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StoryCorps Chicago: Thirty Years of Talking Turkey

For more than 30 years, Marjorie Klindera and Carol Miller have spent Thanksgiving Day together. But instead of sitting around a dining room table, the two sit around a bank of telephones.
That's because Marjorie and Carol both work at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. It’s a toll-free phone number for people who need help cooking turkeys.
Even with the Internet the talk line gets more than 10,000 phone calls each Thanksgiving. Marjorie and Carol are two of the longest-serving experts.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.

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