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OTL: Episode #528- Arts in the classroom, Feral cats help with rat control, The Secret History of Silver Abuse

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

  • Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about protopunk weirdos Silver Abuse for this week’s “The Fall of Punk” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.

 

Meanwhile, we discuss throwing your trash in the garbage bins — whether they’re “your” bins or not. Just don’t contaminate our recycling!

 

This week’s local music is provided by The Artist Formerly Known as Vince.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen practices good recycling habits in Chicago.
OTL host Mike Stephen practices good recycling habits in Chicago.

 

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OTL: Episode #527- The Resurrection Project, Volunteering makes a difference, Learning how to recycle

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

  • Chicago Cares CEO Jenné Myers about how to cause change in the community through volunteering; and

 

 

Meanwhile, we reminisce about the time when Mike, as a young radio intern, drove to Indiana for a ridiculous hamburger.

 

This week’s local music is provided by wellthen.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen eats a big hunk of non-Hardee's meat to celebrate his 15+ year WGN Radio career.
OTL host Mike Stephen eats a big hunk of non-Hardee’s meat to celebrate his 15+ year WGN Radio career.

 

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OTL: Episode #526- Film crew parking, Funding charter schools, The Secret History of The Imports

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

  • Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about moody Hyde Park band The Imports for this week’s “The Fall of Punk” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.

 

Meanwhile, let’s take action. Now is the time to get your skin in the game.

 

This week’s local music is provided by The Claudettes.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen re-familiarizes himself with the microphone before broadcasting from a seventh floor radio studio in the Tribune Tower.
OTL host Mike Stephen re-familiarizes himself with the microphone before broadcasting from a seventh floor radio studio in the Tribune Tower.

 

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OTL: Episode #525- The CTA gets new buses, Preparing to vote with BallotReady, A proposed Chicago River Bike Trail

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

  • BallotReady co-founder Alex Niemczewski about educating ourselves about political candidates and how she’s helping to make voting easier; and

 

 

Meanwhile, we realize that the city is still standing after the Cubs won the World Series, and we warn our listeners that businesses rewarding voters on election day is an illegal act.

 

This week’s local music is provided by Pool Holograph.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen is a Chicago Cubs lifer! #FlyTheW [photo circa 1980]
OTL host Mike Stephen is a Chicago Cubs lifer! #FlyTheW [photo circa 1980]

 

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