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OTL: Episode #529- The solution to IL’s money problems, The Night Ministry does great work, Cocktails for Ding Dongs

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

  • The Night Ministry advocacy and community affairs manager Tedd Peso about working with the local homeless community and the “Covers for Cover 8” concert benefiting the Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting Program (RAPPP); and

 

 

Meanwhile, we reminisce about work holiday parties past as we enter the season of office-related debauchery!

 

This week’s local music is provided by Donnie Biggins.

 

Cocktails for Ding Dongs illustrator Alexandra Ensign meets up with OTL host Mike Stephen at Mac's Wood Fired tavern for a drink.
Cocktails for Ding Dongs illustrator Alexandra Ensign meets up with OTL host Mike Stephen at Mac’s Wood Fired tavern for a drink.

 

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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.

 

To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

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.

 

To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

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