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|Title||Description||Keywords||Genre||PRA Archive #||StoreItem|
|Madeline Duckles interviewed by William Mandel||
Interview with Madeline Duckles (May 19, 1916-Nov. 23, 2013), prominent Anti-Vietnam War Older-Generation activist (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Women for Peace). She had just been to the U.S.S.R. on an invitation of their Soviet Women's Committee. She discusses SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks), etc.; her impressions of Soviet Central Asia vis-a-vis Vietnam, which she visited recently; women in the U.S.S.R., the city of Novosibirsk in Siberia, health resorts on the Ob River,
|Duckles, Madeline, 1915-2013, Women -- Soviet Union., Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Novosibirsk (Russia)||American Women -- International women, American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism||AZ0213||Madeline Duckles interviewed by William Mandel|
|Faith Petric sings folk songs / produced by Ed Schoenfeld.||
Faith Petric (September 13, 1915-October 24, 2013) sings folk songs written by other musicians in the studio. Produced by Ed Schoenfeld. They discuss the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World), Bruce "Utah" Phillips, Petric's own biographical history, the folk music scene in the Bay Area, and Petric's involvement with the San Francisco Folk Music Club.
|Petric, Faith., Folk-songs., Women musicians., Radicalism -- Songs and music., Women folk musicians, San Francisco Folk Music Club, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Music and musicians||AZ0226||Faith Petric sings folk songs / produced by Ed Schoenfeld.|
|Ruthie Gorton sings her own songs / produced by Ed Schoenfeld||
Ruthie Gorton is a Los Angeles based "movement singer" who has performed around the country since the civil rights movement. She sings acapella, that is, without accompaniment, about a variety of social issues and movements in the U.S. and abroad. In this program, Ruthie sings her own songs. Produced at KPFA by Ed Schoenfeld.
|Gorton, Ruthie., Schoenfeld, Ed., Political ballads and songs., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women musicians -- United States.||American Women -- Music and musicians||AZ0228||Ruthie Gorton sings her own songs / produced by Ed Schoenfeld|
|Setting the stage, 1949 : enter the Cold War||
The mood of the Cold War era is explored in interviews with Jessica Mitford, Helga Lohr-Bailey, and Billy Allan, three political activists of the forties and fifties. Produced as part of the KPFA thirtieth anniversary retrospective programming group. Interviews conducted by Helen Mickiewicz, Laurie Garrett, and Paul Allen. Produced by Helen Mickiewicz.
|Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996, Allan, Billy., Lohr Bailey, Helga, World politics -- 1945-, United States -- History., McCarthyism., KPFA thirty year retrospective, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Politicians and politics||AZ0232||Setting the stage, 1949 : enter the Cold War|
|Suburban sadness / produced by Lili Francklyn and Robin Steinhardt.||
"Suburban Sadness" was produced for the year 1952 in KPFA's thirty-year retrospective. Suburbia's housing developments and housewives, cars, televisions, drive-ins and Cold War anxieties are all discussed in the context of music from the early fifties. There is the story of a typical American family according to one journalist, and an analysis of suburbia by Prof. David Riesman of the Center for Leisure Studies in Chicago. Pacifica recorded all of Reisman's lecture series and called it "The American Future." Contains dubs of pirated 1950s television commercials and readings by Tillie Olsen of excerpts from Here I Stand Ironing, recorded at KPFA in the mid-1950's. Produced for KPFA's Public Affairs Department by Lili Francklyn and Robin Steinhardt, engineered by Lili Francklyn.
|Francklyn, Lili., Steinhardt, Robin., Riesman, David, 1909-2002, Suburban life -- United States, The Fifties, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Anthropology and societal role||AZ0241||Suburban sadness / produced by Lili Francklyn and Robin Steinhardt. (CD)|
|The Big swindles / produced by David Burket and Susan Richman.||
"1976 THE BIG SWINDLES" produced by David Burket and Susan Richman. A somewhat sardonic look back at the news events of the bicentennial year 1976, and examination of what has happened in relation to these events, since. Topics include: Congressional sex scandals, Earl Butz, ERA and abortion legislation, the Moonies, the swine flu epidemic, and of course, the Buy-centennial. (Brief mentions of China, G.E. Nuclear employee resignations, homosexual rulings, etc.) The Moonies segment was heavily excerpted from BC2132. This program contains excerpts from many other Pacifica programs.
|UNIFICATION CHURCH., American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976., Equal Rights Amendment (Proposed)., Swine influenza., Legislators -- United States., Abortion -- Law and legislation., Swindlers and swindling., Big swindles / produced by David Burkett and Susan Richman.**The, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), American Women -- Reproductive rights||AZ0278|
|Wanderground : stories of the hill women / Sally Gearhart ; produced by Karla Tonella.||
Sally Gearhart reads from her book "The wanderground: stories of the hill women" (Boston: Persephone Press, 1978), a feminist fantasy fiction account of a separate woman's culture wherein the women have highly developed psychic powers, have children parthenogenetically, and live in harmony with all the rest of the Earth, except the men who control the cities. Part A features the chapters "Openings" and a portion of "The remember rooms." Part B continues the chapter called "The remember rooms." Part C contains a reading of the chapters "Krueva and the pony" and "Ijeme's story."
|Tonella, Karla., Feminist literature., Radio programs -- Fiction., Women authors, Gearhart, Sally Miller, 1931-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Lesbians||AZ0292||Wanderground : stories of the hill women / Sally Gearhart ; produced by Karla Tonella. (CD)|
|Lesbians and alcoholism / produced by Karla Tonella||
Host: Ann Noolen, Lesbian Task Force of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. Guests: Ann Worthington, Women's Alcohol Coalition; Celinda Cantu, Center for Feminist Therapy & Education; Bonnie Malcolm, Whitman Radcliffe Foundation; and musician Meg Christian, Olivia Records. Includes a song by Meg about her own alcoholism. Includes listener phone-in comments. Produced by Karla Tonella. Engineered by Chana Wilson. Technical note from Wilson: Aircheck. Levels too low...a whole lot of studio noise, needs everything possible, but worth it for the content. I keep telling them those are the wrong mics but what do I know, I'm not techie (sic).
From label: "What do you know about alcoholism in general and how it affects lesbians specifically? What is a co-alcoholic? What games do alcoholics play with themselves? Is there a double standard for men and women alcoholics? What is alcoholism anyway? The program includes several women speaking about their alcoholism, phone-ins, and Meg Christian singing about her own alcoholism. The references to the San Francisco Bay Area at the end can easily be edited. A moving discussion. Produced by Karla Tonella, KPFA, 1979."
Lesbe Friends was a program that was put together by the Lesbian Task Force of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.
|Noolen, Ann., Malcolm, Bonnie., Cantu, Celinda., Christian, Meg, Alcohol and women., Alcoholics -- Psychology., Lesbians -- Alcohol use, Radio call-in shows, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Lesbians||AZ0293||Lesbians and alcoholism / produced by Karla Tonella|
|The lesbian underground: on being a lesbian before the women's liberation movement||
Sabrina Sojourner hosts a discussion on the lesbian underground, or what it was like to be a lesbian before the feminist and gay liberation movement. Guests include Del Martin, author and Commissioner of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Phyllis Lyon, Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco; and Pat Bond, comedian who appeared in the film "Word Is Out." In addition to the discussion, a tape produced by Karla Tonella of interviews with lesbians who came of age before the beginning of the women's movement is featured. Lesbe Friends was introduced on KPFA in 1978 as a new program produced by the Lesbian Task Force of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. It was broadcast on second and fourth Mondays of the month at noon. Note on box: Lots of studio noise due to poor miking, needs EQ and limiting.
|Gay rights--United States, Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Lyon, Phyllis, Martin, Del, Lesbians -- United States, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Lesbians||AZ0294||The Lesbian Undergound (CD)|
|The Dinner Party / Judy Chicago interviewed by Karla Tonella||
Feminist visual artist Judy Chicago, one of the founders of the Women's Building in Los Angeles and author of "Through the Flower" talks with Karla Tonella, KPFA, about her exhibit "The Dinner Party." In the making for five years, "The Dinner Party" is a major piece of sculpture that encompasses the history of western women from the beginning of time using traditional crafts and symbols as well as the new technology and feminist ideas. None of the controversy surrounding the project is discussed. Chicago explains that there are three parts to the project: the exhibition itself, the book she wrote that relates to, explains the piece, and is itself another expression of the information, and the film made by Johanna Demetrakas, who made the Womanhouse film and who had been filming the project for two and a half years and will produce a feature color documentary, which deals not only with the making of the piece but also the relationship between the past and the present and the experience of working on the project. Chicago also gives a full, illustrative description of the physicality of this exhibition, which premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in March, 1979. They also discuss the status and experience of women in the art world. Interviewed and produced by Karla Tonella, February 1979.
|Chicago, Judy, 1939-, Women in art., Women artists, Feminism, Sculpture., Fiberwork., Chicago, Judy, 1939- Dinner party, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Art and artists||AZ0295||The Dinner Party / Judy Chicago interviewed by Karla Tonella|