Dr. William Beecher, Chi Academy of Sciences, Dorothy Buell, member of Dunes council, Tom Dustin, head of Indiana Issac Walton League, and Thelma McVey, head of the Sierra Club Midwestern, discuss why the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore must be saved, and the measures they are taking to do so.
Discussing the books "Now We Can Speak: A Journey Through the New Nicaragua" and "What Difference Could a Revolution Make?: Food and Farming in the New Nicaragua" with the author Joseph Collins.
The Beyond Beef campaign opposes the "cattle culture" of over-production and over-consumption of beef and advocates a fifty percent cut in beef consumption.
Studs Terkel discusses the energy and environment with Scott Bernstein, Frank Clark, and Amory B. Lovins. They talk about the company, Commonwealth Edison, and how the city has the right to grant or not grant franchises.
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.
Sam Lovejoy discusses the opposition to nuclear power, the Clamshell Alliance, politics, environmental concerns, and anti-nuclear sentiments and movements.
Studs Terkel plays a variety of audio clips pertaining to the concepts of life and mankind destroying itself. The audio clips featured are from various established and respected writers, social leaders, and musicians.