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Central Asian woman interviewed by William Mandel

On the previous episode of Soviet Lives, William Mandel interviewed a 16 year-old girl at her home in Samarqand (AZ0355). Her family were friends of a Russian journalist, whom was also an associate of Mandel. The two journalists were invited to the family's home for dinner. While the father, a college teacher, prepared the meal in the kitchen, Mandel interviewed the mother, who is Uzbek by nationality. They discuss their Jewish relatives, co-workers, and neighbors; the relationship between Israel and the Arab countries in the Middle East. The Russian track of the interview is played in the right channel, English translation by Mandel is played in the left channel. The interview is a little less than 17 minutes, after which Mandel fields phone calls from the listening audience.


Tape box labels this program as an episode of the series Soviet Lives, but the KPFA Folio lists it as Soviet Scene.

Women -- Soviet Union -- History., Jews in the Soviet Union., Muslims -- Soviet Union., Radio call-in shows, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Samarqand (Uzbekistan) American Women -- International women AZ0336 Central Asian woman interviewed by William Mandel
Characters: a one woman sharing by Kathy Kendall ; produced by Karla Tonella

This is a set of monologues performed by Southern writer/actor Kathy Kendall called "Characters," which was being sponsored by the Feminist Writers' Guild. They are based on taped conversation she had with real women telling how it has been for them: housewives, businesswomen, dykes, kids, warriors, and grandmothers. Produced by Karla Tonella, KPFA, 1982.

Not self-contained. May contain language sensitive in your community.

Kendall, Kathy., Women -- Personal narratives., Women authors, Kendall, Kathryn, Kendall, Characters, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Kendall, K. Limakatso American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies AZ0623
Charlotte Bunch on the Women's Liberation Movement / Karla Tonella

Karla Tonella interviews feminist theorist and writer Charlotte Bunch, editor of Quest Magazine, a feminist quarterly. Bunch reviews the history of the Women's Liberation movement beginning around 1968 (the birthing year); 1969-1970 (the growing years); 1970s (feminist organization). The chronology of the women's movement presented by Bunch moves from "we exist, we are oppressed" to "why we are oppressed?" to "what are we going to do about it?" Bunch reviews the present state of the Women's Liberation movement and how it must stay in touch with the needs of society at large or else it will die out like other political movements have. Self-contained.

Previously cataloged as AZ1131. PRA has two copies of this program, one self-contained with musical interludes and identification of the participants (this version was broadcast on KPFA), and one that only contains the interview. The latter contains a segment that is not in the broadcast, self-contained version.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Bunch, Charlotte, 1944-, Tonella, Karla., Feminist movement American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Authors and journalists AZ0631.01
Charlotte Bunch: organizing in the '80s / interviewed by Karla Tonella

Charlotte Bunch talks about women organizing in the Reagan years. The mobilization organization needed in the changing political climate, the new theory that is needed, how we can test our politics are some of the topics covered in this interview conducted with Karla Tonella, KPFA, 9/81. Feminist strategies, organizations, and coalitions in the 1980s are discussed.

Bunch, Charlotte, 1944-, Women -- Political activity., Feminism, Women's organizations., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Feminism, American Women -- Politicians and politics, American Women -- Work and unions AZ0604
Children in the dark / Daniel Blain and Lee Davenport; interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Two psychologists discuss views of and treatment for mentally retarded children. Dr. Daniel Blain, Director of the Department of Mental Hygiene for the state of California, and Lee Davenport, President of the East Bay Association for Retarded Children, are interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson. RECORDED: 28 Jan. 1960. BROADCAST: KPFA, 3 Mar. 1960.

Blain, Daniel, 1898-1981, Mentally handicapped children., Child health services -- United States., Davenport, Lee B., Jr., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy, American Women -- Parenting and children BB0154
Children of Vietnam / Madeline Duckles interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Madeline Duckles, Chairman of the San Francisco branch of the Committee of Responsibility, talks with Elsa Knight Thompson about the work of the committee in bringing war-injured children to the United States for treatment.

Duckles, Madeline, 1915-2013, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Children, Committee of Responsibility to Save War-Burned and War-Injured Vietnamese Children (U.S.), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Vietnam conflict, American Women -- Health, American Women -- Parenting and children BB1501
Children: in dreams come unexpected responsibilities / Gail Putney (Episode 7 of 15)

Part 7 of KPFA's presentation of the University of California's Medical Center Conference "The Challenge to Women: the Biological Avalanche" held in San Francisco this year. This is Part 5 of "The Enduring and Ephemeral in Women's Life." In this recording Gail J. Putney, Assistant Professor of Sociology at San Jose State College presents "Children: In Dreams Come Unexpected Responsibilities," an examination of the role of dreams for child development.

Notes on label: "Girls not asked what they want to be & roles they play when young & children of young girl's dreams tied together. Large families are dreams come true of 1930s. Daughters of war - atomic age - threat of extinction. Dreams are "innocent" views about children and babies. Dreams not of suburbs. Sociology of the suburbs."

Putney, Gail J., The challenge to women : the biological avalanche, The enduring and ephemeral in women's life, Motherhood, Families -- Economic aspects, Suburbs -- United States, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Parenting and children, American Women -- Reproductive rights, American Women -- Feminism BB0521.07
Citadel of learning : the locker room / Bruce Ogilvie. (Episode 9 of 12)

The third afternoon speaker at the symposium "The Uncertain Quest - The Dilemmas of Sex Education," produced by and held at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco and simulcast on KPFA, is Bruce Ogilvie (1920-2003), Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, San Jose State College. He discusses the damage done by street sex education.

Sex instruction, Teenagers -- Sexuality., Adolescent psychology., Ogilvie, Bruce C., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Sex BB0722.09
Closing the population gap in California / Bruce Jessup

Bruce Jessup, M.D. speaking at Planned Parenthood annual meeting in April 1968 in Oakland. Dr. Jessup is Family Planning Coordinator with the Western Region of the U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Birth control, Jessup, Bruce., Planned Parenthood Federation of America, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Reproductive rights BB1804
Coming of age in America / Margaret Mead.

Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) delivers a talk at Diablo Valley College on the pressures of adolescence in America from an anthropological perspective. She addresses some of the problems teenagers face in the current day, the genesis of these problems, and what one can do about them. This recording is different from BC1042.06 though they share the same title.

Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978, Adolescent psychology., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Anthropology and societal role BB1705 Coming of age in America / Margaret Mead (CD)
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