Gay freedom day 1978

Program produced by Philip Maldari. This sound portrait of the parade held in San Francisco for the 8th Gay Freedom Day in 1978 includes an excerpt from Harvey Milk talking to KPFK, parade-goers interviewed about Anita Bryant and the Briggs Initiative.
KPFA Folio notes, June 1979, p.1: While pleased to have won the award, [Maldari] does not feel very comfortable with the 'special interest' category. "What is special interest today is general interest tomorrow."

Carmen McRae / interviewed by Angela Davis.

Jazz singer, composer and actress Carmen McRae (1920 - 1994) talks with activist Angela Davis (1944 - ) in San Francisco on November 18, 1977. The interview was recorded around the time of McRae's show at Club Mocambo in San Francisco's Tenderloin district.

Esther Phillips : an interview by Angela Davis / produced by Stephanie Allen and Angela Davis.

Soul and blues singer Esther Phillips (1935-1984) talks with activist Angela Davis (1944 - ) about her life and background, what it was like to be 13 years old and on the road with a band, drugs, racism, God, and why she has started her own production company. The interview is mixed with music from Phillips' latest album, You've come a long way, baby (Mercury Records, 1977).

Gay authors' collage / produced by Kevin Burke.

Excerpts from the works of gay authors, including Pat Parker.|A GAY AUTHOR'S COLLAGE / produced by Kevin Burke. A collage of gay authors including excerpts from "Come Out", two letters from the Amherst, Massachusetts "Collegian", the poetry of Pat Parker, and a short children's story by Morningstar. - BROADCAST: KPFA, June 20, 1977.

Hedy West / produced by Joan Medlin.

Hedy West presents songs by and about women, beginning with two of her own, and including many traditional pieces, which are played by West on banjo.

Ben Hooks interview / produced by Fruit Punch Collective.

Benjamin Hooks, head of the NAACP and first African-American FCC commissioner, is interviewed by Bill Hartman of the Fruit Punch Collective just prior to his leaving the FCC. Mr. Hooks talks about his views on minorities as they are portrayed in the media, with particular emphasis on gay people. Produced by Fruit Punch Collective (Gay Men's Radio) of KPFA, Berkeley, California.

Mary Lou Williams at Keystone Korner / produced by Joan Medlin

Mary Lou Williams Trio recorded at the Keystone Korner, with Eddie Marshall on drums, Larry Gales on bass, and Mary Lou Williams on piano. Programs opens with the song "Corny Rhythm" by Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy featuring Mary Lou Williams as pianist and composer.
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