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Discussing the arrest and subsequent trial of peace demonstrators at the Great Lakes Naval Base near Waukegan, Illinois with Sister Dorothy Gartland.
Born in Hamburg, Nicola Geiger, recalls her upbringing and her life under Nazi Germany. She lost two children in World War II. Later in life, she worked in both Japan and Korea. Geiger knew that she alone could not change the world but that she worked tirelessly to get other people to work on peace, too.
Northeastern Illinois University professor June Sochen discusses her book "Movers and shakers;: American women thinkers and activists, 1900-1970". Sochen and Studs cover a wide range of female activists and radicals who fundamentally reshaped American society via their efforts in the labor movement and union organizing, the arts and culture, and research.
Aileen and Eugene Smith discuss their photographic essay book, "'Minamata', Words and Photographs," documenting the mercury poisoning of residents and their legal battles with the polluting company Chisso.
Terkel interviews activist and children's author Dagmar Wilson. She discusses how she goes from a children's author to an activist for anti-nuclear testing.
Interviewing Bertrand Russell and Phyllis Evans while Studs was in England.
Sir Bertrand Russell says scientists have a fundamental obligation to let the authorities know if and when what they're working on could lead to or cause a war. Russell claims, no matter the side, there are no winners as a result of war. The world could be a far better place, Russell explained, if it weren't for the fact of man's hatred toward other men. If one lives in the United States and has a grave illness or needs a major surgery, Phyllis Evans says one should not have to go into bankruptcy because of all the costs.