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.
Caroline Bird discusses her book, 'Born Female: The High Cost of Keeping Women Down', published in 1968. Studs plays interviews from dissenters of the Women's Liberation Day and Caroline Bird responds. The discussion continues on issues of sexism and the future of the women in the workforce.
Northeastern Illinois University professor June Sochen discusses her book "Movers and shakers;: American women thinkers and activists, 1900-1970". Sochen and Studs cover a wide range of female activists and radicals who fundamentally reshaped American society via their efforts in the labor movement and union organizing, the arts and culture, and research.
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.
Discussing the Chicago community of midwives and the book "The New Our Bodies, Ourselves: a Book By and For Women" (published by Simon & Schuster) with one of the book's authors Norma Swenson and midwife and author Ina May Gaskin.
Allen Davis talks with Studs about his recently published biography "American Heroine: The Life and Legend of Jane Addams" A Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jane Addams was one of the founders of Hull House, a social reformer, a suffragist and pacifist. Allen Davis discusses her life. Interview begins with an excerpt of Jessie Binford talking about Jane Addams and Hull House Chicago (1863362-3-1).
Studs Terkel discusses the changing role of feminism, women and rights with author, Signe Hammer, also a teacher of a Women's School in New York that caters to women aged 24 through 78 that are seeking information on new ideas of identity. Signe Hammer interviewed three generations of women to explore the importance of supporting womanhood and how Mothers must have a strong sense of self in order to see their Daughters as also having value.