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Chicago playwright and actress Cindy Caponera discusses and acts out portions of her one-woman show "Against the Grain." Caponera’s show features three soliloquies delivered by different family members of a Chicago fireman in which themes of masculinity, labor rights, and family dynamics are explored. Studs plays "Ace in the Hole" - Johnny Mathis (1961).
Commemorating the centennial of the Haymarket Square Riot, or Haymarket Affair, are authors and historians Bill Adelman, Paul Avrich, Carolyn Ashbaugh, and the grandson of Haymarket defendant Oscar Neebe, Bill Neebe. The interveiwees create a timeline of the events leading up to the Haymarket Riot including the German immigrants living situations, unions and strikes, police brutality and corruption. The group also lays out the events from May 1st to May 5th and then the following corrupt trials.