“Touch and Go” A Special City Voices Tribute to Studs Terkel

December 18th, 2007

“I have been celebrated for celebrating the lives of the uncelebrated among us,” writes Studs Terkel in the beginning of his new memoir Touch and Go, “for lending voice to the face in the crowd.”
No one can say it like Studs.


Recorded Monday, December 17, 2007
WNUA Broadcast date: Sunday, December 23, 2007.

 
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From the ordinary to the extraordinary, he has chronicled the American people and American times many have forgotten. From civil rights activists to musicians to Klansmen to housewives, no one was too famous or obscure. A readable chronicle of Chicago and the nation, through wars, culture and political upheaval, Studs turned his famous radio microphone on himself and in his mid-90s, despite many health challenges, banged out a marvelous saga on his Smith Corona typewriter, his kind of hardware. Read the rest of this entry »

A Reunion of Studs Terkel Community Media Awardees

December 14th, 2007

Recorded Thursday, October 18, 2007 at The Cliff Dwellers Club
Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Amplified WBEZ 95.5

 
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A gathering of former winners of the Studs Terkel Media Award, presented annually by the Community Media Workshop, listen in as Studs Terkel and Sydney Lewis, longtime editor for Studs Terkel’s books and co-author of his upcoming memoirs, Touch and Go, speak about this remarkable book. Community Media Workshop President Thom Clark said: “We start our 20th year in April and we thought the new book would be a great excuse to celebrate Studs. Who could have imagined he would still be around, around to remind us why we got into this in the first place?” Read the rest of this entry »




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