Biologist and author Barry Commoner discusses his book "The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis."
Edwin T. Buehrer, a Unitarian minister, discusses Unitarianism, his book "Changing Climate of Religion", and human problems. They also discuss humanity, religion, life on other planets, science, and the universe. Includes a clip of Arthur C. Clarke speaking about the universe and life on other planets. Includes a clip of a boy talking about who he thinks God is. Includes a clip of a boy talking about the fall of Rome.
Scientist and educator Dr. Barry Commoner discusses his book "The Politics of Energy." Main topics include nuclear energy, solar energy, renewable energy and the future of energy.
The interview begins with Mr Olson reading the first 3 paragraphs of his book. McKinley Olson discusses the dangers of atomic energy plants and the book "Unacceptable Risk: The Nuclear Power Controversy." Mr Olson describes several forms of alternative/renewable energy sources as a safe replacement of nuclear energy.
Discussing the book "The enchanted loom" with the author Robert Jastrow, also Studs reading "The hour of letdown" by E. B. White.
Terkel interviews author John Wicklein. They discuss his latest book "The Electronic Nightmare: The New Communications and Freedom."
Discussing the book "Three Degrees Above Zero: Bell Labs in the Information Age" (published by C. Scribner's) with the author, science writer Jeremy Bernstein.
Discussing the book "Plane Crazy: A Celebration of Flying" (published by Ticknor & Fields) with author Burton Bernstein.