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Revisiting Studs Terkel's 'Working'

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Revisiting Studs Terkel's 'Working'

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Revisiting Studs Terkel's 'Working'

Revisiting Studs Terkel's 'Working'

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The quintessential book about Labor Day was published 30 years ago last spring. Working, by Studs Terkel, has the subtitle: "People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do." The Chicago radio broadcaster interviewed more than 130 people around the country about their jobs. NPR's Susan Stamberg obtained some of the original interviews.

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