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Discussing the book "Who Owns America?" and interviewing the author Walter J. Hickel, who became Governor of Alaska and Secretary of the Interior.
Vine Deloria discusses his book "The Metaphysics of Modern Existence", religion, ethics, Native Americans, Native American culture, and Native American history. Includes a previous interview with Vine Deloria at O'Hare Airport.
Author Vic Banks discusses his travels as a travel photographer and his recent excursion in the UNESCO World Heritage site the Pantanal which is the world’s largest wetland. Banks, highlights troubles facing the wetland including poaching, land development encroachment and mining.
Thor Heyerdahl, an adventurer and ethnographer, discusses his newly published book, "The Ra Expeditions." He talks about his adventures sailing from Africa to South America on the ships "Ra" and "Ra II" which were made from papyrus. Heyerdahl explains the trial and error he had getting the papyrus reeds, building the ship, and sailing. Briefly the two discuss environmental concerns with the ocean. Heyerdahl also talks about ancient peoples and their cultures and technologies they used. Near the end of the interview Thor reads a passage of his book.
Discussing the relocation act of 1974 with three Navajo Elders, Theodore Bendoney, Tom Bendoney and Mary Rosa Bendoney. The land they live on now is Mother Earth to them. Ten to 15,000 Navajos must move because the government wants to strip mine the oil, gas, coal and uranium that's underneath the land.
Studs talks of British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate Lord Bertrand Russell, and presents a recorded discussion with Lord Russell from December of 1961. Lord Russell speaks of a strong stance on nuclear disarmament, and the current climate of politics, science and society.
Stuart Chase, John Hawkinson, and Nancy Campbell Hayes discuss the "Save the Trees Program". They discuss saving the trees in Hyde Park. Includes Studs Terkel reading Mike Royko's poem.
Author Scott Ridley discusses the book “Power Struggle: The Hundred-Year War Over Electricity” and the corruption in the private power industry. Studs plays "Roll on Columbia" by Judy Collins (1972) and "Grand Coulee Dam" by Woody Guthrie (1941).
Discussing solar energy and solar houses with Rodney Wright.
Discussing the book "The Big Boys: Power and Position in American Business" (published by Pantheon) with the author, lawyer and consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
Discussing corporate violence and power with lawyer Ralph Nader.
A sprawling conversation with R. Buckminster Fuller including his great aunt Margaret Fuller, future communication, the nature of work, human nature, and physics.