The Studs Terkel Radio Archive ( STRA )consisting of more than 5,600 programs in various genres created at Terkel's hometown fine arts radio station WFMT in Chicago between 1952 and 1997has become available to the general public on what would have been Terkel's 106th birthday: Wed., May 16.
The STRA will be a unique resource for educators, journalists, artists, activists, media-makers, scholars and people from all walks of life seeking to connect the voices and ideas of 20th century luminaries with contemporary social issues. The project is managed by the Chicago History Museum and WFMT Radio Network, with major support from the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities plus supplemental support from numerous other organizations and individuals.
It will consist of five components: a digital platform, Digital Bughouse, Terkel in the Classroom, the Bughouse Square podcast and STRA live events.
See StudsTerkel.org .