Friday, January 22, 2016

Help Build the Studs Terkel Radio Archive Online!

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 on his program in 1963:

More about the project from the campaign website:

From 1952 to 1997, Studs Terkel broadcast over 5000 hours of interviews out of WFMT in Chicago. He spoke with musicians, actors, authors, activists, politicians, scientists, historians, teachers, students, and people he met on the street. He traveled internationally and recorded interviews in France, England, South Africa, and China. Studs's programs cover topics that continue to be relevant today - racism, educational policy, the labor movement, and scientific breakthroughs; and they explore ideas that will never stop being relevant - discovery, creativity, passion, and integrity. By making these programs freely available, we will be able to share Studs's wisdom and insights, offer the experience of listening to intimate conversations with some of the 20th century's greatest movers and shakers, and invite listeners to use these recordings in exciting new projects. 

If you would like to support this campaign to bring more of these great interviews online, click here to make a donation. 

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