I can't wait to see the kid's interviews.
Your mention of Studs Terkel reminded me how he preserved the oral histories of typical American workers. The stories of these everyday people were heroic. Terkel's get-out-of-the-way-and-let-the-subject-talk approach allowed us to experience the lives of these waitresses, factory workers, telephone operators, etc. and to make the ordinary, extra-ordinary. His book "Working" is one of the best examples of this; It was even made into a musical!
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