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World Poetry Day

In his 45 years on WFMT radio, Studs Terkel talked to the 20th century’s most interesting people. On World Poetry Day, listen to his interview with novelist, poet, playwright, and fighter for civil rights for all, James Baldwin, as they discuss his book “Nobody Knows My Name more notes of a native son,” political beliefs and work towards change in the civil rights movement. Listen here.

Studs Terkel Radio Archive

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive (STRA), launched in May 2018 on Studs Terkel’s 106th birthday, is a digital platform whereon, eventually, will live the majority of the 5,600 radio programs Terkel created during his career at WFMT in Chicago between 1952 and 1997 live. The radio archive is jointly managed by CHM and the WFMT Radio Network, a division of Window to the World Communication Inc. CHM has owned Terkel’s tapes since he retired from WFMT and became a staff member of CHM in 1997. Explore the archive.

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