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Alan Wieder talks about Studs Terkel on WFMT, Studs’s old Chicago radio station

Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation

Alan Wieder recently visited Chicago’s WFMT studios (98.7FM) and joined Tony Macaluso to discuss his book, Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation. Studs was a long-time WFMT host, free-spirit, and renowned oral historian.

Tony Macaluso: Studs’s interests were almost limitless. There are a few topics. Food is one of the few that I rarely find Studs talking about, but science Studs could talk with the best scientists, Carl Sagan, Jacques Cousteau, Jane Goodall about the intricacies of science. He could talk about education reform. He delved into gay rights long before that was a topic that almost anyone in the mainstream media would deal with. Studs certainly had a soft spot of real passion for baseball….”

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