This episode of Mandel's focus on the Soviet Union begins with a lengthier introduction than usual. He then plays the interview with Vera Osipovna, a 70-year-old female scientist from the Soviet Union, who discusses her life from the revolution to becoming the head of a large research institute. This interview was conducted by William Mandel at the offices of Radianska Zhinka, a woman's magazine in Kiev, Ukraine, in June 1979. This meeting was hosted by the editor of the magazine, whose interview can be heard in recording AZ0443. The editor also invited a female manager of a clothing factory, whom Mandel interviewed in recording AZ445. As in other interviews by Mandel, he plays the Russian in the right channel while he translates in the left channel. Mandel only plays a portion of the interview so that he can open up the phone lines and respond to calls from his listeners.
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.