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Joan Komaiko saw there were kids who could buy cartons of milk for four cents and the other kids who couldn't afford the milk, sat and watched the ones who drank the milk. Komaiko wrote a letter to the school board pointing out how kids couldn't do well at school because they were sent to school hungry. Dr. Quentin Young explained that the government needs to provide the children with breakfast and lunch at the schools because those two meals were probably the only meals children would receive that day.
Discussing the "Chicago Schools Challenge " and interviewing James Clement, Mrs. Barry Norton, and Pearl Shaw.
Discussing the current production "E.R" (Emergency Room) with Organic Theatre company cast members Stuart Gordon, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Richard Fire and Gary Houston.
Discussing Chicago neighborhoods with Alderman Dick Simpson, Ron Shaffman, Mary Lou Daniel and Fabian Padilla.
Discussing the Equal Rights Amendment with Illinois Representative Susan Catania and political activists Clara Day and Margaret Klimkowski.
Herman and Rick Kogan give a brief overview of the history of Chicago (1816-1955) by discussing their book "Yesterday's Chicago".
Mr Barnard discusses being a writer and biographer. He strongly discusses the theory, What is literature? and states, "If the work(writing) enriches the person reading and causes deep thought it is literature." He is working, at the time of broadcast, on the papers, notes manuscripts of Upton Sinclair preparing to . He was also writer in residence at Roosevelt University at the time of broadcast.
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. Former Assistant Warden of the Cook County Jail, Hans W.
The third program of "Division Street: America" features four profiles: George Drossos, an elderly, Greek man, the Thacker family who recently moved to Chicago, Mrs. Webb, a corner store owner and Native American Benny Bearskin. George Drossos talks about first moving to Chicago and getting acclimated to the city. He recalls visiting other states for a month and then having that feeling of "nostos," or wanting to return home to Chicago. A mother of 15 children and 21 grandchildren, Mrs. Thacker said she doesn't like all the hoodlum business that goes on in Chicago.
Discussion about halfway houses with a panel of former halfway house residents.
Terkel interviews Welsh actor/writer/dramatist Emlyn Williams.
Interviewing Dr. Quentin Young and others about Cook County Hospital and public health services in Chicago and throughout the country.
Dr. Young talks about his policy about addictive medications at Cook County Hospital, and about the financially driven connections between pharmaceutical companies and doctors.
Dick Simpson, a professor of political science and former Chicago alderman, speaks with Studs Terkel about the book he edited "Chicago's Future: An Anthology of Reports, Speeches, and Scholarship Providing an Agenda for Change," Jane Byrne’s administration, and the infrastructure of Chicago’s political leadership. Terkel plays a few audio clips of an interview he previously conducted with Byrne.
When Cliff Norton performed his first live gig, he tried out his comedy on the band. Norton credits having good performances because of being given good material, funny material. Norton further explained that being an entertainer, one always has to be writing in order to maintain their creative edge.