Interview with Ukranian woman manager / William Mandel

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Interview with Ukranian woman manager / William Mandel
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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".

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in Kiev in June 1979
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KPFA, March 10, 1980
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1 reel (43 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, stereo.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1980
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