While in London, England, Studs Terkel interviews George Curry, a newspaper vendor with a storefront in a hotel. The two discussed Curry’s hometown of Dundee, Scotland and its politics, in addition to London’s current political atmosphere. They also talk about Curry’s political leanings; he is a socialist, and he criticizes England’s immigration policies. Curry comments on his interest in the arts and speaks on stereotypes surrounding the working class. The interview is interrupted intermittently by customers buying their morning paper.
Interviewing a London cab driver and Karel Reisz while Studs was in England. Recorded in the cab and in Karel Reisz's London home.
Discussing working conditions in the Hanes Factory in Galax, Virginia with three mill workers, Dorothy Andrers, Berlene Bernette, and Fay Williams.
Vivian Adams discusses the reasons behind the Mormon Church's stance against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The discussion includes the beliefs of the Church regarding the roles of men and women, as well as the history and music of the Mormon Church. Songs include "Oh, Babylon," "Tittery Irie Aye," "Come, Come Ye Saints," and "The Handcart Song."
Cesar Chavez discusses unionizing migrant farm workers, and how nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a cause with nationwide support(grape boycott). Includes excerpt from Hard Times: Voices of the Great Depression, 1853106-3-1, -3-2. 1965047-2-1 and the song "Adelita" a Mexican Corrido.
Interviewing Tony Kujala and Billy Crowe.
Laurel Snyder describes to Studs Terkel her journey into prostitution and her involvement in the organization COYOTE, which advocates for the rights of sex workers and the decriminalization of prostitution.
Jane Stern discusses her book "Trucker: A Portrait of the Last American Cowboy" and the life, culture, and myths of truck drivers.
Discussing the book "Eugene V. Debs: citizen and socialist" with the author Nick Salvatore. Nick Salvatore discusses Eugene V. Debs' life. Includes song "Ballad of Eugene Victor Debs" sung by Joe Glazer in the beginning. Includes the song "Hold the Fort" song sung at the end.
Discussing homesteading and interviewing Scott and Helen Nearing. Scott Nearing is the author of "Conscience of a Radical." Helen Nearing is the author of "Living the Good Life: How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World."
Discussing the book "Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town" (published by Times Books) with the author, journalist William Serrin.