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How our society treats people as they age is a topic that concerned Studs throughout his career, in particular, the passing along of experience and knowledge from prior generations. Whether speaking with Maggie Kuhn the founder of the Grey Panthers, the eminent British philosopher Bertrand Russell when he was well into his 90s or an older blues musician, Terkel was eager to bridge divides between old and young and he himself continued to produce his radio show well into his 80s and lived to be 96.