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Let’s Get Working is a three-day festival celebrating the legacy of Studs Terkel,
revisiting his work and tracing his influence through oral histories, film screenings, performances, art installations, storytelling, and community dialogues.



May 9–11, 2014

Presented by
the University of Chicago
and
the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

NEWS

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

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  • Old Town School of Folk Music’s Jason McIness restages “I Come For to Sing,” the classic music program first performed by Studs Terkel, “Big Bill” Broonzy, Win Stracke and Larry Lane.
  • WFMT discusses Terkel’s 45-year career at the station, and the new archive being created in partnership with the Chicago History Museum.
  • The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics moderates soapbox debates.
  • Manual Cinema performs a new animation based on StoryCorps oral histories.
  • Illustrated Press hosts a live art event.
  • Radio host Ira Glass discusses Terkel and the future of radio.
  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum joins forces with The Hideout to put on a concert of songs inspired by the eight-hour work movement.

Over 20 events on Saturday alone.   Full schedule coming soon!

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  • Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with Maggie Brown
  • Studs’ Place episode at The Hideout

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The full Festival schedule is coming soon.

In the meantime, click below for information about related events.

FESTIVAL SPONSORS AND PARTICIPANTS

UChicago Arts

Franke Institute for Humanities

WFMT

WBEZ

In addition to the Festival sponsors, dozens of individuals and organizations across the City have helped make Let's Get Working possible.  They are contributing their time, talent, and ideas not only to the Festival but to Chicago.

Learn more about them by exploring below, or by visiting the Participants page.

1,001 Chicago Afternoons by Paul Dailing

1,001 Chicago Afternoons

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Adam Green

Adam Green

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Alex Kotlowitz

Alex Kotlowicz

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Alison Cuddy

Alison Cuddy

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Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

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Andrew Patner

Andrew Patner

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Anthology of Chicago

Anthology of Chicago

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Anthology of Chicago: Mapping the Literary Landscape

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Audrey Petty

Audrey Petty

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Ben Chandler

Ben Chandler

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w105

Building the Studs Terkel Radio Archive: Part One

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Catcher in the Rhyme

Catcher in the Rhyme

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CT  TALK-AJ-TERKEL

Chicago Tribune Interviews Dave Isay and Alex Kotlowicz

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Chris Walz

Chris Walz

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Civic Reflection Fellows Program

Civic Reflection Fellows Program

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Community Media Workshop

Community Media Workshop

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Curious City

Curious City

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Dan Raeburn

Dan Raeburn

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Darryl Holiday

Darryl Holiday

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Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra

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Dave Isay

David Isay

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David Polk

David Polk

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Forgotten Files, Reconsidered Legacies in WFMT’s Print Archive

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Getting to Know Studs Through the Media Burn Archive

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Great People Histories

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Halena Kays

Halena Kays

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Haskell Wexler

Haskell Wexler

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Pub and Brewery

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Hilary Chute

Hillary Chute

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Haymarket Square

Illinois Labor History Society

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University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Institute of Politics

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Ira Glass

Ira Glass

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Jim Chandler

James Chandler

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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

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Jason McInnes

Jason McInnes

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Jay Torrence

Jay Torrence

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Jorge Mújica

Jorge Mújica

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Judy Hoffman

Judy Hoffman

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Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen

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Studs' Place

Limitations, Location, and Legacy of The Chicago School of Television

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Linda Lutton

Linda Lutton

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Lois Baum

Lois Baum

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Maggie Brown

Maggie Brown

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Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema

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Mark Dvorak

Mark Dvorak

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MarySmitch

Mary Schmich

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Matt Austin

Matt Austin

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Matthew Camp

Matthew Camp

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Media Burn Independent Video Archive

MediaBurn Archive

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Graham School

New Course on Studs Terkel at the Graham School!

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The New Press

New Press

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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

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Pantheon Books 1964

Reading to Myself: Division Street, America

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Rick Kogan

Rick Kogan

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Rick Perlstein

Rick Perlstein

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Sara Chapman

Sara Chapman

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Seminary Co-Op Bookstore

Seminary Co-op Bookstore

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South Side Projections

South Side Projections

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Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson

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Story Corps

StoryCorps

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Street-Level Youth Media

Street-Level Youth Media

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Studs 101: The Nightingale hosts screenings on “Working”

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Studs Shows Up With His Pal Nelson

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Susan Gzesh

Susan Gzesh

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Sydney Lewis

Sydney Lewis

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Teen Arts Council

Teen Arts Council

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Hideout

The Hideout

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The Illustrated Press

The Illustrated Press

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kathy

The Illustrated Vox Humana

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University of Chicago Theater and Performance Studies

Theater and Performance Studies

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Third Coast International Audio Festival

Third Coast International Audio Festival

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Thomas Dyja

Thomas Dyja

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Tom Weinberg

Tom Weinberg

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Tony Judge

Tony Judge

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Tony Maculoso

Tony Macaluso

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University Community Service Center

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Voice of America: Oliver Burkeman on Studs Terkel

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Voice of Witness

Voice of Witness

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Walter Podrazik

Walter Podrazik

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WBEZ 91.5

WBEZ

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WFMT

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Studs Terkel Circus

What kind of show would fit Studs?

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Terkelian definition

Why Terkel Awards?

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Young Stracke All Stars

Young Stracke All-Stars

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