Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Your Call 050609 What gives your job meaning?

What gives your job meaning? On the next Your Call we'll speak with Paul Buhle and Harvey Pekar about their new graphic novel adaptation of Studs Terkel's Working. 35 years ago Studs published his interviews with parking lot attendants, corporate executives, newsboys, housewives, firemen and sailors about what they did all day and what it meant to them doing it. If Studs wanted to capture working life today, who would he need to talk to? Send us an email at or join us live at 11 am. What do you do all day? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Paul Buhle in Providence, Rhode Island
Senior lecturer at Brown University and an editor of several books of comic art, including Wobblies!, A Dangerous Woman, Students for a Democratic Society, and A People's History of American Empire.

Harvey Pekar in Cleveland, Ohio
Comic-book writer and author of the autobiographical American Splendor series, which was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film. Pekar is also a prolific jazz and book critic.

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