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Laurie Anderson on her music / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian

Noted experimental musician Laurie Anderson discusses her music, the development of ideas, and the use of odd and modified instruments. Anderson also discusses the influence on her by Vito Acconci and William Burroughs. Includes performances of Anderson's "New York Social Life," "Language of the Future," and "Time to Go." Recorded in her New York studio on March 11, 1979. Restricted distribution rights. Contains performance of copyrighted music. RECORDED: KPFA, 11 Mar. 1979.

Anderson, Laurie, 1947-, Musicians -- Personal narratives., Experimental music., Amirkhanian, Charles., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Poetry AZ1008 Laurie Anderson on her music / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian
Marion's cauldron looks at Salem / hosted by Marion Weinstein (Episode 6 of 15)

Discussion of witchcraft and witch hunts in colonial Salem. Part VI of the series "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Hosted by Marion Weinstein.

Witchcraft., Salem (Mass.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Women's history, American Women -- New age/Wicca BC2069.06 Marion's cauldron looks at Salem / hosted by Marion Weinstein
Radical History Radio: Feminism in the 1800s

Interview with Ellen DuBois, Associate Professor of History and American Studies at SUNY Buffalo, on her new book entitled "Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony: correspondence, writings, speeches." DuBois discusses the origins of feminism in England with Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright. While the US feminist movement in the 1920's fought for education for women and sexual equality, DuBois notes that women in the 1830s were very militant. Both Stanton and Anthony's families were abolitionists and radical Quakers. Stanton, in 1848, helped organize the first women's rights movement, and Anthony was involved in the temperance movement. DuBois also notes the conflict between women's rights and freedom and the right to vote; also, the fight for court reforms, closing of prisons, and day care. Also contains readings of some of Stanton and Anthony's speeches. Host and interviewer is Harry Levine.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, DuBois, Ellen Carol, 1947-, Levine, Harry Gene, Feminism American Women -- Women's history IZ1378 Radical History Radio: Feminism in the 1800s
Rosie, the red riveter / William Mandel.

Inspired by viewing the documentary The Life And Times Of Rosie The Riveter, Mandel explores the topics of women in the workforce, women in typically male-filled jobs, and unions, contrasting the status of women in the United States with that of women in the Soviet Union. Linking of fight for women's rights in the work force with communism in America. Very end of program is cut off.

Women -- Soviet Union., Working classes -- Political activity., Communism -- United States., Women -- Employment., Women's rights, Radio call-in shows, Life and times of Rosie the Riveter (Motion picture), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women, American Women -- Work and unions AZ0534 Rosie, the red riveter / William Mandel.
Melody Ermachild, private eye / interviewed by Philip Maldari

Melody Ermachild, a forty-year old mother, describes how she got started doing private investigation, who she worked for, the kind of work she does (interviews, research, research in libraries, skip tracing, polling juries), some of the famous cases she's worked on (Geronimo Pratt, Larry Layton/Jonestown, Hell's Angels), and her opinions about the nature of the American judicial system. Ermachild also shares her appreciation of good jurors and her gratitude at having a female role model in her boss, Sandra Sutherland, at Palladino & Sutherland. A fascinating interview conducted by Phil Maldari. Includes phone-ins. KPFA, 1981.

Chavis, Melody Ermachild, Women -- Employment re-entry., Women detectives., Pratt, Elmer Geronimo, Radio call-in shows, Jurors -- United States, Discrimination in justice administration -- United States, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978, Hell's Angels American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies, American Women -- Work and unions AZ0580 Melody Ermachild, private eye / interviewed by Philip Maldari
Informed consent / produced by Amanda Spake

Amanda Spake from "Mother Jones" talks to Howard Rosenberg about his article "Informed Consent" about a child receiving radiation treatment. Between 1960 and 1975, 194 cancer patients were treated with high level whole body radiation at the Atomic Energy Commission's Oakridge, Tennessee laboratory. Rosenberg describes what he learned about that research: a description of the facilities, what was really being tested for, how he obtained the information, how effective the treatment was, what the doctors expected to learn, and what was published. Spake also interviews Mary Sue Sexton, mother of the child in the article who was being treated with radiation, and who died at the age of six. The child's treatment is described as well as its possible effects. Also described is the kind of research the facility is doing now. Experiments for Space Program NASA.

Ends abruptly. Needs outro.

Nuclear power -- Health hazards., Medical research -- Moral and religious aspects., Cancer -- Research., Radiation -- Physiological effect., Leukemia, Medicine, Experimental, Lushbaugh, Clarence C. (Clarence Chancelum), 1916-, Rosenberg, Howard L., 1951-, Sexton, Mary Sue, Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Health, American Women -- Parenting and children AZ0577 Informed consent / produced by Amanda Spake
Is there sex after 64? / Dr. Earl Marsh and Mickey Apter ; hosted by Peggy Stein.

A discussion that challenges the myth that, thanks to our society's emphasis on youth and beauty, older people are uninterested in and incapable of enjoying sex, stressing the importance of touch and affection, the differences and lack of them in the sexuality of elders. The participants are Dr. Earl Marsh, gynecologist and psychiatrist and medical director of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, and Mickey Apter, Ph.D candidate at the Institute. The program is hosted by KPFA's Peggy Stein.

Marsh, Earle M., Sex, Seniors -- Sexuality., Stein, Peggy, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Sex, American Women -- Aging AZ0561 Is there sex after 64? / Dr. Earl Marsh and Mickey Apter ; hosted by Peggy Stein.
The murders of the children in Atlanta / produced by Damali Cruz and Khensu-Ra

The program is divided into 3 sections. It begins with a chronology of the events around the murders and disappearances of Atlanta's youth since 1979. The psychological effects of the murders on the children in Atlanta's communities is discussed. And the final section explores some of the theories around who is responsible for the murders.

Actuality is provided by two of the mothers of the slain children: Venus Taylor and Camille Bell; political activists Dick Gregory and Angela Davis, and Stanford University psychologist Irvin Brown. There is also a poem by Ntozake Shange.

Produced by Damali Cruz and Khensu-RA. Technical assistance was provided by Kevin Vance. Originally aired on the Behind The News hour, and this recording includes the announcer from that program and a musical break.

Atlanta (Ga.) -- Social conditions., Murder -- Atlanta (Ga.)., Crime and criminals -- Atlanta (Ga.)., Gregory, Dick., Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Brown, Irvin., Shange, Ntozake., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Parenting and children, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination AZ0560 The murders of the children in Atlanta / produced by Damali Cruz and Khensu-Ra
Health and safety in the automated office: VDTs / produced by Mara Liasson

This short documentary examines the impact of the machine that best represents the automation of office work: the video display terminal. The program includes music, sound effects, and interviews with office workers and female trade unionists in San Francisco, as well as experts in the field of occupational safety and health. Health topics include stress, radiation, muscular-skeletal strain, and eye problems from regular work at video display terminals. Heard in this program are Janet Bertinuson, associate director at the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California in Berkeley; Barbara Potkin, a member of the Office and Professional Employees Union; Lloyd Jackson, the electronic data processing liaison at Blue Shield, where Potkin works; Dr. Milton Zaret, associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University; Helen Palter, president of the San Francisco Oakland Newspaper Guild; John Rogers, public relations director at Blue Shield. Written and produced by Mara Liasson. Engineered by James Bond and Kathy Jacob.

Previously cataloged as VDT's: health and safety in the automated office. This program is listed in the Folio as Occupational Health Hazards. Broadcasted several times in 1981 and 1982.

Zaret, Milton, Video display terminals., Occupational health and safety., Office workers -- Health hazards., Women labor unionists., Bertinuson, Janet, Women at Work Broadcast awards., Women labor union members--United States, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women employees, Palter, Helen S. American Women -- Work and unions, American Women -- Health AZ0552 Health and safety in the automated office: VDTs / produced by Mara Liasson
The war against choice / Deirdre English interviewed by Adam Hochschild

Deirdre English attended the 1980 Convention of the National Right to Life Committee in Anaheim, California. She talks about the way that Committee is organized, who they are, why abortion rights is not a single issue movement, and what it means for American women. She also discusses motivations, thinking, and world view of anti-abortion advocates.Includes phone numbers of abortion rights groups in S.F. and New York. Interview conducted by Adam Hochschild. Both Dierdre English and Adam Hochschild are editors at Mother Jones magazine, and this interview was conducted after the publication of English's article in the magazine entitled The War Against Choice: Inside The Anti-Abortion Movement. Produced by Buster Gonzales.

English, Deirdre, Abortion -- Religious aspects., Pro-life movement., Abortion, Reproductive rights, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Reproductive rights AZ0544 The war against choice / Deirdre English interviewed by Adam Hochschild
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