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Individual Freedom Vs. Conservative Coercion: Studs Terkel, Isabelle Pinzler, And John Conyers

Program Title:
Individual Freedom Vs. Conservative Coercion: Studs Terkel, Isabelle Pinzler, And John Conyers
PRA Archive #: 
IZ0933
Description: 

Individual Freedom Vs. Conservative Coercion: Studs Terkel, Isabelle Pinzler, And John Conyers. Edited tape of speeches at a panel held at Coopers Union ?, New York. (background is the Reagan political, conservative triumph and lack of democractic opposition from either party in Congress) Contents: end of introduction remarks by Allan Roskoff, Chair, N.Y. ADA (Americans for Democractic Action) Speakers (13 mins each): 1:45 STUDS TERKEL - on populist vocal tradition in U.S. with present large silent majority the swing votes, his book "Working" seen as "no good" (in New Jersey) because people saw others in the book like themselves; Quote: "Don't mourn for me, organize!" Joe Hill, the Wobble song, quoted by Terkel 11:46 ISABEL PINZLER, Dir. of ACLU Women's Rights Project (ERA legislation) 25:00 edit [white leader] Allan Roskoff introduces U.S. Rep. JOHN CONYERS 25:36 speaks about need to change "criminal government activities", reviews legislation Quote 35:33 "full employment is at the base of the psyche of every member in the [U.S.] Congress" i.e. keeping himself off of the unemployment rolls. "Until we face this crass, opportunistic type political figure that exists in America at all levels and deal with it accordingly, we could be in this bind meeting and conferring forever, now, when do we stop?" 38:40 edit [white leader] Questions from audience answered by Conyers and Terkel.

Station: 
Date Recorded on: 
June ?, 1982
Date Broadcast on: 
June 14, 1982
Item duration: 
52 min.
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Distributor: 
WBAI, 1982
Rights Summary: 
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