Interview with Ken Smith, hotline coordinator for AIDS Action Committee, 1987 July 26

Title

Interview with Ken Smith, hotline coordinator for AIDS Action Committee, 1987 July 26

Date

1987-07-26

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on July 26, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Ken Smith, hotline coordinator for the AIDS Action Committee. The hotline is a place where people can get information, referrals, and find friendship. They have 3 to 4 volunteers operating the phones at the hotline. Most of the callers are heterosexual, and are equally male and female. Callers regularly have concerns about themselves and AIDS, and also about people they know who have recently been diagnosed. They receive over 5,000 phone calls a month.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Smith, Ken; AIDS (Disease)--Education; AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts; Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-026_19870726

Duration

29:55

Bit Rate/Frequency

1280000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with Ken Smith, hotline coordinator for AIDS Action Committee, 1987 July 26,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed September 22, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/129.

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