Witches hex / produced by Karla Tonella

Program Title:
Witches hex / produced by Karla Tonella
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A sound portrait, including in-studio interviews with Z. Budapest regarding the history and meaning of hexing in the United States, and actualities from the hexing ritual. Over thirty witches gathered on Mount Tamalpais to perform a ritual hexing on the man who murdered several people in this recreation area. The ritual was led by Z Budapest, founder of the Susan B. Anthony Coven #1, who also explains the rationale behind the hex in a narrative woven into the sounds of the event. Includes discussion of whether or not to create this program, mention of Karla Tonella and KPFA, and whether or not media will help or hurt them. Budapest quotes Florynce "Flo" Kennedy's comments on documenting revolutionary acts, and discusses the importance of woman-centric religion, such as Wicca, and rituals, such as Thesmophoria, to feminists. End credits, "This program was produced and engineered by Karla Tonella, with a little help from her friends, Ellen O'Leary, Avalanche, and The Goddess."

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Date Recorded on: 
at Mount Tamalpais.
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, March 8, 1981
Item duration: 
1 reel (56 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1981
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230, Mark@PacificaRadioArchives.org
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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.

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