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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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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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French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) and Rupert Pole read excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior." The reading is introduced by KPFK's Frank Roberts. Roberts announces that "The Diary of Anais Nin" has recently been published by the Swallow Press in cooperation with Harcourt, Brace, and World, and the book is already in it's second edition. Based on this...
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Autobiography--Women authors, Roberts, Francis., American Women Making...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
"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
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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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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Communist, feminist activist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) is interviewed (by William Mandel?) about her life and her work. According to the October 1987 WBAI folio, this interview's (rebroadcast in 1962) transcripts were used in the SISS hearings charging that Pacifica was infiltrated by Communists.
Topics: Feminists -- Biography., Communist Party., Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley., American Women Making History...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
William H. Masters (1915 - 2001) and Virginia E. Johnson (1925 - 2013), the St. Louis-based sexologists better known as Masters & Johnson, discuss sex and religion, sex facts and fallacies, the aging factor in sex, approaches to sex, and misinformation about sex, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in December 3, 1973. A lively question and answer period follows their talk. Recorded by KUNM-FM, Albuquerque.
Topics: Masters, William H., Sex -- Research, Masters and Johnson., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
An interview with Charlotte Bunch, lesbian-feminist theorist, on what the insights of the feminist and gay movements can mean for the creation of a saner society. Hosted and produced by Ronald Gold. Program number 18 in a series of 18.
Topics: Bunch, Charlotte, 1944-, Lesbians, Feminism, Lesbianism and feminism, Lesbianism -- Social aspects,...
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Dr. Nancy Rosser, a resident psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatric institute at University of California, Los Angeles, speaks of the psychological aspect of being female, intercourse, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation, menstruation, menopause and theories of sexuality. Bo Siewert, a representative of the Daughters of Bilitis, also speaks of the problems of discrimination and alienation for the female homosexual. The lecture was recorded April 1970. Announcer is Stephanie Powsner.
Topics: Rosser, Nancy, Women's movement -- United States., Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Gender,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Ruthie Gorton is a Los Angeles based "movement singer" who has performed around the country since the civil rights movement. She sings acapella, that is, without accompaniment, about a variety of social issues and movements in the U.S. and abroad. In this program, Ruthie sings her own songs. Produced at KPFA by Ed Schoenfeld. Note on label: "Not self-contained. Great material/music. There is no intro or outro, therefore, the tape is not self-contained. There are spaces (not...
Topics: Gorton, Ruthie., Schoenfeld, Ed., Political ballads and songs., American Women Making History and...
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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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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
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
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Artist and musician Yoko Ono discusses the evolution of her art during the 1960s with Liza Cowan and Jan Albert at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on September 11, 1971. Includes discussion of conceptual art, her film "Lighting Piece", acting out madness in order to not go mad, her time as a building superintendent, her early loft concerts, the pea throwing ritual, and discrimination against women artists. John Lennon makes a brief appearance about halfway through the interview.
Topics: Ono, Yōko, 1943-, Albert, Jan., Women artists, Art., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Anais Nin [1903-1977] speech to students at College of Marin, California, 1973. She discusses the necessity of a second birth--the search for inner strength and the initiation of indidvidual growth. She believes the only way we as people can face the despairs and horrors of history is to conquer our own prejudices, become more sensitive and develop empathy for others. Audience questions are repeated by program announcer. Recorded 1973.
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women authors
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Denise Levertov reads her poetry and talks with Anita Frankel about her politics and her life, and how the two work together. There is a lot of discussion about the 1960s and describing intense moments in the antinuclear movement in places like Seabrook and Washington, D.C. No intro or outro. Among the poems read are For the blind, Talk in the dark, Psalm: people power at the die-in, In silence, Olga poems pt. v, and The split mind.
Topics: Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997, Antinuclear movement, Political poetry., Women poets, American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Discussion of society, incest, and institutionalized marriage outside the family with Anthropology Professor Mariam Slater of Queens College.
Topics: Incest., Slater, Mariam, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Blanche Wiesen Cook interviews poet, essayist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992) about her new book, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - A Biomythography (Persephone, 1982), from which she reads excerpts. Lorde and Cook discuss various scenes in the book, including Lorde's relationship with her mother, her process of becoming a reader, writer and poet, and her experiences with racism as a child and as an adult. Contains listener phone calls. (This program is different from...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lorde, Audre, African American women poets,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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
OH, TASTE AND SEE / Denise Levertov. - Poet reads selections of her work.- RECORDED: at the Poetry Center. BROADCAST: WBAI, 2 Mar. 1965.
Topics: Poetry., Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997, Women artists, Women poets, American Women Making History and...
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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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A panel discussion about Angela Davis (1944 - ) and her contributions to American society. The discussion centers around the furor over Davis' hiring at UCLA; the UC Regents had stripped her of her title owing to her political beliefs. Panelists includes Victor Wolfenstein, Professor of Political Science at UCLA and co-chairman of the Staff Committee to Free Angela Davis; Donald Kalish, Professor of Philosophy at UCLA and the faculty member who hired Davis; Franklin Alexander, co-chairman of...
Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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The first Sunday morning, April 11, 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 Richard G. Tansey (1919-1998), Ph.D., Professor of Art at San Jose State College. He delivers a talk on the problem of communication in sex education, and attitudes towards the "obscene" and taboo words used to describe sex.
Topics: Sex instruction, Tansey, Richard G., Adolescent psychology., Teenagers -- Sexuality., American...
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This is the third in a series of discussions about abortion. Guests in this program are Arlene Carmen, Courage and Consultation Service on Abortion; Reverend Howard Moody of Judson Memorial Church and is a spokesmen for the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion; Bill Baird, director of the Parents' Aid Society in Hempstead, Long Island. Second part of the program has an interview conducted by Jacqui Ceballos at the National Organization for Women national conference with Lana Clarke Phelan,...
Topics: Abortion, Reproductive rights, Baird, Bill, 1932-, Carmen, Arlene, Moody, Howard., Phelan, Lana...
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A panel discussion sponsored by the Citizens' Committee for Humane Abortion Laws in San Jose in September 1962. Participants include David Newman, clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at San Jose State College; Emmanuel Silver, psychiatrist and neurologist in Palo Alto; the Reverend Sidney Peterman, minister of the First Unitarian Church in San Jose; and Pat Maginnis, secretary of the Citizens' Committee. The panelists discuss the legal and moral controversies surrounding...
Topics: Newman, David., Peterman, Sidney., Silver, Emmanuel., Women's rights, Maginnis, Patricia Therese,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Artists Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro discuss the state and direction of art produced by women. Schapiro describes her experiences visiting Chicago's feminist art class at Fresno State, and Chicago talks about the pervasiveness of sexist attitudes in the art world. The host of the program is Clare (Loeb) Spark.
Topics: Chicago, Judy, 1939-, Spark, Clare., Women artists, Art., Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-, American Women...
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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Talk on the need for widespread birth control among college age youths by William Baird, an outspoken advocate of birth control. Humanity is breeding itself into extinction, Baird asserts, and have not addressed the fundamental cause: human sexuality. The population crisis of India and China will soon spread to the entire world, he continues, which proves that the presence or absence of birth control does not contribute to promiscuity. The problem of attaining an abortion in the United States,...
Topics: Sexual ethics, Birth control, Overpopulation., Baird, Bill, 1932-, American Women Making History...
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
Lily Greenham (1924-2001) has made her reputation all over Europe as one of the most effective performers of sound poetry in live performance (as opposed to tape-recorded) situation. With a solid background in music (the Vienna Academy), a knowledge of eight languages, and a hard-headed women's rights lifestyle, she is a frequent attraction at international exhibitions. Tonight you'll hear her discuss her career with Carol and Charles Amirkhanian and deliver a number of her works as well as...
Topics: Greenham, Lily., Women poets, Concrete poetry., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Herbert Feinstein interviews Yvonne Donjay, one of the foremost topless dancers in San Francisco. Donjay discusses her Persian background, aspirations for becoming a serious actress, and the hangups of her trade.
Topics: Donjay, Yvonne., Dancers., Stripteasers, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Ruth I. Pierce, author of "Single and Pregnant," is interviewed by Joan Churton. The two discuss the social and psychological problems of being an unmarried pregnant woman, and how a puritanical society that shies away from discussing unwed pregnancy can do a disservice to young men and women. The book is meant to provide information for single women who find themselves, or think that they might be, pregnant. Pierce was a social worker at a center in San Francisco where she counseled...
Topics: Pierce, Ruth I., Women -- Psychology., Pregnancy -- Social aspects., Single parents., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Clare Spark (nee Loeb) interviews author Anais Nin (pronounced "Anna-EES" "NEEN"). Program begins with two songs about "emancipated women" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," songs which Loeb chose specifically for Ms. Nin. BB4200 is a edited, lower quality version of this recording. Series name written on box is "The Scene - Artists and Art," but "The Sour Apple Tree" is announced in the program.
Topics: Spark, Clare., Authors -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Viv Sutherland interviews Laura Shapiro, feminist journalist, on the status of women in India. Recording BC2718 is a duplicate of this program.
Topics: Shapiro, Laura., Women -- India, Feminism -- India, American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Art critic and poet John Perreault holds a roundtable discussion on "The Role of Women in the Arts" and "Is There a Movement of Women's Art?" Participating in the discussion are art critic Cindy Nemser and artists Deborah Remington, Sylvia Sleigh, and Brenda Miller. The program was produced by Charles Ruas, with technical production by Peter Zanger and editing by Bill Kortum. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Miller, Brenda., Nemser, Cindy., Perreault, John., Sleigh, Sylvia., Remington, Deborah, Women in...
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This program examines the role of women in Chile, what their actual roles are in Chilean society, and the obstacles in the way of creating equal roles for women. Teri Friedrichs with Linda Krausin[sp?] speaks to Dawn Keremitsis and Joanne Averill, who have been in Chile to study the problems women in Chile have. From the folio: "Are women less oppressed under Chile's socialist coalition government than in other parts of the world? This program investigates Chile's efforts to take women...
Topics: Averill, Joanne., Keremitsis, Dawn., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Poetry readings by Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde, recorded at St. Peter's Church in New York City, March 7, 1979, and a talk by Kate Millett recorded at Judson Memorial Church, May 4th, 1979. Poems read by Rich include: 2:21--"For Julian in Nebraska", 5:32--"The Image" (1976 trip to Crete), 13:20--"Spring 1979" (unfinished poem). Poems read by Lorde include 20:00--"Walking our Boundaries"; 22:00--"Scar"; 26:00--"Beat";...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Lorde, Audre,...
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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,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This recording centers on a story about a woman aboard ship with a group of men. The scene is taken from The Lady of The Aroostook written by William Dean Howells in 1879. This is the ninth episode of the fourteen-episode series produced and broadcast on KPFA by Virginia Maynard and Charles Levy from 1958 to 1959. The series was written and directed by Virginia Maynard and produced by Maynard and Chuck Levy, narrated by Levy, and engineered by David Talcott. It was funded in part by the...
Topics: Feminism, Women's rights -- United States -- History, Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920., American...
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Richard Lamparski interviews American film actress Una Merkel (1903 - 1986). Merkel is best known for her roles in the films Destry Rides Again (1939), The Bank Dick (1940), and Summer and Smoke (1961), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. They discuss her long film and stage career.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Merkel, Una, 1903-1986, Lamparski, Richard.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Viv Sutherland interviews Laura Shapiro, feminist journalist, on the status of women in India. Recording BC2718 is a duplicate of this program.
Topics: Shapiro, Laura., Women -- India, Feminism -- India, American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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Richard Lamparski interviews motion picture star Evelyn Keyes (1916-2008). The star of Gone with the Wind and The Jolson Story tells how Harry Cohn tried to dictate her personal life, what Hollywood was like during the Blacklist, and about some parts she didn't get.
Topics: Keyes, Evelyn, 1916-2008, Actresses -- Personal narratives., Film industry -- Hollywood (Calif.).,...
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Representatives of pro- and anti-abortion groups debated the issue of abortion on demand at the Militant Forum in Oakland on October 29, 1971. The pro-abortion position was advanced by Brenda Brdar, a member of Female Liberation and the Women's National abortion Coalition; and Dr. Joan Ullyot (pronounced Elliot), a pathologist at the University of California Medical School. Dr. Frank Filice, a biologist at the University of San Francisco and Marge Szudy, a psychology student at USF argued...
Topics: Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Brdar,...
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Contents: 1. Kate Millett reads from a new book (to be published in about a year) entitled The Basement: Meditations on a Case of Human Sacrifice, at the San Francisco International Poetry Festival, about a young woman tortured and killed for sex (November 5, 1978). 2. Exhortation to march at the Feminist Perspectives on Pornography Conference, held in San Francisco, November 17-19, 1978 (Same conference as AZ1072). Andrea Dworkin is introduced by moderator for the day Lilia Medina. Dworkin is...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Millett, Kate., Dworkin, Andrea., Near,...
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Elizabeth Farnsworth of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) interviews Marta Acevedo, organizer of the first women's action in Mexico on Mother's Day in May 1971. Acevedo wrote one of the first articles on women's liberation to appear in a Mexican periodical, Siempre. She talks about her decision to write the article, about the action she organized in Mexico, and about the status of women in Mexico. This program was first broadcast on NACLA's Latin American Report in November,...
Topics: Women's rights -- Mexico, Women's movement, Feminism, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Women in Film is the title of a new magazine edited by Saunie Salyer and Siew-Hwa Beh. Editor Siew-Hwa Beh and contributor Sharon Smith, University of Southern California graduate student, are interviewed by Judy Chicago about the magazine and women in film.
Topics: Salyer, Saunie., Smith, Sharon P., Beh, Siew-Hwa., Chicago, Judy, 1939-, Film industry.,...
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Interview with Katherine Dunham, African-American choreographer and founder of the Katherine Dunham Dance Company on October 26, 1974 in East St. Louis, Illinois. Dunham is interviewed by Gloria Van Scott at Southern Illinois University. From 1939 to 1957, Dunham's dance group toured over 57 countries. Van Scott was at one time one of the dancers in Dunham's company. They discuss the influence of Dunham's work on dance and Dunham's own life and influences. Dunham describes her interest and...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Dunham, Katherine, African American women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
William H. Masters (1915 - 2001) and Virginia E. Johnson (1925 - 2013), the St. Louis-based sexologists better known as Masters & Johnson, discuss sex and religion, sex facts and fallacies, the aging factor in sex, approaches to sex, and misinformation about sex, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in December 3, 1973. A lively question and answer period follows their talk. Recorded by KUNM-FM, Albuquerque.
Topics: Masters, William H., Sex -- Research, Masters and Johnson., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Latin American film director Helena Solberg-Ladd and editor Melanie Maholick, discuss their films about women. "Simplemente Jenny," their latest release, examines women in Latin America and the cultural values that shape their lives. The also discuss their previous release "The Double Day" (1975). They are interviewed by Ron Sutton and Pam Peabody.
Topics: Films -- Latin America., Women in the film industry., Women filmmakers., Women -- Latin America --...
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"Should abortion be legalized?: a public forum. Part 1 gives three points of view on the moral and legal ramifications of liberalized abortion practices: attorney Zad Leavy, Dr. Leon Belous, and Dr. Robert Hood. Part 2 contains rebuttals of the main speakers plus discussion from the floor. Forum held at the Studio City Unitarian-Universalist Church. Moderated by Bob Kaufman; recorded for KPFK by Rome Ronconi 3 Nov. 1963. Edited by Fred Haines. Originally broadcast at KPFK as separate...
Topics: Abortion -- Law and legislation., Should abortion be legalized? : a public forum / moderated by Bob...
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Author Ntozake Shange reads from her novel, Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo (St. Martin's Press, 1982) at Cody's bookstore in Berkeley, CA in September 1982. Shange describes the book before reading excerpts from it and is then interviewed by KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson. Reading at Cody's recorded by Pam Scola. This recording is identical to AZ0675.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Shange, Ntozake., African American women...
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Donna Mickelson, a graduate student in English & Creative Writing at San Francisco State College, delivers a talk entitled "Bob Dylan, Erich Fromm and Beyond: A Look at the New Politics." One of a series of talks by SF State College students exploring student concerns about American culture, politics and education. Originally broadcast in 1966 by KPFA, this talk was published in book form by Harper & Row under the title To Make a Difference, ed. Otto Butz of the Department of...
Topics: Peace., College students -- Political activity., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
David Rothenberg talks to Jean Stein (b. 1934), author of "Edie: An American Biography" about the life of actress/socialite Edie Sedgwick, and Stein's daughter Wendy vanden Heuvel.
Topics: Sedgwick, Edie, Stein, Jean, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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This episode of the Lesbian Radio Spectacular with a Cast of Millions, hosted by Judy Pasternak, is on lesbian sexuality. The guests are Sharon, Shelley, and Melinda. Program opens with "I'd like to make love to you" by Margaret Sloan from the compilation by the Lesbian Feminist Liberation "A Few Loving Women." There are announcements about lesbian events for the first ten minutes. Then poetry by Sharon and Shelly and a song by Cassie Culver about oral sex are played. This...
Topics: Lesbians, Women -- Sexuality., Lesbian couples, Sex, Hite, Shere, American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916-2000), attorney, and Ti-Grace Atkinson of the National Organization for Women (NOW) are interviewed by Kay Lindsey about how the judical system discriminates against women. Kennedy and Atkinson how women are routinely penalized for things that men generally get away with, how this has been the case throughout history, and how race plays a part in this double standard as well. Special consideration is given to the cases of Alice Crimmins, housewife from the...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United...
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Alice Walker, Black woman poet and novelist, reads from her new book of poetry "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning" at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley on September 26th, 1979. Walker reads some poems that are not featured in the book. Poems read include I said to poetry, On sight, Overnights, If "those people" like you, I'm really very fond, Gray, When Golda Meir was in Africa, Representing the universe, My daughter is coming!, Did this happen to your mother?...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, Soldofsky, Alan.,...
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A look at the potential of solar energy and the technical obstacles it faces. The first part of the program, explores its uses -- ranging from earliest times to blueprints for solar space stations. It points out how the use of solar energy would implicate changes in energy use. Written and produced by Peggy Hughes, narrated by Chris Welch and Tiger, edited by Philip Maldari and Gregor Pais, and engineered by John Rieger. The second part of the program is a panel discussion on solar energy with...
Topics: Alternative energy sources., Renewable energy sources., Solar energy., Energy resources., Switching...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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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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Kay Lindsey discusses the group, New York Radical Feminists, with members of its Stanton/Anthony Brigade, Martha Gershun, Anne Koedt, and Diane Crothers. The group is composed of "brigades" and "phalanxes." The Stanton/Anthony Brigade, named for Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is new and thus far has organized itself and has formulated the New York Radical Feminists' Manifesto. Specific actions for future have yet to be identified, but the immediate goal is to...
Topics: Lindsey, Kay, Women's organizations., Feminists, New York Radical Feminists, WBAI Radio (New York,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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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.,...
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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
This program takes a look at some of the vibrant and exciting women of the 1800's who were in many ways responsible for beginning the women's movement in the United States. Dramatized versions of speeches and diaries are used, as well as live and recorded music, and discussion with Isabel Welsh, a member of the League of Academic Women at the University of California at Berkeley. Eleanor Sully, Gretchen Kunitz and Rena Down also discussed and dramatized writings and speeches used in the...
Topics: Janone, Deborah., Women's movement -- United States., Women -- Suffrage -- United States., American...
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
Ruth Kamen recorded and produced this sound portrait of a three day conference on women in Detroit at Wayne State University in 1970. Here, assembled in montage form is the music of Dona, a feminist singer; the voices of United Nations worker Ruth Gage Colby, author Betty Friedan, sociologist Marlene Dixon; and some people who attended, participated or resisted that conference on Women in Detroit. Produced for KPFA.
Topics: Dixon, Marlene, 1945-, Colby, Ruth Gage., Friedan, Betty, Women's movement -- Detroit, Michigan.,...
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Reading of the book "The Three Marias: New Portuguese Letters." The book is a collection of letters written by three Portuguese women authors about their lives, relationships, and about being women, which exposed the oppression of women in Portugal. Their work was seized by the government and banned, and the authors arrested. The part of Maria Isabel Barreno is read by Rena Down, Maria Theresa Horta read by Kena Hunt, and Maria Fatima Velho da Costa read by Mimi Seton. Selection and...
Topics: Barreno, Maria Isabel, 1939-, Women's movement -- Portugal., Women -- History., Costa, Maria Velho...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
"The world split open" is the title of a new anthology of women's poetry. In this program, Joan Larkin talks with Louise Bernikow, editor of the anthology. Program includes some of the poetry included in the anthology, recorded May 13, 1972 at WBAI at a Women's poetry reading, also entitled "The world split open". The readers, poets themselves, are Louise Bernikow, Muriel Rukeyser, Sonja Sanchez, Odetta, Jackie Weiden, and Honor Moore. Includes readings of little known...
Topics: Lowell, Amy., Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603.,...
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Hannah Wilke, sculptor; Ann Sharp, collagist; Irene Stern, photographer; Judith Bernstein, artist (in paper and charcoal); and Louise Bougeois, sculptor, discuss women's erotic art and how they define "erotic art". Produced and hosted by Judith Vivell.
Topics: Wilke, Hannah., Sharp, Ann., Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010, Bernstein, Judith., Women artists, Women...
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This episode of the series "Lesbian sisters" is an examination of witchcraft. Produced by Judy Chunco, Mona ?, and Jan Oxenberg. Includes chanting, interviews with attendees of a coven gathering, and an interview with Z. Budapest of the Susan B. Anthony Coven, a feminist coven. Music by Barbara Mauritz, Maggie Bell and Lavender Jane.
Topics: Budapest, Zsuzsanna Emese, 1940-, Witchcraft., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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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...
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A tape of the National Gay Task Force (NGTF)'s December 1975 panel on the relationship between the lesbian feminist movement and the gay movement. The panel was held at NYU Medical Center's Schwartz Auditorium and was chaired by Jean O'Leary, legislative director of the NGTF . The panelists are Betty Powell, instructor of foreign language theory and sociology of education at Brooklyn College and member of the Board of Directors of the NGTF; Martin Duberman, playwright and historian; Ronnie B....
Topics: Curtis, Charlotte, 1928-1987, Gold, Ronald., Powell, Betty., Smith, Ronnie., O'Leary, Jean.,...
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This episode of The poet and the poem focuses on three women poets: Gabrielle Edgcomb (1926-1996), Barbara Lefcowitz (b. 1935), and Lee Howard (1952-2003) interviewed by Grace Cavalieri. Program features readings and discussion of political poetry and women poets.
Topics: Political poetry., Women poets, Three women poets / Gabrielle Edgcomb, Barbara Lefcowitz, and Lee...
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