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Discussing British depression with Frank Crawshaw at the Empress Theatre (part 3) while Studs was in England.
Presenting "A gathering of survivors" an award winning summary program of "Hard Times" the radio series.
Nick Cherniavsky and Barbara (Bobbe) Herndon share their work of collecting oral histories of the coal miners of Southern Illinois who were members of the Progressive Mine Workers of America during the 1930s. The following oral history segments are played: Frank Bertetti, Joe Ozanic, Jack Battuello, James (Jim) Hopley, and Irene Allard.
Terkel comments and presents Hard Times: an oral history of the great depression
Discussing the book, "Not Working: An Oral History of the Unemployed," with author Harry Maurer.
Sir George Bolton discusses how the 1929 American stock market crash affected international banking and investment and how economy and culture relate to each other.
Presenting "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression" The Farmer is the Man: Chapter 8. Harry Terrell remembers the Farm Holiday Movement. Oscar Heline explains deficit financing and farmer's actions in response to farm foreclosures. Frank and Rome Hentges recall the threatening of a judge in Le Mars, IA by farmers protesting foreclosures. Orin Kelley was mistakenly arrested in connection with the judge assault and discusses his time in jail. Emil Loriks gives his perspective of the Farmer's Holiday Association. Ruth Loriks talks about grasshopper swarms.
Presenting "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression" Chapter 6: Three Strikes. Dr. Lewis Andreas talks about being at the 1937 Memorial Day massacre and providing medical care during the Depression. Justin McCarthy discusses his job conditions at Ford Assembly Plant prior to the unions implementation. Mike Widman remembers heading up union negotiations and the strike at the Ford Plant in 1940-41. Bob Stinson discusses working at General Motors and how the sit-down strike began. Union songs performed by the Almanac Singers are played throughout the episode.
Presenting "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression" High Life, Sixteen Ton: Chapter 7. Sally Rand talks about the creation of her signature fan dance and predictions for future depressions. Doc Graham discusses his upbringing, Chicago mobs, and Count Victor Lustig. Tony Soma talks about prohibition before and after the 1929 crash. Jerome Zerbe talks about inventing paparazzi photography, spending 2 weeks working in a coal mine, and the New Deal. Buddy Blankenship recalls working 16 hour days in West Virginia coal mines. Mary Owsley remembers life as a coal miner's wife.