Browse the American Women collection
|Title||Description||Keywords||Genre||PRA Archive #||StoreItem|
|Woman's magazine editor interviewed by William Mandel||
1. Mandel bawls out audience for its behavior the previous week* (Duration 17 minutes)
2. Translated interview with editor of Ukrainian women's magazine Radianska Zhinka (which means Soviet Woman in Ukrainian) in USSR, who holds a PhD. This portion has the Russian playing in the right channel, while Mandel translates into English in the left channel. Mandel interviewed the woman at the office of the women's magazine in Kiev in June 1979. The editor invited two other women for Mandel to interview, Vera Osipovna and Svetlana Ivanovna. Svetlana Ivanovna is the manager of a clothing factory with 3800 employees, and Mandel's interview with her can be heard in recording AZ0445. Vera Osipovna is a 70-year-old microbiologist who heads a research staff of 50 people, and her interview can be heard in recording AZ0462. (17:12-33:00)
3. Phone-in period. (Duration 00:34:00 - 01:01:43) *Station switchboard volunteer, not someone I know, said as I left that he thought that was the best part of the show. I was critical of audience for questions it did NOT ask of 4 Soviet guests on show previous week, and for most of those it did ask. I pointed out that both represented acceptance of manipulation by Carter & media: when he wanted focus on Afghanistan and Olympics and Iran, I was barraged with questions on that. Last week, there was NO question on any of those, nor any to elicit what kind of human beings my Soviet visitors were. (All spoke English) One was a Central Asian woman, Moslem heritage. Despite showing of "Death of a Princess" and "On Company Business" previous week, there were no questions on women in Central Asia, or on CIA, in fifty minutes of phone-in! In English and Russian.
4. An announcement that they will be playing a Dolby calibration tone for the listening audience to adjust the settings on their stereos. No tone is audible. Announcement by John Rieger.
|Periodicals, Publishing of -- Soviet Union., Women journalists -- Soviet Union., Women -- Soviet Union., Radio call-in shows, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- International women, American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies||AZ0443||Woman's magazine editor interviewed by William Mandel|
|Interview with Ukranian woman manager / William Mandel||
23rd Annual International Women's Day Broadcast in this series. Translated interview (English on one stereo track Russian on the other, balance makes English louder and clearer over Russian on sets without speaker control) with Svetlana Ivanovna, a 42-year-old female manager of clothing factory with 3800 workers in Ukraine (Slavic ethnic republic of USSR). Her father killed in World War II, raised by unskilled office-worker mother. Went to evening session college. Had 2 kids before graduating. Husband helped with kids and studies. Describes conditions for women (85% of her personnel are female). Relations with trade union: for it to permit overtime, something virtually "super-natural" must occur. If she fails to live up to union contract, she gets bawled out at workers' meeting, which she must attend. If there is a health or safety violation, she is personally fined. This interview was conducted in Kiev at the offices of a women's magazine, Radianska Zhinka, whose editor is interviewed in AZ0443. The editor also invited a 70-year-old microbiologist to meet with Mandel that day, and her interview can be heard in recording AZ0462. Interview and announcements for the first 18 minutes, followed by about 10 minutes of phone calls, then 3 minutes of pitching for the KPFA fund drive marathon. The digitized reel box label calls this program "Soviet Autobiographies".
|Mandel, William M., Labor unions -- Clothing workers -- Soviet Union., Women -- Soviet Union., Working classes -- Soviet Union., Women executives, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- International women, American Women -- Autobiographies and Biographies, American Women -- Work and unions||AZ0445||Interview with Ukranian woman manager / William Mandel|
|Healing sounds and Lifting off, learning how to fly / by Joanna Brouk and Maggi Payne||
Two musical works: one composed for use in hospitals, one for Peter Pan theme. 1. Piano: Healing Sounds (23:22), 2. Flute: a) Lifting off: Learning how to fly, b) 2 Birds (24:56). Flute: Maggie Payne, Piano: Joanna Brouk. This recording is likely an aircheck of Brouk and Payne's album Healing Music. Box notes list both March and April 1980. Note on box: NO CUSTOMER DUBS.
|Brouk, Joanna, 1949, Women musicians., Sound -- Psychological effect, Mind and body therapies, Sound -- Physiological effect, Payne, Maggi, Healing music, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Healing||American Women -- Music and musicians||AZ0447|
|The energy will flow: antinuclear music by women / produced by Susan Kernes and Kori Kody||
This program presents music by activist women working in the anti-nuclear/safe energy movement. Very little of it is available on records. Featured are Ede Morris, Kate Wolf, Holly Near, and Women With Wings (a Northern California based women's chorus). Also included is an interview with Lynn Grasberg, musician and member of Women for a Nuclear Free Future and Tisha Darthwaite from East Bay Feminists Against Nukes, discussing areas of specific concern to women within the larger context of the anti-nuclear movement. The mention of the occupation of Diablo Canyon refers to the occupation of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant site at San Luis Obispo, California on August 6, 1978. Songs heard include You Can't Kill The Spirit and It Isn't Nice, both sung by Women With Wings; Powerplant Reggae by Malvina Reynolds; No Nukes by Pat DeCou and Tex LaMountain; The Radiation Blues by Ede Morris; Must Never Be (Diablo) by Ede Morris; Split Split by Melanie Motion, Cyndi Skye, and Davis; We Are Gnawing At The Ropes by Women With Wings; Ain't Nowhere You Can Run by Holly Near; Kate Wolf live in studio performing two of her songs and reads We Are Women, a poem by Ellen Bass, published in Demeter magazine; Susquehanna by Lynn Grasberg; Karen Silkwood by Bonnie Lockhart; Women With Wings and The Affirmation, both sung by Women With Wings. Produced by Susan Kernes and Kori Kody, KPFA, 9/79.
|Near, Holly., Morris, Ede., Wolf, Kate., Grasberg, Lynn., Darthwaite, Tisha., Political ballads and songs., Antinuclear movement, Women musicians., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women With Wings||American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism, American Women -- Music and musicians||AZ0450||The energy will flow: antinuclear music by women / produced by Susan Kernes and Kori Kody|
|The Fire of female fury / Mary Daly.||
Mary Daly (October 16, 1928 – January 3, 2010), one of the most important figures in contemporary feminist theory and author of "Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism" published in 1978; "Beyond God The Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation," 1973; and "The Church and The Second Sex," 1968-- all published by Beacon Press. This lecture, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley on May 15, 1980, is based on "Gyn/Ecology" about which Adrienne Rich wrote; "In this deeply original, provocative book, outrage, hilarity, grief, profanity, lyricism and moral darling join in bursting the accustomed bounds even of feminist discourse." Rich's words also describe this lecture which was enthusiastically received by a crowded auditorium of more than 300 women. Produced by Karla Tonella, KPFA. Contains sensitive language that is bleeped.
|Feminism, Women authors, Fire of female fury / Mary Daly.**The, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Daly, Mary, 1928-2010, Social ethics.||American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Radical Feminism||AZ0454||The Fire of Female Fury (CD)|
|Judy Grahn reads her poetry||
Edited tape of a reading by poet Judy Grahn of new work at the San Francisco Women's Building on June 22, 1980 as a benefit for the War Registers League. Also performing that night was Grace Paley. Contains sensitive language.
Judy Grahn is a legendary figure in the Feminist poetry movement. Her most famous poem from the "Common Woman" series has been quoted over 250,000 times...especially the line..."a common woman is as common as bread, and will rise..." Her anthology "The Work of a Common Woman" published by St. Martin's Press had just recently come out at the time of this recording. This reading though, consists of mostly newer work, including portions of her work-in-progress, a woman's history. This is a slightly edited version of the reading that appears on AZ1341.
|Feminism, Poetry, Modern -- 20th century., Women poets, Grahn, Judy, 1940-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Poetry||AZ0456||Judy Grahn reads her poetry|
|Feminist poetry reading / Grace Paley.||
Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 - August 22, 2007), feminist writer, reads poetry at the San Francisco Women's Building on June 22, 1980 in a benefit for the War Resisters League. In Part 1, Paley reads the poems Two villages, Connections: Vermont Vietnam, and That country, and a short story, The story hearer. Also performing that night was Judy Grahn (see AZ0456). Part 2 of the recording also contains Grace Paley reading at U.C. Extension, Berkeley on June 19, 1980. Paley reads the stories The used-boy raisers and Enormous changes at the last minute. Part 3 of the recording is a question and answer period from when Paley was at U.C. Berkeley (audience questions not miked). Contains sensitive language.
|Women authors, Poetry, Modern -- 20th century., Feminism, Feminist poetry reading / Grace Paley., Women poets, Paley, Grace., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Poetry||AZ0457||Feminist poetry reading / Grace Paley. (Part 1 of 3)|
|Feminist perspective on pornography / produced by Karla Tonella.||
A panel discussion about pornography and eroticism, its connection to the left, racial stereotypes in pornography, First Amendment rights, and pornography's effect on women's self-image. The panelists are Sabrina Sojourner (moderator); Kathleen Barry, sociologist and author of "Female Sexual Slavery"; Valerie Miner, journalist and lecturer at U.C. Berkeley; Margaret Sloan (aka Sloan-Hunter, b. 1947 – d. September 23, 2004), former editor of Ms. Magazine and founder of the National Black Feminist Organization; and Bridget Wynne, co-ordinator of Women Against Violence in Pornography and the Media. Includes comments from listeners. Produced by Karla Tonella, KPFA, 1980.
|Sojourner, Sabrina., Barry, Kathleen., Miner, Valerie, Wynne, Bridget., Feminism, Pornography., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Sloan-Hunter, Margaret, 1947-||American Women -- Violence against women, American Women -- Sex||AZ0458||Feminist perspective on pornography / produced by Karla Tonella. (CD)|
|A feminist perspective on pornography: a speech by Diana E. Russell||
Explores women's participation in anti-pornography movement. This speech by Diana Russell was given at the conference entitled "Liberty, decency, feminism: three perspectives on pornography." Recorded at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 16 May 1980. The speech was re-recorded in the KPFA studios, Berkeley, CA. Broadcast: KPFA, 2 June 1980.
Note on label: "This is one of the clearest statements I've heard yet on pornography, its difference from eroticism, the reasons why most feminists have ignored the issue of pornography, how it's dangerous for women, why anti-pornography is not pro-censorship, and why women have been put off by the anti-porn movement in the past."
|Erotica., Feminism, Pornography., Russell, Diana E. H., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Sex, American Women -- Feminism||AZ0459||A feminist perspective on pornography: a speech by Diana E. Russell|
|Elizabeth Huddle interviewed by William Mandel||
American actress Elizabeth Huddle discusses impressions of Soviet audiences, theater people, and the country. Recording begins with an announcement from KPFA staff giving the time and place to meet for a march and rally called by lesbians and gays of San Francisco against the death penalty in response to the verdict of Dan White. Previously cataloged as an episode of Soviet Scene.
|Huddle, Elizabeth., Theater -- Soviet Union., Actresses., Theater audiences -- Soviet Union., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982||American Women -- Theater, American Women -- International women||AZ0461||Elizabeth Huddle interviewed by William Mandel|