Balloons are released in memory of Siretha White and Starkeisha Reed, Englewood, Chicago, 2009. ©Carlos Javier Ortiz Carlos Javier Ortiz, a photojournalist and filmmaker who has documented the effects of violence in Chicago for more than a decade, has been named one of four winners of the 2017 Studs Terkel Community Media Award. Show More Summary
Poet Kevin Coval's new book "A People's History of Chicago" will feature a foreword by Chance the Rapper, and illustrations from local artist Hebru Brantley. Coval, whose voice Studs Terkel called "our hope for a new world of peace, grace and beauty," said the upcoming release will include 77 poems...
The famed Chicago author and radio host left behind boxes of cassette tapes after he died in 2008. Now, they've been digitized. The famed Chicago author and radio host left behind boxes of cassette tapes after he died in 2008. Now, they've been digitized. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday, several hundred people gathered on the third floor of Chicago’s Harold Washington Public Library for the opening of “Working in America,” a multimedia exhibition exploring how Americans find meaning in work and define themselves through their jobs. Show More Summary
The video features a recording of an interview that took place in 1975 between Nora Ephron and Studs Terkel.
In the latest episode of the wonderfully animated lost interview series “Blank on Blank“, 34-year old writer Nora Ephron sat down with interviewer Studs Terkel in 1975 to talk about her new book Crazy Salad, the roles women played in society, how women were portrayed in the media and how she was able to be […]
In 1974, Studs Terkel published a book called Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. One of the people he talked to for the book was Chicago police officer Renault Robinson. Robinson isShow More Summary
“Chicago is not the most corrupt American city, it’s the most theatrically corrupt.” Studs Terkel. With due respect (and a lot of it) for the late, great Studs Terkel, I think the Chicago city council has been supplanted by the Congress of the United States for political theater and corruption. As an old Chicago boy […]
Books about ordinary people triumphing over big institutional corruption? Worth reading. In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history—a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. Show More Summary
A fantastic animated version of an interview Studs Terkel did with Carl Sagan in 1985 about extraterrestrials and our inability to communicate with them. [Blank on Blank] The post Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials [Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
"A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong," Sagan told Studs Terkel in 1985. (Blank on Blank)
Taking a clip from a 1985 interview with Studs Terkel, the folks at Blank on Blank animated Carl Sagan talking about extraterrestrials. The conversation also included a discussion about religion and whether its claims are based in reality.Money line: "A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong."
Before scientist and Cosmos creator Carl Sagan passed away in 1996, he was known to believe that intelligent life existed beyond Earth. In an interview with Studs Terkel, released in animated form as a new episode of “Blank on Blank”...Show More Summary
A humbling oral history of our search for meaning, mattering, and a sense of worth.
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The free-wheeling, “Fresh Air”-ish conversation covers wrestling with alligators, Hell’s Angels, and the 1972 presidential election. [ more › ]
A Kickstarter campaign is looking to build out the online radio archive of former Uptown resident and legend Studs Terkel. The goal is to give access to an additional 1,000 programs online. Check out Studs interviewing a young Bob Dylan...Show More Summary
Ten years into the life of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem sat for this interview with Studs Terkel, at the radio station WFMT in Chicago. The conversation, recorded in 1982, offers a look at the status of American second-wave feminismShow More Summary
In December 1979, Abe Peck, a former Rolling Stone associate editor then a feature writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, received an urgent call from legendary radio host, author and historian Studs Terkel. "I've got this guy here and maybe you can help me out," Terkel said. "I don't know this music." "This...
A new project aims to archive Terkel's groundbreaking interviews that span 45 years.