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Julia / by Lillian Hellman ; read by Helen Mickiewicz

A dramatic reading of "Julia" written by Lillian Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984). The story is contained in her book of memoirs entitled "Pentimento" published in 1973. Read by Helen Mickiewicz of KPFA.

Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984, American fiction -- Women authors., Radio programs -- Fiction., Julia / by Lillian Hellman ; read by Helen Mickiewicz., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists AZ0158
Art and mythology of India

Clare Spark talks with Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, the curator for Islamic and Indian art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The role of mythology in Indian tradition, especially as regards the Heeramaneck collection. Pal starts with talking about the Standing Ganesha sculpture in LACMA's collection that dates from around the 16th-17th century A.D, and also discusses the Avatars of Vishnu. He discusses the altar at his mother's (and most orthodox women's homes) in India, and how she worships -- that it is the same thing priests do at temples. Pal says that the problem of making the study of art so intellectual is that we lose the closeness with the object and the significance of the creation. Contains background music for ambient effect.

Spark, Clare., Mythology, Indian., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Indian art, Pal, Pratapaditya, Los Angeles County Museum of Art American Women -- Art and artists BB5173
Women in the United Kingdom

Viv Sutherland talks with professor Helen Baehr of the Center Polyclinic of London about the status of women in the United Kingdom.

Baehr, Helen, Women -- Great Britain, Feminism, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women BC2196.20
The demonstrations (Episode 3 of 5)

The third in a series of five parts produced in 1965 by Marcia Tompkins, about her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This program concerns civil rights demonstrations in Tuscaloosa. This series was lightly edited and re-broadcast in July and August 1970 (according to folio) for comparison with her new series (upcoming in September 1970, according to folio) entitled "You must go home: 1970." (Archive #BC2793). This recording was previously numbered as BB3864.08.

Tompkins, Marcia., Racism., Civil rights demonstrations, Be it ever so humble / produced by Elizabeth Marcia Tompkins., Racism -- Alabama., Women journalists., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination BB3864.03
Free abortion in Los Angeles / Sheila Smith interviewed by Don Porsche

Sheila Smith, a volunteer worker at a short-lived free abortion clinic in Los Angeles, talks with KPFA Public Affairs director Don Porsche. Dr. John Gwynne opened the Community Service Center and Women's Abortion Clinic, an abortion clinic in Los Angeles, on March 16, 1970 in defiance of the abortion laws, and in hopes of testing the law's constitutionality. The clinic operated for five days, after which Gwynne, psychologist Harvey Karman, and other clinic employees were arrested.

Smith, Sheila, Abortion, Health facilities -- Los Angeles (Calif.)., Reproductive rights, Abortion -- Law and legislation., Karman, Harvey, Gwynne, John, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Activists BB2441
Some of us have become... / Gloria Steinem at Pierce College

Feminist Gloria Steinem speaks about the institutional changes that the women's movement had just begun, the organized opposition to what changes are made and proposed, the four stages of a women's life, "male-junkies," the naming of our children, the politics of work, cross-cultural differences and similarities, and other topics in this wide-ranging speech. Delivered at Pierce College in Los Angeles in spring 1981. Not self-contained. Approved for broadcast by Helene Rosenbluth.

Women -- Psychology., Women's movement, Feminism, Women -- Social conditions., Steinem, Gloria, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Feminism KZ1067
Women's legal clinic: May 7, 1979-Legal rights related to pregnancy

The topic of this week's Women's Legal Clinic is pregnancy, disability, and women's legal rights with respect to pregnancy. Hosts are Eve Cary and Judy Levin. Cary is an attorney with Legal Aid Society of New York and the author of the NYCLU Guide to Women's Rights in New York State. Levin is an attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Rights Program. Broadcast live with listener phone calls. Produced by Eileen Zalisk.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Pregnancy., Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States., Women's rights, Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation, Pregnancy, Unwanted., Pregnant women -- Employment -- United States. American Women -- Work and unions IZ0449.06
Helen Hooke's Band plays live on Mother's Day

Helen Hooke's Band plays live on Mother's Day, year and venue unknown. You Dream My Dream and Magic are among the songs performed.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hooke, Helen, Scalfi, Sindy, Women musicians. American Women -- Music and musicians AZ1658
A celebration of Black womanhood: Black women in the health sciences (Tapes 5 and 7 only)

Actualities from Barnard College's conference "Celebration of Black Womanhood" held February 4-5, 1978. Tapes in Pacifica's holdings were numbered #5 and #7, indicating that several are missing. These two parts are from a panel about Black women and careers in the health sciences. Part 5 is about applying to medical school. Speakers include Jewel Hodge, Association of American Medical Colleges; Iona Lyles, Assistant for Minority Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. 

Part 7 is a continued discussion about education and training in medical professions. Includes speakers Kay Kennedy, RN, the first Black head nurse at a hospital, who talks about her experiences and work in health related fields; Audine Nelson[sp?], nutritionist, about related health careers; Rosalyn Bowser[sp?] nutritionist at the Harlem Hospital; Q&A (level on questions is very low).

Unclear if this portion was actually broadcast on WBAI. See IZ1417 for another panel from this conference.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Barnard Organization for Black Women Celebration of Black Womanhood, February 4, 1978, Blacks -- Education., African American women physicians, Minorities -- Education., Minority women -- Social conditions., Discrimination in education -- United States., NURSING & NURSES, African American Women American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Work and unions IZ1512
Women in religious life

Documentary on the role of women in organized religion, featuring several women in religions life including Bonnie Daniel, Pastor, and Pat Piven, Exhorter, from the West Bay Metropolitan Community Church in Santa Monica; Presbyterian interim pastor Donna Prickett; and three members of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart religious community: Margaret Welsh, who heads the community, Helen Kelly, President of Immaculate Heart College, and Ruth Ann Murray, Principal elect of Immaculate Heart High School.

Women and religion., Gays -- Religious life., Religious tolerance -- United States., Kelly, Helen., Immaculate Heart College (Los Angeles, Calif.), Metropolitan Community Church, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Religion, American Women -- Education BC1984
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