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In 2011, Pacifica Radio Archives received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve 150 programs from our vaults, with preservation assistance from George Blood Audio and Video in Philadelphia, PA. The resulting collection encompasses an eclectic array of programs, some of which were only very recently discovered by PRA staff. Among some of the many highlights of the collection are a WBAI interview with Andy Warhol about his film Chelsea Girls shortly after the film’s...
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TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pacifica station listeners, this one-year project brings to life fragile and deteriorating reel- to-reel tapes of national significance. Three categories of tapes were selected that highlight some of the strengths of our collection: • Pacifica and Politics : Pacifica’s extensive collection of political programs, covering a variety of topics such as Watergate, COINTELPRO, race and gender relations, featuring personalities...
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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
Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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In 2013, the Pacifica Radio Archives received funding from the GRAMMY Foundation to preserve two significant series of tapes that were originally recorded at and broadcast on Pacifica’s New York station, WBAI-FM: The Free Music Store (1969-1975) and The Mind’s Eye Theatre (1966-1969). Sharing the belief that culture belongs to the people, these two programs brought the performing arts to audiences for free every week while collapsing distinctions between “high” and “low” culture....
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Readings from the autobiography of Mountain Wolf Woman, a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) woman who tells her life story. Provides an authentic and detailed account of the life and attitudes of a woodland Native American woman in the late 19th century until her death in 1960. Includes what it is like to grow up; relationship with the Federal government; puberty rites; arranged marriage; and her eventual conversion to peyotism. Read by Trudie Lamb, herself an Algonquin (Schaghticoke) Native American woman....
Topics: Music., Songs., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is one of the oldest and largest collections of non-commercial listener-sponsored public radio programs in world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, and preserve the creative work generated by, or...
Topic: Pacifica Radio
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is host to an extensive collection of programs that have dealt with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, including what we believe to be the first radio program to explicitly address the topic from 1958. That program and others are featured in this collection, whose preservation and access were coordinated between New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate school program, the University of California, Berkeley Moffitt...
"This tape features man-on-the-street reactions to the verdict of the Dan White trial that culminated in the White Night riot of May 21, 1979. Over 10,000 people came out to San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the decision of the courts to convict the former supervisor on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he would receive less than five years of jail time. The reactions of those interviewed range from mournful to livid, with some calling for the total destruction of City...
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THE DELANO GRAPE STRIKE: Cesar Chavez introduced by Hank Anderson. Cesar Chavez, President of the National Farm Workers Association, spoke in Berkeley under the auspices of of Citizens for Farm Labor, on January 5, about the progress of the Delano Grape Strike and the history of the National Farm Workers Association. He is introduced by Henry Anderson, Chairman of Citizens for Farm Labor. - RECORDED in Berkeley. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 January 1966. (29 min.) BB2358 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: delano, chavez, labor, farm, grape, strike, pacifica
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
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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
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Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4. "General Waste More Land" -- pt.5. "L'il Ol' Lady". BROADCAST: 27...
Topics: fass, chicago, hoffman, ochs, rubin, 1968, pacifica
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature.
Source: KPFA
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Al Auster reviews Édouard Molinaro's film of the play La Cage aux Folles and Martin Sherman's play Bent , two recent gay-themed productions showing in New York City.
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Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
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Description : Tales of the Pit River Indians as recounted by anthropologist Jaime de Angulo for KPFA in 1949. Re-edited and produced by Gui de Angulo in 1991. Call Number : BD0018.01 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints...
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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
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 --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Conversation with June Jordan, interviewed by Julius Lester 1968. Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. Discussion of the pain and plight of Black Americans with emphasis on the word "negro". (30 min.) BB3788.12 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: lester, jordan, pacifica, interview
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
Don Sortor reads chapters 1 and 3 of Grendel , John Gardner's 1971 re-telling of Beowulf from the monster's point of view. (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971). Chapter 1 begins at start of tape. Chapter 3 begins at 00:16:12. This recording does not have Erik Bauersfeld intro.
Source: KPFA
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Disc 1 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Commentary of a Black Souther Busrider" by Rosa Parks Rosa Parks discusses her refusal to give up her seat to a white man & the resulting bus boycott in Montgomery, AL. April 1956 interview, from BB0566. Part 2: "We Want To Be Free" by Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge speaking at a Freedom Rally at Wrigley Field, 26 May 1963, from BB4745a. Part 3: "The Negro In American Culture" by...
Topics: Rosa Parks, Dorothy Dandridge, Lorraine Hansberry
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
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
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James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963.
Topics: Baldwin, Pacifica, KPFA, Castlemont
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A group of people discuss the News and Reviews by opening up with a letter written by a 14 year-old male asking questions about homosexuality. They also address other topics such as a murder case. Kermit introduces the topic of meeting places and lists public areas such as 3rd Ave., Central Park West, and small local spots such as Brooklyn Heights and park around Riverside Dr. They talk about the history of private clubs and gay bars and the tie in to the mafia. Charles Pitts sits in host Baird...
Source: WBAI
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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
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
John C. Lilly (1915 - 2001), author, physicist, neuroscientist and psychonaut, and Antonietta "Toni" Lilly, author and artist, deliver a talk on communication between terrestrial animals and sea animals (particularly man and dolphin). The lecture features a live dolphin with whom the Lillys demonstrate some of their theories about animal consciousness. The Lillys were recorded at Entayant in New York City by Bill Kortum. Produced by Linda Perry for WBAI with assistance from Billy...
Topics: Lilly, Antonietta, Lilly, John Cunningham, 1915-, Dolphins., Animal intelligence., Human-animal...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The second half of WBAI's Free Music Store concert from December 17, 1971 devoted to guitars (the first half featured classical guitarist Bill Matthews - see BC0709.16). This half features jazz guitarist Jim Hall performing with Benny Aronov, piano, and Ron Carter, bass. Among the pieces played are Where would I be?, Careful, and Little waltz. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.19.
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Maureen McIlroy reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) as a special reading for Halloween.
Topics: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935, Short story., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower...
Topics: Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968, Radio adaptations
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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,...
Marge Piercy, poet and novelist, reads her poems and talks about poetry. She announces she has four books of poetry: Breaking Camp, Hard Loving, To Be of Use, and Living in the Open (at press now); and three novels: Going Down Fast (about urban renewal in Chicago), Dance Eagle to Sleep (60s youth movement) and Small Changes (10 years in life of two women friends). Reads and comments on her poems and on poetry. Poems read include "A Work of Artifice," "To Be of Use,"...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Piercy, Marge., Women poets, Women writers
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...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Speech on Black political action. H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael address the Black Panthers. [Event is a Free Huey rally in February, 1968; either the one held February 17 at the Oakland Auditorium, or February 18 in Los Angeles.]
Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
"High tech snake oil," was a sub-series of the WBAI series "Bread and roses," described as an opportunity for people to learn about their health care options, with the Health Policy Advisory Center. This special edition of the show features an interview with Martha Baez and Libby Berkeley on breastfeeding. Tape ends with a recording by Barney Simon of songs about health care by Black South African nurses. Date is listed only as September 4th at 11:20. Master by Metzger.
Topics: Breast feeding -- United States., Motherhood, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Robert F. Kennedy at San Fernando Valley State College, introduced by Jesse Unruh. Speech to students on campus during his Presidential campaign, shortly before his assassination in Downtown Los Angeles. - RECORDED: by KEDC, Van Nuys, California. BROADCAST: KPFK, 25 Mar. 1968. (50 min.) BB4629.
Topics: kennedy, valley, college, pacifica, president, campaign, assassination
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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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.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Roland Hanna, piano, performs a jazz set with Clarence "Scoby" Stroman, drums, and Ron Carter, bass, at WBAI's Free Music Store on March 7, 1972. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces the program. This program was recorded in stereo by David Rapkin and produced by the Music Department of WBAI. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.20.
Topics: Jazz music, Hanna, Roland
Cal Green of WBAI's The Critical People talks to artist Andy Warhol about his film Chelsea Girls. Henry Geldzahler, associate curator of American painting and sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paul Morrissey, film critic and director, and International Velvet and Ingrid Superstar, two of Andy Warhol's "Factory girls" join them in the studio. Green and guests discuss how Chelsea Girls is different from Warhol's previous films and chat about other filmmakers and artists such...
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Albert Ellis gives a lecture at Le Metro Cafe on 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side, NY on January 19, 1965, sponsored by The League for Sexual Freedom. Dr. Ellis outlines a number of different forms of "civilized adultery" or the trading sexual partners. There is a Q&A at the end. First broadcast on WBAI February 16, 1965. Note on label: FCC inquiry 8300 dated May 28, 1965 included this tape "your comments are requested in view of the fact that adultery is a crime in New York...
Topics: Sexual ethics, Marriage., Ellis, Albert, 1913-, Sex and marriage, American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Mifaunwy Shunatona reads pages 79-90 from Dee Brown's historical novel "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" published by Holt/Rhinehart/Winston. Program produced by Suzan Shown (Harjo).
Topics: Brown, Dee Alexander., Wounded Knee (S.D.)., Indians of North America -- History., Bury My Heart at...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Interview with Vicky Starr (1916-2009), featured as "Stella Nowicki" in the documentary film "Union Maids" (1976) about three Chicago women labor union activists from the 1930s. The film was based on the three women from Chicago (Stella Nowicki, Kate Hyndman, and Sylvia Woods) in the labor history book Rank and File by Staughton and Alice Lynd. The documentary featured interviews with the three women, and was produced by Julia Reichert, James Klein, and Miles Mogulescu. It...
Topics: Women labor unionists., Women authors, Labor unions -- Illinois -- Chicago, American Women Making...
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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
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Prof. Herbert Feinstein talks with Lotte Eisner (1896-1983), curator of the Cinematheque of Paris, about the arts, methods and politics of collecting and preserving film classics at the Cinematheque, whose state subsidy was recently abolished by Andre Malraux. Eisner was restored to her job after a public scandal raised by filmmakers Jean Renoir, Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and others.
Topics: Eisner, Lotte., Feinstein, Herbert., Film industry -- France., Film criticism., Film historians,...
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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
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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SUN RA / interviewed by Dennis Irving. - Poet, mythical scientist, musician, and leader of Solar Arkestra discusses his mystical view of the world and humanity. He begins by defining his style of music within the concept of infinity, his role as a musical "coordinator," and the importance of music for all people. Blacks have been cast as "evil" in the Western world, which has lead to a decline in African American self value. Music, he suggests, can counter this history. Sun...
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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,...
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Tapes edited and selected from "Report back from Copenhagen," an event for women to report back from the the mid-decade World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women, which took place in Copenhagen in September 1980. The event was sponsored by Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE). Speakers include Walteen Grady, president of the Washington, D.C. chapter of WREE; Kay Camp of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Vinie Burrows, actress, poet and US...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, International Women's Decade, 1976-1985,...
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Documentary of mining practices in Hazard County, Kentucky. Interviews with residents of Hazard who discuss the coal miners' union, the harassment union miners faced from large mining companies, and the unofficial strikes that are being organized in Hazard County. Includes interviews with strike leaders Berman Gibson, Preacher Smith, Graham Noble, retired miner Harley Caldwell, and Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Noble; Mrs. W.P. Nolan and Louise Hatmaker of the Hazard Herald; C.E. Bean, president,...
Source: WBAI
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Samuel Beckett's radio play Embers directed by Ira Wall and with performances by Stacy Keach and Sudie Bond.
Source: WBAI
Complete air-check of Radio Free Oz episode in which "Michael Agnello" and "Peter Lief" of the "Provo" movement are interviewed by host Peter Bergman, receiving calls and answering questions from listeners. Eventually members of the Hollywood "Provo" group arrive, take over the airwaves, and shut down the show. Produced by Peter Bergman. Last broadcast on KPFK July 24, 1974. Also see KZ4053 .
Source: KPFK
Poet Victoria Sullivan reads selections from her own work. This program was produced by Paul Oppenheimer, with technical direction by David Marks and Richard Harris.
Topics: Poetry -- Women authors., Victoria Sullivan., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Diane DiMassa, creator of the cartoon character Hothead Paisan, discusses how her addiction to television and alcohol fueled the development of that character. She talks about how women of color and queer women feel and express rage in ways which are not acceptable to the dominant white culture. She discusses her appreciation of other cartoonists, and the creation of Zine Scene and Hothead's friends. She discusses her fans, male therapists, academics, alcoholism, and getting into fights with...
Source: KPFK
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
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This program from the "Negro Writer's Vision of America" conference held April 23-25, 1965 at New York's New School is a discussion of the Negro woman in America and in American literature. Participants are poet Sarah Wright, playwright Alice Childress, singer and actress Abbey Lincoln, novelist Paule Marshall and poet Sterling A. Brown. This is the second episode of a twelve-part series of recordings from the Negro Writer's Vision of America Conference; the remaining episodes are not...
Topics: African Americans--Civil rights--History, African American women authors, African American women in...
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Aircheck from the live performance and broadcast of Survival Sunday, a "no nukes" rally held at the Hollywood Bowl on June 10, 1979. The event was also referred to as Survival Sunday II, as it was held a year after the first Survival Sunday antinuclear rally in Los Angeles. Reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 were preserved as part of the American Women project. Reels 1 and 6 were digitized in house at Pacifica.Reel 1: Opening- host Anita Frankel gives rundown of schedule for the rally; interviews...
Topics: Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Los Angeles -- 1979., Survival Sunday, 1979, Antinuclear...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Aircheck of first in a series of programs on the history of women of color titled "This Bridge Called My Back," inspired by the anthology of the same title, edited by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga. This program, about Native American and other women of color in the United States, is an introduction to the series, with music, poetry, and commentary. Host is Barbara Omolade. Edited and approved for broadcast by Eileen Zalisk.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Omolade, Barbara, Native Americans., Indian...
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The Film since World War Two - Pauline Kael 1968. Recorded: at University of California, Berkeley, 26 Apr. 1968. Description: Film critic discusses the history of filmmaking. Reels: 1 of 2 Length: 64:42 Total: 117:00 BB2116a Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Disc 7 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Carmen McRae" McRae discusses women's involvement in show business, her own career, and Charlie Parker. KPFA broadcast 16 January 1978, from AZ0146.
Topic: Carmen McRae
Documentary on women editors, writers, actresses and directors throughout film history. This program salutes the many women who have directed, scripted, and edited films throughout motion picture history. Highlighted are Alice Guy Blache (1873 - 1968), who was the world's first director; Anita Loos (1889 - 1981), screenwriter; and Mae West (1893 - 1980), who wrote and starred in her own films, changing the image of the passive woman previously portrayed in movies. Leni Riefenstahl (1902 -...
Topics: Women filmmakers., Women's history, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Guy,...
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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...
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Actuality recorded at the sit-in at U.C. Berkeley's Sproul Hall, December 4, 1964 at approximately 3:00AM. Track 2, someone announces that "there's a possibility that the police might use tear gas...tear gas CAN NOT kill you." Later it is announced "If you're on probation, under 18 years of age, or not a citizen of the United States, that you strongly consider leaving...you're going to give our lawyers a hell of a time." Protesters sing "We shall overcome."...
Source: KPFA
Performance of Katz's documentary play about the resistance of fugitive slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1851. Broadcast on WBAI, May 16, 1968.
Source: WBAI
"Harvey Milk sits down with Greg Gordon of IMRU (a weekly one-hour radio show made by a group of volunteers focusing on issues affecting the LGBT community in Southern California). Milk discusses being sworn in as a ""candidate who is gay, not a gay candidate"". Discussing the statewide primary for attorney general, the city supervisor addresses the need for politicians to get involved in minority issues. Milk speaks with disdain about privileged or closeted gays who...
Topics: Gordon, Greg., Gays -- California -- Political activity., Gay politicians -- California -- Personal...
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A few days after activist Angela Davis was found not guilty of all the charges against her, she spoke at the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles about her experiences in prison and her commitment to the prison movement. She explores the value of organizing in order to bring about prison reform, how both men and women are political prisoners, and the movement to abolish systemic oppression. She is introduced by Leo Branton, one of her attorneys. Davis' speech was recorded by Emil Freed of the...
Topics: Blacks -- Political activity., Prison reform., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Description : Native Americans discuss their occupation of Alcatraz. Moderated by John Trudell and John Adair. Call Number : BB2309 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Indians of North America--Political...
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Dramatic reading of Mervyn Peake's�Boy in darkness, the second installment of Peake's Gormenghast trilogy featuring the hero Titus Groan, on WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre. Venturing into a trackless waste from his ancestral castle, Titus falls in love with two villains, a hyena and a goat, who deliver him into the hands of one of the most blood-curdling of literary villains: a white lamb. The cast includes Sara Dalton, Cliff May, Albert Norton and Gordon Spencer, and the narrator is Mitchell...
Topics: Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968, Radio plays, Science fiction, Gormenghast trilogy, Boy in...
Improvisational comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara perform as The Barretts of Bleecker Street in the WBAI studio. BROADCAST: WBAI October 1962 and 4 Apr. 1966 and KPFA November 1962 and January 1963.
Source: WBAI