Welcome to Bughouse Square! For the first time, we’re opening up the archived tape from the radio show of Studs Terkel, the renowned Chicago reporter. We’re pairing some of our favorite discoveries from the Studs Terkel archive and interviews with smart folks from our time.
Eve briefs us on who she and Studs Terkel are, what the Bughouse Square is, and why she is so excited to host the show.
James Baldwin talks to Studs about Another Country and serving “bitter medicine.”
Darnell Moore breaks down the monolith of Black writers and why Black literature is expected to be hopeful.
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Darnell Moore is the writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America.
WFMT is Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, with a long tradition of award-winning broadcasting since 1951. Through the WFMT Radio Network, the station offers programming to over 650 outlets in the U.S. and around the world
Studs Terkel Radio Archive, an audio archive managed by THE WFMT Radio Network, based at Studs’ long time radio home, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, which houses the archive.
Multitude is a production collective of independent audio professionals based in New York City. Their mission is to make, elevate, and market great shows.
Our producer is Katie Klocksin and our composer is Ayanna Woods. Thank you to Project Manager Heather McDougall, Archivist Allison Schein Holmes, Production and Distribution Manager Stacy Gerard, Multitude Productions, and Erin Glasco, Maria Cooper and Mark Baletto on our transcription team. Archival audio was digitized by the Library of Congress, Division of Recorded Sound.
*Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing *is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities - Exploring the Human Endeavor.