In his interviews on WFMT from 1952 to 1997, Studs Terkel delved into every major topic of the day. A great many of these topics and viewpoints remain very relevant in 2015. Here’s a sneak peek at just three of those topics, so you can begin your exploration while we continue building this groundbreaking website.

Chicago

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Chicago

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  • John Bailey, Robert Tucker and Dick W. Simpson: 1974/10/09
  • Jan Bauer, Mary Garrity, Ann Griffin and Harry Wells: 1978/03/13
  • Mark Berry, Maria Carmel, Prexy Nesbitt and Marilyn Turkovich: 1970
  • Bruno Bettelheim and Marlene Dixon: 1969/02/07
  • Sister Betty Campbell and Father Peter Hind: 1981/09/03
  • Bill Cunningham: 1979/01/05
  • Leon Despres, Dick Simpson and Nancy Jefferson: 1977/02/09
  • Ronnie Dugger: 1982/07/15
  • Leonard Fuchs and Margaret Person: 1981/10/14
  • Elmer Gertz talks with Studs Terkel: 1965/06/08
  • Latin American Defense Organization members: 1969
  • Morris Haimowitz: 1960
  • Father Dan Hedley, Sister Kay Kelly, Rene Golden and Secundine Ramirez: 1981/02/19
  • Harold Katz and Jeanette Musinga: 1979/03/19
  • Herman and Rick Kogan: 1976/10/15
  • Sidney Lens: 1973/06/22
  • Ross Miller: 1990/06/07
  • Hazel Montgomery, Stanley Nappolomi, and Bernie Willow: 1975/01/14
  • Len O'Connor: 1975/04/14
  • Florence Scala: 1963/07/09
  • Father Bernard Serval: 1978/10/16
  • Dick W. Simpson: 1981/07/06
  • Hal Kemp and Andy Karzas:
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Labor

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Labor

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  • Harvey and Jessie O'Connor: 1975/03/14
  • Vivian Adams: 1982/06/15
  • Paul Dietsch: 1983
  • Berman Gibson, Joe Norrick, and John Pierce: 1965/04
  • Dolores Hayden talks with Studs Terkel at WFMT: 1981/04/30
  • Delores Huerta: 1975/04/16
  • Robert Janicki and Richard Kasperson: 1976/02/23
  • Kathy Keller and Mary Runyon: 1982
  • Jadwiga Lopez and Andrew Patner: 1981/09/10
  • Bronislaw Misztal: 1981/12/24
  • Henry Ohlendor: 1974/02/14
  • Ed Sadlowski and Ted Smolarek: 1974/07/01
  • Robert Schrank: 1978/05/08
  • Einar Thorsrud and Sid Roger: 1977/03/22
  • Jerry Wurf: 1974/07/17
  • Studs Terkel plays excerpts of interviews of various people for his book "Working": 1978/08/22
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Feminism

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Feminism

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Upcoming digitized programs

  • Interview with Jessie Binford
  • Jo Freeman, Mary Jean Robson, Naomi Weisstein
  • Terkel comments and presents women's lib program
  • Terkel comments and presents Women as witches and heroines
  • Toni Dewey, Coleen Dishon, Connie Seals
  • A panel of midwives
  • Terkel comments and presents songs about battered women
  • Meridel Le Sueur
  • Vivian Adams
  • Terkel comments and presents the Equal Rights Amendment march program
  • Jesse F. (Jesse Florence) Binford, John B. Allan, Perry Miranda
  • Maya Angelou: 1970/03/13
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Studs Terkel: Conversations with America