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.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.