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Studs interviews Willie Dixon and Koko Taylor about the blues. They discuss their song "Insane Asylum" and their work together. Dixon uses his song "Little Red Rooster" to help explain how the blues are created from life experiences. Taylor reflects on singers like Willie Dixon, Memphis Minnie, and others who influenced her desire to sing the blues. Taylor also discusses European audiences and blues influence there. The musical numbers are removed from this edited version of the original recording.
Discussing the book "Getting to yes: negotiating agreement without giving in" with William Ury.
William Stringfellow discusses the book "The Christian Ethic." Includes passages from the book.
Interviewing William Stringfellow, American lawyer and activist. He discusses various topics including religion, social issues, and activism. Includes an interview with Cora Weiss. Content Warning: This conversation has the presence of outdated, biased, offensive language. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.
White, Anglo-Saxon, Episcopalian lawyer William Stringfellow moved to a slum tenement of Harlem after his graduation from Harvard Law. Through the lens of personal experience, Stringfellow outlines the failures of the legal system and the Church to alleviate poverty and racism in his 1964 book, "My People is the Enemy."
William Sloane Coffin and Jim Bowman discuss history, religion, and the impact of the Vietnam War. Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.
Discussing the book "Twentieth century journey: 1930-1940" with the author William Shirer.
Investigative journalist William Shawcross speaks with Studs Terkel about Cambodia, Henry Kissinger, and Shawcross’ book, “Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia.” Both Terkel and Shawcross read excerpts from Shawcross’ book and Terkel reads an excerpt from an interview Henry Kissinger did with reporter Theo Summer.
Studs Terkel speaks with writer William Serrin about the United Auto Workers, various strikes in history, and Serrin’s book “The Company and the Union.” Audio clips of auto workers are played where the interviewees discuss strikes and working conditions. Serrin reads an excerpt from his book. The song “Gonna Roll the Union On” is played.
American composer William Schuman discusses his career as a composer and music educator at the Juilliard School.
Discussing the book "Blue highways: a journey into America" with William Least Heat Moon.
William L. Shirer discusses his book "The Collapse of the Third Republic". Shirer talks about the fall of the third republic of France. Shirer also discusses World War II Europe.
With the continuation of this interview, William Hoffman, Jr. talks about his experiences at the race track, his experiences when bouncing checks and his experience having spent one night in jail in Tijuana. With assistance from Gambler's Anonymous, Hoffman, started to write books and turn his life around, to become a winner.