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A Black Russian woman / with William Mandel

William Mandel and his wife conduct an interview in English with Dr. Lily Golden-Hanga, a Black Russian woman, born in Soviet Central Asia of United States parentage. Dr. Golden-Hanga was married to the first premier of Zanzibar, who was later killed in a coup in his country. Dr. Golden-Hanga did her Ph.D. in Moscow on the history of African music, and she was previously a tennis champ of Uzbekistan. She also discusses her attitude toward the use of the term "Black" to denote people of totally different cultures (i.e. herself), challenges the Black Muslims by pointing out that Islam was brought to Africa by slavers, discloses that Dr. Du Bois and Paul Robeson helped persuade the Soviet authorities to found Lumumba University in Moscow. A BLACK RUSSIAN WOMAN / with William Mandel. SERIES: The Soviet Union: A Closer Look BROADCAST: KPFA, February 18, 1980. 31 minute interview and 13 minutes of question and answer.

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The interview portion of this recording is the same as that found on AZ0136.03. This version (AZ0438) is of better quality. The two programs have unique introductions and listener call-ins.

Golden, Lily, 1934-, Women -- Soviet Union., Blacks -- Soviet Union., Education, Higher -- Soviet Union., Black Muslims., DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963., Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976., Radio call-in shows, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination AZ0438 A Black Russian woman / with William Mandel. (CD)
A condemnation of sociobiology / Dr. Seymour Washburn ; interviewed by Laurie Garrett.

Dr. Seymour Washburn, professor of anthropology at University of California, Berkeley, attacks the field of sociobiology. Much of the speech focuses on a critique of E.O. Wilson of Harvard University, the chief proponent of the field of sociobiology, who wields evolutionary arguments to support the ascription of genetic bases to human behaviors. This approach has been criticized by many in the scientific community as racist, non-scientific, sexist and dangerous. Recorded at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Symposium in San Francisco in 1977. Produced by Laurie Garrett. Previously cataloged as AZ0116.

Sociobiology, Garrett, Laurie, Wilson, Edward O., Washburn, Seymour, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, American Association for the Advancement of Science. American Women -- Science and scientists, American Women -- Men's commentary and experiences AZ0027.07 A Condemnation of sociobiology / Dr. Seymour Washburn ; interviewed by Laurie Garrett. (CD)
A conversation with Ella Winter / interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

The internationally known political author and lecturer Ella Winter talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about the changes she finds in the United States since her last visit to this country, which had been in 1962 or 1963. Winter says that the country seems much more outspoken about politics, and much less fearful, in general, about a looming Communist threat. Winter was born in Australia, had been residing in London at the time of the interview, but says in this interview that she considered California a second home. This program was originally broadcast during KPFA's open hour.

Thompson, Elsa Knight, Winter, Ella, 1898-1980, Women journalists., KPFA open hour, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Politicians and politics BB2320
A Feminist critique of anti-feminism / produced by Peggy Irene Bray and Julia Randall.

Debate between feminist and anti-feminists. Anti-feminists see feminists challenging woman's natural role, while feminists see anti-feminists as a right-wing backlash that tries to organize women to support the party of war. The right-wing "pro-family agenda" is dedicated to fighting the Equal Rights Amendment and enforcing rigid sexual ethics. Voices heard in the recording, which come from a variety of sources, are historian and author Barbara Ehrenreich, Mother Jones editor and feminist activist Deirdre English, feminist activist Catherine MacKinnon, author and feminist activist Lee Novick, feminist activist Charlotte Bunch, satirical performance art troupe Ladies Against Women, anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly, anti-abortion activist Nellie Gray, U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker (R-PA), U.S. Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), and Evangelical theologian Francis Schaffer. Produced by Peggy Irene Bray and Julia Randall of the KPFA Women's Department with engineering assistance by Susan Elizabeth.

Gray, Nellie., Bray, Peggy Irene., Helms, Jessie., MacKinnon, Catherine, English, Deirdre, Schaffer, Francis., Novik, Lee., Schweiker, Richard., Bunch, Charlotte, 1944-, Schlafly, Phyllis, Randall, Julia., Ehrenreich, Barbara, Women's movement -- Philosophy., Feminism -- Philosophy., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Feminism AZ0806 A Feminist critique of anti-feminism / produced by Peggy Irene Bray and Julia Randall. (CD)
A feminist perspective on pornography: a speech by Diana E. Russell

Explores women's participation in anti-pornography movement. This speech by Diana Russell was given at the conference entitled "Liberty, decency, feminism: three perspectives on pornography." Recorded at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 16 May 1980. The speech was re-recorded in the KPFA studios, Berkeley, CA. Broadcast: KPFA, 2 June 1980.

Note on label: "This is one of the clearest statements I've heard yet on pornography, its difference from eroticism, the reasons why most feminists have ignored the issue of pornography, how it's dangerous for women, why anti-pornography is not pro-censorship, and why women have been put off by the anti-porn movement in the past."

Erotica., Feminism, Pornography., Russell, Diana E. H., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Sex, American Women -- Feminism AZ0459 A feminist perspective on pornography: a speech by Diana E. Russell
A Feminist view of St. Patrick / produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy.

In this brief program, KPFA's Padraigin McGillicuddy discusses the pre-Christian acolytes of the ancient goddess Danu, then moves to the Brehon, or Early Irish Law of medieval Ireland, and the introduction of Saint Patrick. The status of women as it changed from Pagan Ireland to Christian Ireland is discussed. Appears to be different in content from AZ0618 - The Pat-ri-arch revealed: a feminist view of St. Patrick. Produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy.

Ireland -- Church history., Ireland -- Religious life and customs., McGillicuddy, Padraigin, Saints -- Legends., Feminism, Saint Patrick's Day., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Women's history AZ0426 A Feminist view of St. Patrick / produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy. (CD)
A global confrontation: women vs. tradition

A forum hosted by the World Affairs Council at the Firemen's Fund Auditorium in San Francisco in 1971 on the subject of changes that have taken place in women's lives in India, Japan, Eastern Europe, Mexico and Sweden. Education, job opportunities, family living situations and legal rights are compared and contrasted. Edith Coliver, Director of the Asia Foundation, introduces the participants. Margaret Cormack speaks about India and Japan. Helga Lohr-Bailey speaks about the socialist countries of Eastern Europe. Dr. May N. Diaz compares the situation of women in Mexico with that of women in Sweden. Herma Kay speaks about U.S. laws and mores concerning women.

Women -- Social conditions., World Affairs Council of Northern California, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women--India., Women--Japan. American Women -- International women BC0397
A great experience / moderated by Elsa Knight Thompson

Toli Genin, Xavier Brocks, and Derrel Myers and Tom Mage discuss their experiences in a commune experience called the Encampment for Citizenship, which is held on the University of Washington campus each summer. The panelists are from varying backgrounds and places in the country. The encampment features daily lectures in the day and the evening, workshops, and more informal conversational sessions amongst the participants. They also discuss the group governance methods and challenges. Moderated by Elsa Knight Thompson.

Brocks, Xavier., Genin, Toli., Myers, Derrel., Collectives., Communes., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Education BB0338
A Joyful noise: Ana Perez in concert

This is a performance by one of the Bay Area's most talented feminist composer/performers, recorded live at Intersection in San Francisco, September 13, 1972. Perez introduces her band: Rob Woo on lead guitar; Penny Hannah on bass. Songs include A Joyful Noise -- Blackie -- Lost And Found -- Dead End Country -- Sea Dream -- Country Time -- Season's Greetings -- Wild Woman. Recorded by E. Schilling. Not self-contained.

Women musicians., Perez, Ana, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination AZ0615
A Lady called Peace Pilgrim / interviewed by Lou Hartman.

Lou Hartman interviews the activist who called herself "Peace Pilgrim" (neé Mildred Norman), who has walked 25,000 miles since 1953 in her quest for world peace. Peace Pilgrim talks about her journey, which she's undertaken with no possessions, money or organizational backing, why she's chosen to adopt a pseudonym instead of using her real name, and some of the encounters she's had while on her pilgrimage.

Peace Pilgrim, -1981, Peace., International relations., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism BB2149 A Lady Called Peace Pilgrim (CD)
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