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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 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 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 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 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)
A parent's choice / Mrs. Evalyn Dundas interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Mrs. Evalyn Dundas, whose son Malcolm is serving a prison term for non-cooperation with the draft, discusses with Elsa Knight Thompson the problems that such a situation poses for parents. Malcolm was granted the status of conscientious objector, and joined the Peace Corps through which he was a teacher in Tanzania. He was then recalled by the government and given the draft status of 1A. Malcolm protested the draft, was arrested, and at the time of this interview, was serving a term of 18 months in Lompoc prison. Evalyn discusses her reaction to Malcolm's objections and actions, as well as how other parents have reacted to their children's actions; learning about the terms of the draft and the Vietnam war; how her own attitudes have changed from this experience; and Malcolm's experiences in prison thus far. Evalyn also shares the reactions she's received from everyone from family members to strangers, some of whom were WWII veterans, both for and against her son's stance. RECORDED: 25 July 1967. BROADCAST: KPFA, 3 Sept. 1967.

Thompson, Elsa Knight, Parenting., Draft resistance., Dundas, Malcolm, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism, American Women -- Vietnam conflict BB2148
A Private joke that got out of hand / reported by Phil Williams, Bob Bender and Marc Haarz.

Report on the world's first underground comic convention. Includes discussions of sex and sexism, science fiction, overground vs. underground comics, and women's comics. Music by R. Crumb and His Keep on Trucking Orchestra. Contains sensitive language. Participants include: Clay Geerdes, one of the organizers of the convention; cartoonists Bill Griffith (Mr. Toad), Justin Green (Binky Brown), David Geiser (Bobby Boilsucker), Tom Veitch (Legion of Charlies), Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez (Trashman), Shelby Sampson and Lee Marrs (Wimmin's Comix), and Gary Arlington; and publishers Denis Kitchen and Ron Turner. Dramatizations of comics performed by Mara Sabinson, Teddy Sobel, Ben Yahya, and Joe Lomuto. RECORDED: in Berkeley, California. BROADCAST: KPFA, 1973.

Haarz, Mark., Bender, Bob., Alternative press., Wit and humor., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Geerdes, Clay, 1934-1997, Underground comics American Women -- Art and artists BC1488
A public meeting before jail / David Harris and Joan Baez

An event featuring David Harris speaking about his pending conviction for draft resistance. Joan Baez Harris, Jeffrey Shurtleff and "Fondle"[unclear], referring to themselves as the Struggle Mountain Resistance Band, perform songs together before and after David Harris' speech. Loren Basham of The Resistance moderates. Event recorded at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco on Independence Day, July 4, 1969. Note for intro: David Harris is scheduled to have a warrant issued for his arrest on Tuesday (July 15), and will probably be arrested no later than Wednesday, according to information received from his attorneys. His jail sentence is three years for draft resistance. Technical notes: Part 1 of this program is the first half of this tape (to leader); part 2, which should be segued as tightly as possible (applause ends first segment & begins second), is on reel 2; Part 3 is second half of this reel, and should be segued tightly after applause fades at end of part 2. Note: Reel 1 at 15 ips, Reel 2 at 7.5 ips.

Harris, David., Baez, Joan, Draft resistance., Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- San Francisco (Calif.)., Final public meeting before jail / David Harris and Joan Baez.**The, Shurtleff, Jeffrey, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Vietnam conflict BB2208
A question of justice / written by Susan Glaspell (Episode 12 of 14)

Reading of a short story about a woman on trial for the murder of her husband. Although advertised in the KPFA Folio as "A question of justice," this is actually a short story called "A jury of her peers," written by Susan Glaspell around 1916. This is the twelfth episode of the fourteen-episode series produced and broadcast on KPFA by Virginia Maynard and Charles Levy from 1958 to 1959. The series was written and directed by Virginia Maynard and produced by Maynard and Chuck Levy, narrated by Levy, and engineered by David Talcott. It was funded in part by the Educational Television and Radio Center in Ann Arbor and distributed nationally by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters.

Feminism, Women's rights -- United States -- History, Glaspell, Susan, 1876-1948, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Women's history BB0130.12 A Question of justice / written by Susan Glaspell ; produced by Virginia Maynard and Charles Levy (Episode 12 of 14) (CD)
A Swedish social democrat / Birgitta Dahl interviewed by Sue Supriano

Birgitta Dahl, a social democrat and member of the Swedish Parliament for 13 years; interviewed by Sue Supriano. On making men equal to women in Sweden; the drive for humanizing society; the experience of child rearing. Recorded at the First International Conference in Solidarity with Grenada, November 1981. Previously cataloged as AZ0642.

Women -- Sweden -- Social conditions, Social role., Sex role, Equality., Dahl, Birgitta, 1937-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women, American Women -- Politicians and politics AZ0642.01
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