Author-radio host-actor-activist and Chicago symbol Louis "Studs" Terkel died Friday afternoon in his home on the North Side. At his bedside was a copy of his latest book, "P.S. Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening," scheduled for release this month. He was 96 years old.
An interesting sidenote, Mr. Terkel's wife, Ida, nee, Goldberg, was both in Ashland, Wisco, a town in coldH2O's area of non-influence.