Chicago journalist Mark Guarino speaks about the life of folk music legend John Prine

Ji Suk Yi

John Prine performs during the Americana Honors and Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

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Music lovers all over the world are mourning the loss of Chicago folk music legend John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Ji Suk Yi speaks with Chicago journalist Mark Guarino, who is also writing a book on the history of Country and Folk Music in Chicago by the University of Chicago Press.

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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