Instead of sharing a program with you this week, we have lots of news to share. Everyone who supports our Kickstarter campaign by Sunday, February 21 gets exclusive access to interviews with beloved icons Bob Dylan, Mel Brooks, and Lily Tomlin and her collaborator and wife Jane Wagner. Hear Studs draw out their thoughts and stories as only he can.
We talk a lot about the famous people Studs interviewed in his studio. People like Bob Dylan, Mel Brooks, and Lily Tomlin. But his guests, famous or not, were often activists, advocates, and working to change the world for the better through their everyday choices and actions. Studs spoke with feminists, peaceniks, Holocaust survivors, Native Americans, and union activists. The stories his guests tell are as relevant today as they were when they were first recorded, and to honor their voices we are celebrating Studs’s commitment to social justice this week from Thursday through Sunday. Check out our Facebook page for more information, starting tomorrow.
You may remember that the theme of last year’s Third Coast Festival ShortDocs competition was Studs’s radio programs. Tonight the compilation show will be on Chicago’s WBEZ at 10:00pm, or you can listen here.
And finally, we had a lovely endorsement from David Harrington of Kronos Quartet that we’d like to share with you (and my apologies if you’ve already read this on our Kickstarter update, and in that case, thank you for your pledge!).
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Brooks: By Towpilot (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Dylan: By U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. (ca. 1953 – ca. 1978) This image was made by Rowland Scherman on assignment from The US Information Agency, 1963. – This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 542021.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.English | Español | Français | Italiano | Македонски | മലയാളം | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Русский | Slovenščina | Türkçe | Tiếng Việt | 中文（简体） | 中文（繁體） | +/−, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3710113
Tomlin: By U.S. Department of State [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Kronos: ©Jay Blakesberg