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The Best of the Book Nook: A Conversation with Studs Terkel

 

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The first time I heard the name Studs Terkel it caught my attention. Such a distinctive name. My father was talking about him. Dad was from Chicago and that is the city that will always be associated with Studs.

Over the years Studs Terkel became one of my heroes. He was a perceptive interviewer, writer, historian, radio host, progressive, public intellectual, and raconteur. I never dreamed that one day I would be interviewing the great interviewer himself.

As you listen to this program you will be amazed. It was recorded when Studs was 89. His intellect and his humor were razor sharp. I sat back and enjoyed it. If you ever had a conversation with Studs you quickly realized that he would be the one doing most of the talking. And that was a marvelous thing to behold.

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by six local library systems in southwest Ohio:  the Greene County Public LibraryWashington-Centerville Public Library, MidPointe Library SystemClark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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