Single and pregnant / Ruth Pierce interviewed by Joan Churton

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Single and pregnant / Ruth Pierce interviewed by Joan Churton
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Ruth I. Pierce, author of "Single and Pregnant," is interviewed by Joan Churton. The two discuss the social and psychological problems of being an unmarried pregnant woman, and how a puritanical society that shies away from discussing unwed pregnancy can do a disservice to young men and women. The book is meant to provide information for single women who find themselves, or think that they might be, pregnant. Pierce was a social worker at a center in San Francisco where she counseled single, pregnant girls, and felt that there was a serious need for a book of information. There is no moralizing language in the book whatsoever, and is only meant as a reference book. First broadcast as part of the "Writers and writing" series. Technical note: significant buzz throughout.

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December 1974
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KPFA, December 14, 1970
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1 reel (30 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1970
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