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Archive for May 9, 2014

Studs Terkel’s Day Job

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For decades it was the daily ritual of Studs Terkel to hop Bus #146 and pad into a cramped office at WFMT. Flanked by towers of books and newspapers—an antique typewriter at its epicenter—Studs would prepare for his radio guest who might be getting ready to march on City Hall or might be designing a library or singing in an opera. Each day the show aired, Studs effectively chronicled American culture, something he did at WFMT for 45 years