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Archive of Studs Terkel radio shows to be released to public
More than 5,600 of Studs Terkel's radio interview programs on the Chicago station WFMT will be released to the public. The Studs Terkel Radio Archive will launch May 16, the 106th birthday of the late author, activist and oral historian. Terkel died in 2008 at age 96. The archive will be available
How some of America's biggest companies commemorated Black History Month
Some of the country’s largest and most profitable companies commemorated Black History Month by sharing the inspirational stories of black employees who have made history in their respective fields. Many of the companies told the stories in conjunction with the launch of diversity and inclusion
Oprah Winfrey opens up about her battle with depression: 'I was behind a veil'
It's hard to imagine that a woman like Oprah Winfrey has ever had a down moment, but the TV titan reveals that even she has battled depression. She said she first experienced depression after her film adaptation of Toni Morrison's "Beloved" premiered at the box office in 1998. Winfrey not only
Celebrate National Ice Cream Monday at Ample Hills Creamery
ABC News' Tony Morrison goes to the Gowanus location with co-founder, Brian Smith to talk all things ice cream.
Late director Jonathan Demme's best known films
Jonathan Demme leaves behind a huge and diverse body of work that reflects his eye for uniquely American characters, his love for rock and roll and his compassion for social injustice. The 73-year-old Oscar-winning director died early this morning of complications from esophageal cancer, ABC News
Highs and lows of the 2017 Grammys
A Tribe Called Quest set off political fireworks with its Grammy performance, and Adele restarted her tribute to George Michael.
Nobel Academy Hasn't Heard from Bob Dylan Since His Award
Since Nobel judges announced Thursday that rock legend Bob Dylan would receive this year's prize for literature, they have yet to hear from the "Like a Rolling Stone" singer. Dylan, 75, last week became the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in literature, a prestigious award whose previous
This University Is Teaching an Entire Course Based on Beyonce's 'Lemonade'
Some lucky students at The University of Texas at San Antonio can get credit for their Beyonce obsession. Thanks to Professor Kinitra Brooks, who is teaching an entire course based on the singer's latest album, "Lemonade," students can "explore the theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks
Only Boys Have Fans: Growing Up Racing Like Flo-Jo
In honor of Black History Month , espnW will run a weekly personal essay about the influence of black female athletes. When I learn to love North Carolina , it is an Olympic year, 1984, and we run, we race. We suck wind in through our noses and out through our mouths. She is 8 and I am 10. We are
Black Hope and Faith after Hurricane Katrina
It took only about a mile for Tisheata Stallings to travel from helpless to hopeless. Trapped by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, the 22-year-old recent college graduate, her mother and a cousin were plucked from their second-story roof by a small boat that ferried