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Why Do I Protest? - Night Call
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Length: 58:29
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Pat Kawood, (Guest)
The guest is Mr. Pat Kawood, chairman of the Washington DC Committee to End the War in Viet Nam.
Topics: Civil rights; Civil disobedience; Radio program
ID: DA-1102

Why Do I Protest? - Night Call
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Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Tom C. Houston, (Guest)

Topics: Civil disobedience; Radio program
ID: DA-1103

Religious Obedience and Civil Disobedience - Night Call
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Length: 40:44 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Dean Kelly, (Guest)
The guest, the Rev. Dean Kelly, was Director for Civil and Religious Liberty for the National Council of Churches. The focus is on opposition to the Vietnam War, and on individual conscience and understanding of faith. Other issues include: Christian pacifism, the difference between civil disobedience and illegal resistance, and the mandatory draft. The beginning of the program (about 18 minutes) was not recorded, and on the back of the tape box it says, "First Section Missing."
Topics: Civil disobedience; Radio program; Vietnam war
ID: NC0023

What Do the Rebellious Students Really Want? - Night Call
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Length: 58:22 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Juan Gonzalez, (Guest)
Juan Gonzalez was with the SDS, the Students for a Democratic Society, at Columbia University in New York City. He says the students were fighting against racist policies, and against the war in Vietnam. In April 2008, two months before this program, students at Columbia went on strike. They occupied five buildings, including the president's office, and barricaded themselves in the library for days. The students were protesting Columbia's ties to military research and plans to build a university gymnasium in a public park in Harlem. The 1968 Columbia uprising inspired student protests across the country. Callers want to know why rebellion can be an alternative, whether the SDS has Communist control, will leftist organizations like SDS inspire right-wing organizations, what is the long-term goal? Gonzalez later became a reporter with the New York Daily News and in 2015, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists inducted Gonzalez into its New York Journalism Hall of Fame. The recording was stopped just a few seconds before the end of the program.
Topics: Civil disobedience; Radio program; Student protests
ID: NC0030

The New Civil Rights, Secular and Religious - Night Call
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Length: 59:07 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; James Groppi, (Guest)
Father James Groppi (1930-1985) was a Roman Catholic priest serving a church in Milwaukee. In the 1960s, he led more than 200 demonstrations in Milwaukee on behalf of open housing, and was arrested more than a dozen times in his quest for civil rights for all Americans. Groppi had described himself as "a child of the Italian ghetto," A woman called claiming God segregates the races and that Jesus was not Jewish. Groppi called her a bigot and a White supremacist. Later callers asked about his militancy, the nature of leadership, lack of commitment by White priests in Black parishes, whether Groppi causes too much trouble, and the need for the church to deal with racism. Groppi gradually became disenchanted with the priesthood, and left it in 1976. He later married Dr. Margaret Rozga, who became an English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. They had three children together. In late 1979, Groppi became a bus driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System and remained in that capacity until he died of brain cancer in 1985. In 1983, he was elected president of the bus drivers' local union.
Topics: Civil disobedience; Radio programs; Urban development
ID: NC0086

What Sort of Law to Maintain What Sort of Order? - Night Call
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Length: 59:10 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Tom Hayden, (Guest)
Thomas Emmet Hayden (1939-2016) was an American social and political activist, author, and politician. At the time of this interview, he was co-founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). He was later director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Los Angeles County, California. He is known as an anti-war, civil rights, and radical intellectual counterculture activist -- and as former husband of actress Jane Fonda. He led some of the big demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic Convention in 1968. Subjects of this program include the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) on campus, the Selective Service draft system, grounds for being a conscientious objector, ways in which the country decides to go to war, and the Columbia University student strike. Hayden says student activists have to resort to public demonstrations in order for people to hear their concerns and issues. He says universities are involved in education students to be part of the system, while the schools are involved in developing war-related technology. His thought on Law and Order is that it is not good if it is simply code language for preventing social change. Hayden served in the California Senate from 1992-2000.
Topics: Civil disobedience; Civil unrest; Law and order; Policing; Radio programs
ID: NC0125