What methods are available for Blacks to fight back against racial oppression? Black leaders give their various answers: W.E.B. DuBois, Jesse Jackson, Rev. Ben Chavis, Ron Dellums, Kwame Toure, Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, and others. Produced by Amina Hassan, KPFA, 1981.
This short documentary examines the impact of the machine that best represents the automation of office work: the video display terminal. The program includes music, sound effects, and interviews with office workers and female trade unionists in San Francisco, as well as experts in the field of occupational safety and health.
Seventy-three year old sculptor discusses communism, his models, and events in his life. Phone-ins.
The historic foundation of the National Black Independent Political Party occurred November 21-23, 1980. This program is composed of actualities from some of the 2,000 delegates, speeches of Rev. Ben Chavis, Queen Mother Moore, and other delegates. Included is the development of a floor fight which significantly colors the convention. Actuality. Produced by Don Foster.
A conversation with four women authors, Mary Oppen, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Anita Barrows, and Frances Jaffer, ranging from 34 to 72 years old in age. The women discuss their work, feminism, and long associations with one another. Produced (and hosted?) by Norma Smith. Program also contains readings of some of the authors' works.
On the issues and concerns of mayors, Arab-Americans, conservationists, and gays at the 1980 Democratic convention. Reports by Tim Frasca, Miles Gordon, and Linda Jameson; an interview with Ron Dellums on the political process.
This program examines the existing medical perspective on body size, the ideology of individualism/self-control, the weight and diet foods industry, and the powerful feeling that fatness arouses in us. The program includes interviews with fat and thin people, some of whom are authors and leaders in the new movement which challenges our myths about fat.
Maxine Hong Kingston won rave reviews in 1977 for her book "The Woman Warrior." She has a new book "China Men." Kingston views the two books as parts of the same work, chronicling the experiences of the women and men in her family and their experiences in moving from China to America.
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.
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).
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