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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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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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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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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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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...
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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),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is host to an extensive collection of programs that have dealt with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, including what we believe to be the first radio program to explicitly address the topic from 1958. That program and others are featured in this collection, whose preservation and access were coordinated between New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate school program, the University of California, Berkeley Moffitt...
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
"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...
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
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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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
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...
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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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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
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...
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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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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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
Novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick presents "New York, Capitol of the 20th Century" at the UCLA English Department's annual Ewing Lecture, April 21 and 22, 1981. The talk was presented in two parts on KPFK. In part one, "Pastoral memories," Hardwick discusses the images of "Old New York" in 19th century American writing. This part was scheduled to be broadcast September 30, 1981 but the transmitter dumped it. It was later broadcast on January 6, 1982. In part...
Topics: Hardwick, Elizabeth., Women authors, New York, capitol of the 20th century : pastoral memories /...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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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...
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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.
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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
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...
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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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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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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...
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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
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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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 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
"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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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.]
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
"The funeral service of Jonathan Peter Jackson (1953-1970) and William Arthur Christmas (1943-1970), who were killed in the course of an armed action which they staged during a politically charged trial of prison inmates at the Marin County, California, Hall of Justice, on August 7, 1970. Contents include Master of Ceremonies at the funeral, Father Earl Neil and a eulogy by Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party co-founder and officer. Services were recorded at St. Augustine's Church,...
Topics: BLACK PANTHERS, FUNERALS, JACKSON, JONATHAN, CHRISTMAS, WILLIAM, SAN QUENTIN, SOLEDAD BROTHERS,...
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 .
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Ronald Pereira, ex-heroin addict age 21, tells KPFA's Elsa Knight Thompson about a drug rehabilitation program which began in Santa Rita prison initiated by the inmates to help themselves, since no part of the correctional system was providing help with addiction. He describes its problems and objectives. The group is called NEW PAL, for Narcotics Elimination Work Practiced Among Losers. Pereira also explains how his addiction was handled by the judge who sentenced him, and within the prison.
Topics: Pereira, Ronald., Drug abuse -- Treatment., Prisoners -- Medical care., American Women Making...
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WBAI's Drama, Literature and Art department presents the St. Mark's Poetry Project's New Year's Day Benefit to help rebuild the St. Mark's Church which partially burned down in 1979.Part A is in two parts: Side one: (00:00:28) Intro and Patti Smith - "Because the Night" (studio version). (00:03:47) John Cage reads extracts from "Indeterminacy"; (00:07:03) Susan Howe reads from "Secret History of the Dividing Line"; (00:09:48) Hannah Weiner reads from...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York,...
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On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the police and his arrests. Bruce speaks openly about his own addictions, being arrested by the LAPD and the violation of his civil rights. 1963. 28 minutes.
Topics: Lenny Bruce, Pacifica, Comedy
Mr. Feinstein interviews actress Billie Dixon, who performed Jean Harlow in Michael McClure's play The Beard. Recorded September 1, 1967 in the green room at the Encore Theater, San Francisco, California. They discuss her and her cohorts' arrests for "lewd conduct in a public place" during her performance in The Beard.
Topics: Dixon, Billie., Actresses., McClure, Michael. Beard, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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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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Disc 8 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "The Power Of African-American Women" Four part program which examines the work and impact of several African-American women: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Rosa Parks. Recorded 1992, from AZ0973.
Topics: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks
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...
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WBAI's Drama, Literature and Art department presents the St. Mark's Poetry Project's New Year's Day Benefit to help rebuild the St. Mark's Church which partially burned down in 1979.Part A is in two parts: Side one: (00:00:28) Intro and Patti Smith - "Because the Night" (studio version). (00:03:47) John Cage reads extracts from "Indeterminacy"; (00:07:03) Susan Howe reads from "Secret History of the Dividing Line"; (00:09:48) Hannah Weiner reads from...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York,...
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During a June 1981 trip to Nicaragua, a group of KPFK listeners met with Yvonne Siu and Gloria Carrion of AMNLAE, the Nicaraguan National Women's Association. They discuss the integration of women in that country's revolution, the role of women in the revolution, the problems they face now, health care, contraception, nutrition, and the unresolved conflicts between revolution and the Latin American traditions that oppress women. In Spanish and English with the translation done by Marc Cooper....
Topics: Bosted, Molly., Cooper, Marc., Women -- Nicaragua -- Social conditions., Bilingual materials --...
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James "Jimmy" Seals, guitar and violin, and Darrell "Dash" Crofts, electric mandolin and electric piano, perform down-home songs, ballads and some country fiddle tunes at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 14, 1971. Bobby Lichtig accompanies them on bass. Songs include Freaks fret, Irish linen, Earth, Eighth of January, Devil's dream, a Tuvan singing demonstration of Bonaparte's retreat, Tin town, Birthday of my thoughts, Cotton mouth, Ridin' thumb, Wisdom, Springfield...
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Topics: Seals & Crofts, Folk-rock music, Seals, James, 1941-, Crofts, Dash
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Convention coverage in Chicago, 1968. Sounds from downtown demonstrations and Democratic convention nominations. Reported by Steve Bookshester and Dale Minor, interviews by Julius Lester. Actuality from Pacifica's coverage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Examines the political struggles on the floor of the Convention. Features Julius Lester's interviews with Black delegates who talk about the confusion and corruption of the process, as well as his reports on the battle on...
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Dr. Linda Nochlin is a professor of Art History at Vasser, visiting professor at Hunter College, author of Realism (Penguin), and she is currently working on a study of the image of the "fallen women" in art and literature. Her talk tonight is on the subject of the image of women in art. This lecture was given at WBAI on October 10, 1972. Note: Intro/outro--self contained.
Topics: Body image., Women in art., Nochlin, Linda., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Actress Marian Seldes (1928-2014), recipient of Tony, Obie and Drama Desk Awards, is interviewed by WBAI's Bruce Kenyon. They touch on virtually every facet of her craft, in addition to sharing memories of such coworkers as Judith Anderson, John Gielgud, Colleen Dewhurst, and shows such as "Medea", "Tiny Alice", and "Equus." Program begins with a reading by Seldes.
Topics: Seldes, Marian., Kenyon, Bruce., Acting., Actors and actresses, American Women Making History and...
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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...
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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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Aircheck of the Firesign Theater program "Dear Friends: Let's Eat." Firesign Theater is an American comedy group which consists of Phil Austin (Nick Danger), Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, and David Ossman.
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Alberta Constance "Dee" Wells (1925-2003), author and journalist speaks about her friendship with Violet Ranny "V.R." "Bunny" Lang (1924 - 1956), poet, playwright and founder of the Poets' Theater in Boston. Her friend says it's been 19 years since Bunny died, so the recording is estimated to be from 1975. Speaker says she met Bunny in 1943 in the Canadian Women's Army. She speaks about Bunny's life and her impact on family and friends. This recording also appears...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lang, V. R., 1924-1956, Women poets, Wells,...
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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...
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Actuality of the Women Take Back the Night march held in Los Angeles on April 19, 1980. Contains a speech by feminist activist Andrea Dworkin (1946-1995), the Los Angeles Women's Chorus and the Great American Yankee Freedom Band of Los Angeles perform, interviews with participants and actualities from the crowd.
Source: KPFK
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Disc 4 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Lena Horne" Singer discusses her career. KPFA broadcast 12 April 1966, from BB0921.
Topic: Lena Horne
Four Black women--Peachie Brooks, housewife and mother of five living in Brownsville, NY; Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, mother, actress, and Temple University and Sorbonne alum who has lived in New York and Paris; Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, attorney, director of Media Workshop and member of the Steering Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party; and Eleanor (Holmes) Norton, Antioch University alum and Assistant Legal Director at the ACLU office in NYC--discuss their role in society, politics,...
Topics: Blacks -- Social conditions., Women -- Social conditions., African American Women, Kennedy,...
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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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Folio description: "Documentary on a highly educated, intelligent woman who has chosen prostitution as a profession. Barbara, a sometime student at one of California's largest universities with an IQ well above average; but at nineteen she isn't the average teenager. She's a well-trained, highly skilled professional, an expert in a field which brings her approximately one thousand tax-free dollars a week." Barbara discusses how she got into the business as a junior high school...
Topics: Prostitutes -- Biography., Freeman, Albert Vincent, McDaniels, Robert, American Women Making...
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Helen Landgarten, art therapist, hosts a panel of people representing the Betsy Wooden Center for Psychotherapy in Encino, CA on the topic of the recent trend in mental health field toward group practice. The panel is composed of Robert Zweber, founder of the group; Charles Hurt, Daisy Spiegel, and Dr. Melvyn Werbach. Formerly cataloged as BB4450.01.
Topics: Werbach, Melvyn R., Landgarten, Helen B., Psychology, Applied., Group psychotherapy, American Women...
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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
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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...
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Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, performs with Daniel Waitzman, recorders and transverse flute, and Henry Schuman, oboe, at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 11, 1971. The trio performs Sonata in G minor for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1020 by C.P.E. Bach, Sonata no. 1 in A minor by C.P.E. Bach, Sonata for recorder and continuo by Georg Philip Telemann. Barbara Oka announces intermission. The ensemble then plays Trio sonata in C minor by Johann Joachim Quantz, Sonata brillante for solo recorder...
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Topics: MUSIC, Schuman, Henry (Oboist), Comparone, Elaine, Waitzman, Daniel
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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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
Film critic Pauline Kael (1919-2001) discusses the history of film making and gives brief reviews of films past and present. The second part of this recording contains question and answer, most questions are inaudible. Part one was broadcast June 13, and Part two was broadcast August 19, 1968.
Topics: Kael, Pauline., Films -- History., Film since World War Two / Pauline Kael.**The, CINEMA, CRITICS...
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KPFK's Barbara Cady and Los Angeles Free Press reporter Helen Koblin interview Jill Johnston, Village Voice columnist and author of Lesbian Nation . Johnston explains her views of lesbianism as the only true radical feminist position. She discusses the purported link between lesbianism and madness, her relationship with her children, and whether the lesbian feminist struggle is equivalent to the oppression of Third World peoples.
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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
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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MADAME NHU AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Trần Lệ Xuân (22 August 1924 – 24 April 2011), popularly known as Madame Nhu, wife of South Vietnamese Premier and de facto First Lady of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963, speaks to students at U.C. Berkeley. In this recording, we hear an introduction from Professor Robert Scalopino, chairman of the Political Science Department of the University. Includes a question and answer session, and actuality of the anti-war demonstration outside the...
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Trần, Lệ Xuân, 1924-2011, Draper, Hal., Protests, demonstrations,...
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The Shakespeare Liberation Front reads Grace Paley's short story "The Loudest Voice." Cast includes Deborah Zane, Don Robbins, Sally Francis, Steven Eldridge, Christine Stevens, and Richard Mann. Live music by the Shakespeare Liberation Front Singers with Don Robbins on piano. Adapted for radio and directed by Jeffrey Shandler and Don Robbins. Produced by Claude Eth[sp?]. Live sound effects by Richard Mann. Engineered by Dan Finton. Executive produced by Tim Holcomb. The first three...
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Taylor Mead and Tom Hompertz interviewed by Claire Clouzot, 1968. Cast members discuss Andy Warhol's film Lonesome Cowboys. Also present were Bruce Haines from Warhol's Bike-boy and poet Lee Meyerzov. (36 min.) BB5201 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: warhol, clouzot, meyerzove, mckittrich, haines, film, pacifica, mead, hompertz