Discussing and presenting music from an upcoming benefit for Bridge for Humanity - Bosnian Youth Project with journalist Jan Muller, Swedish singer Mattias Nilsson, Bridge for Humanity Executive Director Vesna Rebarnek, and health columnist Benjamin Girando.
Studs interview with Irishman, Bill Leahy, on the political complexities surrounding Ireland in the 1960s-1970s. Leahy provides some historical background of the IRA and British colonial occupation of Ireland. They discuss Irish music, the Civil Rights Movement in Ireland, and contemporary myths about Ireland. Several Irish songs were played, but many of the titles were not captured. Planksty's music was played twice.
Don DeMichael, editor-in-chief of DownBeat, has brought a collection of jazz duets and critiques and evaluates the songs with Studs Terkel.
Studs interviews Erik Bye about Norwegian immigration to America and his music. They discuss the reasons why people left Norway in the 19th century and the conditions they suffered when they settled in New York. Bye explains Norwegian history and why the Norwegians moved from the American east coast to the west. Studs notes that Bye is in Chicago to gather information to produce a Norwegian television documentary about early Norwegian immigrants. Bye shares his interpretations of some of his songs and explains Norwegian music.
Discussing the book "Happy Days: My Mother, My Father, My Sister and Me," with the author, journalist Shana Alexander.
Discussing the book "Floyd Dell: The Life and Times of an American Rebel" (published by I. R. Dee) with the author Douglass Clayton.
Presenting "Hard Times: an oral history of the great depression": "A gathering of survivors" with Joe Morrison, Evelyn Finn, Jose Iglesias, Bob Stinson, Oscar Heline, Eml & Ruth Loriks, Buddy Blankenship, Mary Owsley, Sally Rand, Jerome Zerbe, John Beeche (promgram XIII)
Presenting "Hard Times: An oral history of the great depression": "Bonnie laboring boy" with Joe Morrison, Evelyn Finn and Jose Yglesias (program V).
Terkel comments and presents 1968 Democratic Convention documentary. He is introduced by William F. Malloch, a composer at the Convention.
Chicago Tribune jazz critic Harriet Choice plays and discusses some favorite records from her own personal collection with Studs Terkel.