British historian and writer Basil Davidson discusses Africa and his book "Lost Cities of Africa," part 2. This recording also includes a discussion with Anne Graham Bell and Tony Mott about London's youth (recorded while Studs was in England) beginning at 00:20:14. Mott and Bell portion of the interview cuts off abruptly at the end.
Progressive educator Herbert Kohl discusses educator and founder of the Highlander Folk School Myles Horton and the book about him, "The Long Haul: An Autobiography." The book was written by Herbert Kohl and his wife, Judith Kohl.
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.
Discussing the book "Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America" with author and advocate for disadvantaged children, Jonathan Kozol
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.
Ms. Russell was a social worker with the YWCA in China from 1917-1943, and the executive director of the Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy from 1946-1952. Ms Russell speaks of her time and work in China, about U.S./China relations and the cultural revolution taking place in China. Includes excerpt of Joshua Horn talking about a worker who got burned while working at a steel factory in China. He speaks of the outpouring help for the man from the community of Shanghi.(1934055-3-1)
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 "Good Company" and recounting thoughts and observations while riding the rails with the author Douglas Harper.
Discussing the book "The taste of America" with the authors John and Karen Hess.
Richard G. Hatcher and Alexander Poinsett discuss Gary, Indiana, their book "Black Power: Gary Style," politics, and race relations. They discuss the corruption in Gary, Indiana and Gary politics. Includes Richard G. Hatcher reading his old speech from his book "Black Power: Gary Style."
Studs discusses the book "The Hidden World of Misericords" with authors Dorothy and Henry Kraus. They 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.
Peter Lyon discusses the book "Success Story: The Life and Times of S. S. McClure." Includes recitation of "Immortality" by William Jennings Bryan.
Michael Frayn reads from his book "At Bay in Gear Street" and how he approaches writing. Oliver Howes, a livery driver, talks about music, his middle class background, and his work;part 1.