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Happy Birthday, Studs!

Happy Birthday, Studs!

Many may think of May 16th as a way to track the days to summer.

But for people from the literati to the laborite, it’s a celebration of the birthday of Chicago icon and Eight Forty-Eight Special Contributor Studs Terkel.

The man who turned curiosity and compassion into a legendary journalistic career is turning 95.

Studs Terkel is of course the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and oral historian who, for decades has shed light on the lives and peered into the souls of those he’s interviewed.

Over the years, Studs has honored us with some memorable conversations.

And on his 95th birthday, we celebrate with some choice moments provided by Studs and his dear friend, Garrison Keillor.

Friends and fans are celebrating throughout the city and the nation and we here at Chicago Public Radio want to personally thank Studs for his contributions to our station and our lives.

Here’s to you, Studs. May you live thousands of years.

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