Right toward the end of our interview, Tom asked me if I ever met Studs Terkel. I did, I said, one time, just a few months before he died. “He was a great man,” he said. “We really miss having him around.”
I worked briefly as a steel worker, but I consider myself more of an honorary member. My dad spent almost 45 years at Wisconsin Steel and he made me promise that I would never go to work in the steel mills. So I embarked in business—the business of politics and government jobs.
I’ve been asking Tom Shepherd, down in Pullman, how the new Wal-Mart will affect things in the area.(photo by lanskymob/Flickr)Howard, who lives right around the corner from here, has a bike store in Da