In these recordings, KCAC’s Bill Compton interviews Ted Mote of the Arizona branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Professor Morris Starsky. Topics of discussion include freedom of speech and expression and the suppression thereof, particularly on college campuses; prisons, treatment of prisoners, the perceived rising crime rate, and the use of police forces as tools of oppression and/or repression; the Arizona branch of the ACLU, including how they decide what cases to take, which cases they are currently working on, and public perception of the ACLU’s effectiveness; social movements in the United States and the need for mass movements to counter injustice and authoritarianism; the Morris Starsky case; the Vietnam War; and the freedom, intimidation, and manipulation of the press.

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[Identification of item], Tom Wright Audio Recordings, Accession #2008-04253, Arizona State University Library.