An informal discussion by three Black women from the New York Black Feminist Counseling Collective, sponsored by the WBAI Women's Radio Workshop, concerning what the group calls the extinction of Black women. The discussion centers on attacks on Black women, impediments to survival, and expanding Black women's political consciousness.
On October 4, 1980, WBAI held a special day of programming, examining political trends and what was starting to be called "The New Right." In this program, Mimi Rosenberg speaks with Rhonda Copelon and Atina Grossmann about the role of women, the family, and religion in contemporary American society.
A program on sex and art. Begins with a reading from Edward Albee's introduction to Atmospheres and Environments, the catalog from the Whitney Museum on the work of Louise Nevelson; excerpts from interview with art critic and curator Lawrence Alloway, who discusses Artforum and its bibliography on women and art; readings from the current issue of Art Criticism (Vol. 1 No.
Frieda Aaron, Holocaust survivor, reads some of her poetry and some poetry of her sister, Estelle Glazer's poetry. Produced by Barbara Londin, engineered by Bill O'Neill.
Janet Sternburg reads her autobiographical fiction, titled "Journal from a semi-private room." Sternburg relates her experiences as an adult spending time in hospital with an injury to her arm. Her mother also goes to hospital and is operated on for cancer. She returns for a visit to her family home.
Historian Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook interviews historian Dr. Alice Kessler Harris about women and work and women in the labor movement. Harris talks about challenging the notion of work as being "work for pay" and talks about both women's household labor and women as wage workers, both historically and in contemporary times.
Interview with Ellen DuBois, Associate Professor of History and American Studies at SUNY Buffalo, on her new book entitled "Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony: correspondence, writings, speeches." DuBois discusses the origins of feminism in England with Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright.
Louise Thompson interviews Julia Miles, Kathleen Chalfant and Gayle Austin of the American Place Theatre Women's Project. Over the last several months the Women's Project of the American Place Theatre solicited new plays from women playwrights around the country. Of the hundreds of plays they received, they chose twenty, which were read to an invited audience of theatre professionals.
Annette Walker talks with writer Kathy Kersey about how women in Algeria have fared since the Algerian Revolution, and about the plight of women in the Islamic world in general. Kersey discusses how the West needs to find a creative approach to understanding the situation of women in the Arab world, and talks about Algerian women's role in the Algerian Revolution.
This is a special report broadcast the same day as it was recorded, from Pacifica's Saigon correspondent Judy Coburn. Coburn reports on the military situation in "I" Corps, as seen through interviews with members of Ripcord Company. This special report was broadcast immediately following the 7:00 p.m.
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