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And not to yield: Ella Winter interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Ella Winter, author, foreign correspondent, world traveler, interviewed in studio by Elsa Knight Thompson concerning her life, views on society, government, communications. Ella was born in Australia, grew up in England, attended London School of Economics, and was married to two famous husbands: Lincoln Steffens and Donald Ogden Stewart. Her travels and observations about the Soviet Union and China are given here and in her autobiography, "And Not to Yield." Winter tells Thompson that "the pristine purity of revolutions" soon withers away, and the state with its bureaucratic complex necessary to a planned economy, contrary to Marxist dogma, is reinforced. Humans, with the keen edge of starvation withdrawn and enjoying an unaccustomed quantity of consumer goods and gadgets, revert to an anti-social state of mind which is a problem common to the USA as well as the socialist countries. 

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Winter, Ella, 1898-1980, Thompson, Elsa Knight, Women authors, Socialism -- Analysis. American Women -- Authors and journalists AZ1083
Angela Davis and Ralph Abernathy : a press conference.

Ralph Abernathy and Angela Davis speak about an upcoming rally to be held in San Jose, CA on May 20, 1972. They also speak about the need for solidarity between anti-Vietnam groups in the fight. Originally a 2-part program, but part A is a duplicate of BC0763. BB5364B is now BB5364.

Abernathy, Ralph David., Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Angela Davis and Ralph Abernathy : a press conference., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Vietnam conflict, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Activists BB5364
Annette Hayn reads her poems.

Poet Annette Hayn, a winner of the New School's 1969 Bernice Kavinoky Isaacson Award, reads her poems and a selection of her play, a modern fairy-tale called Hansel and Gretel set in Greenwich Village. She is assisted by two members of the Queens Village Players Paula Pluska[sp?] and Al Oscar[sp?], and her daughter Cathy. Program was recorded at WBAI[?] and broadcast there on 12-5-69.

Poetry -- Women authors., Hayn, Annette, 1922-2004, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Poetry BC0416
April 22nd Coalition press conference

This is a recording of a press conference during which various community members from the Bay Area give statements opposing the Vietnam War and specifically the bombing of Hanoi on April 16, 1972, and then give information about the demonstration being held the next day, April 22, 1972, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Larry Bensky is heard asking questions at start and finish of tape. Many speakers reference the National Liberation Front's Seven Point Peace Proposal. Includes statements from the East Bay Women for Peace regarding police brutality at a peaceful demonstration on April 17, 1972 at the Federal Building in San Francisco; Hank Reichman; Delia Alvarez, sister of the longest-held POW in Vietnam; Ted Reid of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War; Angela Davis; questions from the press. About 30 minutes into the recording is a pre-recorded statement Angela Davis made against the Vietnam War, then it returns to the press conference coverage, where questions are asked of Vietnamese students on the panel. Then the press ask questions of Reverend Ralph Abernathy about his involvement with the anti-war movement and his involvement with the Los Angeles peace rally also being held on April 22, 1972. Previously cataloged as "Angela Davis press conference."

Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- California., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements, Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990, Chicano movement, Hispanic Americans--Civil rights., Reichman, Henry, 1947-, Mặt trận dân tộc giải phóng miền nam Việt Nam., South Viet Nam National Front for Liberation, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Vietnam conflict, American Women -- Activists BC1055 Angela Davis press conference. (CD)
Arab woman, guerilla leader / Leila Khaled ; interviewed by Colin Edwards.

Colin Edwards interviews Miss Leila Khaled, a young Palestinian woman who has become a heroine to the whole Arab world through leading a two-man team in taking over a TWA airliner between Rome and Athens and ordering it to proceed first to Lydda, to circle over her homeland to challenge the Israelis, and then to Damascus where she blew up the entire front end. A member of the Marxist-Leninist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, she describes the origins of that movement, its philosophy, its strategy and its tactics, as well as her memories of the hijacking. Recorded just after she surfaced in Beirut following her release from 44 days of detention in Syria, where other PFLP guerillas have suffered imprisonment. Title of program originally "Arab girl guerilla leader."

Khaled, Leila, 1944-, Palestine -- Politics and government., Arab woman, guerilla leader / Leila Khaled ; interviewed by Colin Edwards., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Activists, American Women -- International women BB2482
Are the adults listening? / moderated by Abigail Van Buren. (Episode 3 of 3)

This recording is the last of three panels recorded at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center's conference "The Uncertain Quest: The Teenagers' World" on March 22, 1964. The panel consists of teenager and adult conference participants introduced as Keith Martin, Nina Milling, Mike Music, Gayle Williams, Marvin Boxley, Dr. Robert Coles, Dr. Friedenberg (no first name given), Dr. Lillian Harvey, Fred Hechinger, and Dr. William Morris. The panelists respond to questions by both the teenagers and adults. The moderator is Abigail van Buren "Dear Abby" (1918-2013). First two episodes in this series are missing. This conference precedes 1965 conference "The uncertain quest : the dilemmas of sex education."

Teenagers -- Psychology., Adolescent psychology., Van Buren, Abigail, 1918-2013, Teenagers -- Sexuality., Hechinger, Fred M., Harvey, L. (Lillian), 1911-, Coles, Robert, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Parenting and children, American Women -- Sex BB0428.03
Asia's children / Jack Ling interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Jack Ling is the Public Information Officer for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Asia. During a recent holiday in the Bay Area he discussed, with Elsa Knight Thompson of KPFA, the enormous job UNICEF is attempting in Asia and the achievements made within their limited budget.

Ling, Jack C. S., Thompson, Elsa Knight, Child health services., World Health Organization, Children -- Asia, UNICEF, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Health, American Women -- Parenting and children BB1593
Asian American women vs. the women's movement

Panel discussion between Asian-American women on how racism, ageism, and classism have corrupted the women's movement. The panelists are Rina Hirai, former member of NOW's National Task Force on Women in Poverty; Siew-Hwa Beh, co-founder of the periodical Women & Film; Chris Kobayashi and Giselle Dohan (the latter two unidentified in the program). Produced by Patti Yano for International Women's Day of 1979.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Asian American women, International Women's Day American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Feminism AZ0297 Asian American women vs. the women's movement / produced by Patti Yano for International Women's Day of 1979. (CD)
Author Alice Walker reads the short story, Roselily

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values Coalition applied pressure based on what they read as "anti-religious" elements in the story.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women authors, Censorship -- United States., Short stories. American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Authors and journalists AZ1010 Author Alice Walker, Reads The Short Story, Roselilly (CD)
Barbara Garson on MacBird / interviewed by Jack Weinberg

Barbara Garson discusses her controversial play, MacBird, with Jack Weinberg. The conversation was recorded at KPFA during Mrs. Garson's recent return to Berkeley for the opening of her play at the New Committee in San Francisco on April 4, 1967. An episode of Where It's At, March 22, 1967. Previously cataloged as BB2111.

Garson, Barbara., Dramatic criticism., Women dramatists., Playwriting., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Theater BB2111.01
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