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."
Studs discusses the book "The Hidden World of Misericords" with authors Dorothy and Henry Kraus. They describe how they discovered an entire European collection of church-located woodcarvings depicting a wide variety of scenes crafted by local artisans. Hundreds of years of political, religious, and social events shaped the portrayals and they explore many of the illustrations in their book, focusing on the themes of labor, animals, and religion. They marvel at the skill and craftsmanship and observe that the works can be a rich source of primary research material for modern scholars.
Horace Cayton discusses his autobiography Long Old Road, part 2 of 3. Includes song "Take This Hammer" by Big Bill Broonzy.
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.
Peter Sellars talks about his production of "The Merchant of Venice." Peter Sellars also compares Los Angeles California to the world of "The Merchant of Venice". Sellars also discusses the history of the Jewish people, immigrants, the ghetto, and race relations.
Discussing the book "the Black Messiah" with the author Reverend Albert B. Cleage, Jr. He discusses the African American church and theology. He also discusses broader topics such as civil rights and African American history. Includes a clip of an interview with a woman named Mrs. Alexander at the beginning. Includes a clip of the song "Beulah Land" sung by the Georgia Sea Island Singers.
Discussing Sierra Leone, the Peace Corps, and interviewing the Collier Family, Dr. Kawalak, and Augustine Stevens. They also discuss the languages, culture, religion, and history of Sierra Leone. Includes clips of African music (from Sierra Leone).
Discussing the book "The Anatomy of Power" (published by Houghton Mifflin) with the author, economist John Kenneth Galbraith.
Reverend W. Alvin Pitcher and Dr. Richard Wade discuss how violence and civil disobedience intertwine with civil rights, economic differences, and the importance of education.