Marge Guthrie, Woody Guthrie’s second wife and Arlo Guthrie’s mother, joins Studs Terkel to discuss her late husband’s music and the lasting impact it made. Marge calls Woody a “chronicler,” remarking on his great ability to write songs about and for the common man, and informs Terkel of honors that Woody received from the state and federal government to commemorate his contribution to conservation efforts.
Saxophonist Lawrence "Bud" Freeman discusses his career at the time of his book, "You Don't Look Like A Musician," with talk of his music and his colleagues in The World's Greatest Jazz Band.
Scott and Helen Nearing, advocates of simple living, discuss their book "Continuing the good life: half a century of homesteading" and the simple lifestyle they lead. Includes excerpt from previous interview with Scott and Helen Nearing (1993882-3-1)
Terkel comments and presents music written by Joe Hill and sung by Chris Farrell
Interviewing Holly Arntzen, a folk singer and songwriter of political and social protest songs.