Henry Steele Commager discusses America, American history, and American relations. He also discusses television, historical figures, and wars. (Recorded at the Orrington Hotel in Evanston, Ill.).
Interviewing Bertrand Russell and Phyllis Evans while Studs was in England.
Edward W. Said talks about the importance of language in shifting perceptions of Middle Eastern people, refutes some opinions about Palestine, identities, and overlapping Eastern and Western cultures.
Alan Lomax discusses collecting international folk music (part 1 of 2). This 1959 broadcast was recorded after Alan Lomax traveled Europe collecting folk music. Includes: Trallalero song from north Italy; Italian folk opera song; a Slavic style Italian serenade; songs from Naples, Sicily and Sardinia; music from the Bulgarian State Folk Dance Ensemble; a Bulgarian ballad; and "My Little John Henry (Got a Mighty Know)" and "Long Summer Day" song by Alan Lomax.
Alan Lomax discusses collecting international folk music (part 2 of 2). This 1959 broadcast was recorded after Alan Lomax traveled Europe collecting folk music. Includes: African-American folk song sung by Alan Lomax; flamenco music, Spanish Easter procession band; Mallorca music, lullaby and dance; Ibizan music and dance; and Southern American prison chain gang song.
A discussion with sociologist and anthropologist St. Clair Drake at the time of his receiving an honorary award from Roosevelt University on the themes of his convocation address. A fascinating deep-dive into race relations from the Revolution to the Bicentennial, touching on the contradictions, crises and struggles that led to Black institutions and liberation. Studs plays several excerpts from previous programs with St.
Interviewing record producer and music historian Lawrence Cohn.