E.R. Braithwaite, Guyanese-born British-American novelist, writer, teacher and diplomat discusses his writing and career. The interview opens with Mr. Braithwaite, reading from his book "Reluctant neighbors".
Progressive educator Herbert Kohl discusses educator and founder of the Highlander Folk School Myles Horton and the book about him, "The Long Haul: An Autobiography." The book was written by Herbert Kohl and his wife, Judith Kohl.
Interview with Ernest Morgan about the Arthur Morgan School in Burnesville, NC that was founded by family. They discuss the teaching and learning ideology for the students (aged 12-16) who attend the school. Ernest describes the curriculum that includes outdoor learning in Black Mountain where the school is located. Includes a piece from an interview with Alexander Sutherland Neill about student and school adjustment. Ernest Morgan quotes Martin Luther King on maladjustment.
Discussing the book "Artist as Thinker: From Shakespeare to Joyce" with the author George Anastaplo.
Studs Terkel leads a panel discussion on global education and the issues immigrants face in the American educational system. Panel members include Marilyn Turkovich, Dennis Brutus, Joe Elder, Daphne Maijorca, and Liu Zongren.
Discussing the works of Federico Garcia Lorca with translator James Graham-Lujan. Garcia Lorca was a great poet and playwright and he re-vitalized Spanish theater with his eleven plays, according to Graham-Lujan. Garcia Lorca's life was joyous and full of life unlike the theme of his plays, which was tragedy and death.
James Graham-Lujan concludes by talking about Garcia Lorca's most celebrated plays, Blood Wedding, Yerma, and The House of Bernarda Alba. Tragedy is brought about due to the passion of a woman in each of the plays.