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Browse the American Women collection

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A lady doesn't take karate / moderated by Lois Hansen.

Eight Bay Area feminists talk about learning karate, both in traditional schools and in the newer, women-only self-defense classes, the physical and mental challenges of karate, the need to defend themselves and their changing images of themselves. The women come from a range of backgrounds (some of them are young, some older, some gay, others living with men), but all feel that a woman who intends to go about day and night as a free person had better learn to defend herself. It's a joyful conversation for the most part, as women discover that their bodies can become an extension of their will and personality instead of just something for men to whistle at. Moderated by Lois Hansen. Listener phone calls included.

Women -- Personal narratives., Feminism, Karate, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hansen, Lois. American Women -- Feminism BC0937 A Lady doesn't take karate / moderated by Lois Hansen. (CD)
A lesbian video collective. Delia Davis and Nancy Houngs interviewed by Ronald Gold (Episode 15)

Delia Davis and Nancy Houngs, members of Lesbians Organized for Video Experience (LOVE), discuss how their work serves as a record of the lesbian community's history, and how it has affected their own loves and attitudes. Host and producer is Ronald Gold.

Davis, Delia., Houngs, Nancy., Women artists, Gay organizations, centers, etc., Lesbians -- New York, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lesbians Organized for Video Experience American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Art and artists IZ0013
A medical desert / Dr. Richard Fine and Shari Whitehead interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Elsa Knight Thompson talks with Shari Whitehead of the International Liberation School and Dr. Richard Fine, co-chairman of the San Francisco Medical Committee for Human Rights, about a recent trip to northern New Mexico, their investigations into the appalling medical situation there, and the plans to correct it. Originally aired during KPFA's open hour.

Fine, Richard N., Whitehead, Shari, Thompson, Elsa Knight, Health facilities -- New Mexico., Indians of North America -- Civil rights., Española Basin (N.M.), El Rito (Rio Arriba County, N.M.), Mexican Americans -- Civil rights, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, KPFA open hour American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Health BB2235
A memorial for Muriel Rukeyser: readings and performances by Chaikin and Peaslee

A memorial program for poet and activist Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980). Joseph Chaikin (1935-2003), theater director and actor, reads Rukeyser's poems. And at the end, three of Rukeyser's poems are set to music, composed by Richard Peaslee and sung by Alexandra Hughes.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-, Women poets, Poetry -- Women authors., Chaikin, Joseph., Peaslee, Richard American Women -- Poetry IZ1359
A mersey killing

An experimental radio production edited and narrated by Mitchell Harding, featuring two high school students at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, CA. The tape was a response to a speech by the Reverend David Noebel on "Communism, Hypnotism and the Beatles: The Communist Use of Music." Several Beatles songs are sprinkled throughout, as well as excerpts of the Reverend's speech given in Walnut Creek, California.

Noebel, David A., Experimental theater., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Beatles, A Mersey (sic) killing, Anti-communism. American Women -- Radio, American Women -- Theater BB4951
A Mingled Yarn : chronicle of a troubled family / Dr. Beulah Parker ; interviewed by Betty Roszak.

Betty Roszak interviews Dr. Beulah Parker, psychiatrist and author of A Mingled Yarn: Chronicle of a Troubled Family (Yale University Press, 1972). The book presents a case study of the environmental and interpersonal factors that lead to the development of schizophrenia in a well-to-do American family.

Parker, Beulah., Family -- United States., Women authors, Mingled Yarn : chronicle of a troubled family / Dr. Beulah Parker ; interviewed by Betty Roszak.**A, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Schizophrenics -- Family relationships., Mental illness--United States American Women -- Health, American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy BC1191
A minority of one

Women professors frequently number only one or two in college department. Tonight, four women Ph.D's from local colleges and universities discuss their feelings and experiences as they cope with their minority status in male-dominated college faculties. Panelists are Marie Louise Gollner, BA from Vassar, Fulbright to Germany, teaches music history at UCLA; Nathalie Babel, from Paris, taught at Barnard College in New York, M.A. in Slavic Studies and PhD in Comparative literature at Columbia, teaching French and Russian literature at UCSD; Joan Hodgman, director of the Newborn Service at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of medicine, resident training in pediatrics at Los Angeles County Hospital, interned in pediatrics at UC hospital in San Francisco, where she got her MD degree, B.A. in Biology from Stanford; and Isabel Navarre, teaching at California State College Dominguez Hills in Psychology department, earned bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees at the University of Texas in Austin. Produced by Kathy Calkin and Rachel Kurn. Moderated by Clare Spark (nee Loeb).

Calkin, Kathy., Spark, Clare., Women -- Personal narratives., Sex discrimination in employment, Minority of one / produced by Kathy Calkin and Rachel Kurn. **A, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Work and unions BC0650
A new breed of lawyers / Carol Ruth Silver interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Attorney Carol Ruth Silver, Director of Berkeley Neighborhood Legal Services, is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson. The topic is PLEA (Poverty Lawyers for Effective Advocacy), a group of lawyers who provide legal aid to the poor and underprivileged. Berkeley Neighborhood Legal Services is funded by a grant produced from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Originally broadcast during KPFA's open hour.

Thompson, Elsa Knight, Silver, Carol Ruth., Lawyers., KPFA open hour, Legal aid., United States. Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Berkeley Neighborhood Legal Services, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Work and unions BB2260
A new Jewish agenda for the '80s

This series documents the Conference for a New Jewish Agenda for the '80s, held at the 4-H building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 24-28, 1980. Although the purpose of the conference was to establish a new national Jewish organization, the speeches and discussion contained herein were of interest to a broader audience. Topics include the political situation of the day, the Left, the rise of the new Right, the family, gays. The program, a mix of speeches, panels, music, and continuity, was written and produced by Anita Frankel for Pacifica Radio. Part one includes speeches by Denise Horton, conference chairperson and DC-area psychologist who delivers the opening plenary remarks; Rabbi Gerald Serotta, Hillel rabbi, associate director of Hillel at Rutgers University and chairperson of the Agenda Steering Committee; Marian Henriquez Neudel, attorney from Chicago and member of Chutzpah, an early attempt to organize a progressive alternative in the Jewish community; Jack Jacobs, a lecturer in political science at Columbia University and member of the Jewish Socialist Youth Bund; and comments from a panel on "The Rise of the New Right" by Michael Berenbaum, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Washington, D.C. and associate director of the President's Commission on the Holocaust; Ellen Willis, a columnist for the Village Voice; and Bertram Gross, author of "Friendly fascism: the face of new power in America." Part two includes Aviva Cantor, editor of Lilith, a Jewish feminist magazine; Michael Lerner, therapist at the Institute for Labor and Mental Health; Ellen Willis, a writer for the Village Voice; and gay men and women (none identified) interviewed at the end of the conference. Part three includes a panel on Jewish progressives and their relationship to non-Jewish progressives, which featured Paul Buehl, editor of Radical America magazine; Stanley Aronowitz, political scientist, professor at Columbia University and UC Irvine and former labor leader and activist; and David McReynolds, chairperson of the Socialist Party USA. Executive Producer for the series was Helene Rosenbluth.

Aronowitz, Stanley., Berenbaum, Michael, 1945-, Buehl, Paul., Gross, Bertram Myron, 1912-, Horton, Denise., Jacobs, Jack., Lerner, Michael., McReynolds, David., Neudel, Marian Henriquez., Serotta, Gerald., Willis, Ellen, Frankel, Anita., Rosenbluth, Helene, Radicalism -- Jews., Jewish gays., Congresses and conventions -- Washington, D.C., Jews -- Identity., Jewish organizations., New Jewish agenda for the 80s / produced and written by Anita Frankel and Helene Rosenbluth.**A, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Religion, American Women -- Politicians and politics KZ0998
A new look at abortion / W.J. Bryan Henrie.

Dr. William Jennings Bryan Henrie (1896-1972), a country doctor turned abortion rights activist after being convicted in 1962 for performing abortions, speaks at the Conference on Abortion and Human Rights on January 9, 1966 in San Francisco under the auspices of the Society for Humane Abortion. Henrie calls for a more liberal view toward abortions, declaring that eventually "all will realize that abortions are necessary and grant its freedom." Technical production by Dan McClosky.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Henrie, W. J. Bryan, 1896-1972, Abortion -- United States., Birth control -- United States., Conference on Abortion and Human Rights (San Francisco, 1965), Abortion American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Men's commentary and experiences BB1419 A new look at abortion / W.J. Bryan Henrie. (CD)
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