Interview with former Terkel winner, Ben Joravsky

March 23rd, 2009

Intern Chris Brinkerhoff interviews the Reader’s Ben Joravsky on his friend, Studs Terkel. Recorded December, 2008.

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Interview with former Terkel winner, Mary Schmich

February 23rd, 2009

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The Chicago Tribune’s Mary Schmich won the Studs Terkel Community Media Award in 2005. In this interview with Workshop Intern Jessica Rosenberg, she shares some funny memories of Studs and the influence her friend had on her career. Recorded Feb. 2009

The Future of Chicago Journalism

February 23rd, 2009

WNUA Broadcast Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Will there be a Chicago Tribune in five years?  Will there be a Sun-Times in five months?In addition to city-wide layoffs and a worsening economy, experts say Chicago could lose both of its news dailies.The idea of no local daily newspaper leaves many journalists fearful of loosing their jobs.  But it also worries some citizens about the future of our democracy, and the health of our communities. Read the rest of this entry »

The Future of Labor Organizing

January 27th, 2009

Republic Windows and Doors Labor organizers

Recorded January 13th, 2009. WNUA Broadcast Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009 
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The December 2008  Republic Windows and Doors sit-in was a major victory for labor organizers, local union members and their families.When the factory abruptly closed its doors, some 200 workers were left with unpaid vacation time and no severance package. Workers staged a six-day sit-in that not only garnered local media attention — even that of president-elect Barack Obama at the time — but also captivated labor activists across the country who’d not seen a factory sit-in successfully employed for years! Read the rest of this entry »

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