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I remember Mama

Collage of interviews with women talking about mothering. Recorded and broadcast: May 9, 1982. Produced by Marsha Steinberg and Suzi Weissman.

Motherhood, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Parenting and children KZ2393
An interview with Andrea Dworkin / interviewed by Nanette Rainone and Carol Lopate

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.

Dworkin, Andrea., Women, Women authors, Interview with Andrea Dworkin / interviewed by Nanette Rainone and Carol Lopate.**An, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Radical Feminism, American Women -- Authors and journalists BC2165
Focus on Women Composers Overview, May 8, 1976 (Episode 1)

Presentation of women composers of all musical periods. Presented by Renee Roatcap, April McMahon, Elizabeth Pizer, Susan Sailow, and Fleur Helsingor. Contents: 1. continuity; 2. O Death, Rock Me Asleep, Anne Boleyn; 3. continuity; 4. Impromptu, Clara Wieck-Schumann; 5. continuity; 6. Quatuor, Germaine Tailleferre; 7. continuity; 8. Vieille Prière Bouddhique, Lili Boulanger; 9. continuity; 10. Hermit Thrush at Eve, Mrs. HHA Beach; 11. Fire-Flies, Mrs. HHA Beach; 12. continuity; 13. Space is a Diamond, Lucia Dlugoszewski; 14. continuity. Announcements of upcoming women composer presentations. All musical selections come from recordings. Engineer is Joan Medlin.

Women composers., Women musicians., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536, Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896, Tailleferre, Germaine., Boulanger, Lili, 1893-1918, Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944, Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000 American Women -- Music and musicians AZ1132.01
Aphra speaks - December 8, 1972

Aphra Speaks was a series on WBAI wherein the editors of Aphra: The Feminist Literary Magazine discuss authors and literature. On the previous episode, broadcast in November 1972, the Aphra editors discussed Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, asking why feminists have been attracted to these novels. In this program, they ask the same question about two 19th century novels: Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov and George Eliot's Middlemarch. The editors in this program are Elizabeth Fisher, Ellen Harold, Margaret Lamb, and Gerry Sachs. Produced by Ann Snitow.

Aphra: The Feminist Literary Magazine, Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891, Eliot, George, 1819-1880, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists IZ1441
Witches hex / produced by Karla Tonella

A sound portrait, including in-studio interviews with Z. Budapest regarding the history and meaning of hexing in the United States, and actualities from the hexing ritual. Over thirty witches gathered on Mount Tamalpais to perform a ritual hexing on the man who murdered several people in this recreation area. The ritual was led by Z Budapest, founder of the Susan B. Anthony Coven #1, who also explains the rationale behind the hex in a narrative woven into the sounds of the event. Includes discussion of whether or not to create this program, mention of Karla Tonella and KPFA, and whether or not media will help or hurt them. Budapest quotes Florynce "Flo" Kennedy's comments on documenting revolutionary acts, and discusses the importance of woman-centric religion, such as Wicca, and rituals, such as Thesmophoria, to feminists. End credits, "This program was produced and engineered by Karla Tonella, with a little help from her friends, Ellen O'Leary, Avalanche, and The Goddess."

Budapest, Zsuzsanna Emese, 1940-, Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.), Thesmophoria, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- New age/Wicca, American Women -- Violence against women, American Women -- Feminism AZ0603
The world split open / Louise Bernikow.

"The world split open" is the title of a new anthology of women's poetry. In this program, Joan Larkin talks with Louise Bernikow, editor of the anthology. Program includes some of the poetry included in the anthology, recorded May 13, 1972 at WBAI at a Women's poetry reading, also entitled "The world split open". The readers, poets themselves, are Louise Bernikow, Muriel Rukeyser, Sonja Sanchez, Odetta, Jackie Weiden, and Honor Moore. Includes readings of little known poetry by Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Queen Elizabeth I and other women poets. The program was produced by Joan Larkin and Brett Harvey Vuolo.

Lowell, Amy., Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603., Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, Poetry -- Women authors., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Poetry BC1738
Sexuality, violence, and aggression / lecture and interview with Dr. Carl Faber (Episode 3 of 4)

This is the third episode "Sexuality, violence, and aggression" in a four part series of lectures by Dr. Carl Faber entitled "Woman as slave." This episode is in two parts. Part one is Faber's lecture on sexuality, violence, and aggression, given in January 1977. Dr. Carl Faber, a heterosexual monogamist, lectures on how, with awareness, women may get sexually spaced out, allowing sex with no closeness some feel is "mature." They may be turned off completely and may become sexually involved with a person they trust: a woman. Faber goes on to suggest that when a woman gets in touch with how men have treated her, she experiences a violent murderous homicidal rage without end. In the end, she can learn physical self-protection and respect.

In part two Dr. Faber is interviewed by Helene Rosenbluth and Roy Tuckman, discussing the possibilities for a good male/female relationship; refining one's individuality and aloneness; dignity, truth, pride, and purity of experience as motivation and reward for the suffering and loneliness; the lack of awareness of sexist language in college; maturity. This part should follow lecture #3. The end introduces lecture #4, so the announcer should indicated when that lecture will be broadcast.

Produced by Roy Tuckman.

Faber, Carl., Sex (Psychology), Women -- Psychology., Women -- United States -- Social conditions., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Men's commentary and experiences, American Women -- Sex KZ0197.03
Suffocation in suburbia 6: social function and social role in the urban sprawl / Jules Henry (Episode 14 of 15)

Part 14 of KPFA's presentation of the University of California's Medical Center Conference "The Challenge to Women: the Biological Avalanche" held in San Francisco this year. This is Part 6 of "Suffocation in Suburbia." In this recording Jules Henry, Ph.D.(1904-1969), Professor, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) presents "Social Function and Social Role in the Urban Sprawl," a talk on the psychological impact of urban life.

Henry, Jules, 1904-1969, The challenge to women : the biological avalanche, Suffocation in suburbia, Cities and towns -- Growth, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy, American Women -- Reproductive rights BB0521.14
National Women's Political Caucus: Biennial Convention, Boston 1975

Reporting and actuality from the National Women's Political Caucus Biennial Convention, held in Boston, MA from June 27-29, 1975. Reporting and interviews conducted by WBAI's Lin Daniels, from a lesbian perspective. Speakers on this recording include Bella Abzug, Jean O'Leary (1948-2005), Nathalie "Nath" Rockhill, Rita Mae Brown (b. 1944). Other attendees included Liz Carpenter (1920-2010) and Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold (b. 1926). Program produced by Lin Daniels. This recording is the same as IZ1067, which has not been digitized.

National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.), Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998, Brown, Rita Mae., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Politicians and politics, American Women -- Lesbians BC2337
Rosa Parks: Alabama bus boycotts start

Box label: Voice of Rosa Parks heard by phone telling her story of refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a bus [in Montgomery, Alabama December 1, 1955 sparking the anti-segregation bus boycotts]. She tells this same story in a much younger sounding voice in a 1962 broadcast by Sidney Rogers: Archive #BB0566.

Rosa Parks, African American women civil rights workers, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956. American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KZ2466
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