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In the Know: Studs Terkel's Race, Then and Now

This May marks the 100th birthday of Chicago’s beloved oral historian Studs Terkel. To commemorate him, we are going to take his book Race off the shelf to see what it may have to say today. In the early nineties, Terkel interviewed a cross-section of America to find out how blacks and whites think and feel about race. In twenty years, much has changed, yet according to the 2010 census Chicago remains one of the most segregated cities in America. Join us as we continue the conversation that Studs Terkel began for us exactly two decades ago.

Journalist Laura Washington moderates this monthly series that explores contemporary issues affecting life in Chicago. Panelists will include Natalie Moore, reporter at WBEZ’s South Side bureau in Englewood, among others.

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