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John Cage discusses his music, life, influences, and career. Rebroadcast of an interview with John Cage to celebrate his life and what would have been soon his 80th birthday. Includes a clip of John Cage reading/ telling a story in 1969 to Studs Terkel.
Joan Cook discusses her book "In Defense of Homo Sapiens" and talks about research done by other scientists working with Chimps and other primates. She explains her stance that not all humans lean towards violence and that nature, not nurture, and the environment creates aggression and violence. The conversation compares economics and Darwinism for a view of humanistic economics.
Theoretical physicist and author Jeremy Bernstein discusses his latest work. The book focuses on the inventors and innovations that came out of Bell Laboratories, also known as Bell Telephone Laboratories, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and recently Nokia Bell Labs.
Jeannine Honicker discusses the health risks associated with radiation and nuclear power plants, details of whose lawsuit was published as, "Shutdown: Nuclear Power on Trial." Topics of discussion include how her perspective on nuclear power and radiation changed after her daughter was diagnosed with leukemia and activism related to protesting nuclear power in the United States.
Captain Cousteau talks about his book and the environmental movement in the United States and elsewhere.