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Joan Komaiko saw there were kids who could buy cartons of milk for four cents and the other kids who couldn't afford the milk, sat and watched the ones who drank the milk. Komaiko wrote a letter to the school board pointing out how kids couldn't do well at school because they were sent to school hungry. Dr. Quentin Young explained that the government needs to provide the children with breakfast and lunch at the schools because those two meals were probably the only meals children would receive that day.
The discussion of discrimination in metropolitan Chicago continues with Jan Hestor, Curtiss Brooks and Dr. Philip Hauser talking about bigotry, prejudices, open occupancy and education. Included in this part of the interview is an excerpt of 17 year-old Jimmy talking about how his grandmother would rather work than be on welfare.
Discussing the book, "Hunger for Justice: The Politics of Food and Faith," and interviewing the author Jack Nelson.
Ira B. Harkey discusses the south, civil rights, race relations, racism, his newspaper, and his career. Includes Ira Harkey reading his writing from his newspaper the Mississippi "Chronicle-Star."
Discussing her book "Spaceship Earth,"and the ideas of the global village, inequality, and the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs.
Interviewing with Joe and Susie Haynes while Studs was in Blackey, Kentucky.
Interviewing Michael Harrington, author of "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," and Ralph Helstein, a union leader.
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.
Interviewing school superintendents Gregory Coffin (Evanston) and Neil Sullivan (Berkeley) who discuss school integration and civil rights.
Psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O'Connor discusses his article "Reflections in the rubble: some thoughts in the aftermath of civil disorder." Topics of conversation include his experiences working in community clinics with blue collar workers and African Americans; the ways that poverty, racism, and classism are maintained by the American economy; the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Discussing the book "World Hunger: Twelve Myths" (published by Grove Press) with author and world hunger policy analyst Frances Moore Lappe.
Elaine Rosenberg discusses the life and career of Edith Piaf.
Dr. Williard Gaylen, a physician and professor of psychiatry at Columbia, discusses how feelings define humanity. He explains that there are no "bad" or "good" feelings, because even anxiety and guilt are strictly human emotions. Dr. Gaylen also talks about how envy is the only useless feeling. Two recordings of people talking about pride and guilt are also played.
Both Bob and Joan Ericksen ask why is a school being built not only by two highways but right next door to a paint factory. They contend that the paint fumes can't be good for anyone to breath. Instead of asking their patients where they work, Dr. Carnow believes more doctors need to ask, "What do you do?", to determine if they're working with any hazardous materials that may harm their health.
The program starts with a short clip of Studs Terkel interviewing Peggy Terry talking about The Great Depression and American propaganda during Vietnam War. After that clip. Dotson Rader starts to talk about his book "I ain't marchin' anymore"