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A conversation with Cindy Nemser, editor of the Feminist Art Journal / interviewed by Judith Vivell

Artist Judith Vivell talks with Cindy Nemser about the Feminist Art Journal, for which Nemser is the editor and publisher, her book "Art Talk," and women in art. Produced by Lin Harris.

Vivell, Judith., Nemser, Cindy., Women in art., Women artists, Journalists -- United States., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Art and artists BC2251
A conversation with Doris Lessing / interviewed by Richard Keffler

Doris Lessing, the author of The Golden Notebooks and other novels, talks with free-lance writer Richard Koffler about society and writing. The program was specially recorded for Pacifica at the London studios of the BBC. RECORDED: by the BBC in London, England. BROADCAST: WBAI, 13 Oct. 1963.

Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013, Women authors, Authorship., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- International women BB3368
A conversation with Ella Winter / interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

The internationally known political author and lecturer Ella Winter talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about the changes she finds in the United States since her last visit to this country, which had been in 1962 or 1963. Winter says that the country seems much more outspoken about politics, and much less fearful, in general, about a looming Communist threat. Winter was born in Australia, had been residing in London at the time of the interview, but says in this interview that she considered California a second home. This program was originally broadcast during KPFA's open hour.

Thompson, Elsa Knight, Winter, Ella, 1898-1980, Women journalists., KPFA open hour, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Politicians and politics BB2320
A Conversation with Grace Paley / interviewed by Lin Harris.

Grace Paley (1922 - 2007), author of the short story collections Enormous Changes at the Last Minute and Little Disturbances of Man, reads some of her short stories, and is interviewed by WBAI's Lin Rosechild Harris about her career, her life and the short story form. Paley reads the stories: Enormous changes at the last minute; A subject of childhood; The immigrant story; and Lavinia: an old story. Contains sensitive language. Produced by Lindsay Audin and recorded by Bill O'Neill.

Paley, Grace., Harris, Lin., Radio programs -- Fiction., Women authors, Conversation with Grace Paley / interviewed by Lin Harris.**A, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists IZ0032 A Conversation with Grace Paley / interviewed by Lin Harris. (Part 1 of 2)
A conversation with Ntozake Shange / interviewed by Clare Spark

Ntozake Shange, the black feminist poet, author of "For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf," is interviewed by Clare Spark on The Sour Apple Tree. Shange discusses reactions to her work and emphasizes how the poems are misperceived by many critics. Ends with a one-minute cut from the album of the 1977 Broadway production of "For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf." The piece is performed by Trazana Beverley. Produced by Clare Spark, KPFK. First broadcast 8/7/77. Aircheck. This program was previously titled "For colored girls who have considered suicide: when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange interviewed by Clare Spark". Production note: The mood is tense and the content revealing.

Shange, Ntozake., Poets, Black., Poetry, Modern., Women authors, Feminism, African American women dramatists, African American women poets, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KZ0209 For colored girls who have considered suicide : when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange ; interviewed by Clare Spark. (CD)
A Crime To Fit The Punishment: an interview with the filmmakers

Mimi Rosenberg speaks with Barbara A. Moss and Stephen Mack on their new film, "A Crime to Fit the Punishment" (1982), a documentary about the making of the 1954 controversial labor film "Salt of the Earth" during the height of the Hollywood blacklist.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Salt of the earth (Motion picture), Blacklisting of entertainers., Hollywood blacklist., McCarthyism., LABOR MOVEMENT, Filmmakers., Women filmmakers., Strikes -- Miners -- United States., Work -- New Mexico., Moss, Barbara (Barbara A.) (Filmmaker), Mack, Stephen (Film editor) American Women -- Film and television IZ1499
A day at the races : the Abzug-Ryan contest / reported by Miriam Rosen.

Report on the Bella Abzug-William Ryan contest for the 20th Congressional district in New York. Includes specifically opinions on the race from women, interviewed on the street. Abzug portion recorded from her campaign event "Women Power for Bella Day," outside her campaign headquarters in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998, Ryan, William., Women politicians, Elections -- New York -- 1972., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Politicians and politics BC0828
A discussion of the work of designer and architect Eileen Gray / moderated by Judith Vivell.

Judith Vivell moderates a discussion of the work of designer/architect Eileen Grey (full name: Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray). Participating in the discussion are architect Susanna Torre and architectural historian Debby Nevins. Produced by Judith Nivell with engineering by David Rapkin.

Torre, Susanna., Gray, Eileen, 1878-1976, Architects., Women in art., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Nevins, Deborah, 1947- American Women -- Art and artists BC2261
A Feminist critique of anti-feminism / produced by Peggy Irene Bray and Julia Randall.

Debate between feminist and anti-feminists. Anti-feminists see feminists challenging woman's natural role, while feminists see anti-feminists as a right-wing backlash that tries to organize women to support the party of war. The right-wing "pro-family agenda" is dedicated to fighting the Equal Rights Amendment and enforcing rigid sexual ethics. Voices heard in the recording, which come from a variety of sources, are historian and author Barbara Ehrenreich, Mother Jones editor and feminist activist Deirdre English, feminist activist Catherine MacKinnon, author and feminist activist Lee Novick, feminist activist Charlotte Bunch, satirical performance art troupe Ladies Against Women, anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly, anti-abortion activist Nellie Gray, U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker (R-PA), U.S. Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), and Evangelical theologian Francis Schaffer. Produced by Peggy Irene Bray and Julia Randall of the KPFA Women's Department with engineering assistance by Susan Elizabeth.

Gray, Nellie., Bray, Peggy Irene., Helms, Jessie., MacKinnon, Catherine, English, Deirdre, Schaffer, Francis., Novik, Lee., Schweiker, Richard., Bunch, Charlotte, 1944-, Schlafly, Phyllis, Randall, Julia., Ehrenreich, Barbara, Women's movement -- Philosophy., Feminism -- Philosophy., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Feminism AZ0806 A Feminist critique of anti-feminism / produced by Peggy Irene Bray and Julia Randall. (CD)
A feminist perspective on pornography: a speech by Diana E. Russell

Explores women's participation in anti-pornography movement. This speech by Diana Russell was given at the conference entitled "Liberty, decency, feminism: three perspectives on pornography." Recorded at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 16 May 1980. The speech was re-recorded in the KPFA studios, Berkeley, CA. Broadcast: KPFA, 2 June 1980.

Note on label: "This is one of the clearest statements I've heard yet on pornography, its difference from eroticism, the reasons why most feminists have ignored the issue of pornography, how it's dangerous for women, why anti-pornography is not pro-censorship, and why women have been put off by the anti-porn movement in the past."

Erotica., Feminism, Pornography., Russell, Diana E. H., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Sex, American Women -- Feminism AZ0459 A feminist perspective on pornography: a speech by Diana E. Russell
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