Dorothy and Henry Kraus describe how they discovered an entire European collection of church-located woodcarvings depicting a wide variety of scenes crafted by local artisans. Hundreds of years of political, religious, and social events shaped the portrayals, and they explore many of the illustrations in their book, focusing on the themes of labor, animals, and religion. They marvel at the skill and craftsmanship and observe that the works can be a rich source of primary research material for modern scholars.
Author and historian Donald Sassoon discusses his book “One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century.” Sassoon discusses the history of socialism in European countries and the social and political circumstances that lead to socialist revivals. Studs plays "The Internationale (Recording of 1944)" - Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Westminster Choir.
Discussing the book "Blue Money: Pornography and the Pornographers - an intimate look at the two-billion-dollar fantasy industry" and interviewing the author Carolyn See. Includes Carolyn See reading an excerpt from the book at the beginning.
Non-fiction author Carl Smith discusses his latest work which focuses on the history of Chicago. Topics covered include labor movements, specifically the Pullman strike and the 1970's case trial with the Chicago Seven.