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Barbara: an in-depth study of an American prostitute / produced by Martin Varno

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 student, her experiences with psychedelic drugs, and whether or not prostitution should be a legalized and regulated. Also includes interviews with Robert McDaniels of the Stanley Fleischman law offices; Albert Vincent Freeman, clinical psychologist and consultant with the Southern California branch of the Institute For Rational Living. Program also referred to as A Time To Think. Conceived, written, and presented by Martin Varno. Production and technical assistance by Ron Quakeman, John Stevens, Bixby Lynn, Janet Bernstein, Jan Russell, Norman Belkin, and Dennis Wayne. The program was produced by the Goldenrod Serena Company, exclusively for Pacifica Radio and was written and directed by Martin Varno. Ed Stoddard, end announcer. Contains very loud cricket song during the portion of Barbara's interview. Broadcast on KPFK 1969-07-19.

Prostitutes -- Biography., Freeman, Albert Vincent, McDaniels, Robert, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Sex, American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies BB1800
The New women's caucus / Barbara Bick ; interviewed by Karl Hess.

Barbara Bick discusses women's organizations, particularly the new National Women's Political Caucus and the developing political power of women. Bick has in the past worked for Women Strike for Peace and discusses her ongoing work with Bella Abzug on the Caucus, and also explains the guidelines behind the Caucus and why they are not a women's liberation group. The interviewer is author and speechwriter Karl Hess (1923 - 1994).

Hess, Karl, 1923-, Women's organizations., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Politicians and politics BC0021.23
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
Freedom is an inside job / Mercedes McCambridge.

Actor Mercedes McCambridge (1916 - 2004) speaking before the Women's National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C. on the subject "Freedom is an inside job," and the ways to maintain freedoms in America. She is introduced by Senator Harold Hughes (D-IA). She talks about the essential loneliness of the self; God and Utopia; rage and fear; self-destructiveness— the many little suicides we inflict on ourselves each day; the person within; trust; and responsibility for one's own actions— the recognition that "the buck stops here." Produced by David Selvin for Pacifica Washington Bureau.

McCambridge, Mercedes., Freedom is an inside job / Mercedes McCambridge., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hughes, Harold E. (Harold Everett), 1922-1996, Women's National Democratic Club (U.S.) American Women -- Film and television, American Women -- Politicians and politics BC1041
Women in films / Marjorie Rosen ; interviewed by Jena Blumenfield.

Jena Blumenfield speaks with feminist film critic Marjorie Rosen, author of "Popcorn Venus: women, movies and the American Dream" (New York: McCann and Geoghegan, 1973). They discuss the role of women in the film industry, how most women's dialogue was scripted to be witty in the early days of talkies, how women's roles in the 1950s were retrograde, and about recently released films and their relationship to the women's movement. This is part of a film series produced by Paul McIsaac.

Rosen, Marjorie., Film industry -- Employment., Women in films / Marjorie Rosen ; interviewed by Jena Blumenfeild., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women in motion pictures. American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Film and television BC3033
W.A.C.s, W.A.V.E.s, W.A.F.s, W.M.s. and wives

Documentary examining the problems of women in the military, their treatment, their resistance, their reaction. Produced by Kathy Gilberd of Support Our Soldiers.
Contains sensitive language.

Women soldiers -- United States., Women and the military, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Work and unions, American Women -- Marriage and divorce BC0659
Poems from a woman's experience/ written and read by Clara Kern

A woman's voice - Features poetry written and read by producer/poet Clara Kern. Broadcast July 1982. (Previously titled "A woman's voice: Circa 40s" with the note: "Circa 40s" meaning the impact of sexual attitudes of the 1940s upon women," however this program doesn't seem to relate to this topic. Probably mislabeled.)

Women poets, Kern, Clara, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Poetry TZ0027
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
New York City hospitals are dangerous to your life (Episode 2 of 6)

Documentary on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Episode 2: New York City hospitals are dangerous to your life. This program is on the physical condition of hospitals -- the buildings and the equipment in them-- in New York City. The recording begins by taking listeners on a tour of Harlem Hospital, hearing commentary from representatives of District Council 37, the hospital workers' union. They also discuss conditions at Lincoln Hospital, Lennox Hill, Coney Island, Bellevue, and more. All agree that the conditions are terrible, with one commentator even describing it as something out of a Dickens novel. Voices heard in this program include Dr. Donald Dixon, associate commissioner of the New York state health department; New York state Senator Seymour Thaler, an early advocate for hospital reform; nurses Cordy Givon, Valerie Lisoli, and Irene Zimberg; New York Times health reporter Martin Tolchin; Dr. Howard Brown, former health services administrator; hospital commissioner Joseph Terenzio; Dr. Jack Haldeman, head of the health and hospital planning council; Dr. Phillip Hennig of Metropolitan Hospital; nursing student Barbara McFadden; Myles Lane, chairman of the state investigation commission; health services administrator Bernard Bukoff; an unnamed maintenance worker; and intern Ken Geiger.

AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.), Health facilities -- New York (City)., Hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York, Hospitals--Furniture, equipment, etc., Voluntary hospitals, Brown, Howard, 1924-1975, Haldeman, Jack C., 1912-1985, Lane, Myles J., 1903-1987, Tolchin, Martin, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Health BB3817.02
Majority report, December 4, 1982: Barbara Christian

Barbara Christian (1943 - 2000) delivers a speech as part of the lecture series on "Gender, Race and Class in Society" sponsored by the Center for Research on Women (CROW) at Stanford University, April 1982. Christian is chair of the Afro-American Studies Department at UC Berkeley and author of "Black Women Novelists, 1892-1977: the Development of a Tradition" (Greenwood Press, 1980). In this speech, Christian discusses the tradition of Afro-American women poets, and reads from the works of Alice Walker and June Jordan. Aired as part of the Woman's Magazine program on December 4, 1982.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Christian, Barbara, 1943-2000, African American women poets, Stanford University. Center for Research on Women American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination AZ0642.12
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