Author Vic Banks discusses his travels as a travel photographer and his recent excursion in the UNESCO World Heritage site the Pantanal which is the world’s largest wetland. Banks, highlights troubles facing the wetland including poaching, land development encroachment and mining.
Lois Wille caused an uproar with the story she wrote for the Chicago Daily News, "Inside a Slum High School." According to Wille's investigation, a lack of money, over crowding of students, lights that don't work in the school and no books were among some of the problems that Wille found at Crane High School. Students also had a pessimistic view, explained Wille, as she found students didn't believe the teachers and counselors cared what theyd do after they got out of high school but they just wanted them to get out and leave Crane.
Mr Ridgeway and Studs talk about the energy crisis and the systematic pillaging of the land of the United States by the companies involved in harvesting natural resources. Includes: Two excerpts presented of Joe Begley of Blackey, KY talking about the state of things in Appalachia as gas companies and strip mine operators come in to destroy the land. (2403309-3-1)
Terkel interviews activist and children's author Dagmar Wilson. She discusses how she goes from a children's author to an activist for anti-nuclear testing.
Discussing the book "Making Gay History: The Struggle For Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990: An Oral History" (published by Harper Collins) with the author, journalist Eric Marcus.
Discussing the book "Starving in the shadow of plenty" with the author Loretta Schwartz-Nobel.