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.
Aileen and Eugene Smith discuss their photographic essay book, "'Minamata', Words and Photographs," documenting the mercury poisoning of residents and their legal battles with the polluting company Chisso.
Discussing the antinuclear movement with Sylvia Johnson, American Friends Service Committee, and two members of Greenham Commons.
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.
The interview begins with Mr Olson reading the first 3 paragraphs of his book. McKinley Olson discusses the dangers of atomic energy plants and the book "Unacceptable Risk: The Nuclear Power Controversy." Mr Olson describes several forms of alternative/renewable energy sources as a safe replacement of nuclear energy.