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Sidney Poitier as Walter Lee Younger in the original 1959 stage production of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun.' Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Friedman-Abeles, New York

From the Archive: Sidney Poitier

Daniel Hautzinger

The trailblazing actor and director Sidney Poitier, star of A Raisin in the SunThe Defiant Ones, and other films, has died at the age of 94. Listen to two interviews with him conducted decades apart by Studs Terkel.
Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing and Studs Terkel

A New Podcast Bringing Studs Terkel into the 21st Century

Daniel Hautzinger

Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing takes interviews between the legendary Studs Terkel and people such as James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry and pairs them with contemporary conversations and musings on the same themes from Studs's kindred spirit Eve Ewing. 
Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy during the McClellan Senate hearings circa May 1957. Photo: Howard Jones for Look Magazine / John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

50 Years After the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

Daniel Hautzinger

50 years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in the midst of the 1968 presidential campaign. Explore his unrealized potential in a 1969 Studs Terkel interview. "There was this great strength to him, a decency and simplicity and a willingness to listen and a willingness to learn."
Studs Terkel. Photo: Chicago History Museum, iCHi-065438; Stephen Deutch, photographer

Five Extraordinary Conversations from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Daniel Hautzinger

Studs Terkel talked to everyone, from people down on their luck to people at the top of their career. Now many of his insightful conversations are available through the Studs Terkel Radio Archive – discover five exceptional conversations with remarkable people here.
James Baldwin in the crowd. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 28 August 1963, Washington. Photo: Dan Budnik

From the Archive: James Baldwin in Conversation with Studs Terkel

Daniel Hautzinger

"I want to be an honest man, and I want to be a good writer," James Baldwin tells Studs Terkel in this eloquent and incisive conversation from 1961. He achieved both, in his clear-eyed writing and speaking about America and race, as is brilliantly obvious here.
Studs Terkel Christmas and Holidays

How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World, with Studs Terkel

Daniel Hautzinger

What Christmas traditions do different cultures, from Brazilians to Slavs to African Americans, have to celebrate the holidays? Hear global folk singers and a legendary children's librarian discuss festive customs with Studs Terkel.
Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of fellow student Jeffrey Miller, who was killed by Ohio National Guard troops during an antiwar demonstration at Kent State University. May 4, 1970. Photo: John Filo/Getty Images

From the Archive: A Vietnam Veteran Turned Protester

Daniel Hautzinger

Hear excerpts from a 1977 Studs Terkel interview with Ron Kovic, the author of the best-selling memoir Born on the Fourth of July, which became an Oliver Stone film. "I know that the people of this country want to face up to the truth of that war," Kovic says.
Derek Walcott.

Nobel Prize-winning Poet Derek Walcott Dies at Age 87

Daniel Hautzinger

In 1981, the monumental poet of the Caribbean appeared on Studs Terkel's radio show to discuss his native West Indies, their unique people, and elemental landscape. 
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