Discussing the book "Cities on a Hill: A Journey Through Contemporary American Cultures" (published by Simon & Schuster) with the author, journalist Frances FitzGerald. Program includes an excerpt of a June 3, 1986 interview with activist and social worker Maggie Kuhn.
Discussing Billy Graham and revivalism with author and journalist Marshall Frady and singer and musician Win Stracke.
Milton Mayer, journalist and educator, talks with Studs about Quakerism. They talk about how religion relates to society in the times of change. Mr Mayer describes an exchange with a gentleman who asked what is a Quaker. The man had been an SS officer who told Mr Mayer his story. The man had been touched by the anonymous generosity of the Quakers many years before. Mr Mayer speaks of A. J. Musty, clergyman and political activist as his mentor and friend, and the things he learned from him.
Milton Mayer discusses the state of U.S. education and the educational ideas of Robert Hutchins.
There is a silence in the tape from 3:48 to 3:58 due to Studs changing the tape. It should be noted that the word "clever" in this discussion means intelligent. The interview concludes at 35:36 where Studs offers his reflections on his stay. Luth is the retired Press Chief of Hamburg and has also helped with remunerations for the Jewish people in the aftermath of World War II. He has also facilitated detente between Israel and West Germany.
Studs continues his interview with Erich Luth in Hamburg, Germany. The audio breaks at 25:23 and continues on a Sat at 25:28 till its conclusion at 35:43. Erich Luth conveys stories of humanity by both German prisoners towards Russian prisoners whose treatment was dictated by the Nazi party to not offer any winter clothing or shoes to provide comfort. The German laborers provided a human solidarity that brought them food, clothes, and soap.
In her book, "People of God - The Struggle for World Catholicism" author Penny Lernoux says God is on the side of the poor. It's estimated that there are 900 million Catholics and 70% are from third world countries. Pope John Paul, being of the Polish culture is problematic because he can't relate to the poor of Latin America, says Lernoux.