Jeanne Stellman discusses her book, "Work Is Dangerous to Your Health: A Handbook of Health Hazards in the Workplace and What You Can Do About Them," and workplace safety issues in a variety of industries. Topics of discussion include the importance of prioritizing health in the workplace and consulting workers on workplace safety issues, and industry responses to occupational hazards.
Studs Terkel discusses the murder of eight student nurses in 1966 at the hands of Richard Speck with the authors of "Born to Raise Hell", newsman Jack Altman and Speck's psychiatrist Dr. Marvin Ziporyn. Altman sees Speck's public and private image as being quite different. When asked to smile for the cameras Speck obeyed authority and did and was labeled in the press as a monster when in reality he blocked out the murders and was disgusted by his actions. Dr.
Dr. Eugene Mindel, child psychologist and author, discusses his book, "They Grow in Silence: The Deaf Child and His Family,". Dr. Mindel and Studs talk about deaf children and how they learn to communicate without the ability to hear or speak. Studs reads an excerpt from the book about a deaf person feeling locked into themselves. Studs and Dr. Mindel talk about the the book "In this sign" by Joanne Greenberg a novel that portrays the isolation and loneliness of the deaf couple and the struggle of their hearing daughter.
Interviewing Dr. Meier Yoeli Israeli poet and physician.
Dr. Oliver W. Sacks discusses people and concepts presented in his book "Seeing Voices"; the interview is for the paperback release.
Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book "The Empty Fortress: Infantile Autism and the Birth of the Self," and his theories on Autism, the cause of and how to treat the disorder.
Interviewing Barbara Cartland at her castle and a Welsh physician in Tavistock Square while Studs was in England.
Dr. Oliver W. Sacks talks about the treatment of deaf people throughout history and the development of ASL as written in his book "Seeing Voices".