(1933 - 1955)
University of Chicago Roundtable uses the media of radio as a platform to answer big questions of the day. Topics include war time politics, civil rights, economics, great literature, psychology, nutrition, and more.
The guests at the round table include a wide variety of intellectuals including senators, journalists, business owners, professors from the University of Chicago and other major universities discuss the topics of the day:
- Two senators debate on whether President Truman's Civil Rights Program should be adopted which includes making lynching a federal crime and protecting voting rights.
- Explaining what rationing means for housewives, business owners, and more.
- Making housing affordable to everyone.
- How influential are the Labor Unions in American politics?
- The American interests in the Chinese Communist revolution
- What is the current Cancer Research in 1949?
- What is the role of women in the United States in 1952?
- A round table from the Gerontological Society of America meets in St. Louis to discuss aging problem.
The show is a fascinating look at the politics, morals, and current thinking of the era. Each episode features a great panel with some of the biggest and brightest minds of the time which leads to a great discussion and an even better debate.
For more compelling intellectual listening of the era, see also: America Town Meeting of the Air, Speaking of Liberty and Living in an Atomic Age with British philosopher, Sir Bertrand Russel.