Saturday, December 20, 2008

Who do you think you are?

Studs Terkel, the Chicago reporter who recorded oral histories of ordinary Americans, died last week. We assembled a collection of his work from his Hard Times radio series, in which people talk about their experiences during the Depression—how everyone simultaneously became poor, regardless of their class.

If you don't listen to the whole least listen to the segment on memories of the depression.

There is also discussion and interviews around Obama's victory, and the ambivalence of many African Americans.