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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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a recording of the final concert from the Olivia Records tour "The Varied Voices of Black Women," which began in California and ended here at Medusa's Revenge on November 7, 1978 at Medusa's Revenge. The concert features musicians Gwen Avery, Mary Watkins, Linda Tillery and poet Pat Parker, accompanied by a band of Olivia musicians. The show was broadcast despite technical difficulties. Hosted by Donna Allegra and produced by Donna Allegra, Adrienne Gantt, Judie Pasternak, and...
Topics: African American women musicians, Olivia Records, Inc., Women's music, African American women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
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This episode of The Lesbian Show features a conversation among three of the four women from "Varied Voices of Black Women," a poetry and music production touring the north East Coast, produced by Mud Productions. The guests are pianist Mary Watkins (b. 1939), singer and percussionist Linda Tillery (b.1948), and poet Pat Parker (1944-1989). Gwen Avery (1943-2014) is the fourth member of the production, but is not in this recording. This program also contains album cuts and live...
Topics: African American women musicians, African American women poets, Lesbianism, African American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mimi Rosenberg speaks with Barbara A. Moss and Stephen Mack on their new film, "A Crime to Fit the Punishment" (1982), a documentary about the making of the 1954 controversial labor film "Salt of the Earth" during the height of the Hollywood blacklist.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Salt of the earth (Motion picture),...
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The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Excerpt from a rally at University of California Berkeley featuring speeches by philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979) and political activist and scholar Angela Davis (1944 - ). The rally was in support of Davis whose appointment to the faculty of U.C. Berkeley was challenged by the University of California Board of Regents because of her affiliation with the Communist Party. Dr. Marcuse was a Marxist philosopher and professor from University of California San Diego,...
Topics: Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979, University of California, Berkeley, African Americans--Civil...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Viv Sutherland interviews feminist financial consultant Reva Calesky (1939-2012), owner of Feminist Financial Services in New York City. The discussion centers around saving on income taxes and financial planning for single and married women.
Topics: Women -- Finance, Personal, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Kathie Sarachild is interviewed on KPFA's "Unlearning to not speak" program by Susan Elisabeth. Sarachild is a member of the Redstockings radical feminist group which has just published a "warning" that Gloria Steinem and MS Magazine (Steinem is editor) may be fronts for the CIA and powers that be to block progress on feminist issues such as the exploitation of women. Focus is on Steinem's political history since the 1960s and her association with the Independent Research...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Unlearning to Not Speak collective.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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
An interview with Andrea Dworkin, author of the book "Woman Hating" (E.P. Dutton, 1974), and several articles including "Marx and Ghandi were liberals: feminism and the radical left" and "Why Norman Mailer refuses to be the woman he is." Interview conducted by Nanette Rainone with Carol Lopate. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Dworkin, Andrea., Women, Women authors, Interview with Andrea Dworkin / interviewed by Nanette...
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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Three women from the Radical Psychiatry Center in Berkeley, Savannah Gravich, Hogie Wyckoff, and Anita Friedman, discuss what radical psychiatry is and how women in particular deal with their their oppression in problem-solving groups. They also talk about the radical psychiatry "community" and what it has to offer to people in political movements. The interviewer is Anita Frankel. Program contains the songs "Humpty Dumpty," "Closer to the Ground," and...
Topics: Psychology, Applied., Psychiatry., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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"Tell Me A Riddle" by Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) read by Virginia Maynard. Remastered by Hal 5/5/71.
Topics: Olsen, Tillie., Radio programs -- Fiction., Tell me a riddle / by Tillie Olsen, read by Virginia...
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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
Press conference given by California Congressman Ron Dellums and New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm about the facts uncovered by the Congressional Committee exploring racism in the U.S. military. Same recording as BC0020.11.
Topics: Dellums, Ron., Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005, Race discrimination., Military policy -- United...
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Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), poet and president of the PEN American Center, discusses censorship of literature in Korea, Iran and Ghana with Anne Fremantle. Rukeyser also reads some of her poems.
Topics: Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-, Fremantle, Anne, 1909-2002, Censorship., PEN American Center, American...
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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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
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
An interview with Andrea Dworkin, author of the book "Woman Hating" (E.P. Dutton, 1974), and several articles including "Marx and Ghandi were liberals: feminism and the radical left" and "Why Norman Mailer refuses to be the woman he is." Interview conducted by Nanette Rainone with Carol Lopate. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Dworkin, Andrea., Women, Women authors, Interview with Andrea Dworkin / interviewed by Nanette...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Alice Toklas reading from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein and The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. From the folio "It isn't really an autobiography, of course, because it was written by Gertrude Stein, which is known as too many ironies in the fire. This selection is taken from the Verve record (MGV-15017), and was loaned to KPFA by Campus Records, Berkeley." Contents include: The Garden at Bilignin, Haschich Fudge, Before I came to Paris, AND On first meeting with...
Topics: Toklas, Alice B., Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Literature -- Women authors., Women authors, American...
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Collage of interviews with women talking about mothering. Recorded and broadcast: May 9, 1982. Produced by Marsha Steinberg and Suzi Weissman.
Topics: Motherhood, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Alta, a Bay Area feminist poet, reads her poetry, accompanied on classical guitar by Angel, and discusses it with Ruth Rosen and Isabel Welsh. Produced by Jan Legnitto for KPFA. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Alta, 1942-, Welsh, Isabel., Poetry -- History and criticism., Women poets -- Personal narratives.,...
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Connie Uri, MD, a Native American doctor, discusses the Bureau of Indian Affairs' sterilization policy in Oklahoma with KPFK's Jim Berland. Uri describes the American government's forcible sterilization of Native American women and reports on her visit of Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma, where she discovered that over one hundred Native women who were sterilized in 1973 alone. She also discusses the role of medical professionals, especially doctors, in perpetuating these...
Topics: Berland, Jim., Indians of North America -- Government relations., Sterilization (Birth control).,...
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Actuality from the panel "Coming Out Proud" and the beginning of the panel "A Personal Politic" held during Lesbian Pride Week (1977), organized by the Lesbian Feminist Liberation. The panels were held at the Women's Center in New York, NY. Speakers in the "Coming Out Proud" panel are Mary Ann Antonelli, Carmen Garcia, Pandy Conrad[sp?], Doris London. The speaker in "A Personal Politic" is Andrea Dworkin. Pasternak introduces saying that she's reading...
Topics: Lesbian Feminist Liberation, Coming out (Sexual orientation), Lesbianism, Lesbians -- Personal...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mary Daly (October 16, 1928 – January 3, 2010), one of the most important figures in contemporary feminist theory and author of "Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism" published in 1978; "Beyond God The Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation," 1973; and "The Church and The Second Sex," 1968-- all published by Beacon Press. This lecture, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley on May 15, 1980, is based on "Gyn/Ecology"...
Topics: Feminism, Women authors, Fire of female fury / Mary Daly.**The, American Women Making History and...
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The commentator is Felix Greene, journalist and producer for KPFA. Commentary: "The American Woman." Greene comments on the differences between American women and British women in such areas as public behavior with strangers, relations towards men, self image and appearance, femininity, and motherhood. Recorded April 12, 1955; broadcast April 19, 1963. Master by K. Winslow.
Topics: Women -- United States., Greene, Felix, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Anais Nin (1902-1977) introduces this program as a summary of many discussions she's had while traveling and speaking all over the United States on writing and the "novel of the future." She says her novel of the future will employ such diverse techniques as the interior monologue, stream of consciousness, symbolism, abstraction, and metaphor, to interpret character and experience, and which stems from writers such as Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, and D. H....
Topics: Radio programs -- Fiction., Literature -- History and criticism., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Barbara Cady talks with Pat Loud about her new autobiography and her role in the WNET television series "An American Family." Produced by Barbara Cady.
Topics: Loud, Pat, 1926-, Television programs, Documentary films, American Women Making History and...
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The Velvet Sledgehammer, March 5, 1978, hosted by Rose Jordan. Begins with a song Cassie Culver, then Judy Pasternak presents the Women's community bulletin board for the week of March 5, International Women's Day week. Includes a rundown of programs to be broadcast on WBAI for International Women's Day March 8, 1978, and the schedule for the Long Island Women's Music Festival to be held the following weekend (An excellent glimpse into the massive celebration of the day that year). Next is...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Feminism, International Women's Day, Women's...
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On whether the federal government has successfully implemented its own equal opportunity program. Discussion by Roy Johnson, President of Government Employees United Against Racial Descrimination, and Roberto Tobias, General Council of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Mary Jo Binder, Federal Women's Program Coordinator, U.S. Treasury Department. This program was produced by Rob Berlidge[sp?] and Carmen Delle Donne. Series produced December 1976-March 1977 by Carmen Delle Donne....
Topics: Working classes -- United States., Minorities -- Employment., Civil service -- United States --...
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Congresswoman Bella Abzug addresses the "Solidarity: Power of the Future" coalition at the University of California, Los Angeles, on March 3, 1981. Abzug lists the problems facing women and minorities in the atmosphere created by increased military spending and the feudal mentality of the Moral Majority. She appeals to women to unite and become involved politically to assume power over their lives.
Topics: Brycen, Carol., Women's movement, Practical politics., Women politicians, American Women Making...
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"Tell Me A Riddle" by Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) read by Virginia Maynard. Remastered by Hal 5/5/71.
Topics: Olsen, Tillie., Radio programs -- Fiction., Tell me a riddle / by Tillie Olsen, read by Virginia...
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Author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) talks with David Watmough, discussing her writings and opinions. Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, and her first short stories were written when she was 20. Her publications include The Hotel (1927); Friends And Relations (1931); To The North (1932); The House In Paris (1935); The Heat Of The Day (1949); A World Of Love (1955).
Topics: Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Herbert Feinstein talks with Carol Doda, former topless queen of North Beach, who is starring as Miss Sadie Thompson in a play based on W. Somerset Maugham's short story "Rain." Doda discusses her past (including silicone injections) and her future plans for non-topless nightclub work.
Topics: Feinstein, Herbert., Dancers., Stripteasers, Actresses., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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These four reels contain actuality from the Women Against Pornography Conference, which took place in New York City, September 15 and 16, 1979. Tape one includes bits from Saturday's "Welcoming Remarks" including Dolores Alexander and Lynn Campbell, founders of Women Against Pornography (WAP, the audio is poor and choppy), and a "Speakout", coordinated by Lynne Shapiro, where letters that have been sent to the WAP are read, and speakers share their personal experiences with...
Topics: Women Against Pornography, Steinem, Gloria, Morgan, Robin, 1941-, Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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 /...
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Iris De La Cruz, chairperson of Prostitutes of New York, interviews Yolanda Jones from Black Women for Wages for Housework and Karen Green from the New York Collective of Prostitutes. They discuss the recent joint press conference held by those groups, in addition to Lesbians for Wages for Housework and the Gay Activist Alliance, about the push for the decriminalization of prostitution. The guests also discuss the French and British prostitutes going on strike for decriminalization.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Prostitution., Wages -- Housewives, PONY...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Albert Ellis gives a lecture at Le Metro Cafe on 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side, NY on January 19, 1965, sponsored by The League for Sexual Freedom. Dr. Ellis outlines a number of different forms of "civilized adultery" or the trading sexual partners. There is a Q&A at the end. First broadcast on WBAI February 16, 1965. Note on label: FCC inquiry 8300 dated May 28, 1965 included this tape "your comments are requested in view of the fact that adultery is a crime in New York...
Topics: Sexual ethics, Marriage., Ellis, Albert, 1913-, Sex and marriage, American Women Making History and...
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Sybil Leek, journalist, writer and lecturer, and witch, meets the panel consisting of Geraldine Diepeveen, Michele Greenhill, and Tiger Slavik, housewives and apprentice witches. They discuss the ancient, pre-Christian occult religion of witchcraft, which involves acceptance of a power greater than one's self, and the idea of reincarnation. They discuss ceremonies, why the religion doesn't try to recruit more believers, common ground between witches and scientists, Sybil's book "Diary of a...
Topics: Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Leek, Sybil, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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State University of New York Stony Brook Professor Dr. William Arens talks about his "Natural History" magazine article called "The Rite of Football," an anthropological piece in which U.S. football and its followers are seen to share characteristics with primitive religions: violence, sexual exhibitionism, submersion of the individual to the mob. He describes the professional player as a giant corporation and how the game's aggressive tactics reflect our age of...
Topics: Arens, William, Sports -- Psychological aspects., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
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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 Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004) is interviewed by WBAI's Nanette Rainone in October 1973. They discuss the resignation of Spiro Agnew, the Watergate scandal and the Irving Committee, the false rhetoric of the "drug war", the ties between patriarchy and fascism, and the ideology behind sexual liberation. Produced by Nanette Rainone and Paul McIsaac.
Topics: Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Watergate Affair,...
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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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Production of a tragic play by Euripides, set on the morning after the fall of Troy. The cast in order of appearance: Poseidon: Mitchell Harding; Hecuba: Barbara Watts; Chorus: Cathy Lewis, Sandra Jorem[sp?], Amy Allen, Sarah Lynn Watts, Lynn Kearney, Midge Barnett; Talthybias: Mike Hodel; Cassandra: Ruth Silveira; Andromache: Millie Hellman; Menelaus: Peter Virgo; Helen: Laura Campbell.Technical production by Peter Sutheim. Directed by Lucia Chappelle.
Topics: Euripides., Drama., Trojan women / produced by Lucia Chappelle and Peter Sutheim.**The, Radio...
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The Lesbian Show, produced by Donna Allegra, features readings from the 2nd Annual Third World Lesbian Writers Conference in April 1980, sponsored by the Azalea collective and Salsa Soul. Audre Lorde opened the night reading "Need." The following readers are Imani, Joan Gibbs, Anita Cornwell, Isis, Arisa Reed, Candice Boyce, Chirlane McCray, and Jabu reading Ntozake Shange. This program does not include all of the women who read at the conference.
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Lesbian authors, Black women -- Social conditions., African American women authors,...
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Live readings by poet, activist and essayist Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) from her non-fiction work, The Cancer Journals (Aunt Lute Books, 1980). She starts with personal readings in which she shares her experiences with breast cancer. She warns of the dangers of silence and denial, and how to take action by becoming visible to one another about the issue. She goes on to discuss how the established cancer industry is motivated by profit, and that prevention and alternative therapies are not...
Topics: Women authors -- Personal narratives., Lorde, Audre, Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography.,...
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Bernard Mayes was an ordained Episcopal priest, a volunteer radio producer at KPFA, and the founder of the first suicide prevention hotline in America, started in San Francisco in 1963. Mayes published his autobiography Escaping God's Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest through the University of Virginia Press in 2001. In this program, founder of San Francisco Suicide Prevention and volunteer hotline manager Bernard Mayes discusses the psychology of suicide in America with Elsa Knight...
Topics: Suicide -- Prevention, Mayes, Bernard., Psychology., Suicide., American Women Making History and...
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Francis (Frank) Roberts interviews author Anais Nin (1903-1977) on the occasion of the publication of "The Diary of Anais Nin". Description from the folio: "The first volume of Miss Nin's "Diary" will be published in May by Harcourt Brace in cooperation with Alan Swallow. Miss Nin is a frequent visitor to our wavelength. Here she is interviewed by Francis Roberts, producer of the show, and goes into great detail about Henry Miller, his wife June, Antonin Artaud,...
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Literature -- History and criticism., Women authors, American Women Making...
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Rukeyser Reading Program on the Air. Part one: [30 min.] Dennis Bernstein interviews Grace Paley about her fight against the nuclear madness in America. She talks about the big lie about civil defense and the history of struggle against the evil effects of nuclear science and what can be done. Need for renewable resource living. Refuse to do destructive work. Interview is interrupted periodically by an anti-nuclear musical song. Part two: [30 min] Interview with beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg, at...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Paley, Grace., Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-,...
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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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On sexism, racism and rape; focus on the cases of Inez Garcia and Joan Little. Host Del Dobbins interviews two black women participants from the Washington Conference on Sexual Assault, held in D.C. in 1977. They are Nkenge Toure, Director, and Michelle Plate, Counselor at the D.C. Rape Crisis Center. They discuss the unique issues that arise when Black women are raped by Black men. Includes music by Sweet Honey in the Rock and Bebe K'Roche. Produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.
Topics: Sexism, Racism., Rape., Little, Joan, Garcia, Inez, Sophie's Parlor Media Collective., American...
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The major part of this tape is a speech given by Audre Lorde at the Feminist Perspective on Pornography Conference in San Francisco, California, November, 1978. She talks about erotica, why it's needed, what it is, and why it's feared. Helene Rosenbluth gives a long introduction that includes definitions of both pornography and erotica. The conclusion of the tape is of Adrienne Rich, at the same conference, reading her poem The images, which was inspired by her visit to Crete and seeing the...
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Rosenbluth, Helene, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Erotica., Pornography., Feminism,...
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Noted experimental musician Laurie Anderson discusses her music, the development of ideas, and the use of odd and modified instruments. Anderson also discusses the influence on her by Vito Acconci and William Burroughs. Includes performances of Anderson's "New York Social Life," "Language of the Future," and "Time to Go." Recorded in her New York studio on March 11, 1979. Restricted distribution rights. Contains performance of copyrighted music. RECORDED: KPFA, 11...
Topics: Anderson, Laurie, 1947-, Musicians -- Personal narratives., Experimental music., Amirkhanian,...
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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...
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Poet, novelist and activist Marge Piercy (1936 - ) reads her eleven-poem sequence Laying Down the Tower, a radical meditation on the ancient symbols of the tarot deck - a political reading for the overturning of a repressed society. No intro or outro, and sound mostly audible in left channel only.
Topics: Poetry., Women poets, Piercy, Marge., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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An historical examination of the development of women's societal role traced by Diane Feeley, Coordinator of Women in the Arts Committee of National Organization for Women (NOW), New York. Feeley gives examples of past societies in which women were more productive and played a far more active role than our own. She sees the view of women as being "valueless" as having emerged within the last 150 years, and encourages women to utilize resources to regain their equal social status.
Topics: Women -- History., Social role., National Organization for Women, Feeley, Diane, American Women...
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Iris De La Cruz interviews artist and activist Annie Sprinkle, who describes her experience making pornography as the "good life." She describes how she came to work in pornography and her experience with Linda Lovelace. Sprinkle discusses censorship and women against pornography, and is asked about her family's response to her making pornography. Contains listener phone calls.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Pornography -- Social aspects., Sprinkle,...
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Discussion of society, incest, and institutionalized marriage outside the family with Anthropology Professor Mariam Slater of Queens College.
Topics: Incest., Slater, Mariam, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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The News: a KPFA aircheck from October 29, 1981 / produced by Aileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle. Broadcast: Berkeley: KPFA, October 29, 1981. Stories reported: United States economy plunge; President Reagan's approval rating; Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization strike (Tim Frasca reporting from Washington, D.C.); Three new unions created in California: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the California Correctional Officers Association, and the Psych...
Topics: News recordings -- 1981., Reagan, Ronald, Caldicott, Helen, American Women Making History and...
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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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This is a February 1985 rebroadcast of a 1971 episode of Womankind, hosted by Nanette Rainone. Rainone interviews four members of the New York Radical Feminists (not introduced) about the Rape Speakout they are organizing for January 24, 1971 at St. Clements Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The speakout will consist of testimony by women on their particular rapes, and a summing up what women can do to prevent rape in the future. This action was inspired by the political group Redstockings'...
Topics: Women's organizations., Feminists, Rape., New York Radical Feminists, Rape -- Personal narratives.,...
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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,...
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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:...
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Faith Wilding and Chris Rush discuss the New Feminist Poetry, poetry that comes out of the women's liberation movement. The program is called "In the Beginning", as it is about the revelation of consciousness, which Wilding defines as feminist and ultimately human. They read and analyze poems by Marge Piercy, Susan Sutheim, Susan Griffin, Alfonsina Storni, Anne Sexton, Barbara Miles, and Marie Inkel. They also discuss the rift between politicos and artists within the women's movement,...
Topics: Wilding, Faith., Rush, Chris., Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century, Women in...
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Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by KPFK' Phil Austin (1941 - ), which opened that month (January 1967?) at the Village Gate in New York City. MacBird! is a 1967 satire by Barbara Garson that superimposed the transferral of power following the Kennedy assassination onto the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth (from Wikipedia). Actors include Ken Greenwald, Richard Paul, Philip Proctor, Carol Samuels, Dianne Turley[sp?]. Music by Leon Levitt,...
Topics: Garson, Barbara., Austin, Phil., Radio plays., American drama--Women authors, American Women Making...
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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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Women-loving poems by poet Judy Grahn (1940 - ), including She Who and The Common Women series. Also Edward the Dyke, a short story based on real experiences, in which a woman confused and ambivalent about lesbianism is confronted by her head-shrinker and his battery of pseudo-therapeutic analyses and methods. Judy is a radical lesbian, but women (and quite a few men) have found her work exciting. The dynamic quality of her writing and its subjects is even more apparent in readings such as this...
Topics: Poetry, Modern., Lesbians -- Poetry, Grahn, Judy, 1940-, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Judy Sherman interviews the all-woman rock group Birtha. They discuss their origins as a band and their experiences in both writing and performing music. The members of Birtha are Sherry Hagler (keyboards), Shele Pinizzotto (guitar), Rosemary Butler (bass, vocals) and Olivia "Liver" Favela (drums, vocals). Songs by Birtha heard in the recording are Work on a dream, Too much woman (for a hen pecked man), Judgement day, Fine talking man, Feeling lonely, and Free spirit.
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Topics: Women musicians., Birtha (Musical group), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Holly Prado reads from her manuscript "Signs" and discusses her poetry in a program hosted and produced by Alvaro Cardona-Hine. Prado was born in 1938, grew up in Nebraska and Michigan, graduated from Albion College in Michigan and moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Edited by Petrie Mason.
Topics: Women writers, Prado, Holly., Poetry., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Report on the Bella Abzug-William Ryan contest for the 20th Congressional district in New York. Includes specifically opinions on the race from women, interviewed on the street. Abzug portion recorded from her campaign event "Women Power for Bella Day," outside her campaign headquarters in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Topics: Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998, Ryan, William., Women politicians, Elections -- New York -- 1972.,...
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Nin reads from and discusses her book Fourth Diary. She also discusses her struggle to become an accepted author. 34 minutes in begins an interview by artist Judy Chicago. They discuss a disagreement they previously had about anger and women's liberation. Judy Chicago interview likely recorded in November 1971. Appears to be different from recording BC0453.04.1 reel is on 2 CDs A & B.
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Women authors -- Personal narratives., Evening with Anais Nin /...
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Mary Bess and Peggy Holter interview three prostitutes, two male and one female, about the social forces that are a part of their lives, their relationships to men, their sexual affiliations with women, and the importance of drugs. Two customers and a pimp are also interviewed. Iceberg Slim, author and former pimp, is heard. Contains sensitive language. Produced by Mary Bess and Peggy Holter.
Topics: Sex-oriented businesses, Prostitution., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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