Edwin T. Buehrer, a Unitarian minister, discusses Unitarianism, his book "Changing Climate of Religion", and human problems. They also discuss humanity, religion, life on other planets, science, and the universe. Includes a clip of Arthur C. Clarke speaking about the universe and life on other planets. Includes a clip of a boy talking about who he thinks God is. Includes a clip of a boy talking about the fall of Rome.
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.
Terkel interviews author John Wicklein. They discuss his latest book "The Electronic Nightmare: The New Communications and Freedom."
Biologist and author Barry Commoner discusses his book "The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis."
Scientist and educator Dr. Barry Commoner discusses his book "The Politics of Energy." Main topics include nuclear energy, solar energy, renewable energy and the future of energy.
Discussing the book "The Electronic Sweatshop: How Computers are Transforming the Office of the Future into the Factory of the Past" (published by Simon & Schuster) with the author, journalist Barbara Garson.
Discussing the book "The enchanted loom" with the author Robert Jastrow, also Studs reading "The hour of letdown" by E. B. White.