonata brillante for solo recorder...
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Topics: MUSIC, Schuman, Henry (Oboist), Comparone, Elaine, Waitzman, Daniel
Pacifica Radio Archives
Nov 21, 2013 Pacifica Radio Archives
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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
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Nov 19, 2013
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Jane Fonda speaks at the University of California in Berkeley on January 29, 1973. She gives an anti-war speech at a rally for Pat Chenoweth, a soldier facing charges of mutiny in Vietnam. The tape is courtesy of the Chenoweth Defense Committee. She speaks about the Mekong Delta, Nixon's role, and the resilience and strength of the Vietnamese. Fonda reads a few excerpts from one of the chief negotiators of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam in Paris which talks about the...
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Source: KPFA
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.
Pacifica Radio Archives
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ARCHIVE NUMBER: PZ0047.01 Guns, Weapons: The Right to Bear Arms. Ten of thousands of people are killed every year in the United States by guns. Hundreds of thousands are wounded. Countless others are threatened by them. Are all these deaths and injuries the price we must pay to preserve our constitutional right to bear arms? Or does the Second Amendment only guarantee that right to a specifically organized militia? Produced by David Selvin. Executive Produced by Adi Gevins.
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Topics: Second Amendment, gun control, right to bear arms, bill of rights radio education project
Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival just after the release of her album Turning it over, on Olivia Records.
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Source: KPFK
Tony Cavin and Marc Cooper interview video game players at the Castle Park video arcade in Sherman Oaks, CA. Among the video games discussed are Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and Dig Dug. The hosts explain the differences between home games and games played in the arcade, as well as the controversy over violent and sexual video games like Custer's Last Stand and War Command. Interview with a Boeing Corporation representative who explains how they use video games to sell combat helicopters. Video game...
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Source: KPFK
KPFK's Jude McGee presents a two-hour special for International Women's Day on women composers in classical music with in-studio guest JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about the great women composers from the baroque period through to contemporary times and her work with the National Women Composers Resource Center. The Women's Philharmonic plays Ellen Zwilich's "Concerto grosso 1985", Marianna Martines' "Sinfonia in C", Camilla de...
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Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives
Apr 17, 2012 Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium
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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,...
Pacifica Radio Archives
Sep 9, 2008 Pacifica Radio Archives
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Author Alice B. Toklas reads from her autobiography; includes her "Recipe for Hashish Fudge". Recorded: from a Campus recording. 1963 BB1178 Pacifica
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Topics: toklas, hashish, pacifica, stein, fudge, pot
Pacifica Radio Archives
Aug 14, 2008 Pacifica Radio Archives
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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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Topics: pacifica, revolution, ecology, war, tet, vietnam
Pacifica Radio Archives
Apr 10, 2008 Pacifica Radio Archives
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DAME EDITH EVANS interviewed by Bob Sitton. SERIES: The Movies no. 3 - Dame Edith Evans discusses her film, "The Whisperers". RECORDED: 25 Sept. 1967. BROADCAST: WBAI, 3 June 1968.(28 min.) BB3821.03 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: sitton, film, evans, whisperer, pacifica
Pacifica Radio Archives
Mar 21, 2008 Pacifica Radio Archives
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Seymour Cassell discusses John Cassavetes and his film "Faces" with Claire Clouzot. 1968. BB5151 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: film, cassavetes, clouzot, pacifica, rowlands, faces, independent, director
Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
- Anderson, Susan; Ofstein, Berten
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Series Title : Inside LA Description : Highlights from the February 12th, 1977 March and Rally for Integration from Downtown Los Angeles to the Board of Education building to bring about a realistic integration program to Los Angeles schools. The rally occurred after the integration plan submitted by the Citizens Advisory Committee on School Integration (CACSI) to the Board of Education was drastically modified before its adoption. Speakers at the rally featured on this recording are Henry...
Topics: californialightandsound, Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc.--Los Angeles (Calif.), Busing...
Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
On August 9, 1981, musicians Linda Tillary (vocalist), June Millington of the rock band "Fanny" (guitarist and percussion), Mary Watkins (pianist), and some of their friends including Joy Julks (bassist), Arnold "Arnie" Baruch (tenor sax), Yolanda Nickell (alto sax), "Paul" (drums), Ray Obiedo (guitar) gave a great concert at the Great American Music Hall In San Francisco (Rock n'Roll Night). Note on box "This tape is the best of that concert." Not...
Topics: Tillery, Linda., Millington, June., Watkins, Mary, Women musicians., Evening with Linda Tillery,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Pacifica Radio Archives
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Widowed three weeks, Coretta Scott King delivers a speech from her husband's notes, including the "Ten Commandments On VietNam". (3:55) Pacifica Radio Archives
Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, commandments
A talk by feminist art historian Linda Nochlin delivered at the National Conference of Women in the Arts, held in Racine, Wisconsin, September 1973. Nochlin's talk focuses on how feminism and the arts can implement cultural change, defining aims and developing a philosophy to deal with the outer and inner realities of women, thereby resolving the conflict between ingrained attitudes and new possibilities and developing a plan for translating philosophy and aims into practical reality in...
Topics: Nochlin, Linda., Women artists, Art -- History and criticism., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Symposium heard at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) held in December 1971 in Philadephia titled "Can we find an index for the quality of life?" Moderators are professor S. Fred Singer of the University of Virginia, and professor Mancur L. Olsen of the University of Maryland. Speakers are Uriel G. Foa, Temple University, Jerry Combs of the National Institutes for Health, Simon Teitel of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Dr. Margaret Mead, Museum of...
Topics: Olson, Mancur., Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978, Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Speech by congressman Ronald Vernie "Ron" Dellums given at the 54th anniversary event of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Dellums looks back at his 20 years in Congress, beginning with his going to Congress "in the name of peace and justice...to oppose the war in Vietnam." He talks of how he later opposed "the mentality of the Cold war," and his joy when the Berlin wall came down and there was talk about peace dividends. He voices his opposition to financing weapons...
This episode of the centennial celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth illustrates Wright's interest in teaching young people and how they in turn informed his own architectural practice. Aaron Green, a San Francisco-based architect, discusses his impressions of the years he spent working with Wright at his architecture studio, Taliesin. Reese Palley describes how San Francisco hippies volunteered to help reconstruct Wright's V.C. Morris Gift Shop. Lloyd Wright, Frank's son, talks about what...
Source: KPFA
Pacifica Radio Archives
- Pacifica Radio Archives
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Music, poetry and performance from the Puerto Rican Independent Movement's new nightclub, Cafe Teatro de Protesta. Includes performances by Suni Paz, Estrella Artau and Asian American singers Joanne and Cris (Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto and Chris Iijima, later known as "A Grain of Sand"). Also includes an interview with Ana Marta Morales, the Teatro's coordinator. Produced by Elena Paz and the WBAI Music Department.
Topics: Puerto Rican-Americans -- New York (City)., Music, Puerto Rican., Puerto Rican women, Poetry,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Louise Thompson interviews Julia Miles, Kathleen Chalfant and Gayle Austin of the American Place Theatre Women's Project. Over the last several months the Women's Project of the American Place Theatre solicited new plays from women playwrights around the country. Of the hundreds of plays they received, they chose twenty, which were read to an invited audience of theatre professionals. In the spring, four of these will be given studio productions open to the public.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Thompson, Louise., Miles, Julia, Chalfant,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
GOLDA MEIR : ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER. Talk delivered at a United Jewish Appeal dinner. RECORDED: New York City, 11 Dec. 1971. BROADCAST: WBAI, 197-. At 00:41:40, the tone suddenly goes very low, and from that point on, even though it restores to her correct tone of voice, the audio is muffled.
Topics: Women in politics -- Israel., Israel -- Foreign relations -- United States., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Linda Eldon, Sherry Weber, Ethel Herring, and Jackie Goldberg discuss the relationships between the feminist and Marxist movements. Recent publications such as "The Dialectic of Sex" and "The Fourth World Manifesto" are discussed. Produced and moderated by Clare Spark (nee Loeb). Contains sensitive material.
Topics: Feminism, Marxism., Goldberg, Jackie., Eldon, Linda., Herring, Ethel, American Women Making History...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Panel discussion about myths of femininity and masculinity in motherhood and fatherhood at the Challenge to Women: The Biological Avalanche conference held in San Francisco on January 23, 1965. The father-daughter relationship, the development of new roles for women, and the meaning of love are discussed by the panelists. The panelists are Mirra Komarovsky, professor of sociology at Barnard College; Ethel Albert, associate professor of speech at UC Berkeley; Dorothy Lee, visiting professor of...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Komarovsky, Mirra, 1906-1999, Shelley,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Part of a series entitled "The Household Worker" that investigates the problems faced by household workers (broadcast on WBAI in December 1972). This episode reports on employment agencies that are currently bringing women from the Caribbean Islands to work as domestic workers for low wages and few benefits. Includes interviews with Irene Lord, former household worker and president of the Household Technicians of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Glenn(?) Edwards, director of the Plaza...
Topics: Women -- Employment., Household Technicians of America, Household employees, Natinal Committee on...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Ronald Pereira, ex-heroin addict age 21, tells KPFA's Elsa Knight Thompson about a drug rehabilitation program which began in Santa Rita prison initiated by the inmates to help themselves, since no part of the correctional system was providing help with addiction. He describes its problems and objectives. The group is called NEW PAL, for Narcotics Elimination Work Practiced Among Losers. Pereira also explains how his addiction was handled by the judge who sentenced him, and within the prison.
Topics: Pereira, Ronald., Drug abuse -- Treatment., Prisoners -- Medical care., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Documentary examining hearings in Austin at the State Board of Education concerning sexism in children's textbooks. Program is comprised of interviews, music, and tapes on the hearings. The purposes of the hearing were to draw attention to the fact that sexism is in textbooks, and that the state of Texas is the largest buyer of text books in the world. Music by Dory Previn, Buffy Sainte Marie, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Joy of Cooking. Note: three books recommended by task force were adopted and two...
Topics: Sexism, Education -- United States -- Aims and objectives., Sexism -- Legal status, laws, etc. --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Batya Wienbaum and Mishy Lesser, Chilean specialists, discuss the conditions which led to one of the most brutal overthrows in Latin American history, describing the large role upper-class Chilean women played, the economic decline, the part the United States played in collaborating directly with Chilean reactionaries and finally the broad movement to free political prisoners taking place. Hosted by Viv Sutherland.
Topics: Weinbaum, Batya., Lesser, Mishy., Women -- Chile., Women in Chile / Batya Weinbaum and Mishy...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This episode features discussion of corporate response to the shifting tide and expectations and divisions within the Third World. Panelists are Ian Wilson of General Electric; Graham Molitor, Director of Governmental Relations for General Mills; and Mahbub ul Haq, Director of Policy Planning and Program Review Department, World Bank. Produced by Linda Strawn.
Topics: International economic relations., Third World -- International business enterprises., Haq, Mahbub...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Bob Lefcourt speaks with Judith Layzer from the office of Contract Compliance of New York City; Kathy Gmeiner, National Lawyers Guild affirmative action task force; and Victor Goode, national director of National Conference of Black Lawyers. "People's law update" was a sub-series of the WBAI series "Bread and roses."
Topics: People's law update, Bread and roses, Affirmative action -- Legal status, laws, etc., Affirmative...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Poetry reading: "Wild Women, Joan Little case". Notes: All women's audience, no intros, 1976. First reader unannounced, Alison Colbert? She reads two poems "Miss Rosy" by Lucille Clifton, and her own poem "How are the girls doing?" from her book of poetry "Let the Circle Be Unbroken." Second reader unannounced, Joan Gibbs? She reads three poems, first about a "bag lady" she met on the street, second a poem "To the True Witches Among...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Little, Joan, Gibbs, Joan., Kennedy,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A woman's play: one plus one. A play about two black women dealing with problems. One woman, Baby Sis, deals with problems that result from internal or personal pressures. The other woman, Cheryl, faces those that result from external, or societal, pressures. From the folio: A surrealistic history of Black women through characters such as Stagecoach Mary, Ida B. Wells, and two welfare women. Written and acted by Cheryl Jones, Hattie Gossett, and Nikki Coleman. Produced for radio by Donna...
Topics: Allegra, Donna, Black women -- Social conditions., Black women -- History., African American women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Episode of Songs of Sappho's Daughters, featuring Jeriann Hilderly performing music. Opening and closing theme songs by Flash Silvermoon. Produced by Mark Giles with engineering by Peter Zanger and David Rapkin.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hilderly, Jeriann, Women musicians.
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Annette Rubinstein, editor of Science and Society, literary historian and critic, and veteran radical political activist, speaks with Blanche Cook, Associate professor at John Jay College and author of a recent book on the life and writings of Crystal Eastman, a socialist and feminist active during the early part of the twentieth century. Note "Use Bread and Roses cart".
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Eastman, Crystal, 1881-1928, Cook, Blanche...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On this episode of Women in Science, Eileen Zalisk interviews physicist Freda Salzman (1927 - 1981), who works as a professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She discusses what lead her to a career in physics and her experiences and struggles as a woman working in the sciences.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Salzman, Freda, 1927-1981, Women in science,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Interview with Madeline Duckles (May 19, 1916-Nov. 23, 2013), prominent Anti-Vietnam War Older-Generation activist (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Women for Peace). She had just been to the U.S.S.R. on an invitation of their Soviet Women's Committee. She discusses SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks), etc.; her impressions of Soviet Central Asia vis-a-vis Vietnam, which she visited recently; women in the U.S.S.R., the city of Novosibirsk in Siberia, health resorts on...
Topics: Duckles, Madeline, 1915-2013, Women -- Soviet Union., Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This documentary describes the history of the healing arts in the U.S., especially the women involved. This history of nursing education is described as well as the socialization that went along with it, the struggle to unionize, and strategies for the future. Contains news clips from KPFA, music and is self-contained. There is discussion of the oppressive training of nurses in apprenticeship programs and the switch to college/university education; the fight for control over their practice;...
Topics: Medical care -- United States., Women -- Health., Nurses -- Political activity., Women at Work...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Know your body: Pregnancy. This is lecture is part of a course on women's health given at the Women's Medical Center in New York City in spring 1972. In this program on pregnancy, Judy Graham of the Women's Medical Center introduces speakers Joan Haggerty and Carol Gingold. This lecture was recorded May 25, 1972 and broadcast on WBAI October 22, 1972. Produced by Caryl Ratner.
Topics: Women's health services, Women -- Medical care., Pregnancy., Childbirth, Natural childbirth, Breast...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Shulamit Aloni (1928-2014), lawyer, politician, and according to Ruth Hirschman "a leading figure in the emerging feminist movement in Israel," talks with Hirschman about the difficulties in the struggle for women's liberation in Israel, including the establishment image of Israeli women, the distinction between the United States and Israel, and the problem of religious doctrines taken as state law in Israel.
Topics: Hirschman, Ruth., Aloni, Shulamit., Women's movement -- Israel., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A dramatization of poet Louise Bogan's (1897-1970) life recorded in May 1975 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Actors Marian Seldes and Kathryn Walker give a dramatic reading of Louise Bogan's letters and poems. Adapted for the stage by Janet Sternburg and Corinne Jacker. Directed by Corinne Jacker. Produced by Janet Sternburg. Broadcast with permission from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, publisher of "The Blue Estuaries" by Louise Bogan; and Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, publishers of...
Topics: Seldes, Marian., Walker, Kathryn., Jacker, Corinne., Harris, Rick., Sternburg, Janet, BOGAN,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Claudia Fonda-Bonardi talks to Norma Almquist, Barbara Abercrombie, and Jeanne Nichols about their book of poetry "Traveling without a camera." The authors speak about the relationship between poem and the experience it comes out of, and their poetry as a unique expression of women's experience. They also read some of the poetry. Produced by Claudia Fonda-Bonardi. Program is self-contained, including music. Outro music ends abruptly.
Topics: Abercrombie, Barbara., Almquist, Norma, Nichols, Jeanne., Women poets, Women's writings., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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.
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A report on women farmers in California. With the increase of mechanization and the decreasing availability of farmland and farming jobs, rural women have begun to find employment in nearby towns instead of on farms, but many women still tend the land and manage agricultural operations on small farms. Includes interviews with Jeannie Fletcher, a cotton and alfalfa farmer in the San Joaquin Valley; Annie Main, an organic farmer who lives and works in the Sacramento Valley; Carolyn Brown, a...
Topics: Women in agriculture, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Farms, Small, San...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Janet Spears Schaefer, a student in San Francisco State College's Department of Social Science, delivers a lecture "Beyond Categories" about her personal development in life. One of a series of talks by SF State College students exploring student concerns about American culture, politics and education. Professor Otto Butz of the Department of Social Science edited the series which was published by Harper and Row under the title, "To Make a Difference".
Topics: Personality and culture., Students -- San Francisco (Calif.)., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A panel discussion with Dr. Howard Jacobson, associate professor of obstetrics at the University of California Medical Center; Dr. Tom Brewer, obstetrician at the Richmond Health Clinic and author of Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy: A Disease of Malnutrition; Dr. Ruth Steinkamp, medical consultant for the Bureau of Nutrition, State of California; and Dr. Robert Nelson, who has a private practice in obstetrics and also works with the Highland Medical Clinic. The moderator is Lou Hartman; the...
Topics: Pregnancy, Complications of., Toxemia of pregnancy, Fetal malnutrition, Brewer, Thomas H.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The second Sunday morning speaker at the symposium "The Uncertain Quest - The Dilemmas of Sex Education," produced by and held at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco and simulcast on KPFA, is Isadore Rubin, Ph.D. He is the Managing Editor of Sexology Magazine and the Treasurer of Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, New York. He speaks on the need for community support for sex education instructors.
Topics: Sex instruction, Rubin, Isadore, Teenagers -- Sexuality., Adolescent psychology., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Clare (Loeb) Spark discusses experiments in aural art with poet and sound artist Toby Lurie. Lurie performs some of his pieces, including conversation poems between himself and a tape recorder, one-word poems and multi-part vocal experiments performed with Loeb and Jan Lurie, in studio. The two reels comprising this program are each self-contained.
Topics: Lurie, Toby, Art., Performance poetry, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982