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Beyond categories / by Janet Spears Schaefer

Janet Spears Schaefer, a student in San Francisco State College's Department of Social Science, delivers a lecture "Beyond Categories" about her personal development in life. One of a series of talks by SF State College students exploring student concerns about American culture, politics and education. Professor Otto Butz of the Department of Social Science edited the series which was published by Harper and Row under the title, "To Make a Difference".

Personality and culture., Students -- San Francisco (Calif.)., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Politicians and politics BB0522.07
Billie Dixon interviewed by Herbert Feinstein

Mr. Feinstein interviews actress Billie Dixon, who performed Jean Harlow in Michael McClure's play The Beard. Recorded September 1, 1967 in the green room at the Encore Theater, San Francisco, California. They discuss her and her cohorts' arrests for "lewd conduct in a public place" during her performance in The Beard.

Dixon, Billie., Actresses., McClure, Michael. Beard, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Theater BB2012.30
Blacks and the jury system / moderated by Elsa Knight Thompson

A panel discussion on the problems of being Black or Mexican-American under current jury procedures, with Fay Stender, Berkeley attorney, Carl Metoyer, president of the Alameda County Bar Association, Robert Boags, president of the Charles Houston Law Club, and Dr. Philip Good, a statistical consultant who has done research on Black registration. Topics discussed include whether voter registration affects jury demographics; the different methods of jury selection in different counties, from random to biased testing; whether discrimination is based on race and/or class; grand jury selections; the lack of the legal system to respond to the needs of the people being brought into it, vis-a-vis the consequences of a system wherein the police officers, judges, juries, and parole officers are all White when the defendant is Black. Elsa Knight Thompson moderates. Originally broadcast during KPFA's open hour, February 11, 1970.

Race discrimination -- Law and legislation, Judicial system -- United States., Jury selection -- United States, Boags, Robert L., Good, Phillip I., Metoyer, Carl, Stender, Fay, African American lawyers, Women lawyers, African Americans--Civil rights--History, Mexican Americans -- Civil rights, KPFA open hour, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination BB2379
Blood ties / by Anica Mander ; produced by Michael Butler

Anica Vesel Mander (b. 1935 - d. 2002), feminist author and professor (2014 note: founded Women's studies department at New College of San Francisco), reads from her autobiography "Blood Ties, A Woman's History" (Moon Books and Random House, 1976) about the search for her own roots. The reading is about the family's forced migration from their home in Yugoslavia to Italy and then to the United States. Reading includes 1) page 63, 1st paragraph; 2) page 76, 2nd paragraph to end of p. 81; 3) page 143, 1st paragraph to p. 147, end of 3rd paragraph & 2nd paragraph on p. 149; 4) page 167 "One day as I lay..." to end of p. 171.

Contains introduction by Sarah Young. "And here is Sarah Young to introduce today's reading." Produced by Michael Butler.

Mander, Anica., Women authors, Autobiography., Blood Ties, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, KPFA Drama & Literature department American Women -- International women, American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies AZ0338 Blood ties / by Anica Mander ; produced by Michael Butler
Bob Dylan, Erich Fromm and beyond / by Donna Mickleson

Donna Mickelson, a graduate student in English & Creative Writing at San Francisco State College, delivers a talk entitled "Bob Dylan, Erich Fromm and Beyond: A Look at the New Politics." One of a series of talks by SF State College students exploring student concerns about American culture, politics and education. Originally broadcast in 1966 by KPFA, this talk was published in book form by Harper & Row under the title To Make a Difference, ed. Otto Butz of the Department of Social Science at SF State College.

Peace., College students -- Political activity., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Students -- San Francisco (Calif.). American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Politicians and politics BB0522.04
California Conference on abortion, 1969 / Dr. Garrett Hardin and Ginny Kenny.

Two talks delivered at the California Conference on Therapeutic Abortion, which took place in San Francisco in May 1969. The first talk is by Dr. Garrett Hardin, chairman of the Conference and professor of ecology at UC Santa Barbara, and is titled "We Need Abortion for the Children's Sake." The second talk is delivered by Ginny Kenny, Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Abortion (NYC), who speaks on the topic of abortion law reform in the United States. Hardin and Kenny are introduced by Eugene Epstein, Conference Program Chairman.

Kenny, Ginny., Abortion -- United States., Hardin, Garrett James, 1915-2003, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Reproductive rights BB2305 California Conference on abortion, 1969 / Dr. Garrett Hardin and Ginny Kenny. (CD)
Cancer / produced by Michael Singsen and Peggy Stein. (Episode 3 of 5)

Cancer--it can be caused by the work we do. But how much? What causes it? Who is to blame? What is safe exposure to a carcinogen? What is OSHA's involvement? Heard in this report are Dr. Samuel Epstein, professor of occupational medicine at the University of Illinois Medical School and author of Politics Of Cancer; Ronald Lang of the American Industrial Health Council; Tony Mazzocchi, director of Health and Safety for the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union and long-time pioneer in the field of occupational health; Dr. Marvin Schneiderman of the National Cancer Institute; Dr. Molly Coye of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health; Stan Dryden, director of industrial hygiene for Standard Oil of California; Steve Swanson, health and safety coordinator for the American Petroleum Institute; Buck Cameron, chairman of the Union Health and Safety Committee at Chevron Chemical; Alexis Rankin of the Service Employees International Union. Produced by Public Media Center under a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Produced by Michael Singsen and Peggy Stein. Announcer is Kris Welch.

Cancer, Carcinogens., Occupational health and safety., Petroleum chemicals industry -- Employees -- Health and hygiene -- United States, Cameron, Buck, Coye, Molly Joel, Epstein, Samuel S., Dryden, Stanley, Rankin, Alexis, Schneiderman, Marvin, Swanson, Steve, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Mazzocchi, Tony American Women -- Health, American Women -- Work and unions AZ0581.03
Carmen McRae / interviewed by Angela Davis.

Jazz singer, composer and actress Carmen McRae (1920 - 1994) talks with activist Angela Davis (1944 - ) in San Francisco on November 18, 1977. The interview was recorded around the time of McRae's show at Club Mocambo in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. McRae discusses her early career as a pianist, her approach to performance, women's involvement in show business, and her experiences with Charlie Parker. The program was produced by Stephanie Allen and Angela Davis with technical assistance by David Parker for KPFA-FM.

McRae, Carmen., Women musicians., Performing arts -- United States., Jazz music., Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination AZ0146 Carmen McRae / Interviewed by Angela Davis (CD)
Carol Doda interviewed by Herbert Feinstein

Herbert Feinstein talks with Carol Doda, former topless queen of North Beach, who is starring as Miss Sadie Thompson in a play based on W. Somerset Maugham's short story "Rain." Doda discusses her past (including silicone injections) and her future plans for non-topless nightclub work.

Feinstein, Herbert., Dancers., Stripteasers, Actresses., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Sex, American Women -- Theater BB2012.32
Cecil Williams and Angela Davis speak

This is a recording made at an outdoor rally somewhere in the Bay Area in 1972, featuring speeches by Reverend Cecil Williams and Angela Davis, after her release from prison in June 1972. The recording starts with a woman speaking over a P.A. system, announcing that they have collected 1500 signatures for their petition and want to keep collecting signatures to turn in to the Attorney General's office. She then introduces Reverend Cecil Williams, who talks about genocide against Blacks happening in and by the United States, including medical testing on Blacks happening in Alabama, Blacks and poor whites fighting in Vietnam and the toll it takes on their lives when they return to the United States, discrimination against poor people in prison, population control, the ruling against Ruchell Magee, and the San Quentin Six. (about 8 minutes) Angela Davis speaks second, on freeing Ruchell Magee and the San Quentin Six. Then reporters interview Angela Davis about her life after being released from prison, the fight to free political prisoners, and women's prisons in California. Contains two pre-recorded jazz songs.

WILLIAMS, CECIL, 1929-, Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- California., African Americans--Civil rights--History, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination BC0986 Angela Davis. (CD)
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