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Recording by: WRUF
Title: Interview of Dr. Maxine Margolies
Identification: Tape recording 135
File name: WRUF 31
Originally recorded on reel to reel tape at 7.5 ips
Digitally reformatted February 2008
Michael Gannon, host of the radio show Point of View, interviews anthropology professor Maxine Margolies concerning the changing role of women in American society due. Margolies states that surprisingly women spent about 53 hours per week in 1926 but that fifty years later (according to labor department statistics) women now spend 56 hours per week on household tasks. This increase took place despite labor saving devices and Margolies thinks that it is due to higher standards and life style. Many other things are discussed such as the status of women, the percentage of women who work full-time, equal pay, and the changes which have occurred in the home and work place. Margolies mentions that President Carter has even mentioned a woman or a black as a possible running mate. She states that this would not have even been discussed twenty years ago.
This program was prepared for broadcast at Radio Center at the College of Journalism and Communication at the University of Florida in Gainesville.