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...What time of night it is (Part 1 only)

"...What time of night it is" by Patricia Horan & Marjorie DeFazio is a woman's history musical. It has 16 songs, and the outrageous, revolutionary words of Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Victoria Woodhull, Margaret Sanger, and a dozen other fascinating women. Singer/guitarist is Hilary Morgan. The cast includes: Natalie Gray, Holly Thuma, Mary Baird, Elissa Napolin, Anne West, Tom Crisp, and Sarah Twohy. The complete program also featured interviews with currently active feminists (Susan Brownmiller, Cristian Comer, Bella Abzug) following the 90 minute musical, but the Archives only has Part 1 of the musical (48:34). Parts 2 and 3 are missing. Edited and approved for broadcast by Marjorie DeFazio. Master by Miles Smith.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's history, Truth, Sojourner, -1883, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893, Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927, SANGER, MARGARET, 1879-1966. American Women -- Women's history IZ1356
13th Moon: A reading of feminist literature

This program is a live reading sponsored by feminist literary magazine "13th Moon," recorded on March 18, 1981 in Washington Heights. Reading opened by 13th Moon's publisher Ellen Marie Bissert. Readers include poet Robin Morgan (b. 1941) and novelist Alix Kates Shulman (1932). Broadcast on March 18, 1981.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Shulman, Alix Kates, Morgan, Robin, 1941-, Feminist poetry, Women authors, Feminist literature., Feminist magazine American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Authors and journalists IZ0420
1979 Long Island women's music festival: Ruth Pelham and June Millington

The festival was held from March 17, 1979. Archives has two tapes from this event. The first has a performance by Ruth Pelham, vocals, acoustic guitar, and piano. Songs include: Welcome to the singing -- Magic penny (M. Reynolds) -- Don't you think -- Marie Brown -- Tiny flies -- Broomsticks -- Collage -- Mother nature is a strong woman. Host is Judy Castelli. Songs "Tiny flies" and "Broomsticks" were not broadcast 5/27/79 according to tape label. The second tape has a performance by June Millington of Fanny and her band which includes Lisa Brown on sax and flutes, Jennifer Condos on bass, and Miss Joyce on drums. This tape is labeled "7 of 7" which would imply that there are 5 missing tapes from this event. Unclear if this tape was broadcast. Recordings previously cataloged as IZ1395.01 and IZ1395.07. (see flyer below from Smith College's Women's Music Archives Collection)

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Long Island women's music festival, Women's music, Millington, June., Pelham, Ruth, Women musicians., Women's music festivals American Women -- Music and musicians IZ1395
1981 Abortion Rally in New York City

Speakers at a rally in New York City on abortion and equal rights for women, circa June 1981. Speakers include Carolina Castillo, representative of the Executive Council of the General Association of Salvadoran University Students (in Spanish, with English translation); an unidentified speaker who discusses upcoming ERA rally in front of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street; former New York State Senator Karen Burstein; Ellen Willis, feminist activist and writer for the Village Voice; and New York City Councilmember Ruth Messinger. This may be a production reel for WBAI's "Common Ground" program.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Abortion, Equal Rights Amendment (Proposed)., Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- New York (City). American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Activists IZ0902
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.


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 blind blues street singer / Flora Molton ; interviewed by Natalie Reuss.

Interview with Flora Molton, blind blues street-singer of the Washington, D.C. area. Flora tells stories of her past, sings and plays slide guitar, and explains why she has chosen to be a performer of the street. Her band members include Ed Morris and Phil Wiggins. Natalie Reuss of Sophie's Parlor Media Collective conducts the interview. Produced by Sophie's Parlor Media Collective.

Sophie's Parlor Media Collective., Street musicians., Musicians, Blind., Blues (Songs, etc.)., Women musicians., Molton, Flora, 1908-1990, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians WZ0050
A Cabaret / with Terry Garthwaite, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Rosalie Sorrels ; produced by Edward Haber.

This cabaret with Terry Garthwaite, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Rosalie Sorrels took place at the Anspacher Theater of the Public Theater in New York City on November 12, 1979. The three trade stories and songs in a very informal manner. Garthwaite, a former member of Joy of Cooking, is a rock and jazz artist, while Sorrels is a country-folk singer. Hawkins is a poet, storyteller and illustrator with several books to her credit, including Frenching Cuban Pete, Back to Texas, and Fifteen poems. Part of the Poets at the Public series, coordinated by Lynn Holst. Recorded and produced for broadcast by Edward Haber, with assistance from Ira Leibin. Contains sensitive language.

Hawkins, Bobbie Louise., Garthwaite, Terry., Sorrels, Rosalie., Haber, Edward., Women musicians., Concerts., Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Poetry IZ0173
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
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 artist Miriam Schapiro

Artist and feminist educator Miriam Schapiro (1923 - ) reconstructs her development as a painter, linking the changes in her imagery to her psychological history and involvement in the women's movement. Schapiro's memoir reveals how the introduction of feminism expanded, rather than restricted, the possibilities of growth and experience in her life and art. Produced by Clare Spark. Partially supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-, Art and society., Women artists, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Art and artists BC1924
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